Nutrition Links: Migrant Education
This class is free to eligible participants. Participants must be receiving or eligible to receive assistance such as WIC, SNAP, SSI/DSI, Head Start, etc.
The Nutrition Links series offers topics such as an overview of food guide recommendations from the USDA. Participants learn 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 and making smart drink choices.
The program is taught in small groups, led by a nutrition education adviser, Olga Harper who is part of the Lackawanna County Extension staff.
Nutrition Links, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 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.