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SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program

Program Contact: Pamela Bish, SNAP-Ed Coordinator
360-427-9670 Ext. 694 • Pllyons@wsu.edu

What is SNAP-ED?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded program authorized through the Farm Bill and administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education and encourages physically active lifestyles through both direct education and policy, systems and environmental approaches  where community members with limited-incomes eat, learn, live, play and shop.

  • SNAP-Ed provides hands-on, culturally sensitive nutrition education at schools where¬† 50% or more of the students receive free or reduced-price meals.
  • SNAP-Ed collaborates with partners to support access and distribution of healthy emergency food options.
  • SNAP-Ed teaches youth and adults to develop skills and behaviors to select, prepare and consume healthy meals.

Adult Programming

SNAP-Ed programs bring a hands-on based approach to nutrition education lessons for food stamp eligible adults. Participants discover the importance of daily physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle and learn specifics about how to choose a variety of nutrient dense foods in appropriate portion sizes. These two approaches support health and well being for our community.

Youth Programming

Series of between five and twenty-five classes are offered in grades K-10 in Shelton, Pioneer, and Hood Canal School Districts. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge, attitudes and skills to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free milk products, choosing a variety of foods and balancing food intake with daily physical activity. Parent newsletters, family nights, special events, and bulletin boards in the schools provide resources and access for families to recipes, family activities, and nutrition information.

SNAP-Ed Staff

Pamela BishPamela Bish
SNAP-Ed Coordinator
pllyons@wsu.edu
Ext. 694

 

 

 

 

 

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