SNAP ED in Lewis County
Program Contact in Thurston/Lewis County: Tara Witten, SNAP ED Coordinator (360) 867-2160 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewis County contact: Sheila Gray, Director 360.740.1214 • email@example.com
SNAP Ed Educators: We have a new SNAP Ed Educator! Julie Pirtle has joined the Lewis County office to deliver SNAP Ed programming throughout local schools and organizations. You can reach Julie at 360-740-2793 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re school or organization is interested in programming and we will explore the possiblities! Also joining our team is Laura Woodward, contact her via phone at 360-867-2171 Laura’s focus will be working with county foodbanks.
WSU Lewis County Extension is committed to improving the health and wellness of Lewis County residents through the SNAP-Ed program. SNAP-Ed is a collaborative effort of the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), USDA- Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), Washington State University, Lewis County and local partners throughout the community.
The goal of SNAP Ed is to provide nutrition education experiences that increase the likelihood that people eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Food Guidance System (ChooseMyPlate.gov).
SNAP-Ed teaches youth and adult audiences to develop skills and behaviors to eat healthfully. Families learn nutrition basics and smart buying strategies to help them make healthy choices and sustain their food supply throughout the month.
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