Food and Nutrition

Following proper nutritional guidelines and habits can decrease risks for various chronic diseases.

Penn State Extension supports and promotes positive employee health behaviors.

Easy and nutritional snack recipes for hikers.

Curricula for educators and teachers to promote healthy eating habits.

Learn Now videos that provide shopping tips for people of any age or income level.

Food and Nutrition Courses

Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer Training Program
The Certified Food and Wellness Volunteer is a comprehensive (40 hour) course designed to prepare candidates for the community outreach in food and nutrition programs.
Cooking Institute
A monthly cooking class that features seasonal topics, each highlighted by the fruits and vegetables of that season or topics suggested by people attending the classes.
Dining with Diabetes
Diabetes afflicts an estimated 872,000 adults in Pennsylvania. Strategies include planning menus, limiting carbohydrates, controlling portions, and reading labels.
Eat Healthy, Be Active: Know the Dietary Guidelines
Unfortunately, people are frequently too busy, on a limited budget, or simply do not know how to make wise choices about food. U.S. Dept.
Mediterranean Cuisine Comes to You
In this four-class workshop, learn how apply the Mediterranean food and health principles to design your own healthy lifestyle, based on Pennsylvania foods.
Meeting Well
Providing options for healthy food and physical activity during meetings can help everyone to work towards better health. As a meeting planner, this program will help you to create a healthier environment for your meeting.
Nutrition Links
Hands-on educational classes on nutrition
Seniors Eating Well
This curriculum is intended to improve the nutrition and health status of middle-aged and older adults.
Totally Veggies
Totally Veggies is a curriculum designed for educators to encourage individuals and families to eat more vegetables and increase the varieties that they choose for better health.