SNAP-Ed Program

Program Contact: Diane Smith, SNAP-Ed Program Director
(360) 428-4270 ext. 235 • diane.smith@wsu.edu

Check Out What’s New at SNAP-Ed (formerly Food $ense)!

SNAP-Ed: Nutrition Education for Audiences with Limited Resources

What It Is: The Skagit County WSU Extension SNAP-Ed (formerly Food $ense) is a program designed to bring helpful information regarding healthy life choices to individuals and families of Skagit County. We cater our teaching programs and demonstrations specific to what the people of the Skagit community need, making our program a unique commodity.

What We Do: Promote healthy eating and active living for youth attending schools with 50% of students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch in Skagit County. We also provide nutrition education at locations such as food banks and transitional housing to further promote healthy living for those with limited resources.The Food $ense experience promotes self-reliance and participants have fun learning through interactive, hands-on activities.

How Our Families Benefit: 

  • Increases ability to prepare tasty meals with basic, low-cost food
  • Engages students in making healthful food choices and active play
  • Strengthens relationships between family members
  • Improves school performance
  • Encourages better health habits for the whole family
  • Supports school learning objectives

Where We Go: Providing education in the following schools:

  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • Allen Elementary
  • Lucile Umbarger Elementary
  • Lincoln ElementarFE_Kids_with_peasy

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As families grow and society gets busier and busier with soccer practice, school plays, dance classes, work and school it’s getting harder and harder for everyone to get together for a sit down meal. Check out these tips for getting everyone around the table for a home cooked meal and some quality family time, and the reasons why it’s important for everyone in the family.

 

Need some ideas for ‘Family Meal-Time”? Check out this great recipe book for easy recipes the whole family can help put together!

 

Heading to the grocery store with the kiddos?! Have some fun with this Grocery Store Treasure Hunt! A great way for the young’ins to help you out with the shopping…and we all need some of that!

 

Want to keep track of you activity throughout the day? USDA has an Activity Tracker for anyone to use that allows you to track your activities each day!

  • Simply type in the activity(s) you did. Then type in how many minutes you spent doing that activity and the day of the week. Then you can see how much you’ve done not he meter to the right of the page.
  • The meter also allows you to see how many minutes you have left to provide health benefits and weight loss

 

Think you know your fruits? Test your knowledge with this fun Fruit Quiz!

 

Check out our latest video supporting the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) campaign The New (Ab)Normal

Meet our SNAP-Ed nutrition educators who present classes in schools and community settings on healthy food choices and ways to increase physical activity.

Always visit Grow Happy Kids for state-wide information, news, gameGrow Happy Kidss, and activities about healthful living!

 

USDA and Washington State University are equal opportunity providers and employers. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact: http://foodhelp.wa.gov or the Basic Food Program at: 1 877 501 2233.

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