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Family Nutrition Program (FNP)

Description: The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a nutrition and physical activity education program targeted to audiences with limited resources (SNAP recipients). The primary audience for FNP is youth and the adults who support them. The average participant receives 6 lessons. This program provides education in schools and community settings and through media campaigns.

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/