Nutrition Education Program

The Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) works to improve the nutrition and health of audiences with limited resources in Indiana. We offer two major initiatives to communities, free of charge.


1.    Nutrition Education / SNAP-Ed

Our NEP Assistants provide free nutrition education to youth and adults through schools and a variety of community groups.

Our research-based programming is fun, hands-on and easy to understand.  The highly interactive lessons help participants:

·         Plan nutritious meals

·         Be active

·         Handle food safely

·         Spend food dollars wisely

·         Improve food purchasing and preparation skills

·         Find out about SNAP benefits and other community resources


2.    Community Wellness Coordinators

Our Community Wellness Coordinators help make the healthy choice the easy choice.

They collaborate with community partners on broader community change that involves policy, system and environmental changes.

Ask about our work in:

·         Health coalitions

·         Community gardens

·         School and workplace wellness

·         Healthy corner stores

·         Trails and parks

·         Farm to school

·         Farmers markets

·         Active living

·         Food access

·         Food pantries

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