Welcome to URI SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education!
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.
2016 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
- Worked with 67 partner organizations and provided 826 community-based workshops
- Reached approximately 9,800 direct and indirect contacts in 16 towns/cities throughout the state, including the four core cities
- Trained 851 staff at partner organizations
- Distributed over 52,450 educational materials in English and Spanish
- Developed 34 new handouts, worksheets or recipes
- Provided recipe tastings and demonstrations at 85% of workshops
- Sent 1,839 nutrition behavior-focused text messages to 375 participants
- Increased Policy, Systems and Environmental focus in partner collaborations
- Positively impacted fruit, vegetable, whole grains, plant-based proteins, sugar-sweetened beverages, and energy-dense snack behaviors as a result of our interventions