An increase in consumer interest in functional foods provides an opportunity for FCS educators to use this topic in Extension programming to promote current nutrition recommendations. The Functional Foods for Life Educational Programs (FFL) are a curriculum of six evidence-based mini-seminars that highlight specific functional foods that have the potential to benefit health. Program participants are introduced to a variety of facts about each food, including research findings and consumption recommendations. FFL has reached a large and varied audience and ha generated preliminary positive outcomes. This article explores the FFL model as an option for providing nutrition education to groups.
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Cirignnano, S. M. (2011). Functional Foods Programs Serve as a Vehicle to Provide Nutrition Education to Groups. The Journal of Extension, 49(2), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss2/14