OUR MISSION

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) provides individuals, families and communities with the knowledge and skills that empower them to make informed choices about healthy diets, efficiently manage food resources, and reduce the risks of chronic diseases and foodborne illness. The education provided draws upon nutrition recommendations presented in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA’s MyPlate. Extension educators target consumers and families, municipal employees, food handlers, low-income and high-risk individuals, the elderly and agencies that serve these populations.

ABOUT US

The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) provides individuals, families and communities with the knowledge and skills that empower them to make informed choices about healthy diets, efficiently manage food resources, and reduce the risks of chronic diseases and foodborne illness. The education provided draws upon nutrition recommendations presented in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA’s MyPlate food guidance. Extension educators target consumers and families, municipal employees, food handlers, low-income and high-risk individuals, older adults and agencies that serve these populations.

SNAP-Ed is a federally funded initiative, providing education and information about healthful eating to individuals and families who receive or are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly known as food stamps). Preschool and school age projects, cooking demonstrations and displays for food pantries and transitional assistance offices, programs at senior centers, and educational newsletters are examples of current programming for Barnstable County.

Sue Bourque, RD, LDN
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Food Safety
508-375-6693
sbourque@barnstablecounty.org

Kimberly Concra, LDN
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Food Safety
508-375-6884
kconcra@barnstablecounty.org