The UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) provides individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge and skills for healthier eating through research-based nutrition education that makes a real difference. With field offices throughout Massachusetts, and in partnership with local agencies, organizations, and schools, NEP helps low-income individuals and families make the most of their limited food resources. Our program evaluations show that through NEP's hands-on learning, practical tips, personal goal-setting, and small changes over time, our participants make healthier food choices, handle foods more safely, and are physically more active - all of which lead to better health.
Helping Massachusetts Families Grow Healthier
The annual report for fiscal year 2016 from the University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) is full of impressive statistics. Through the power of numbers, one quickly gets a rundown of how many people are making healthier choices through direct work within communities.
Seven offices… more than 50 communities and more than
100 collaborating agencies … across Massachusetts, NEP brings the messages of healthy food choices, physical activity, food safety, and stretching food dollars, to promote families and communities Growing Healthy Together. Learn more about where we are in your community.