University of Maryland Extension

Maryland SNAP-Ed Program

Maryland SNAP-Ed is a collaborative community nutrition program, offering nutrition education to assist low-income individuals and families (those who qualify for SNAP/food stamps) in making healthy food choices, developing food preparation skills, handling food safely, improving shopping skills, and increasing physical activity. SNAP-Ed also provides nutrition education training to volunteers and professionals who provide services to low-income families, thus expanding the reach of the program.

Maryland SNAP-Ed offers programs for youth and adults, and many materials are available in both English and Spanish.

SNAP-Ed’s Five Initiative Areas

Maryland SNAP-Ed Program 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.

  • Healthy School Communities – schools with at least 50% free and reduce meals (FARMS) rates
  • Healthy Changes for Out of School Youth  – afterschool sites serving a low-income population or within a school that has at least a 50% FARMS rate
  • Healthy Tots, Healthy Families – preschool and childcare centers serving a low-income population (e.g. Judy Centers, Head Start)
  • Securing Food Resources for Families – 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)
  • Farm to Family – farmers markets, particularly those accepting SNAP (formerly food stamps), WIC, and fruit and vegetable checks

Visit the website at:

Teacher Toolkit

Kalyn Petrillo

Project Leader and Nutrition Educator

 

Maryland’s SNAP-Ed Program

University of Maryland Extension, St. Mary's County

26737 Radio Station Way, Suite E-2, Leonardtown, MD 20650

443.518.0333 (direct) / 301 475-4483 (fax)

www.extension.umd.edu/fsne

 

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