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SNAP-ED Program Overview

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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.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

• 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.

Last Updated: 12/18/2014 9:22:45 AM