SNAP-Ed Nutrition Programs focus on improving dietary quality, physical activity and food resource management for adults and youth in Mason County.
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.
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.