The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is a USDA grant funded program operated through Extension across the state. NEP helps families on a limited budget make healthier food choices and choose physically active lifestyles by acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to improve their health. NEP is free to all participants who meet income guidelines. Additionally, NEP participates in Policies, Systems and Environmental (PSE) strategies that impact communities. Together with community partnerships, NEP strives to improve the health of Nebraskans.
For information about the Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County's Nutrition Education Program, contact Extension Educator Emily Gratopp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Funding & Partners
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) are two programs with differing federal funding sources which comprise Nebraska Extension’s Nutrition Education Program (NEP). Both programs focus on providing nutrition education to limited-resource families and youth. EFNEP operates on a peer-education model which focuses on direct, interactive teaching to participants. SNAP-Ed similarly provides direct education to participants and also focuses on policy, system and environmental changes to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Funding is provided by:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed)
- Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
- Lincoln Housing Authority (LHA)
- Lancaster County government
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Nebraska Health and Human Services Systems
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Nutrition Education Program in Lancaster County partners with more than 165 agencies, classrooms and coalitions!
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This material was funded in part by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call 1-800-430-3244.