The Club’s coordinator Jamie Neppl explained how they are providing great information on nutrition while still keeping it fun for the kids,
“We have one day a month focused on nutrition. A presenter comes in and speaks to all the children about the Family Nutrition Program through the NDSU Extension Service for individuals and families in North Dakota and creates hands-on active learning opportunities.”
The program is funded through the USDA’s SNAP-Ed program and is focused on health promotion to establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. The program teaches knowledge and skills to plan, shop and/or prepare nutritious meals to those on a limited budget. Direct education is provided for preschool to older adults in a variety of settings, such as schools, churches, senior centers and community centers throughout the county. Participants learn about MyPlate*, how to apply the dietary guidelines, food shopping strategies to cut costs, food selection and preparation and food safety.