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Community Garden Increases Access to Fresh Produce in Houma, Louisiana

Oct 12, 2020

SUMMARY

Live Healthy Houma, a community coalition led by the LSU AgCenter, transformed a local park in Houma, Louisiana into a community garden. The project began in January of 2019. LSU AgCenter staff held a local public forum to find out what could be done to make the community healthier.

 

Let's Ride! Let’s Eat Healthy! Let’s Have Fun!

Jul 27, 2020

Kids in Jefferson Parish Louisiana are riding their bikes and eating more veggies! Not only did this group of 4th and 5th grade students at Washington STEM Elementary School (WES) learn how to safely ride a bicycle, change and repair a tire tube and read a map, they had fun doing it! The students were proud of their accomplishments, with their teachers and coaches encouraging them, and they learned the importance of physical activity.

Indoor Playground Gets Kids Moving

May 27, 2020

Imagine a school day where children cannot go outside to the playground because of the weather. Now, imagine a school with an indoor playground! In 2019, LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed and the Ouachita Parish Healthy Communities Coalition created an indoor playground at Shady Grove Elementary School.

Wisconsin Youth Tackle Community Health Challenges through SNAP-Ed Partnership

Aug 01, 2019

Wisconsin youth are tackling health challenges in their communities head-on with a program called Youth Advocates for Community Health (YACH). Partnerships between youth and adults are central to this program. It is organized by educators from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Division of Extension SNAP-Ed. Engaged youth also play a big role in leading projects. 

SC Plants the Seed

Oct 15, 2018

SC Plants the Seed brings together nutrition education, increasing access to fresh produce, USDA Summer Food Service Program, and literacy.

Nutrition in Action

May 02, 2018

Children usually look forward to classroom parties filled with sweet treats and sugary beverages.  But this year thanks to Nutrition in Action, the Dickinson Elementary holiday party was filled with fresh fruit and yogurt at the students’ requests!

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.

Chickasaw Nation SNAP-Ed Coordinated Programming and Evaluation

Aug 04, 2017

The Eagle Adventure program was developed through a collaboration between the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services SNAP-Ed Program and the Oklahoma State University in Indian Country for youth and their families after extensive formative research indicated type 2 diabetes as a major concern among parents and elders. The team used the socioecological model (SEM) as the framework for development of the program and evaluation processes.

Implementing the SNAP-Ed Framework in West Virginia

Aug 02, 2017

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.

Buy Eat Live Better

May 05, 2017

Buy Eat Live Better: Teaches SNAP-Ed eligible youth and adults in the locations that they eat, live, learn, work, play, and shop. Collaborates with community and statewide partners to leverage resources and increase program reach to eligible audiences. Empowers organizations and individuals to create changes in policies, systems, and environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Montanans.