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Nutrition Education Programs

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Nutrition Programs in Pierce County

WSU Pierce County Extension provides accessible and reliable research-based nutrition, food safety and preservation information for the public. We value diversity and strive to build on the assets of the individuals, families, and communities we serve.

EFNEP

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a unique program that helps promote healthy eating, physical activity, and money saving food tips.  We partner with community agencies to provide group lessons for families and young adults with low incomes.  Our classes are interactive, centered around discussing practical application of nutrition information for participants’ unique needs and preferences, and setting goals.  Each lesson includes a fun physical activity, and opportunity to create and sample a budget- and family-friendly healthy recipe!

For more information about EFNEP in Pierce County, check out the webpage or contact Alysia Morgan at alysia.morgan1@wsu.edu or (253) 798-3227.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Alysia Morgan, Pierce County EFNEP Supervisor, at alysia.morgan1@wsu.edu or (253) 798-3227 at least two weeks prior to the event.

SNAP-Ed

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded program implemented by local agencies. SNAP-Ed strengthens SNAP’s (previously known as Food Stamps) impact by addressing food and nutrition insecurity to improve nutrition and prevent or reduce diet-related chronic disease.

Through WSU Pierce County Extension, SNAP-Ed staff use evidence-based research to provide education and be involved in policy, system, and environmental interventions to improve community health.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that people eligible for SNAP (Basic Food) will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles that follow current recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.

For more information about SNAP-Ed contact Linda Mathews (253) 798-7154 or lmathews@wsu.edu.


SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, 1-877-501-2233. http://foodhelp.wa.gov/

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Linda Mathews SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator, at lmathews@wsu.edu or (253) 798-7154 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Pierce County has the following nutrition programs.
Click on the program below to learn more:

 

EFNEP

SNAP-ED

Washington SNAP-Ed logo.

 

Turnips available at a food bank.

 

Fresh greens and celery available at a food bank.

 

Nutrition education by SNAP-Ed with adults.

 

Orange and green sidewalk sign with "WE ACCEPT EBT"

Local Pierce County Farmers Markets accept EBT (food stamps)!