WSU Thurston County Extension is committed to improving the health and wellness of Thurston County residents through the SNAP-Ed program. SNAP-Ed is a collaborative effort of the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), USDA- Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES), Washington State University, Thurston County and local partners throughout the community.
SNAP-Ed teaches youth and adult audiences to develop skills and behaviors to eat healthfully. Families learn nutrition basics and smart buying strategies to help them make healthy choices and sustain their food supply throughout the month.
In Thurston County, we currently serve students and families at Pleasant Glade Elementary, Garfield Elementary, South Sound High School, Behavioral Health Resources, Family Education & Support Services and the Evergreen Vista community.