is conducted through the Cooperative Extension System at land-grant universities
in every state and US Territory. It is administered by
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Rhode Island Food Stamp
Nutrition Education Program
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at the University
of Rhode Island has provided free nutrition education to limited-resource
individuals and families in the state for over 30 years. Families with
young children and youth, ages 4-18 are the primary audience. Distinct
from welfare and food assistance programs, beneficiaries of the EFNEP
program receive nutrition-related knowledge and skills to help better
manage resources, secure adequate nutrition, and enjoy better health.
Children receive activity-based learning experiences to positively influence
both their own and their family's food choices.
EFNEP of Rhode Island provides
nutrition education in three ways: in school and other small group settings,
to individuals in their homes, and through self-study "Learn at Home"
curriculums. Adult discussion topics include food pyramid nutrition, menu
planning and shopping, budgeting, feeding families, and food safety. Children
learn about the food pyramid, healthy snacking, fruits and vegetables,
food safety, and exercise. In the school setting, EFNEP paraprofessionals
can work with teachers and nurses to help meet nutrition/health education
standards for grades K-8.
The benefits of good nutrition
throughout the lifecycle are well documented. A balanced diet that supplies
key nutrients at recommended levels promotes normal growth and development,
facilitates academic and physical performance, and helps to prevent chronic
disease. Detailed information relating to the critical stages of nutrition
during pregnancy and childhood can be found on our site - just click on
the links below.
University of Rhode Island - Cooperative
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
80 Washington Street, Room 302
Providence, RI 02903-1803
Phone: (401) 277-5270
Fax: (401) 277-5284
Linda Sebelia, Nutrition Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Lavallee, EFNEP Supervisor: email@example.com
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