Who We Are

SNAP-Ed NY teaches people to shop for and cook healthy meals while on a limited budget. Our goal is to give you the tools, tips and tricks that help you make nutritious food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles. If you are looking for a class in your area click here and tell us where you live to connect with a local program.

SNAP-Ed works with many to make the healthy choice the easy choice for our communities. Are you interested in bringing SNAP-Ed programming to your agency, community or school? Click here to learn more!

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Where You Will Find Us

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SNAP-Ed Program Opportunities

SNAP-Ed works with individuals, families, community agencies, schools, policy makers and many more to educate, empower and support change. SNAP-Ed utilizes multiple approaches to deliver healthy eating and active lifestyle messages to the community. These approaches include :

Nutrition Education: Using hands-on, interactive teaching style we offer classes on a variety of topics: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight control and physical activity. Our teams will work with you to design programs for youth, adults and/or seniors and come directly into your agency. Programs can last anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes and may include a food demonstration. We will talk with you about what is the most appropriate design for your community, school or agency.

Positive health and nutrition social marketing messages can lead to positive community-wide behavior change. Our agency creates nutrition social marketing material for all populations and provides technical assistance on placement and distribution. Contact us about how your organization can receive nutrition and obesity prevention social marketing materials.

Other community programming designed to promote healthy eating includes: SNAP-Ed goes beyond programming to support and influence community-level health promotion where we work, live, learn and play. Education can only be applied when an individual has support structures in place to do so. SNAP-Ed programs across the state work can work with you on a variety of programs:

  • SNAP Healthy Retail: This program provides technical assistance to SNAP authorized retailers to help with promoting and marketing healthy foods. The goal is to increase the purchase of healthy foods among SNAP eligible New Yorkers. We will provide retailers with a variety of tools, resources, and outreach activities to help build the capacity of retailers to inspire healthy changes among consumers. (OTDA reviewed)
  • Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program: The FVRx program creates a system where health care providers in the community can write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables in partnership with SNAP-Ed programs and local food retailers. Participants in the program receive vouchers to spend at local farmers’ markets, farm stands, and other retail options – giving additional purchasing power to people who need it most.
  • Community Obesity Prevention Programs: Are you already providing SNAP-Ed nutrition education workshops and looking to take it a step further? This program is designed to encourage partnering agencies to become role models, or Champions for Change. SNAP-Ed teams will provide engaging nutrition education and professional development trainings to partnering agencies and local human services staff so they can support their patrons.
  • Farm to Worksite or Community Site: This program improves access and eliminates barriers to fresh produce by coordinating a farmer’s market or foodbox distribution at qualifying locations. We will provide training and technical assistance to farmers and interested locations, along with nutrition education and food demonstrations at the site.
  • School Wellness and Smarter Lunchrooms: This program provides qualifying schools and their districts with tools, resources, workshops and professional development trainings that promote healthy eating and physical activity among children, staff, and families. We can work with your schools to review and update wellness policy, conduct school environment assessments, as well as offer trainings on various topics such as healthy celebrations, brain breaks and smarter lunchroom.
  • Peer-led Obesity Programs: The influence of peers on young people’s health behaviors during adolescence can be very valuable. SNAP-Ed educators will provide training and technical assistance to middle and/or high school peer leaders, so that they can effectively facilitate peer groups aimed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity among their friends and community.

 SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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