Kay County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Services

Fresh Start Nutrition Program

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Kay County Nutrition Education Assistants






                            Monica McChristian                                                    

        Link to online state website:  www.fcs.okstate.edu/cnep


Is the program for you?
The Nutrition Education Assistants give free nutrition lessons to a variety of people in your community, including families, senior citizens, and pregnant teens. In fact, anyone qualifying for a food assistance program is eligible to enroll in Fresh Start.

How much does it cost?
In the free service, and the Nutrition Education Assistant will visit your home or group setting at least three times each month to give you new ideas for improving your diet and making the most of your food dollars. Just spend an hour a week learning how to cook healthier meals for you and your family.

How long does it take to complete the program?
If you choose the long-term option it will take six to nine months to complete the Fresh Start, Nutrition and You program. When you finish the program you will receive a certificate of completion. This certificate shows you have gained valuable skills for working in the food service industry. Some Fresh Start, Nutrition and You  graduates have gone to work in school or hospital food service departments.

Fresh Start lessons include:

My Plate
Fix it Safe
Shop for Value, check the facts
Plan:  Know what's for Dinner
Shop:  Get the best for less
Making smart drink choices
Choosing more fruits and vegetables
Choosing to move more throughout the day

Don't miss the opportunity to learn how you can....

Plan more nutritious meals
Prepare, eat, and enjoy delicious foods that are good for you
Manage your grocery money more efficiently
Develop job and life skills

Want more information about the program?
Contact one of our nutritionists at the number above. Because they spend a great deal of time out of the office, you may have to leave a message. When your call is returned they will be able to answer any questions you may have and set up your first visit. It's just that simple!

enroll today


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