Maryland Snap-Ed

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

For more SNAP-Ed resources, visit:

Eat Smart, Be Fit Maryland

To become a SNAP-Ed partner, contact:

Kara LeClair RDN, LD
SNAP-Ed Project Leader & Nutrition Educator

410.535.3662 (main)
667.786.2727 (cell)