Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education

Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of the Environment and Life Sciences

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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:

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  • 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
To learn more about our program, please contact us at 401-277-5270 or 1-877-Food-URI!
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