The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) comprises federally-funded programs aimed at improving nutrition and reducing obesity in low-income youth and families.
Offers hands-on cooking and nutrition classes in which participants learn to cook food safely and make healthy meals on a budget.
Our growing list of Community Partners include Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County, Eugene Mission, Gateways High School, Willamette High School, Centro Latino Americano, and Relief Nursery.
Educators work with schools to create healthy environments for students and staff. We do this through nutrition and cooking classes, gardening programs, and school engagement projects.
We are currently working in the Bethel School District. We hope to have a presence in the Springfield School District and South Lane School District in the 2015-16 school year.
The Food Pantry Project trains volunteers to help citizens with limited-resources make better use of available foods. Pantry clients learn how to prepare simple, nutritious meals from common foods available from local food pantries. This program operates in partnership with FOOD for Lane County and local pantry managers, and is federally funded.