Montgomery County offers hands-on educational nutrition classes
Posted: August 20, 2013
The Nutrition Links program is designed to help low income families stretch their food dollars and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a healthful diet on a limited budget.
The Nutrition Links series offers topics such as:
- an overview of MyPlate food guide recommendations from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- ways to prevent food borne illness by learning how to prepare and store foods safely
- the importance of planning and knowing what’s for dinner
- how to shop for food and get the best for less
- how to read the food label
- the importance of choosing more fruits and vegetables
- making smart drink choices.
These programs are ideal for agencies and organizations serving limited resource families. Lessons are taught in small groups, led by a nutrition education adviser, who is part of the Montgomery County Extension staff.
These classes are FREE to eligible participants. Participants must be receiving or eligible to receive assistance such as WIC, SNAP, SSI/DSI, Headstart, etc.
Nutrition Links, which is funded by the USDA and administered by Penn State Extension, does not supply free food or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits, but rather, provides participants with activities that develop the knowledge and skills to plan and prepare a healthful diet on a limited budget.