The mission of the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is to provide individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge and skills to manage their food resources effectively and enjoy healthy foods, and physical activities for longer and more fulfilling lives. Our materials are designed to promote healthy and active lifestyles.
These publications contribute toward this mission by helping individuals and families apply the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Choose MyPlate in their daily lives. The materials were developed for families and communities who participate in the Nutrition Education Program.
Food Explorer Posters
Below is a series of posters featuring a different fruit or vegetable each month. The goal of the monthly posters is to encourage the consumption of fruits and vegetables by increasing students' exposure to different produce and building excitement around school meals.
Show Me Nutrition is a nutrition curriculum, developed by the University of Missouri, which focuses on healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The Parent Newsletters are designed for parents and caregivers to support learning about healthy messages. They were adapted with permission from the University of Missouri Extension and are available in English and Spanish.
Nutrition Notes to Go
Below is a 12-month series of nutrition educational materials designed for parents. They feature various topics and include what produce is in season, a healthy recipe and physical activity ideas for families to enjoy.