SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) teaches SNAP recipients how to make healthy food choices with a limited budget. Through SNAP-Ed, people can learn how to lead healthy lifestyles and prepare nutritious, affordable meals. All SNAP-Ed programs follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate.
SNAP-Ed focuses on five things:
For additional information about SNAP-Ed in Louisiana, visit the Louisiana State SNAP-Ed Program page.
SNAP-Ed's audience includes SNAP recipients and applicants. Other low-income people can benefit from SNAP-Ed as long as the program generally targets SNAP recipients and applicants. However, these projects require an approved waiver, and at least half of the target audience must have a household income at or below 185% of poverty level. Incarcerated persons are not considered a SNAP-Ed audience.
Other SNAP-Ed target audiences include:
SNAP-Ed nutrition interventions follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SNAP-Ed provides access to lessons and educational materials about nutrition, physical activity, food budgeting, food safety, and gardening. SNAP-Ed nutrition education activities focus on:
LSU AgCenter nutrition agents and educators provide services in each region of the state. Find your SNAP-Ed agent or educator using the directory on our programs page!
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture