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Three years ago, Troy used to go his local corner store to grab a soda and a bag of chips. Today, when he visits that same corner store in North Philadelphia he chooses an orange and a bottle of water.
Through collaborations with three key partners, Nutrition Educators have reached a total of 252 high-risk patients in 2015 and 2016 with nutrition education. Patients and their families learn how to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a limited budget.
Thomas Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles has Health Academy Mini Farm Stands thanks to a great idea from the students. Lots of kids miss Breakfast in the Classroom. Now, teachers encourage hungry kids to choose a healthy snack from the Health Academy Mini Farm Stand basket.
Body Quest (BQ) helps families in Alabama to Eat Better, Move More, and Make Changes. BQ began as a theory-based, technology-driven nutrition program for 3rd graders. It has evolved into a multi-level, statewide obesity prevention movement!
West Virginia University Extension is the sole SNAP-Ed implementing agency with 5 sub-awards. We found that in order to implement the framework successfully throughout our diverse programs, it required a certain recipe.
Older adults in the state of Nevada are resilient. Despite current social distancing orders, older adults want to continue to improve their health and quality of life. The SNAP-Ed Healthy Aging strategy has continued delivering nutrition and physical education to older adults with the support of contractors, collaborators, and counties in Nevada.
For many people, budgeting, meal planning, and cooking can be a difficult process. For those with previous incarceration, this process can be especially challenging. Tennessee State University’s (TSU) SNAP-Ed program is working with alternative corrections programs to help previous offenders, many who have struggled with substance abuse, gain skills and confidence to plan, shop, and prepare healthy foods.
The vision of FoodShare SC is to ensure access to fresh produce for all in South Carolina. In April 2016, the program launched in Columbia, SC. Twenty-four community members purchased a bulk box of fresh fruits and vegetables from a city parks and recreation community center. The program has since expanded to 400 boxes purchased during pick-up days, on a regular basis.