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SNAP-Ed / Food $ense

Provider Description: WSU Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed

About Us

WSU Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed, also known as “Food $ense”, has provided hands-on nutrition education in Whatcom County since 2004. We are a community nutrition education program for low income households. Serving approximately 3,000 Whatcom County residents, WSU Whatcom SNAP-Ed reaches youth, adults, and families with limited incomes to develop skills and behaviors to eat more healthfully and be more physically active. Our focus is to support and encourage healthy food choices by providing participants with the knowledge to select, prepare and consume healthy meals for themselves and their families.

Meet our Team!

Lee Anne Riddle, Region 3 IA

Amber Noskoff, Program Coordinator and Region 3 Data Specialist

Ashley Meyer, Nutrition Educator

Karla Anderson, Nutrition Educator

Contact Us

Phone: (360) 778-5820
Website: (in process of revision)

Current Programming

List of Curricula offered

• Eating Smart Being Active
• Plan, Shop, Save, Cook
• Eat Smart Live Strong
• Cooking Matters in the Community
• Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness
• Read for Health

Environmental, Systems and Policy Change Activities

• Food Bank Recipe Demonstrations and Tastings
• Informative Bulletin Boards with Informative Handouts and Recipes
• Healthy Food Pantry Assessments
• Smarter Lunchrooms Assessments
• Harvest of the Month
• Student Nutrition Action Councils (SNAC)
• Health Walking Events
• Community Health Fairs
• Grocery Store Tours
• Community Garden Demonstrations

If you are interested in learning more about this programming, contact: Amber Noskoff –

We also support these programs found where people shop!

Fresh Bucks Logo Fresh Bucks – These match your SNAP/EBT purchases of fruits and vegetables with additional coupons to buy more fresh produce at participating Farmers’ Markets.
Complete Eats Logo Complete Eats – If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, you can earn extra savings when you buy fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and vegetables as long as they have no added fat, sugar or salt, at any Safeway store in Washington. Check out this map!



Our Community Partners

Unity Care NW
Northwest Indian College
Lummi Tribal Health Center
Lummi Tribal Commodity Food Bank
Ferndale Food Bank
• East County Emergency Food Pantry
Lynden Project Hope Food Bank
Lydia Place
New Way Ministries
• Sterling Meadows
• Regency Park
Bellingham Housing Authority
Nooksack Valley School District
Bellingham School District
Ferndale School District