SNAP-Ed NY teaches people how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a limited budget. Our goal is to give you the tools, tips, and tricks to help you make nutritious food choices and choose a physically active lifestyle. If you are looking for a class in your area, click here to connect with a local program.
SNAP-Ed works to help 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!
Where You Can Find Us
SNAP-Ed Program Opportunities
SNAP-Ed works with individuals, families, community agencies, schools, policy makers, and others to educate, empower, and support change. SNAP-Ed uses multiple approaches to deliver healthy eating and active lifestyle messages to the community. These include :
Nutrition Education: Using a 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, and weight control and physical activity. Our teams will work with you to design programs for youth, adults, and/or seniors, and will come directly to 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 program 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 informative social marketing material for all populations and provides technical assistance on placement and distribution. Contact us about how your organization can receive our nutrition and obesity prevention 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:
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