Tips & Videos

In this section, you’ll find tons of great tips, recipes and videos. Watch success stories. Learn how to eat smarter and move more. Snag a recipe for tonight—and much more. Enjoy!

Video: Making a Difference in Children’s Lives with CATCH

Learn how PNEP Nutrition Educators work within schools to help children understand the benefits – and fun – of being physically active and eating healthy.

Tip #64

Chores can be exercise, too. Clean the house, wash the car, or mow the lawn.

Tip #17

Buy frozen vegetables! They are as good for you as fresh and may cost less.

Suzanna Johnson “Turning Goals into Reality”

Suzanna found free NEP programs after her daughter, Rebekah, participated in a school program & shared what she learned. Suzanna took lessons, learned about nutrition, food safety & physical activity. She credits the program with turning a healthy, happy life into reality.
Tip #133

Offer water or fat-free or low-fat milk as beverage choices instead of sugary drinks.

Tip #81

Get active for at least 10 minutes at a time. Like, add a 10-minute walk at lunchtime.

Jessica Harkness “Eating Together & Healthy!”

Pizza & soda used to be a typical meal for Jessica & Mikel. After taking free NEP programs, dinner is baked chicken, rice, vegetables and water. “I’m doing a good job of being a mom,” said Jessica. “Saving money, stretching the budget & eating healthy meals together are proof of that!”

Video: Community Gardens

Access to healthy, nutritious food is growing! Learn how the Community Gardens in your area provide fresh produce for food pantries and what the Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program is doing in your community to stay healthy and well!