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FNP/SNAP-Ed Community Collaborators

LSU AgCenter FNP/SNAP-Ed and SU-FF-NEWS collaborate to ensure that SNAP participants are provided with nutrition education/activities without duplication of services. In addition, coordinated efforts are established with the following agencies:

Women, Infant and Children (WIC): Coordinate efforts to provide educational materials at clinic sites by displaying nutrition posters and exhibits with general SNAP nutrition education messages in reception areas and newsletters.

Farmers Market Nutrition Program: On-site nutrition education provided through food tasting, recipes, nutritional content of produce and food preparation; collaboration with LSU AgCenter Master Gardener nutrition education volunteer program to provide nutrition education as part of the ongoing community education efforts targeting SNAP eligibles.

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP): Work with low-income seniors to improve their nutrition status by increasing their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.

National School Lunch Program (NSLP): Nutrition education provided to youth attending eligible schools consisting of general SNAP information. 

Summer Food Service Program (SSNAP): Maintain close working relationship with SSNAP summer camps. Through group lessons, provide fun and age-appropriate nutrition education to youth. Establish parent nutrition education through newsletters and student food cooking activities. 

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): On-site general nutrition education with fun activities, such as children’s games, placemats, videos and songs for youth who assist with learning new healthy behaviors. 

Food Assistance for Disaster Relief: Work closely with the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) to provide food safety information, with topics such as Safe Drinking Water, Preparing Meals without Refrigeration, Food Safety when the Electricity is Out, etc. and encourage participation in SNAP.

Food Distribution Commodity Supplemental Food Program: On-site nutrition education provided through videos, food tasting, recipes, question-and-answer sessions, and nutrition fact sheets and newsletters.

Foods for Seniors Program: Group nutrition education for lessons provided to senior SNAP participants.

Louisiana Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF): Nutrition education classes will be available as requested for the Family Independence Temporary Assistance (FITAP) and Strategies to Empower People (STEP) programs. 

Northwest Louisiana Food Bank. Greater Baton Rouge Area Food Bank, Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Second Harvesters Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana: On-site education provided to SNAP participants via group lessons.

Head Start Program: Provide on-site nutrition education to SNAP youth and adults

Department of Education and School Administration (for school projects): Collaborations will be conducted with additional partners established as necessary.

EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program): SNAP-Ed will provide nutrition education for eligible EFNEP graduates based on interest.
Last Updated: 12/21/2011 4:26:45 PM
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