Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future is an initiative of the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). This project provides educational and promotional materials and techniques to help nutrition educators in their work with SNAP participants and eligibles. The client materials are specifically targeted and designed for English and Spanish speaking women with children ages 2 through 18. They are written in simple, easy to read language appropriate for a fifth grade level reader. Other nutrition assistance programs could use these materials with similar audiences.
Loving Your Family Feeding Their FutureSNAP-Ed Connection Learning Online: Explore Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future!
Created especially for SNAP-Ed Providers, this online learning module explores the background, materials and applications of the Loving Your Family... initiative.
Knowledge Flow Diagram (PDF | 179KB)
This Knowledge Flow Diagram provides a pictorial overview of how the Loving Your Family... initiative relates to MyPyramid and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and how these concepts were used to develop materials that can be used by nutrition educators to reach their low-literacy English and Spanish speaking clients.
Loving My Family In a Whole New Way ...A Success Story (QUICKTIME | 52MB)
In this short video, a SNAP-Ed provider explains how she found success with the new Loving Your Family initiative. One of her clients, Kristen discusses how she got her whole family on board with healthy eating by following the principles in the Loving Your Family, Feeding Their Future materials. Running time is approximately 5 minutes, 22 seconds.
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Virtual Training "What's It All About" Tip-Sheets
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
FNS has developed a series of 8 virtual training tip sheets as part of the Loving Your Family... initiative. The purpose of these tip sheets is to inform and reiterate to nutrition educators the types of materials available in the Loving Your Family... initiative. Tip sheets were released weekly, beginning July 16th, 2007.
Press Releases and Media Resources
- Loving Your Family... Fact Sheet (PDF|53KB)
- Loving Your Family... News Release (PDF|45KB)
- Loving Your Family... Media Advisory (PDF|44KB)
- Drop-in Article: New USDA Nutrition Initiative Targets Moms and Nutrition Educators just in time (PDF|26KB)
- Drop-in Article: New USDA Nutrition Materials Target Moms(PDF|15KB)
Letter to Nutrition Educators and User Response Card (PDF | 162KB)
Use this form to give FNS your suggestions and feedback regarding the Loving Your Family... initiative. Your comments will be used to improve our materials and continue to provide you the resources that you need. Completed forms can be faxed to 703-305-2576, Attention: NSS.
Ordering Printed Materials (PDF | 2155 KB)
This document will take you step by step through the process of how to order printed materials from the Loving Your Family... initiative.
Please note that the ordering information in this document is not current. Kits cannot be ordered through the SNAP-Ed Connection Web site. Please contact us if you would like more information on ordering kits.