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Our Mission

The mission of Community Nutrition Education Programs (CNEP) is to educate and empower limited-resource Oklahomans to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors. CNEP’s vision is to improve the health of Oklahomans.
Trained paraprofessionals and OSU Extension Educators deliver research-based, hands-on learning experiences for youth and adults about diet quality, food safety, physical activity, food security and food resource management. CNEP also supports communities across the state financially to implement policy, systems and environmental changes. By providing applicable education and changing the environment where people eat, learn, live, play, shop and work, CNEP is improving the lives of Oklahomans.
In 2021, CNEP had 10,707 program participants, 4,607 program graduates, 3,604 youth reached by the Virtual Farm to You exhibit and 10,324 individuals impacted by community grant projects.

COVID-19 Response

In March 2020, statewide social distancing guidelines resulted in schools and agencies closing for the remainder of the year. Many of these disruptions continued into 2021. During this time, CNEP educators have worked tirelessly to reach participants through social-distanced teaching, virtual meeting platforms, digital resources, and thousands of handouts. In these unusual times, we are thankful for our hundreds of partners across the state who continually help us pursue our mission to build a healthier Oklahoma.

Our Funding Agencies




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