Cooperative Extension

Nutrition Connections

Nutrition Connections is a no-cost, hands-on nutrition education program that provides limited-resource families the knowledge and skills they need for better health. Nutrition Connections is New Hampshire’s home for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

Adults with children and seniors who receive food stamps, WIC, CSFP or SSI are eligible.

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Contact Robin.Peters@unh.edu

Mindfulness in Education

Social, Emotional and Mindful Learning (SEML) helps children and youth understand and manage emotions, establish positive relationships and demonstrate empathy for others. SEML fosters positive youth development through integrating both social-emotional learning and mindfulness education. This includes both increased awareness and skill development that can greatly assist young people in responding to stress and trauma, developing resiliency and finding success in personal and social actions.

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4-H Healthy Living

The UNH Extension 4-H Program offers a wide range of health related activities for youth to participate in. These range from do-it-yourself curriculums, to cooking contests (e.g., The Grilled Cheese Challenge) to trips to Washington DC to participate in national youth health summits. Programs are designed for youth ages 5-18 but require the a participation of caring adults as volunteers ass well.

How to Access:

Inquire about 4-H in your county

Resilience - The Movie

UNH Extension has copy of Resilience for loan. The award winning documentary can be used to educate individuals or communities about the affects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). The film reveals how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back.

Main Street Academy

Designed for community leaders, volunteers and professionals, the three-session Main Street Academy teaches participants tools and skills to strengthen their downtown. Topics include: the creative economy, entrepreneurship, designing public spaces,  and connecting trails and waterways to the downtown to for recreation and economic development.

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Food Preservation

Food preservation resources include freezing and canning of fruits and vegetables, using equipment like pressure canners and multi-cookers, safety of using old pickling recipes, and answers to common questions. UNH Extension also provides free testing of pressure canner dial gauges as a service to home preservers in New Hampshire.

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