Find out About Community Wellness and Nutrition Education


Nutrition Education Advisor:

Free Nutrition and Health Lessons

Come Learn with Us

Would you like to learn more about nutrition or improve your family’s health? Then contact your local Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP).

We provide FREE lessons on food and nutrition for individuals and groups in our community. Our practical, hands-on programs will help you:

- Stretch your food dollars

- Plan fast, easy and healthy meals

- Handle food safely

- Increase physical activity

- Prepare healthy snacks

- Make vegetables fun and tasty

It’s Free and Fun

When you attend lessons, you not only get great information but also:

-Receive handy kitchen items

-Sample food

-Take home easy, low-cost recipes

-Learn basic food preparation skills

There’s No Homework!

Sometimes when people see the name Purdue Extension, they think the nutrition lessons are college level. Rest assured, they’re not! Our highly interactive lessons are fun, easy to understand and designed to help you make healthy choices.

Try a Sample Lesson

It’s easy to join a class. NEP offers lessons throughout our community at:

Senior & community centers  WIC
Faith-based organizations   Work sites
Food pantries/meal sites   Libraries
Preschools/schools   Shelters
Head Start   Family Resource Centers
First Choice for Women  Recovery Centers
Excel Center   Lil Miracles Pregnancy Resource Center
Home-Care Companies


NEP Target Audiences

The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program serves:

-SNAP and SNAP-eligible recipients

-Limited-resource individuals of all ages

-Eligible schools (50% or more free & reduced lunch)

Take the Next Step Today

Make your health – or your family’s health – a priority. Take advantage of our FREE and fun nutrition lessons. To learn more or find out where NEP classes are offered, contact the NEPA's office.


Community Wellness Coordinator:

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.

We work within several areas of our local communities! These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

Contact us today to learn more about how you can get involved and make a positive difference in our local Madison County Communities!



Contact Us

Melanie Dunn

Nutrition Education Program Advisor

3424 Mounds Rd.

Anderson, IN 46017



Chelsie Jaramillo
Purdue Extension Madison County
Community Wellness Coordinator
3424 Mounds Rd.
Anderson, IN 46017

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