The objective of the Food Security component of the Family Nutrition program is multi-fold. It is intended to help recipients of emergency foods improve the quality of their diets, stretch food stamps and food money, improve food and nutrition knowledge and food safety and preparation skills.

The Connecticut Cooperative Extension and the Extended Family Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP) have been working with emergency food providers (soup kitchens, food pantries, gleaning programs), to enhance the quality and the variety of the foods they serve. Nutrition and education workshops are provided to people who receive food from emergency food programs and nutrition education materials (leaflets, brochures) are put into food bags assembled at emergency food pantries. Low-literacy and Spanish nutrition information packets are also available.

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Publications and Educational Materials

Food Stamp Connections/Program Core
Husky Nutrition
Hispanic Health Council
Program Administration
4H Summer Nutrition Program
Link to USDA's Food Security Page - Many documents are available.

Tools for Community Food Security - USDA Publication

Fact Sheet -Controlling Food Costs Get Adobe Reader

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