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Community Gardens Bring Healthy Food to those in Need in Rural Alabama 

Oct 26, 2018

Alabama SNAP-Ed increased access to healthy and affordable food by growing fresh vegetables in the Community Gardens in Rural Alabama pilot program! These fresh vegetables can help to improve the health and nutrition of people living in rural communities who are at higher risk for chronic disease than people living in urban settings.

Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

May 14, 2018

Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) has changed the after-school programs at the YMCA of Honolulu. Teens are now engaged in identifying solutions to the issues they see in their communities.  The approach has built leadership among several dozen teens.

Out of School Time Programs

May 04, 2018

Out of School Time Programs are ideally positioned to engage children in developing healthy lifestyles through hands-on, experiential learning. With specific strategies geared towards this setting, HealthMPowers helps afterschool and summer programs increase access to healthy foods and expand opportunities for youth to be physical active.

Green Island Gardens

Jan 29, 2018

Youth worked in a community garden and planter program, called the Green Island Gardens (GIG) project. It was a summer job program through Pernet. The goal was to beautify the retail and residential areas in Worchester. Pernet adopted a state-owned island for this project. They committed to maintain the grounds, and grow fresh produce, herbs, and flowers.

UC CalFresh Fresno Helps Transform Challenge into Change

Jan 11, 2018

Poverty combined with high unemployment rates can be a recipe for disaster. Entire families become engulfed in crisis. Rescue the Children (Rescue) is a ministry of the Fresno Rescue Mission. The Mission is a nonprofit that changes lives lost to drug or alcohol addiction. The Mission assists homeless families and women who have been released from prison. Rescue provides an in-house rehabilitation and transition program.

Urban SNAP-Ed Community Gardening Project

Dec 13, 2017

The Urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (USNAP-Ed) Community Gardening Project involves people in the gardening process. The gardens improve access and availability of fresh produce.

Sustainable School Teaching Garden

Oct 18, 2017

The goal of this project was to engage students and teachers to utilize the garden for more than just learning about flowers by bringing the classroom outdoors to teach subjects like math and science. The garden is used throughout the school day, after school, and during the summer months by a team of enthusiastic teachers and students.

Sustainable Youth Garden for Penobscot Nation

Oct 18, 2017

“This program is a way to bring together children, families, and the community.”—Shaunda Neptune, Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator. In 2016, Maine SNAP-Ed and the River Coalition teamed up with the Penobscot Nation Youth Program to build a community garden.

Gleaning from Farms to the Communities

Oct 17, 2017

Nutrition Educators in Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties partnered with their local food security organizations to distribute gleaned produce to high-need sites throughout the Midcoast. At one low-income housing site, Bath Housing, an estimated 150 individuals received nearly 1,000 pounds of free, fresh, local produce in the summer of 2016.