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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded grant program. SNAP-Ed is evidence-based and helps people make their SNAP dollars stretch, teaches them how to cook healthy meals, and lead physically active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed partners with State and local organizations to meet people where they are. SNAP-Ed funds projects in all US States and Territories. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to implement a nutrition education and obesity prevention program for eligible individuals that promotes healthy food choices and physical activity consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
FNS chooses projects based on their effectiveness. All projects adhere to the SNAP-Ed Guiding Principles.
SNAP-Ed projects encompass:
Career Opportunities with FNS
None listed at this time.
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 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.
SNAP-Ed personnel use SNAP-Ed Connection to:
- Share best practices and successes, improving the program overall
- Search an extensive library of SNAP-Ed resources and materials
- Receive training and professional development
- Obtain program resources such as stock photographs, recipes, curricula, and evaluation tools
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) funds and maintains this online resource center.
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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.