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Family Nutrition Program

The Family Nutrition Program is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources. Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance.

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is the Kansas version of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). It is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE). Programming takes place in 80+ counties through the efforts of County Extension Agents and their assistants.

The strength and reach of FNP is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of Extension and local community agencies and organizations that share a common concern for the welfare of limited resource Kansans.

Partnering agencies include:

  • Schools and Libraries
  • WIC and Local Health Departments
  • Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
  • Head Start and Childcare Centers
  • Churches
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Food Banks and Pantries
  • Commodity Food Distribution Centers
  • Shelters

Sponsored by the USDA Food Stamp Program, the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) provides nutrition education to low-income individuals and families in Kansas.
Kansas EFNEP 2014 Impacts

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Kids a Cookin'

Want a great way to spend time with your kids? Tired of macaroni and cheese with hot dogs being the only secret recipe you have? Here's a great way to introduce your little ones to the fun world of cooking.

Each week you can check out new, nutritious & healthy fun recipes. These recipes are not only simple to prepare and affordable, but are an excellent way to share the joys of cooking with your kids.

Kids a Cookin' is produced for K-State Research and Extension's Family Nutrition Program (FNP) by the Department of Communications and the Kansas Regents Educational Communications Center (ECC). The show is produced in English and Spanish.

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Family Nutrition Program

Why is Kansas SNAP-Ed needed?

Kansas SNAP-Ed 2014 Report