Nutrition Links provides free classes for youth, adults and seniors in Delaware County. Classes include hands-on activities and food tastings whenever possible.

Services Offered

In Delaware County we provide classes to help limited income adults and seniors 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 be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but don’t have to be currently receiving SNAP benefits. For some classes, 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.

We also work in selected schools and community locations to teach youth how to:
   • Select low-cost nutritious foods
   • Prepare healthy foods
   • Handle food in a safe manner
   • Eat a variety of foods
   • Increase physical activity

All classes for adults and youth are provided for free.
Contact our staff in your county to join a class!

Impact Reports

In FY16 we provided classes to 598 seniors and adult participants reaching 1,288 family members.

  • 84% 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).
  • 86% 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).
  • 52% 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:$77.

We also provided classes, assemblies, and summer camps to 961 school age youth.

  • 78% Children and youth improved their abilities to choose foods according to Federal Dietary Recommendations.
  • 39% Children and youth use safe food handling practices more often.
  • 29% Children and youth improved their physical activity practices.

County Contacts

  • Nutrition Education Advisor


  • Nutrition Educator Adviser


  • Extension Educator - Food, Families & Health


  • Nutrition Education Adviser


Areas of Expertise:
  • Nutrition Links
  • Nutrition Educator Adviser


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