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Mission: To increase the ability of individuals and families with limited resources to utilize their
food dollars and stamps appropriately and to provide a safe meal environment. This mission is
by providing free, informal, and easily accessible educational programs in the home and community.
These programs focus on developing knowledge and skill related to nutrition and meal planning;
food purchasing, preparation, and safety; and resource management.

Small Steps to Health-aims to improve partipants' lives by showing them how to:

  1. Have foods readily available for themselves and their family.
  2. Adopt Healthy food practices and implement MyPyramid principles.
  3. Reduce their risk factors for nutrition-related health problems and chronic disease that are affected by diet.
  4. Adopt best management practices related to home food safety.
  5. Adopt best management practices related to family food budgeting.

Making Your Food Dollars Work-these lessons teach important concepts related to:

  1. Tracking income and expenses
  2. Comparison-shopping and impulse buying
  3. Meal Planning
  4. Relationship between spending leaks and goal setting

If you or someone you know would benefit from free nutrition and money management lessons, please contact:

  • Purdue Extension Tippecanoe County
  • Donetta Martin-Fisher, FNP Assistant
  • 3150 Sagamore Parkway South
  • Lafayette, IN 47905
  • 765-474-0793
  • or email