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What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP-Ed also known as the SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program is one USDA program that brings a 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 and the 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?

Where can I take classes?

To locate a class in Georgia, click here.

SNAP-Ed Sites by County 2023

Implementing Agencies

  • 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.
  • Click here to download the 2023-2024 Harvest of the Month Calendar.
Harvest of the Month 2023-2024 Calendar

Easy Ways to Get Active!

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. Please note that Direct education methodology has changed each year to facilitate improvements in analysis and interpretations. As a result, direct education results cannot be directly compared from year to year.

SNAP-Ed Program Overview

Georgia SNAPEd Program Fact Sheet en Español

Fiscal Year 2022

  • 103,986 participants reached through direct nutrition education courses
  • 8,973 SNAP Nutrition Education courses taught
  • 71 counties served by direct nutrition education

Fiscal Year 2022 One-Pager

Fiscal Year 2022 One-Pager en Espanol 

Success Stories

Fiscal Year 2021

  • 119,788 participants reached through direct nutrition education courses
  • 7,205 SNAP Nutrition Education courses taught
  • 85 counties served by direct nutrition education

Fiscal Year 2021 One Pager

Fiscal Year 2021 One-Pager en Espanol

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

Fiscal Year 2020 One Pager

SNAP-Ed Fiscal Year 2020 en Español

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 2019 One Pager

SNAP-Ed Fiscal Year 2019 en Español

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 2018 One Pager

SNAP-Ed Fiscal Year 2018 en Español

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 2017 One Pager

SNAP-Ed Fiscal Year 2017 en Español

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. Mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. 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).


DFCS Constituent Service

NOTE: For timely processing, applications, renewals and verification paperwork should be uploaded to Georgia Gateway when possible. Customers without online access should mail paperwork directly to their local county office.

For all other inquiries

Web Form:

Family Independence Online Contact Form - for issues related to Georgia Gateway, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps/SNAP, Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Contact us

To learn more about the SNAP-Ed Program you can visit the USDA website at

  • Latresh Davenport – DFCS SNAP Nutrition Education Program Coordinator
  • Mikayla Gallo – DFCS SNAP Nutrition Education Project Specialist

If you’re interested in partnering with us or have any questions, please e-mail [email protected].

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