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Current Initiatives

Welcome to the Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program page. FSNE provides nutrition education to help low-income individuals and families make healthy food choices, develop food preparation skills, handle food safely, improve shopping skills, and increase physical activity. FSNE also provides nutrition education training to volunteers and professionals who provide services to low-income families, thus expanding the reach of the program.

FSNE educators collaborate with state and local organizations and often partner with many USDA food and nutrition programs such as WIC, the school lunch and breakfast program, HEAD START, and others to strengthen programming and ensure that key nutrition messages are consistent throughout USDA food and nutrition programs.

Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) offers nutrition education programs in five initiative areas.  These initiatives center on unique audiences and topic areas and are designed around specific outcomes.  Community based nutrition education has the most desired outcome when it is designed and implemented with the community and audience in mind.  The FSNE Initiatives take into account the individual, their family and their community.  

Click on the links below to learn more about each of the 5 initiatives. 

Farm to Family Initiative 
Healthy Changes for Out of School Youth 
Healthy School Communities
Healthy Tots, Healthy Families
Securing Food Resources for Families 

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