Extension Nutrition Education Program
Extension Nutrition Education Program
Extension Nutrition Education Program
Extension Nutrition Education Program
Extension Nutrition Education Program
Extension Nutrition Education Program
Extension Nutrition Education Program

Welcome to Nutrition & Food Safety Education

Helping Massachusetts Families Grow Healthier

NEP In Your Community
Nutrition Education Program In Your Community

Seven offices… more than 50 communities and more than

100 collaborating agencies … across Massachusetts, NEP brings the messages of healthy food choices, physical activity, food safety, and stretching food dollars, to promote families and communities Growing Healthy Together. Learn more about where we are in your community.

Buying canned fruits and vegetables
Buying canned fruits and vegetables

Canned fruits and vegetables are great to keep on hand for when you don’t have fresh or frozen ones. Look for “low sodium” or “no salt added” on the label when buying canned vegetables. For canned fruit, choose the ones canned in 100% juice or water instead of syrup.

Produce Spotlight: Watermelon
Watermelon

Pick of the crop:

Watermelon – nature’s juicy, sweet treat!  One wedge with about 11⁄2 cups of tasty fruit has only about 83 calories. Choose melons that are very heavy and have a hard rind.  If the melon is ripe, it will have a creamy or yellow-colored underside. Once you have chosen your watermelon, you can keep it uncut for about 2 weeks at room temperature. Once cut, store watermelon pieces in the refrigerator, in bowls covered with plastic wrap. They will last about 2 to 3 days.

Recipes: Visit Massachusetts Locally grown featuring recipes for fruits and vegetables grown in Massachusetts and found at most local farmers’ markets.

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