Nutrition Education Program
The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program works to make the healthy choice the easy choice where limited-resource Hoosiers live, eat, work, play and shop. The program is supported by two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) educational programs: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Our Community Wellness Coordinators (CWCs) help make the healthy choice the easy choice by providing support services to community-driven public health efforts. With an eye toward long-term change, CWCs collaborate with community partners to impact policies, systems, and environments.
Best known for cooking demonstrations and sharing food samples and cooking tools, our certified Nutrition Education Program Advisors (NEPAs) offer FREE lessons for children, teens, and adults that can make a healthy difference in their lives.
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.More Info
Ask about our work in:
School and workplace wellness
Healthy corner stores
Trails and parks
Farm to school
Our research-based programming is fun, hands-on and easy to understand. The highly interactive lessons 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