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Programs are carried out in a wide
variety of locations such as:             For more information, contact your local
                                          Cooperative Extension office:
 ―   Schools        ―    Local Agencies
                                              Jefferson County Extension Service
 ―   Libraries      ―    Grocery Stores
                                                        810 Barret Ave.
 ―   Farmers        ― Community                    Louisville, KY 40204-1782
     Markets          Centers                           (502) 569-2344
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          University of Kentucky
                                                     Or visit these Web sites:
                                          http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/index.php?p=146                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Nutrition
                                                  http://www.ca.uky.edu/county/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Education Program
                                                                                                       Kentucky Nutrition
                                                                                                       Education Program                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Improving the Health
                                                                                                1 Quality St., Suite 692
                                                                                                 Lexington, KY 40507                                                                                                                                                                                                               and
                                                                                                                          859-257-2948                                                                                                                                                                                    Well-Being of Families”

                                          Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people
                                             regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

                                          In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is
                                          prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion,
                                                                          political beliefs, or disability.
                                            To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400
                                          Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice)
                                                                            or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).
                                                            USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
                                             The Food Stamp Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income.
                                                            It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet.
                                               To find out more, contact the Office of the Ombudsman at 1-800-372-2973 or
                                                                                                                                     1-800-627-4702 (TTY).
The University of Kentucky                                                     Benefits of the
Nutrition Education Program                                                    Nutrition Education Program:
teaches how to:
                                                                                ―   Improved use of food dollars
 ―   Achieve and maintain good
     health                                                                     ―   Fewer low birth weight babies

     ¡ Eat five or more fruits and                                              ―   Increased number of children
       vegetables daily                                                             eating breakfast
     ¡ Choose food low in fat and
                                                                                ―   Healthier diets that reduce the
       high in fiber
                                                                                    risk of chronic diseases
     ¡ Increase physical activity
                                                                                ―   Improved food storage and
 ―   Avoid running out of food                                                      preparation practices resulting
                                                                                    in fewer food-borne illnesses
 ―   Prepare and store food safely   Features of the                            ―   Nationally recognized evaluation
 ―   Make healthy food choices on    Nutrition Education Program:                   data system
     a limited budget
                                      ―   Targets low-income families
                                          and youth

                                      ―   Educational programs
                                          presented by county Extension
                                          agents, program assistants,
                                          and volunteers who have
                                          been trained by the
                                          University of Kentucky
                                          Cooperative Extension Service

                                      ―   Educational programs are
                                          based on nutritional needs
                                                                                Mission Statement for NEP
                                          of participants                       The Kentucky Nutrition Education
                                                                                Program will educate limited resource
                                      ―   Youth programs based on               people to acquire knowledge,
                                          school core content                   improve skills, and change behavior
                                                                                necessary to achieve health and
                                      ―   Research based educational            well-being.
                                          materials developed by specialists

								
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