Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)


The goal of SNAP-Ed 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food guidance.

The focus of SNAP-Ed is:

  • To help SNAP recipients and eligibles establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle;
  • To help SNAP recipients and eligibles that have risk factors for diet-related chronic disease, prevent or postpone the onset of disease by healthy eating and active living.

Public Value Statement

The Colorado State University-Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (CSU-E SNAP-Ed) teaches participants nutrition fundamentals; how to make healthier food choices for their families; how to be more physically active; how to make nutritious recipes; and, how to stretch their food dollars. This leads to savings for the community in terms of lowered health care (Medicaid) and public assistance costs. An increase in knowledge and self-confidence about nutrition, physical activity and living a healthy lifestyle among participants also leads to an increase in pride of community members and stronger and healthier neighborhoods.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- SNAP.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact 1-888-818-0063. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program.

Updated Wednesday, November 08, 2017