Nutrition program

Greene County maintains seperate Springfield office

On May 1, 2011, University of Missouri Extension’s Family Nutrition Education Program opened a new location in Springfield at 2160 W. Chesterfield Blvd. Suite F200, Springfield, Mo. The new FNEP office phone number is (417) 886-2059. The location is sometimes referred to as the Greene County Extension Annex.

The new office location is easily accessible off Kansas Expressway and James River Freeway. 

The goal of FNEP is to assist Missourians with limited resources in achieving lifelong health and fitness. In southwest Missouri, programs for youth and adults provide nutrition, food safety and tasting opportunities that allow participants to learn about healthy food choices and regular physical activity. Partnering with other agencies — like schools, after-school programs, summer youth programs, WIC, Head Start, Health Departments, Food Stamp offices and a variety of social service agencies providing services to limited–income families — is a key to FNEP’s success.

Map to the new location (PDF)

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy fall classes

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is for middle-aged and older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active by doing easy to learn and safe exercises. This program is based on the results of strength training studies in older adults conducted at Tufts University, Boston, Mass. Call the MU Extension office at 417-881-8909 for additional information. Participant Packet with Doctors Permission (PDF)

Cooking a turkey

Our easy guide on various ways to cook a turkey safely. Alternative to Cook a Turkey (PDF)

Order our "Seasonal and Simple" cookbook

"Seasonal and Simple" is a guide to help you select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor. Place your order with the Greene County Extension Center while supplies last. Order form (PDF)

Nutrition trainings a test for recipes

When MU Extension nutrition specialists and assistants meet for lunch it is actually a testing ground for new recipes. Download six examples of recipes used at a recent training in Greene County. Recipies Page A (PDF) | Recipes Page B (PDF)

Shelf talkers

Shelf talkers are great tools to use in grocery stores, cafeteria lines, or anywhere food is sold to encourage discussion about the health benefits of certain foods Shelf Talkers Example (PDF).