Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Education Program

Nutrition Education Program (NEP)

NEP focuses on helping people in Nebraska make healthier food choices and improved physical activity for better health. The program is free to all participants who meet income guidelines, and it has many different components. There are adult classes that involve hands on learning, pre-kindergarten – 12th grade curriculum that address food safety and making healthy choices, and summer gardening projects for youth, to name a few. Some projects are part of national initiatives, while others are meeting local needs. The SBSRC provides evaluation support as needed for these projects, helping plan evaluation activities, designing surveys, conducting analyses, and writing reports. NEP also includes projects listed separately, such as Growing Healthy Kids, EatPlayGrow, and Team Nutrition. NEP is administered through the Nebraska Extension office of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at UNL.

More information about NEP through Nebraska Extension can be found here.

More information about the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) can be found here.

Evaluators: Alian and Mindy