Friday, November 15, 2013

Nutrition Educators Help Out at Ozarks Food Harvest

Contact: Terri Fossett
Coordinator of the Family Nutrition Education Program for SW Missouri
Headquartered in Greene County
Tel: (417) 886-2059

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Nutrition educators and staff with the University of Missouri Extension’s Family Nutrition Education Program spent the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 4 at Ozarks Food Harvest helping pack 8,726 pounds of food that provided 7,272 meals to low income children and families.

“I felt the MU Extension goal of helping to improve the lives of Missourians was well served by this endeavor,” said Terri Fossett, Southwest Region director for FNEP,

Nutrition educators with the MU Extension’s Family Nutrition Education Program serve almost every county in southwest Missouri, providing research-based nutrition education to area schools, farmers’ markets, health departments, senior centers and many food pantries, including those in the Ozarks Food Harvest Network.

 In addition to providing reliable information about healthy eating the nutrition program helps low-income adults learn how to make their food budget last longer, which is really essential for many families right now.

Ozarks Food Harvest distributes food to 250 hunger relief organizations across 28 Ozarks counties.



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