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What is the SNAP-Ed Connection?

The SNAP-Ed Connection is a dynamic online resource center for State and local SNAP-Ed personnel. The Web site contains databases, information, and training for people involved with the SNAP-Ed program.

Operation
The SNAP-Ed Connection is funded and maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service.



What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP.

Program Goal
"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" (Food and Nutrition Service).

One Program, Many Names
SNAP-Ed has a different name in each state. To learn more about the program in your state, visit State SNAP-Ed Information.

More Information
More information about SNAP-Ed is available through the following links.



What is SNAP?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). It is part of the U.S. domestic hunger safety net and provides economic benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families for food purchases.

More Information
More information about the SNAP program is available through the following links.



What is the difference between SNAP, SNAP-Ed, and SNAP-Ed Connection?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). It is part of the U.S. domestic hunger safety net and provides economic benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families for food purchases.

SNAP-Ed is the nutrition promotion and obesity-prevention component of SNAP. States provide nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for low-income people who are eligible for SNAP or other means-tested Federal assistance programs.

SNAP-Ed Connection is a Web site that provides databases, information, and training for SNAP-Ed personnel.



How do I get SNAP-Ed Connection updates?

Register to get the e-Bulletin.

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Can you help me with my SNAP/EBT benefits?

The SNAP-Ed Connection is not involved with SNAP/EBT benefits.

Call your state's SNAP hotline for information about benefits. Here is a list of State Information/Hotline Numbers.

If you need help finding food immediately, visit our Food Assistance page.

For more information about SNAP for participants and retailers, visit



Do you have low-cost, healthy recipes?

We have a collection of low-cost, healthy SNAP recipes. They can be found at the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl.

You an also visit our Recipes & Menus page for links to SNAP-Ed recipes.



Where is the Recipe Finder?

The SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder is now part of the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl. All Recipe Finder recipes can be found by filtering Household Recipes by "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)".



Are there any open jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities?

The SNAP-Ed Connection does not have any volunteer opportunities at this time.



I need to eat healthy on a budget. Can you help?

Please visit Meal Planning, Shopping, and Budgeting to get tips to make food dollars stretch further.



Policies and Disclaimers

SNAP-Ed Connection provides links to other Internet sites as a service to health and nutrition professionals, and is not responsible for the availability or content of these external 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.



Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provides support for nutrition education to FDPIR through awarding Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) competitive grants (PDF | 264 KB).