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Extension Educational Programs & Services
Poinsett County, Arkansas

The Cooperative Extension Service offers a host of educational programs and services.  If you do not see what you are looking for below, please contact our county Extension Office for assistance.

 

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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Maintaining a healthy lifestyle depends on important factors such as physical activity and healthy eating. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) reaches over 800 limited-resource families in Pulaski County. Participants who graduate make healthier food choices and better manage their food resources, reducing food insecurity. For more information about the EFNEP Program in Pulaski County contact Bridgette Youngblood, FCS Agent, at the Pulaski County Office.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

In Pulaski County, the Smart Nutrition Active People-Education Program (SNAP-Ed) provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other eligible low-income individuals and families. Participants report eating more fruit and vegetables, choosing low fat dairy products and whole grains - all healthier choices - as recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  For more information contact Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition.  Follow us on Facebook: 

Photo: North Little Rock STARS teach kindergarten students how to make healthy food choices.
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Strong Women

Strong Women and Men is a low impact strength training program designed to increase strength, endurance, balance and flexibility in older adults. Many participants have reported that this program has allowed them to remain in their homes and living independently as they age.  Ashley Carroll CEA Health and Nutrition

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