In Crawford County we provide classes to help limited income participants learn how to:
- Stretch food dollars
- Plan and prepare tasty, healthful meals
- Handle food in a safe manner
- Use SNAP benefits and other resources wisely
Participants must either be pregnant or have children under the age of 19. Adults with primary responsibility for care and feeding a child(ren) under age 19 are also eligible. Participants should be responsible for planning and preparing family meals.
All classes are free. Contact our staff in your county to join a class!
In FY14 we provided classes to 27 adult participants reaching 83 family members.
- 62% of surveyed participants showed improvement in one or more food resource management practices (i.e. plans meals, compares prices, does not run out of food or uses grocery lists).
- 77% of surveyed participants showed improvement in one or more nutrition practices (i.e. plans meals, makes healthy food choices, prepares foods without adding salt, reads nutrition labels or has children eat breakfast).
- 15% of surveyed participants showed improvement in one or more of the food safety practices (i.e. thawing and storing foods properly).
- Average cost savings on food per family/per month:$163.00