The Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant Program provides funding to agencies who wish to provide nutrition education to schools where 60% or more of the students qualify for free and reduced price meals. The goal of the program is to provide educational programs that increase the likelihood that low-resource audiences can make healthy food choices consistent with USDA’s MyPlate. To meet this goal, the Iowa Nutrition Network provides traditional nutrition education resources combined with unique social marketing strategies.
Currently 11 agencies participate in the INNSGP. Community partners include ISU Extension, school districts, public health departments, and community action agencies.
Funds to support the INNSGP grants come from the SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education). This funding supports programming designed to encourage healthy behaviors among SNAP-eligible audiences.
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