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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 populations 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 by teaching them:

  • How to grow home-edible gardens,
  • How to work with corner stores to increase healthy choices
  • How to make waiting at laundromats productive by practicing physical activity
  • Why it’s important to choose water,
  • How to make better choices at places of faith
  • How to shop for locally-grown ingredients 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.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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