Purdue University PURDUE EXTENSION
Vanderburgh County


We transform lives and livelihoods through research-based education
 
About Us
Calendar
Programs
  Agriculture
   
  Youth
   
  Family
   
  Community
   
Left Menu
Local Links
 
Newsletters & Publications
   
County Location
eXtension
Skip Navigation LinksVanderburgh County CES

Family Nutrition Program

 


The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) increases the ability of individuals and families with limited resources to utilize their food dollars and food stamps appropriately and provide a safe meal environment. Thorugh FREE, informal, and easily accessible educational programs in the home and community, participants can develop knowledge and skills related to:

     nutrition and meal planning

     food purchasing and preparation

     food safety

     resource management

FNP Assistants deliver behavior focused nutrition education to participants in home and community settings, helping individuals and families to select nutritious foods that fit within their budget. Through live cooking demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants learn how to:

     invest food dollars into the best nutritious food choices

     stretch food dollars to last the whole month

     make healthy choices when eating out

     protect your family from food-borne illnesses

     plan meals that their family will love

FNP works in collaboration with many community agencies and organization such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), IMPACT, Head Start, food pantries, soup kitchens, and seniro nutrition programs. A statewide initiative, the program is funded by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with Indiana Family & Social Services and the United State Department of Agriculture.

Check out the most recent FNP newsletters!

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about the Family Nutrition Program, contact one of our FNP Assistants!


Tena Jones
812-435-5287
jonestm@purdue.edu


Jessica Hernandez - Spanish Speaking Clients
812-435-5287
herna104@purdue.edu