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Nutrition Education Programs (NEP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed offers nutrition education to SNAP participants and persons eligible to receive benefits. SNAP-Ed participants are Montana families with children, youth, seniors, singles, and individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the state. Series lessons or single demonstrations are presented with practical information and skill-building tips for choosing healthier foods, preparing meals, learning appropriate food safety practices, modeling good food choices for family members, and incorporating ways to be more physically active. The goal is to provide people with the opportunity to acquire skills that assist in choosing healthy lifestyles.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

For 40 years, MSU EFNEP has assisted limited resource audiences in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets. Ultimately, the goal is to contribute to personal development and improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being. EFNEP targets youth and limited-resource adults with children under the age of 19, and reaches individuals through series of sessions and demonstrations. Through EFNEP, participants learn self-worth, and that they have something to offer their families and society.

SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Impact