As of October 2016, Tanner Cooper-Risser has joined the OSU Extension Office of Knox County as our first SNAP-Ed Program Assistant serving the county. The Supplemental Nutrition Education Program is a brand new program that teaches food, nutrition, food resource management, and other related topics to low- income adults, youth and families in Knox County. Nutrition education in the SNAP-Ed Program emphasizes a series of nutrition and physical activity classes based on the USDA’s MY PLATE food guide and curriculum. These classes reinforce Creating Healthy Communities’ vision to make the healthy choice the easy choice through our classes and goals. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to create healthy behavioral change and we hope to work with the local elementary schools, The Winter Sanctuary, Interchurch, The Salvation Army, Opportunity Knox, and other organizations. If you would like to schedule classes, please contact Tanner Cooper-Risser at 740-397-0401 ext. 1308 or he can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information on SNAP-Ed you can also go to http://fcs.osu.edu/programs/nutrition/snap-ed to learn all about the program!
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