Food Supplemental Nutrition Education (FSNE)

Anne Arundel County’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE)offers nutrition education programs to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households and those eligible for SNAP. FSNE provides nutrition education to help low income individuals and families make healthy food choices; develop cooking skills; handle food safely; improve food shopping skills and increase their physical activity.

Many materials are available in both English and Spanish.

FSNE’s Five Initiative Areas

FSNE works with organizations in these five areas, striving to provide lasting nutrition and physical 

activity messages that positively affect the participants, their families, and the wider community.

  • School Community Sites – schools with at least 50% free and reduce meals (FARMS) rates
  • Youth Out of School Time Sites – afterschool sites serving a low-income population or within a school that has at least a 50% FARMS rate
  • Preschool and Childcare Centers – centers serving a low-income population (e.g. Judy Centers, Head Start)
  • Food Assistance Sites – sites that provide food assistance for families and/or individuals (e.g. Department of Social Services, Community locations that provide food pantries/banks or food distribution)
  • Farmers' Markets

Programs are available for all ages and a variety of interests:

Youth Programs and Curriculum:

Adult Programs and Curriculum:

  • Healthy Cents  demonstrates how to shop wisely for nutritious foods and manage a budget
  • Feeding for Healthy Eating teaches parents how to help children develop healthy eating habits
  • WalkWays supports participants to take steps to better health
  • Nutrition to GO! are quick lessons in stretching food dollars, reading calorie labels, and much more. Could be borrowed for health fairs.
  • Market to Mealtime partners with Farmers’ Markets to increase the sales and consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Cooking Matters® at the Store: FSNE partners with Share Our Strength to help families make healthy and affordable choices at the supermarket
  • Fruits & Veggies Fabulous Foods! Encourages families to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day
  • Market to Mealtime: Partnering with Farmers’ Markets to Increase the Sales and Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Text4HealthyTots messages offer nutrition and physical activity ideas to parents of preschool-aged children.
  • MyPlate for My Family encourages adults and their families to make healthy food and physical activity choices.

Professional Development For Teachers & Child Care Providers:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Here are a few helpful links:

FSNE is funded by the USDA in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Human Resources, the University of Maryland, University of Maryland Extension, and COMMUNITY AGENCIES SUCH AS YOURS!

For more information about how to collaborate with FSNE, please contact project leader and educator:

LaTasha Coleman
Agent Associate, Nutrition Educator
lcolema4@umd.edu
410 222-3900 (office)

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