Nutrition Education

Helping Lane County Eat Healthy

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) comprises federally-funded programs aimed at improving nutrition and reducing obesity in low-income youth and families.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

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.

Food Pantry Project

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.

Food Home

Good nutrition is important for health, energy, and learning. Providing healthful meals on a limited budget can be challenging. This Oregon State University web site includes quick and easy recipes for tasty, low-cost foods.

Looking for food assistance?