Margie Hernandez, SNAP-Ed Assistant at the Russell County Extension Office 

Click here to view her introduction.

 

 What is SNAP-Ed? 

SNAP-Ed stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

SNAP-Ed:

1.Targets low income families and individuals with nutrition education.

2. Educates limited resource families with young children and Food Stamp clientele to plan nutritious meals on a limited budget, acquire safe food handling practices, improve food preparation skills and change behavior necessary to have a healthy lifestyle.

3. Works with local Hispanic families teaching nutrition and budgeting lessons.

4. Assists with the Community Garden project.

5. Meets with individuals or groups at various locations to teach lessons on topics such as food guide MyPlate, meal planning, food preparation and safety, making healthy food choices on a limited budget, and gardening.

6. Goes to local daycares and elementary schools to present the LEAP program to children. The LEAP for Health curriculum is a series of lessons using storybooks to teach children about staying healthy, being physically active, and eating more fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains.

7. Participates in community health fairs and various other public promotions throughout the year such as National Nutrition Month, Earth Day, Longest Day of Play, etc.

8. Participates in food sampling at the Russell Co. Farmers' Market to promote locally grown fruits and vegetables and to encourage customers to try new and different foods.  Recipe cards are given out with the samples to encourage the customers to try the recipes at home.

 

Upcoming Events

Community Baby Shower

 

Recipes

 

 

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2016 SNAP-Ed Annual Report