SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education
WSU SNAP-Ed is funded by a federal grant from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The SNAP-Ed program teaches youth and adults with limited incomes to develop skills and behaviors to eat healthfully. Families learn nutrition basics and smart buying strategies to provide participants with the knowledge to make healthy choices and sustain their food supply throughout the month.
SNAP-Ed Educators provide high quality, educational and fun nutrition classes. Each school district has a school garden and staff of volunteers that add to the curriculum features of the program. Students are encouraged to try fresh, new foods as well as understand the nutritional qualities they offer. Our state approved curriculum provides ongoing learning from Kindergarten through 12th grade. SNAP-Ed is offered in the Newport, Cusick, and Selkirk school districts.
Strong community partnerships allow nutrition education to be delivered in non-school settings as well. Practical information is provided for adults wanting to eat healthier and stretch their food dollar. WSU Extension SNAP-Ed staff work with food banks, parents of youth in schools, and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians in Pend Oreille County by providing practical, hands on information about healthy food choices and how to make the most of foods on hand.
Visit the SNAP-Ed family website, Grow Happy Kids which is dedicated to:
- Sharing ideas to connect kids to naturally delicious foods.
- Providing tasty low cost recipes any parent can fix and be proud to serve.
- Creating a support-place to link to others and local community resources.
Feed their heads. Fuel their bodies. Fill their hearts. www.growhappykids.org