About SNAP Ed
SNAP- Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP- Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active.The SNAP-Ed program provides free educational programs and classes for anyone who receives or is eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
The goal of SNAP-Ed is to increase, within a limited budget, the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity, consistent with the most recent dietary advise reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate.
For more information on our SNAP- Ed Program or upcoming courses please contact your Area Nutrition Agent:
Aneisha R. Andrus, MPH
Assistant Extension Agent (SNAP-Ed)
Vernon/ Beauregard Parish
What do SNAP- ED participants learn from the program?
Through SNAP-Ed classes participants learn to select, prepare and incorporate fruits and vegetables, whole grain, low-fat protein foods and low-fat dairy products into a healthy diet; to use limited resources to plan, purchase and prepare food for the family; to be physically active every day; and to store and handle food so it is safe for consumption.
What is SNAP?
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For more information on SNAP benefits please visit your local DCFS office or http://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/.