University of Arkansas Educates Off-Campus About the Benefits of Healthy Eating

In *All, Nutrition & Health, Youth, Family, & Communities by Courtney

In Arkansas, more than 300,000 people have diabetes and healthy habits can be hard to find. But the University of Arkansas Extension, who has been participating in the federally-funded SNAP-Ed program for over 20 years, has learned a thing or two to make sure people have access to healthy eating.

The Extension provides educational programs within the school system to teach kids about proper nutrition, among several other programs that work to make sure individuals have the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy diet. Every county in Arkansas participates, providing members of the community with the resources they need to maintain to adapt a healthier lifestyle.

In 2016, the University of Arkansas found that 89 percent of children talked to their parents about healthy foods – read more about how their work to address state obesity and diabetes here.

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