Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a nutrition education program that targets individuals and families eligible for SNAP (EBT). SNAP-Ed educators in Calvert County provide resources to help people lead healthy lives through increased food access and improved overall health through nutrition and physical activity. SNAP-Ed partners with community organizations to change the policies, systems, and environments of those sites and offer education programs to support positive changes in those communities.
SNAP-Ed programming reaches participants in a variety of ways including:
Classroom-based, in-person nutrition education for youth, which features tastings and food preparation opportunities.
Face-to-face education for parents/caregivers to encourage healthy role modeling and healthy food preparation at home.
Onsite gardens and gardening for nutrition programs, which encourage the use of locally-produced foods for tastings, snacks, and meals.
Text4HealthyTots, a text-messaging program for parents of preschool-aged children, which features weekly texts with actionable information on nutrition and physical activity.
Key partners in Calvert County include:
- Barstow ES Pre-k and Head Start
- Beach ES Pre-k
- Calvert ES Pre-k
- Dowell ES Pre-k
- Huntingtown ES Pre-k
- PAC Pre-k, Head Start, Judy Center
- St. Leonard ES Pre-k
- Sunderland ES Pre-k and Head Start
- Home Instruction of Parents with Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
- Windy Hill ES Pre-K
- Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry
- SMILE Food Pantry
- Prince Frederick Farmers' Market