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.

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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. 

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Diabetes

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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