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Nutrition Education Program (NEP)

November 12, 2020
Healthy Food

The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) works to improve the nutrition and health of audiences with limited resources in Indiana.  We offer two major initiatives to communities, Nutrition Education/SNAP-Ed and Community Wellness Coordinator and are free of charge.


Jody Kutch - NEP Advisor

Caroline Arnett - NEP Community Wellness Coordinator


Nutrition Education / SNAP-Ed

Our NEP Advisors provide free nutrition education to youth and adults through schools and a variety of community groups.  The highly interactive, research-based programming help participants:

- Plan nutritious meals                              

- Be active                                               

- Handle food safely                               

- Spend food dollars wisely

- Improve food purchasing and preparation skills

- Find out about SNAP benefits and other community resources

Community Wellness Coordinators

Our Community Wellness Coordinators help make the healthy choice the easy choice. They collaborate with community partners on broader community change that involves policy, system and environmental changes such as:

- Health coalitions                                                           

- Community gardens                            

- School and workplace wellness           

- Healthy corner stores                       

- Trails and parks                             

- Farm to school    

- Farmers markets 

- Active living

- Food access

- Food pantries


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June 2020                                              October 2020

July 2020                                               November 2020

August 2020


 Learn more about our program and connect with us on our new website, Eat, Gather, Go!



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