Nutrition and Healthy Living

Food plays an important role in our lives.  It provides sustenance, pleasure and has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing.

Through nutrition, health and fitness programs, Extension educators enable Maryland families, individuals and employees to make healthier choices for themselves and those they care for.   

Extension educators provide programs in topics such as food safely and preventing foodborne illness, food preservation, and nutrition education for youth and adults.

Maryland SNAP Ed Program

Maryland SNAP Ed Program (Formerly FSNE) provides nutrition education to help low-income individuals and families make healthy food choices, develop food preparation skills, handle food safely, improve shopping skills, and increase physical activity.

The Maryland SNAP Ed Program also provides nutrition education training to volunteers and professionals who provide services to low-income families, thus expanding the reach of the program.

The Maryland SNAP Ed Program is available to your organization at no cost and offers a variety of programs to support the work of community agencies serving low income families and may offer programming to:

· Public schools where 50% or more students qualify for free or reduced school lunch (or community agencies located within these school districts)

· Community agencies servicing food stamp eligible audiences

· Local food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.

To learn more about Maryland SNAP Ed Youth Programs go to Child Programs, Maryland SNAP Ed Adult Program go to Adult Programs.

Contact Kristin Spiker at (301) 334-6960 or kspiker@umd.edu to discuss becoming a Maryland SNAP Ed collaborator.