Husky Nutrition educates Connecticut residents who are in greatest need about nutrition, physical activities, and lifestyle choices that promote greater health. Working with UConn students, we facilitate Community Engagement Programs (Service Learning) that decrease disparities in food and nutrition-related conditions and diseases, food security, and food access. We do this by:
- Promoting positive behavior change in the food-related and physical activities of adults, families and children; and/or
- Impacting systems-level changes to improve access to healthy food and encourage opportunities to be physically active.
Students from many academic disciplines gain knowledge and experience to improve their skills. Utilizing strong community partnerships, students participate in programs that serve underserved, limited resource children, families and adults throughout Connecticut.
- Husky Reads - Food and nutrition literacy
- Little City Sprouts - Gardening-based program with the Hartford Food System
- On-the-Go Healthy Beverage Series - Parent education at childcare centers
- Wellness Policy Improvement
- Retail Store Nutrition Education (also nutrition education programs for older adults)
- Farmers Markets
- Health Fairs
Husky Nutrition is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-Ed). The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income, so they can buy nutritious foods for a better diet.