Tennessee Nutrition Consumer Education Program: TNCEP

Welcome to TNCEP:

TNCEP is a nutrition education program for Tennessee families who receive SNAP or who are eligible for SNAP. The goal of TNCEP is to teach families how to choose and prepare nutritionally adequate meals and help them feel empowered to move toward self-sufficiency. Families are taught how to use SNAP and related resources effectively.

Education is delivered by county Extension faculty and partners in the community who work with the SNAP audience. The characteristics of TNCEP that makes it different from other nutrition education programs is that it is coalition-driven. A community coalition of individuals from various agencies determine what types of education are delivered. Funding for TNCEP is provided by the USDA and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

TNCEP can help you:

  • Fix healthy, low cost meals and snacks for you and your family.
  • Feel better and have more energy.
  • Get the most for your food dollar.
  • Develop spending and saving plans to make food last throughout the month.

Who is eligible?

Nutrition education is available to SNAP participants and other eligible low-income individuals and families. Our youth programs are available at no cost to schools that provide 50% or more free and reduced lunches.

Adult Programs

  • Shop Smart Tennessee
  • My Plate (MyPlate Tools)
  • Eat Well, Feel Well 
  • Eating Smart, Moving More 

Youth Programs

  • Power U 
  • Rudy Racoon
  • Discover My Plate (MyPlate for Kids)
  • Adventures in the Kitchen
  • Learn Grow Eat Go

Eating Smart throughout the Lifecycle

Health for Older Adults

For those interested in these programs and more Contact:

Stephanie Maples:

UT/TSU office: 423-623-7531 or sgibson8@tennessee.edu

Stephanie Maples Profile Page