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Training Youth, Adults in Healthful Eating

Posted by | October 28, 2010

With award-winning employees and almost 20 years experience, WSU’s Food $ense program helps educate thousands of low-income families about maintaining affordable, healthy diets.

The WSU Extension Food $ense nutrition education program partners with schools and community agencies to teach youth and adults with limited incomes skills and behaviors to eat healthfully and maximize the value of their food dollars and food assistance benefits. Food $ense complements federal food assistance programs by providing experiential education that builds food shopping, preparation and cooking skills people need to provide themselves and their families with nutritious, low-cost and safe food.

WSU Extension has contracted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Stamp Program, USDA-Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, and more than 600 community agencies to conduct Food $ense nutrition education since 1991.

Since 2002, a team of 18 Food $ense educators has served 43 different schools in seven school districts in Spokane County.

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