Community-based nutrition education and obesity prevention activities targeted to SNAP and SNAP eligible populations.
SNAP-Ed New York
What is SNAP-Ed?
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 delivers a
variety of important programs to SNAP-eligible individuals and qualifying
communities that are designed to:
- Increase the consumption of
nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat
- Decrease the consumption of
- Increase physical activity and
reduce sedentary behaviors.
- Improve food resource
management skills and improve food preparation skills.
- Increase access to affordable
and nutritious food.
SNAP-Ed in the Hudson
- Includes 12 diverse,
multilingual educators who cover 9 counties including Columbia, Dutchess,
Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. The
team utilizes a multi-prong approach in which we provide:
Nutrition Education: Using evidence-based curricula we teach a variety
of topics: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and
fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight
control and physical activity.
Policy, Systems and
Environmental Efforts: Through
policy, systems, and environmental change approaches, we seek to go beyond
programming and influence community-level health promotion where we work,
live, learn, and play.
Social Marketing: Combining ideas from commercial marketing and the social
sciences, we use social marketing techniques and a variety of mediums to
create and distribute messaging that influences positive behavior change.
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, resource-limited
individuals and families for food purchases. For information on SNAP
eligibility please contact your local DSS office and/or your local NOEP
Last updated November 15, 2023