Jodilyn Coleman, a resident of Bradford County, recently began her position as a Nutrition Education Adviser for the Penn State Nutrition Links program. Nutrition Links is one of many programs that Penn State offers to the residents of Bradford and Sullivan counties.
Penn State Extension’s Nutrition Links program offers classes with hands-on cooking and food tasting. Topics include planning healthy tasty meals, saving money on groceries, being more active and handling food safely. Nutrition Links is part of Penn State Extension’s mission of “Making Life Better.”
Jodilyn comments, “We are currently recruiting new agencies and organizations that service families in these counties who wish to learn how to eat better for less.” Eligible persons must qualify for SNAP benefits or have children receiving free or reduced school lunch or attending Head Start. Coleman states that a family of four who has a household income of $46,500 or less is eligible. This program is free to the participants, and all participants who complete the nine lessons will receive a “graduation” certificate and useful kitchen tools.
Interested agencies and organizations may contact Jodilyn by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 570-265-2896. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences research and extension programs are funded in part by Pennsylvania counties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jodilyn at 570-265-2896 in advance of your participation or visit.