Classes enable participants to develop new skills and gain knowledge to:
- improve nutritional and physical well-being of the total family
- increase knowledge of human nutrition and physical activity
- increase the ability to select and buy nutritious foods
- improve skills in food preparation, storage, safety, and meal-time practices
- increase the ability to manage food budgets
Interested in reading about some of what the Family Nutrition Program does? UAF Cooperative Extension and Alaska Farm-to-School: A Natural Partnership is an article from Christina Uticone, Consultant with the School Nutrition Foundation.
The Family Nutrition Program offers a series of free lessons designed to help families eat better for less. The lessons explore different topics leading to better management of food dollars, improved nutrition, enhanced food preparation skills, effective menu planning, and better food safety skills. Lessons are from accredited institutions and the USDA; they are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include the importance of daily physical activity. Customized lessons explore the different nutritional needs during pregnancy, the needs of infants, and the needs of young children. All lessons provide research-based, insightful information that appeals to all learning styles and levels. Nutrition educators offer classes at partner agencies, food pantries, Cooperative Extension Service offices, schools, senior centers and other locations that are convenient and accessible.
This material was funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call 907-465-3347. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.