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Food and Health 

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.

Healthy Eating

Fruits and Veggies Matter - This site has lots of interactive tools for evaluating and planning
healthy food choices.

My Plate- Helpful for developing eating plans personalized for your activity level, age  etc.

Food Preservation

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 Mike Pence'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

Here are a few links to learn more about Diabetes: 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

 

 

 

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Food & Health:

Health and Human Sciences Extension - Provides resources for consumers to understand and evaluate nutrition and food safety information.