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Program Contact: Jill Farrant - Program Supervisor

Meet our SNAP-Ed nutrition educators who present classes in schools and community settings on healthy food choices and ways to increase physical activity.

Youth Programming

The WSU Skagit County SNAP-Ed School Program is an exciting and fun-packed classroom nutrition education project that utilizes MyPlate as the framework to create experiential activities that help students discover how and why to choose healthy foods and be physically active. Hourly classes are given once a week for 7-9 weeks, depending on grade level. Topics include hand washing, food groups, breakfast, snacks, and plant and animal foods and supplemental activities and newsletters (in English and Spanish) are provided to the teacher with each lesson. Includes fun hands-on learning activities, discussions, games, and food samples.

We provide programming in the Mount Vernon and Burlington School Districts.

The Youth program teaches students how to make healthy choices that will have a positive impact on every aspect of their lives: educational, social, and recreational. Leadership is encouraged through sharing what they’re learning with their families.

For more information on scheduling classes for your students, please contact Esther Carpenter.

Adult Programming

The Skagit County SNAP-ED Adult Program delivers cooking and nutrition classes and food demos to business and SNAP-ED service locations throughout Skagit County. We offer 4-8-week classes highlighting easy, nutritious meals in the home, promoting healthy lifestyles and fun, easy to ways to increase physical activity during the day.  We provide classes in English and Spanish providing recipes and handouts culturally appropriate to our participants.

For more information on scheduling classes for your organization, please contact Esther Carpenter.



This material was funded by USDA’S Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity employer.