My Food Plate from USDA

My Food Plate

Where did the food pyramid go?
It turned into a plate, to make it a more realistic guide to healthy eating.


Nutrition News

 Summer is a great time for parties with friends and family!  Here are some great tips for staying healthy and active this summer!  Create Healthy, Active Celebrations:  Easy Ways To Eat Smart and Play Hard with Friends and Family

Refrigerator with food in it

Food Safety When the Power Goes Out

The Power is Off:  Is the Food Still Safe? If the power goes off in your home due to a winter storm or an unexpected summertime power outage, it may be difficult to determine whether the food in your refrigerator or freezer is safe to consume. This fact sheet will help you to decide whether […]


Fast Food Lesson

In the past month, two students between the ages of 10-17 yrs, have participated in the nutrition classes, conducted by Valerie Arnold, at the ACE program.  The Fast Food Lesson addressed how much fat that is in the foods that we choose at fast food restaurants and how to make healthier, low-fat food choices. The students […]


RKNEP Stories

Here are a few stories about the work we do: Cindi Armstrong, RKNEP Nutrition Educator, led a class on Whole Grains with the Zimmerman Group as part of a Healthy Eating series.  After a looking at grain food labels and discussing the benefits of eating whole grains, participants were asked, “After what you have learned […]