Family Nutrition Program
Purdue Extension-Posey County
126 E. Third Street, Room, 29
Ava Santoro, Family Nutrition Program Assistant
Family Nutrition participants are taught in groups or in individual sessions by
paraprofessional nutrition instructors. Using practical, experiential activities,
these instructors teach basic nutrition, menu planning, food safety, budgeting,
food selection and shopping.
The Posey County Family Nutrition Progam currently conducts monthly group lessons in Poseyville and Mt. Vernon. Please contact Ava Santoro at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific class dates and times. You can also schedule an in-home lesson with Ava by contacting her at the above phone number or email.
Typical lesson topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Why Eat Breakfast
-Stretching Your Food Dollars
-Eating on the run
-Low Fat Shopping & Cooking
-Avoiding Food Poisoning
-Making Something Grand From What's on Hand
-Choose 5 a Day-Fruits & Vegetables
Family Nutrition Program's mission is to increase the ability of individuals and families with limitedresources to utilize their food dollars and stamps appropriately and to provide a safe meal environment. This mission 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 and safety; and resource management.
The Family Nutrition Program operates in Indiana counties through Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, in collaboration with Indiana Family & Social Services and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Audiences include families, single adults, youth, and special audiences. Community agency contacts include, but are not limited to: WIC, IMPACT, Step Ahead, Head Start, Healthy Mother-Healthy Babies, HUD, Family services, Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, commodity Foods, Senior citizen Centers, Alternative Schools, March of Dimes, united Way and Title One Schools.