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Nutrition Education Program

Contact: Jennifer Overmoyer|Nutrition Education Program Manager|717.509.6801|jovermoyer@caplanc.org

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP), is a SNAP-Ed program funded by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthy, active lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people how to make their SNAP dollars stretch, how to shop for and cook healthy meals, and how to stay physically active. SNAP-Ed partners with state and local organizations to meet people where they are. SNAP-Ed initiatives include nutrition education classes, social marketing campaigns, and efforts to improve policies, systems, and the environment (PSEs) of communities.

NEP offers evidence-based nutrition lessons and food tastings to SNAP eligible residents of all ages in Lancaster County.  Our program sites include:

  • Public schools where at least 50% of the students qualify for the free or reduced school lunch program including the schools in the School District of Lancaster
  • Head Start
  • Food Pantries
  • Senior Centers
  • Community Centers
  • Other organizations including PA Career Link, CSG, public housing sites, Boys and Girls Club

NEP offers children and adults the chance to try new foods that are healthy and budget-friendly!

Nutrition lessons and cooking classes focus on the following topics:  making informed decisions when using SNAP benefits to stretch food budgets, meal planning, preparing healthy foods, MyPlate and the five food groups, food safety, healthy beverages, and shopping at a Farmer’s Markets.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the PA Department of Human Services.