A Brief Guide to Food, Nutrition and Wellness Programs at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County: The Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW) Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County provide education about a variety of food-and nutrition-related topics to individuals and families, directly and through referral, to improve the health and well-being of Dutchess County residents. Programs are offered to the general public, low income families and agencies/organizations throughout the county. Many families and communities across Dutchess also know us by the name The Nutrition Information Program, or NIP.
Eat Smart New York (ESNY)
Participants in FNW programs receive nutrition education via a series of lessons provided by nutrition educators.
Eat Well Play Hard
This New York State Department of Health-funded program focusing on preventing childhood obesity among children aged 2-12 and their families.
Nutrition Advisory Committee (NAC)
The Nutrition Advisory Committee (NAC) of Dutchess County is a forum for developing strategies for the more effective delivery of food, nutrition education and wellness services by each of the represented organizations, and by nutrition education and food organizations as a collaborative whole, in Dutchess County.
Nutrition Volunteer Program (NVP)
If you would you like to help improve the health and well-being of your community and have an interest in nutrition, we are looking for motivated nutrition program volunteers.
Community Food Security (Garden, PAR, food rescue)
Located at the Farm and Home Center, the Food, Nutrition and Wellness Program creates and sustains an educational garden that provides vegetables to low income families and participants of the Nutrition Information Program.
Consumer Resource Calls
Specialists in food preservation, food safety and nutrition address consumer calls.
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