FOOD & HEALTH
The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a nutrition education program that targets limited resource audiences
statewide. It is funded by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in
partnership with Indiana Family & Social Services and the United States Department of Agriculture. Program
Assistants organize community and home interventions to bring about nutrition related lifestyle changes.
Their Mission is to increase the ability of individuals and families with limited resources to utilize their food
dollars and food stamps appropriately, and to provide a safe meal environment. This mission is accomplished by
providing free, informal, and easily accessible educational programs in the home and community.
These programs focus on developing knowledge and skills related to nutrition and meal planning; food purchasing, preparation, safety; and resource management.
Fruits and Veggies Matter - This site has lots of interactive tools for evaluating and planning
healthy food choices.
My Pyramid - Helpful for developing eating plans personalized for your activity level, age etc.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation - For those interested in Home Preservation.
This site provides the USDA recommendations for most methods of food preservation.
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning
Fitness and Health
The President's Council on Fitness and Sports - This site will help you and your family learn about physical fitness, and you can earn awards from the President's Council.
Govenor Mitch Daniel's INShape Indiana - Hoosiers and their workplaces find suggestions for building improved health and fitness. Nutrition, weight loss, physical activity and help to stop smoking are among topics covered.
Classes and Workshops