Provider Description: WSU Whatcom County Extension SNAP-Ed
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, WSU SNAP-Ed Admin Manager
Amber Noskoff, Extension Program Supervisor and Region 3 Data Specialist
Karla Anderson, Program Educator
Noelle Beecroft, Program Educator
SNAP-Ed participant website
Full of budget-friendly and tasty recipes, as well as food preservation and nutrition information and physical activity information.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
We also support these programs found where people shop!
||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 – 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!
Phone: (360) 778-5820
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