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Schuylkill

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

Services Offered

In Schuylkill County we provide classes to help limited income adults and senior citizens 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.

We also work in several schools, preschools 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 youth,adults and senior citizens are free. Classes include hands-on activities and food tastings whenever possible.
Contact our staff in your county to join a class!

Impact Reports

In FY16 we provided classes to 459 adult participants reaching 85 family members.

  • 75% 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).
  • 84% 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).
  • 47% 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:$207

We also provided classes to 3,346 school age youth.

  • 73% Children and youth improved their abilities to choose foods according to Federal Dietary Recommendations.
  • 44% Children and youth use safe food handling practices more often.
  • 20% Children and youth improved their physical activity practices.

County Contacts

  • Nutrition Education Adviser, Food Families and Health


570-556-4742

Areas of Expertise:
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  • Nutrition Education Advisor, Food Families and Health


570-622-4225

Areas of Expertise:
  • PA Nutrition Education TRACKS (SNAP-Ed)
  • Nutrition Education Adviser,Food Families and Health


570-622-4225

Areas of Expertise:
  • PA Nutrition Education TRACKS (SNAP-Ed)

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