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.
2015 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
- 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