SNAP-Ed @ DSU
Delaware State University SNAP-Ed Program
Delaware State University Cooperative Extension partners with University of Delaware Cooperative Extension to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), a free nutrition education program to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits. DSU Cooperative Extension’s SNAP-Ed nutrition instructors use a series of educational materials to teach youths, teens, adults and seniors how to make health a priority through an instructional series. The goal of the SNAP-Ed program is to increase the likelihood that people eligible for SNAP benefits will establish healthy eating habits and increase their time spent involved in physical activity while staying within their limited food budget.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is the educational component of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a program that offers nutrition assistance to eligible, limited-resource individuals and families. We focus on nutrition education and obesity prevention in an interactive, evidence-based, and behavior-change-focused format.
Across Delaware, SNAP-Ed is provided through Delaware Cooperative Extension, which represents the land-grant partnership between Delaware State University and the University of Delaware.
Who Does SNAP-Ed Serve?
SNAP-Ed provides educational classes and partners with community organizations to reach residents in need of our services. Classes are provided at community locations that are natural places where people go on a regular basis.
Our seven focus areas for programming Include:
Community Centers: Programs for Adults
Food Distribution Sites
Farmers Markets/Grocery Stores
Interested in finding out about classes in your area or partnering with SNAP-Ed?
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