Description: The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is Missouri’s SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) program. This program brings the latest nutrition information to low-income Missourians. FNP helps clients use SNAP resources effectively, make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose an active lifestyle. Fun and free classes for all ages are held in community settings, agencies and schools.
Curriculum/program overview: Family Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition information, including the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food graphic, to low-income Missourians. FNEP helps clients achieve lifelong health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators work with clients individually and in groups — in schools and at agencies. Clients gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP).
Children learn all this and more: Trying new foods is fun; Healthy food from the start, comfort food for life; Physical activity is fun, do what you like best; Food safety means better health; Health means lots of energy to play and learn.
Contact person: Jo Britt-Rankin & Candy Gabel
Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/evaluationforms.htm
Fee information: $0, Grant funded
Program website: extension.missouri.edu/fnep/