As part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs 2022 Summit, JSI is excited to showcase the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program and their resources to support School Meal Programs in School Year 2022-2023.
UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program engages and supports school nutrition programs by SNAP-Ed staff and educators working with local collaborators to design and implement programs that will meet local needs. SNAP-Ed provides follow-up materials for teachers, nurses, and food service staff in schools where SNAP-Ed educators conduct a series of lessons. The mission of the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program is to provide individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge and skills to manage their food resources effectively and enjoy healthy foods, and physical activities for longer and more fulfilling lives. The programs are designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles. Here are the top 3 resources shared by UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program to help school districts in the upcoming school year.
- Nutrition Recipes: These delicious and nutritious recipes were carefully tested and selected to reflect the healthy principles we teach. The recipes are low in fat, high in fiber, contain whole-grain ingredients, and include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes are low in cost, and quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy eating healthy!
- YouTube Channel: Follow their YouTube channel for short demonstration videos of some of their most popular recipes.
- Nutrition Bites Newsletter: Their newsletter highlights helpful information on staying healthy, easy and healthy recipes to try with your family, physical activity ideas, gardening tips, and food access resources in your area.
For more information or to connect with UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program, kindly email Amy Branham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to find your local UMass NEP office.
Thank you to UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program for supporting Massachusetts School Meal Programs and participating in the Countdown to the #HKHHP 2022 Summit!