Food $ense Nutrition Education

Program Contact: Acacia Zambrana, Regional SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator
(425) 357-6021 • larson2@wsu.edu

What is Food $ense? Food $ense is Washington State’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). It is a hands-on, culturally sensitive nutrition education program available to Washington Basic Food (food stamp) recipients and schools where 50% or more of the students receive free or reduced-price meals. This nutrition education program reaches youth and adults in Snohomish County with information to help families practice healthy eating habits and become more physically active.

 

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Program Highlight: Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program at Horizon Elementary

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During the 2015-2016 school year, over 700 kids received a fresh fruit or vegetable snack twice a week for 31 weeks, thanks to Mukilteo School District Nutrition Services hosting the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (funded by USDA).  This year, we are happy to continue helping to deliver these snacks to students along with educational materials, and work with Student Nutrition Action Council 4th and 5th grade students to select favorite fruits and vegetables to be served on the salad bar at lunch!

Read the full Report here: FFVP Annual Report 2016

Food $ense Staff

  • Regional SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator – Acacia Zambrana
  • Local SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator – Kathy Gilman

For more about our staff, visit the grow happy kids webpage!

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