Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education

Nutrition and Food Sciences, College of Health Sciences

Welcome to URI SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education!

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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.

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.


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  • Worked with 76 partner organizations and provided 748 community-based workshops
  • Reached approximately 9,800 direct and indirect contacts
  • Trained 850 staff at partner organizations
  • Distributed over 37,700 educational materials in English and Spanish
  • Developed 49 new handouts, worksheets or recipes
  • Provided recipe tastings and demonstrations at 87% of workshops
  • Conducted focus groups of Department of Human (DHS) employees to learn the needs of their clients to better tailor our programming
  • Increased Policy, Systems and Environmental focus in partner collaborations
  • Positively impacted fruit, vegetable, sugar-sweetened beverages, and energy-dense snack behaviors as a result of our interventions

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