Family nutrition education program in Missouri
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The family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP) is a federally funded program that reached limited resources audiences of all ages; it is a multifaceted program focusing on behavior change and the adoption of habits that will improve health with the ultimate outcome to prevent chronic disease and maintain a quality of life into old age. Lessons in the different curricula include nutrition, food preparation, and physical activity. Through evaluation and outcome data participants improve in all areas. This presentation will highlight how physical activity is incorporated into nutrition and health lessons and the outcome data providing it influence behavior change. We use recommendations from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build materials and activities into our curriculum. All or our activities are age appropriate base on the expertise and advisement of our Youth Development faculty and our Nutrition and Exercise Physiology faculty. The work we do collectively impact lives of Missourians and is recognized at the national level.