Yavapai Nutrition Education
The Yavapai County Cooperative Extension provides nutrition education to families and individuals in Yavapai County. We work primarily with young children, their parents/caregivers and seniors through classroom and garden-based education. We strive to connect our community with where their food comes from. We work to support the local food system by increasing knowledge and awareness about farmers markets, gardening, and food production and to improve access to fresh produce. We offer classes about preparing healthy meals, planning meals on a budget, making healthy choices and more. Our work includes serving those eligible under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program) by delivering nutrition education curriculum, events, and activities.
MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. This means:
- Focus on variety, amount, and nutrition.
- Choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
- Start with small changes to build healthier eating styles.
- Support healthy eating for everyone.
Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.
Take a look at A Brief History of USDA Food Guides to learn more about previous food guidance symbols.
SNAP Double Up Food Bucks
Get more fruits and vegetables when you use SNAP Quest Cards at farmers markets