Welcome to URI SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education!
What is SNAP-Ed?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The new name reflects changes made to meet the needs of eligible clients, including a greater focus on nutrition.
SNAP’s nutrition education component, SNAP-Ed, is administered through the University of Rhode Island Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. The mission of URI SNAP-Ed is to empower participants to choose nutritious foods and be physically active within constraints of a limited budget.
SNAP-Ed Key Messages
- Eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat sources of calcium daily for good health
- Be physically active daily
- Balance calories in with calories out for a healthy weight
- Healthy food can fit all budgets
2014 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
- Worked with 79 partner organizations and provided 632 community-based workshops
- Reached approximately 8500 direct and indirect contacts
- Trained almost 700 staff at partner organizations
- Distributed over 23,000 educational materials in English and Spanish
- Provided recipe tastings and demonstrations at most workshops
- Conducted focus groups of SNAP participants to learn their needs and preferences to better tailor our programming
- Positively impacted fruit and vegetable behaviors as a result of our interventions