Family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP)

Nutrition and Life Skills for Missouri Families

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Research shows that taste tops nutrition. The foods we enjoy are the ones we eat most.  One of the ways you can try to improve taste is with herbs.  MU Extension publication, N362 Herbs and Spices is a handout that includes a list of spices.  The handout also list vegetables and what spices work well with them.

FNEP is nutrition education for individuals and families.
Nutrition educators meet participants in homes, schools and at agencies.

Children learn all this and more:

  • Trying new foods is fun!

  • Healthy food from the start, comfort food for life;

  • Physical activity is fun; do what you like best;

  • Food safety means better health;

  • Health means lots of energy to play and learn! 

Adults learn all this and more:

  • How to fix healthy food that tastes great;

  • How to keep foods safe;

  • How to stretch food dollars.

Learning Leads to Better Health and Fitness!

Children need 60 minutes of physical activity every day.  Adults need 150 minutes per week.  In the winter, this is more difficult, especially with cold temperatures.  Here's some ideas:

Grab something to toss (scarves, small towels, even paper towel)

Toss it up in the air and catch it.

Toss it like a ball between you.

Dribble in the air like a basketball.

Toss it up in the air and do an action (stomp, clap, touch the ground) and grab the scarf before it touches the ground.

Write your name.

Dance to music using the scarf.

Come up with your own ideas.  You can really get your heart pumping.

Eat Smart.  Play Hard.

Additional Links: Nutrition for Families

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