The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) in Nebraska helps families on a limited budget make healthier food choices and choose physically active lifestyles by acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to improve their health. NEP is free to all participants who meet income guidelines. NEP is funded through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education Division (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Together with community partnerships, NEP strives to improve the health of Nebraskans.
What is SNAP-Ed?
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthy, active lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people how to make their SNAP dollars stretch, how to shop for and cook healthy meals, and how to stay physically active. SNAP-Ed partners with state and local organizations to meet people where they are. SNAP-Ed initiatives include nutrition education classes and efforts to improve policies, systems, and the environment (PSE) of communities. Our PSE strategies include school wellness, community and school gardens, healthy food pantries, and child care center wellness.
What is EFNEP?
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) uses education to support participants' efforts toward self-sufficiency, nutritional health, and well-being. EFNEP combines hands-on learning, applied science, and program data to ensure program effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability.
Additional Food Assistance Programs and Information
Families who are participating in NEP may also want to explore these resources.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Nebraska SNAP online application or Phone: (800) 430-3244
- Double Up Food Bucks
- Nebraska Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
- Nebraska Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Summer Food Service Program
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Food Bank for the Heartland
- Food Bank of Lincoln
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
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The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) delivers evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions through a combination of education strategies coupled with multi-level community changes that occur within the environment to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles.
This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).