Cornell Cooperative Extension offers programs that promote healthy lifestyles, food habits, and food resource management.
The Community Nutrition Education Program:
Community Nutrition Educators provide education for community-based agencies and organizations as well as in the homes of participants. We have served agencies and their clients that offer programs for substance abuse, GED classes, low-income housing sites, and senior centers. CNEP also serves youth in schools.
Food Security and Resource Management/Shopping Behavior – participants will manage their resources more effectively in order to meet their monthly food needs without resorting to emergency food assistance.
Dietary Quality and an Increase in the Amount of Plant Based Foods – participants will improve the nutritional quality of their food choices which includes consuming more whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and low fat dairy products. Along with this a decrease in sugary beverage consumption is encouraged.
Food Safety- participants will adopt safe food handling, preparation and food storage skills.
System and Environmental Change- to bring change to the system or environment that makes nutritious diets more available to food stamp households.
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