What is SNAP Ed?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education program is funded by the USDA though the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB).
Their program Champions for Change includes a state-wide movement of local, state and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity. The main audience for the SNAP Ed program is individuals and families who are on CalFresh or are eligible for CalFresh.
The goals of SNAP-Ed are to increase the items in the list below:
What Services does SNAP Ed Provide?
Combinations of strategies are being used to reach the target population including:
- Direct nutrition education for adults and children
- for presentations call 831-454-4287
- Community engagement
- Peer to peer education
- Rethink Your Drink, a healthy beverage initiative which promotes decreasing the consumption of sugary beverages
- A County Nutrition Action Plan has been developed in partnership with WIC, local family resource centers, United Way, schools, Second Harvest Food Bank and others with the mission in reducing overweight and obesity