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What is SNAP-Ed?
SNAP-Ed is the one USDA program that brings the powerful combination of education, marketing, policy, systems and environmental changes to support healthy eating and active living for SNAP-eligible families. The goal of this program is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans under USDA food guidance. We hope to give Georgians the tools where they live, work, play, learn, shop and eat so that they can make the healthy choice, the preferred choice.
What is the SNAP-Ed Focus?
- Implementing interventions, among other health promotion efforts, to assist the SNAP-Ed target audience establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle
- Helping the SNAP-Ed target audience that has risk factors for nutrition-related chronic disease, such as obesity, prevent or postpone the onset of disease by establishing healthier eating habits and being more physically active
Who Qualifies for Classes and Services?
- Persons currently receiving SNAP, WIC, TANF or any other means-tested federal assistance program
- Persons at sites such as food pantries, food banks, soup kitchens, public housing and SNAP/TANF job readiness programs
- Persons that live in a low-income census tract or zip code
- Persons that meet SNAP eligibility
Where can I take classes?
To locate a class in Georgia, visit: https://phicwn.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=d996e4ee5dab4fe98abd6733513aebd9
- HealthMPowers: HealthMPowers is a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy habits to build a better future for all school aged children.
- Open Hand Atlanta: Open Hand Cooking Matters (OHCM) serves SNAP/WIC-eligible individuals aged 18-64 in Georgia who are at risk of hunger and obesity.
- DPH: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) SNAP-Ed program seeks to improve health behaviors among SNAP-eligible, low-income adults aged 18-64 through nutrition classes.
- UGA: The University of Georgia SNAP-Ed empowers Georgians aged 18-64 to stay healthy by making healthier food choices, shopping smarter, moving more and cooking delicious meals on a budget.
Harvest of the Month Information
- Harvest of the Month is the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program's farm to school campaign to promote a different local, seasonal fruit or vegetable each month.
- to download the Harvest of the Month Calendar.
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The NEW Nutrition Facts Label!
List of Local Food Banks
List of Farmers Market’s that accept SNAP Benefits
For Nutrition Educators
SNAP-Ed Reach by federal fiscal year
SNAP-Ed can maximize its reach when coordination and collaboration takes place among a variety of stakeholders at the local, state, regional and national levels through publicly or privately funded nutrition intervention, health promotion or obesity prevention strategies.
Fiscal Year 2017
- 137,000 participants reached through direct nutrition education
- 8,657 SNAP Nutrition Education courses taught
- 77 counties served by direction nutrition education
Fiscal Year 2018
- 151,958 participants reached through direct nutrition education
- 8,324 SNAP Nutrition Education courses taught
- 135 counties served by direct nutrition education
Fiscal Year 2019
- 171,721 participants reached through direct nutrition education courses
- 9,738 SNAP Nutrition Education courses taught
- 135 counties served by direction nutrition education
Fiscal Year 2020
- 168,137 participants reached through direct nutrition education courses
- 9,160 SNAP Nutrition Education courses taught
- 99 counties served by direct nutrition education
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
- Fax: (202) 690-7442
- Email: [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Under the Department of Human Services (DHS), you may also file other discrimination complaints by contacting your local DFCS office, or the DFCS Civil Rights, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 19-454, Atlanta, GA, 30303, 404-657-3735. For complaints alleging discrimination based on limited English proficiency, contact the DHS Limited English Proficiency and Sensory Impairment Program at: 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 29-103, Atlanta, GA 30303 or call 404-657-5244 (voice), 404-463-7591 (TTY), 404-651-6815 (fax).
To learn more about the SNAP-Ed Program you can visit the USDA website at https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/SNAP-Ed
If you’re interested in partnering with us or have any questions, please e-mail [email protected].
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