Adults with children

Don't Go It Alone

Connection with others supports well-being and health.

Research increasingly shows that social isolation and loneliness can deeply impact the quality of life, especially for older adults. And some studies show that more than a fifth of adults in the United States identify themselves as lonely, isolated, or both. This lesson will help participants to define the difference between social isolation and loneliness and identify the risk factors for both.

Eat. Move. Save. booths

Eat. Move. Save. booths are more than just your typical information table; they are engaging and fun! Topics range from healthy snacks ideas to how to prepare some of the food that might be buried deep in the pantry or taking up space in the fridge. Handouts, recipes, and taste tests may also be available! Booth information can also be provided virtually via a prerecorded video during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult programs

For adults, two curricula options are available for engaging lessons on healthy lifestyle choices: Healthy Cents and MyPlate for My Family.

Other programming geared towards adults include Eat. Move. Save. booths and online resources.

Agencies that serve adults and their families can also work with INEP on strategies to promote healthier choices through messaging, signage, and policy changes.

Family programs

EatPlayGrow™ is a new curriculum offered by INEP in 2020, geared towards preschoolers and their caregivers. Consisting of fun nutrition and activity lessons, this program brings together art, stories, and music. Preschoolers and their caregivers must attend classes together, whether in-person or virtual.