Food and nutrition program being offered

| September 29, 2015

COSHOCTON – A local community nutrition program has enjoyed decades of success in helping families learn how to eat healthfully on a tight budget.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, which is provided by the Coshocton County office of Ohio State University Extension, traditionally has been offered in partnership with other agencies and organizations that serve people our program targets: low-income families with children.

Now, it hopes to reach even more such families by offering the eight-week program at new locations.

The first of these sessions begins on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and will meet weekly through Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office in the conference room, there will be signs posted. In addition, another class is set for Tuesday, Dec. 1 through  Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 all classes start at 1 p.m.

EFNEP participants have overwhelmingly said the program has helped them improve their nutrition and food management practices, often remarking that they can finally stretch their food dollar to last month to month.

This free program is open to anyone responsible for feeding children, including older adults who are raising grandchildren and other members of nontraditional households with children. But because small groups foster discussion and learning, classes are limited to 12.

To sign up for the program or to learn more, contact the OSU Coshocton County Extension office at 740 – 622 – 2265.



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