Through the Family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP), MU Extension is dedicated to providing research-based nutrition education to Missouri’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and those who are eligible. Using the socio-ecological model to prompt behavior change, MU Extension faculty and staff provide education to youth and adults throughout the state of Missouri. Nutrition educators work with people individually and in groups in a variety of settings. Programs are designed to meet a wide range of needs and focus on hands-on learning.
Along with statewide education, MU Extension coordinates the Missouri Nutrition Network activities through the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) and collaborates with Operation Food Search to expand nutrition education throughout the state.
Whether reaching out to youth and adults through direct education or working with communities to promote healthy policies, systems and environments; the goal of FNEP is to help participants make behavior changes to achieve lifelong health and fitness.
The Family Nutrition Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through SNAP.
Tools for FNEP programming
Here are the instructions and tools to be used to evaluate direct teaching of FNP programs.