The SNAP-Ed Program provides free educational programs throughout Louisiana for anyone who currently 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 SNAP recipients will make healthful food choices consistent with the most recent dietary advice reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate.
• DIETARY QUALITY: Helping participants adopt healthful eating habits and active lifestyles based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate
• SHOPPING BEHAVIOR/FOOD RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Teaching easy techniques for thrifty shopping and wholesome food preparation
• FOOD SECURITY: Ensuring that SNAP households have enough to eat
• FOOD SAFETY: Improving safe handling, preparation and storage of food
• HOME GARDENING: Explaining how to plant and grow fruits and vegetables
Family and consumer sciences agents and trained nutrition educators provide services in 64 parishes. For more information about free educational SNAP-Ed classes and how you can enroll, click on your Parish from this link, call the number shown and ask for the parish agent.
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