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Nutrition Education Program

NEP Overview

  • 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

  • Nutrition
  • 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
  • NEP Advisors conduct nutrition and wellness lessons that take place throughout the community, including community centers, faith-based organizations, food pantries, and


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
For more information on what the Nutrition Education Program is about, go to

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