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SNAP-Ed New York Long Island is dedicated to strengthening families and communities. We provide obesity prevention activities targeted to SNAP and SNAP eligible population through a community-based approach. The SNAP-ED LI program collaborates with many to create systematic change through policy, practice and environmental approaches.
The goal of these efforts is to facilitate and empower voluntary adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors conducive to the well-being of limited resource individuals, families and youth.
We encourage families eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and practice healthy lifestyles. We also support families and other community partners to grow home edible gardens, work with corner stores to increase healthy choices, make waiting at laundromats by practicing physical activity and learning to choose water, make better choices at places of faith, and provide tips and recipes to choose locally grown at farmer’s markets. We work with high need schools to create opportunities for school wellness for parents , staff and youth.
Our team of nutrition educators works closely with collaborators to reach and engage SNAP participants with quality programming. We rely on community collaborators where people Eat, Live, Learn, Play, Shop and Work including, The Department of Social Services, health centers, Office of the Aging, community coalitions, high-need schools, food banks and pantries, affordable housing, farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Contact us for trainings and programs.
SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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