Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)
About the Program
The Athens-Clarke County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) offers a variety of nutrition education experiences for every family member. SNAP-Ed is federally funded and is conducted through the Cooperative Extension in every state and U.S. territory, and is also affiliated with the University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
For over 30 years, SNAP-Ed has been helping families with children learn how to eat healthier meals and snacks, stretch their food dollars, and reduce the risk of food-borne illness. Faced with the challenges of paying rent, utilities, day care, and other family expenses, families experience the stress of trying to provide a variety of nutritious foods and maintain healthy diets on limited budgets. SNAP-Ed provides a variety of tools and ideas to help families cut food costs and provide healthy meals and snacks for family members.
SNAP-Ed also provides an online nutrition education program, Food e-Talk, which is based on the Food Talk curriculum. In addition to regular Food Talk materials, participants have access to physical activity and meal trackers as well as video cooking demonstrations and alternative recipes. Food e-Talk enrollees learn how to: