Nutrition Education Program
- A part of Purdue Extension, with representation in every county of Indiana.
- Funded primarily through the federal USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- Education Division (SNAP-Ed), and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
- Works closely with other Purdue Extension Educators, Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences, and Purdue College of Agriculture.
Five Focus Areas of NEP
- Physical Activity
- Food Safety
- Food Insecurity (hunger)
- Food Resource Management (stretching food dollars)
NEP Target Audiences
- SNAP Recipients
- Limited-Resource Individuals of All Ages
- Schools with 50% or more Free & Reduced Lunch
Nutrition Education/ SNAP-Ed
- Our research based-programming helps participants plan nutritious meals, be active, handle food safely, spend food dollars wisely, and improve food purchasing and preparation
COMMUNITY WELLNESS COORDINATORS
- Working with community partners on broader policies, systems, and environmental changes that relate to the five NEP Focus
- These collaborating and coordinating efforts can occur on a neighborhood, township, or city- wide
- Examples of the CWC work can include community health coalitions, urban gardens, active living strategies, worksite wellness, school wellness, and food access
NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM ADVISORS
- NEP Advisors conduct nutrition and wellness lessons that take place throughout the community, including community centers, faith-based organizations, food pantries, and more!
Want to schedule a lesson? Click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page to submit a form and our team will reach out to you!
For more information on what the Nutrition Education Program is about, go to https://www.eatgathergo.org/