Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is nutrition education that is available to SNAP recipients and other limited-resource individuals and families. We focus on nutrition education and obesity prevention in an interactive, evidence-based, and behavior-change focused format.
In 2015, we partnered with more than 1,500 organizations in 89 counties across Illinois, reaching over 900,000 contacts through our educational programs.
Across Illinois, SNAP-Ed is provided through University of Illinois through the division of Extension and Outreach. In Cook County, Snap-Ed is also provided in partnership with the Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Who Does SNAP-Ed Serve?
SNAP-Ed provides educational classes and partners with community organizations to reach residents in need of our services. Classes are provided at community locations that are natural places where people go on a regular basis.
Our Seven Focus Areas for Programming Include:
- Childcare Centers
- Youth Centers
- Community Centers: Programs for Adults
- Food Distribution Sites
- Farmers Markets/Grocery Stores
- Faith-based Sites
SNAP-Ed is funded through USDA Food and Nutrition Services as part of the Agriculture Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).
Interested in finding out about classes in your area or partnering with SNAP-Ed?
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