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Family Nutrition Program

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) provides a fun and interactive nutrition experience for children, adults and senior alike. Our instructor provides nutrition based activities that promote critical thinking and group work.

 

The Family Nutrition Program helps program
participants develop skills that lead to:

  • Improved diet through selection of nutritious foods
  • Better food selection and food storage practices
  • Better food safety practices when handling foods
  • Effective management of food resources

 

FNP in Schools

FNP in Walton County offers free nutrition classes for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our nutrition instructors provide nutrition education in schools with greater than 51% participation in the free or reduced lunch program.

 

FNP teaches healthy eating habits through MyPlate

  • MyPlate is part of a larger communications initiative based on 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to help consumers make better food choices.
  •  MyPlate is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully; it is not intended to change consumer behavior alone.
  • MyPlate illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.

To learn more information on the MyPlate guidelines visit: www.myplate.gov

 

Come to the Family Nutrition Program education activities and you’ll learn about meal planning, healthy eating for the family, and how to stretch your food dollars.

 

For more information contact our FCS Agent or FNP Program Assistant:

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Ricki McWilliams, FCS Agent

850-892-8172

rickim@ufl.edu

 

 

Amy Leath, FNP Program Assistant

850-892-8172

amleath@ufl.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

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