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:
What Services does SNAP-Ed Provide?
Many strategies are being used to reach our target population including:
- Direct nutrition education for adults and children
- for presentations call 831-454-4287
- Community engagement and events
- Peer to peer education
- Rethink Your Drink promotion - a healthy beverage initiative aimed at decreasing the consumption of sugary beverages