SNAP-Ed personnel use SNAP-Ed Connection to:
- Share information with other states, reducing duplication of efforts
- Share best practices and successes, improving the program overall
- Receive training and professional development
- Obtain program resources such as stock photographs, recipes, curricula, and evaluation tools
- Stay connected to the National SNAP-Ed program priorities
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) funds and maintains this online resource center.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) (PDF, 305 KB) is a grant program. SNAP-Ed funds projects in all US States and Territories. SNAP-Ed projects encompass:
The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity.
FNS chooses projects based on their effectiveness. All projects adhere to the SNAP-Ed Guiding Principles (PDF, 241 KB).
SNAP-Ed in Your State
SNAP-Ed has a different name in each state. Learn about the program in your state by visiting your state's SNAP-Ed Program page.
SNAP-Ed encourages partnerships with agencies, companies, and foundations. SNAP-Ed programs also collaborate with other USDA nutrition programs such as:
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) (PDF, 264 KB)
- Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
SNAP-Ed is funded through the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The Final Rule (PDF, 256 KB) was published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2016. The rule codifies SNAP-Ed provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
You may find links to other Web sites on the SNAP-Ed Connection. This is a service to health and nutrition professionals. SNAP-Ed Connection is not responsible for the content of other Web sites. USDA, its employees, and contractors do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these Internet sites. Any reference to a commercial product, process, or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the USDA, its employees, or contractors.