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Food and Nutrition Education

Nutrition education helps promote lifelong healthy eating habits, and has the potential to reduce the impact of obesity and chronic diseases. The development of food habits is complex, but we know that is begins at a very early age. Nutrition and food education should begin early in life and continue throughout one’s life stages.

Education about healthy eating and the food we eat is provided by a variety of programs throughout the state for families, adults, and children. Read on for more information on school-based programs, adult and family nutrition education, and programs focused on our food system and where our food comes from.