About Family Nutrition Program
The Family Nutrition Program is an integral part of the Ohio State University Extension Family & Consumer Sciences program. FNP is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and Ohio State University Extension in an effort to improve the nutrition of families and individuals who are food stamp program participants or eligible nonparticipants. Ohio State University Extension's Family Nutrition Program is funded by Midwest Region Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Carrie Whittington Hogue, FNP Program Assistant, provides educational information through basic food and nutrition demonstrations, newsletters, fact sheets, individual consultations and group educational sessions. She teaches participants basic nutrition, food safety, meal management and tips for thrifty shopping. We encourages participants to make make healthful food choices and helps families eat better for less!
County Family Nutrition Program News
OSU Extension's Community Nutrition Programs Reach Tens of Thousands
It's the success stories that really paint the picture of Ohio State University Extension's Community Nutrition Programs. The numbers provide broad brushstrokes of the programs' impact: More than 50,000 Ohioans in more than four out of five of Ohio's counties attended classes offered by the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) or the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
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Chow Line: Boost these foods, nutrients in your diet
What nutrients are generally lacking in the American diet? Which foods should I focus on increasing to help? Although on average, we Americans have plenty of food at our disposal, the new federal dietary guidelines say that intakes of several nutrients -- potassium, dietary fiber, calcium and vitamin D --- are low enough to be a public health concern.
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