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Arkansas Food & Nutrition Resources

Sensible eating and regular physical activity can help us feel our best, avoid too much weight gain, and possibly prevent diseases later in life. We all benefit from making smart food choices and promoting active lifestyles. Learn more about how food and good nutrition can positively impact the lives of you, your family, and the community in which you live.

Select a topic to learn more about nutrition and your health.

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Arkansas SNAP-Ed

Arkansas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition programs that help food stamp eligible clients make healthier food choices and adopt active lifestyles. 

Learn more about SNAP-Ed in Arkansas
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Managing diabetes and other chronic diseases doesn't mean that your diet has to be boring or tasteless. Here are a few resources to help you learn meal planning, food preparation skills, and management tips.

Diabetes Information
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Healthy Weight

It's easier to manage your weight and enjoy an active lifestyle when you eat nutritious foods daily rather than every once in a while. Find out how and why lifelong eating habits can affect your health and how to make sure you are getting the proper nutrition you need for a more balanced life. 

Tips for reaching that healthy weight
Arkansas expanded food nutrition education program

Food Nutrition Education

Arkansas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) empowers individuals and families with children, with limited income, to acquire knowledge, skills, attitude and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development. 

Learn more- Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program


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Eating Well

We offer a variety of nutrition education programs. Be sure to check our programs and cooking schools, our database of healthy recipes, and our Arkansas foods resources. 

Recipes, classes and healthy resources.
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Nutrition Guidelines

Managing diabetes and other chronic diseases doesn't mean that your diet has to be boring or tasteless. Here are a few resources to help you learn meal planning and food preparation skills.

Nutritional food planning and food prep
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Nutrition for Youth

Need advice on how to handle a picky eater or want to know more about our school-based programs? Follow the link to find out more. From in-classroom teaching to hands-on exhibit touring, we offer a wide variety of nutrition education opportunities to youth around the state as well as some practical advice for grown-ups on everyday food and nutrition issues. 

Helping picky eaters!