Nutrition Education for
Nutrition Education Programs (FNEP) bring the latest nutrition
information to low-income Missourians. This is an important part of
MU Extension. FNEP helps clients achieve
life long health and fitness. Paraprofessional nutrition educators
work with clients individually and in groups in their homes, in
schools and at agencies. Clients
gain skills that pave the way for nutritional well-being and health. Programs include the
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family
Nutrition Program (FNP).
Programs Tailored to Meet Your
FNEP provides programming that meets your clients' needs considering
age, culture, reading level and abilities. Lessons with hands-on activities
are designed for youth and the adults that support them, pregnant
teens, and immigrant populations.
Success Equals Skills
means life long skills for clients. Often clients tell us how FNEP
has impacted their lives, even years after they have participated. A nutrition educator relayed this
young woman who was a client approached the nutrition educator. This client was enrolled in the program when she was a young child,
and is now a mother of three children herself. She asked the educator to teach her children the same lessons
that she had received when she was a child. She said the skills that she
learned over ten years ago as a child were now helping her raise her
three small children.
nutrition educators receive many testimonials from clients. Each day there are new stories that bring home the same important
message: FNEP makes a difference, a difference that means better
health and fitness for a lifetime.
How to Get Involved
Community partners are vital in getting FNEP
to the clients who need it. You can get involved!
Refer clients to the program
Serve on an advisory committee
Offer space, personnel time or equipment
For more information on the Family Nutrition
Education Programs available, contact your local Missouri County