Meet our SNAP-Ed nutrition educators
who present classes in schools and community settings on healthy food choices and ways to increase physical activity.
SNAP-Ed: Nutrition Education for Audiences with Limited Resources
What It Is: The Skagit County WSU Extension SNAP-Ed (formerly Food $ense) is a program designed to bring helpful information regarding healthy life choices to individuals and families of Skagit County. We cater our teaching programs and demonstrations specific to what the people of the Skagit community need, making our program a unique commodity.
What We Do: Promote healthy eating and active living for youth attending schools with 50% of students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch in Skagit County. We also provide nutrition education at locations such as food banks and transitional housing to further promote healthy living for those with limited resources.The Food $ense experience promotes self-reliance and participants have fun learning through interactive, hands-on activities.
How Our Families Benefit:
- Increases ability to prepare tasty meals with basic, low-cost food
- Engages students in making healthful food choices and active play
- Strengthens relationships between family members
- Improves school performance
- Encourages better health habits for the whole family
- Supports school learning objectives
Where We Go: Providing education in the following schools:
- Jefferson Elementary
- Washington Elementary
- Allen Elementary
- Lucile Umbarger Elementary
- Lincoln Elementary