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- Program Impacts
- 06/23 - Veteran Farmers Conference
- 06/23 - Veterans in Ag
- 06/30 - Hands-on Gastro-Intestinal Parasitism
- 06/30 - Landmark Park/ACES/Wiregrass Beekeepers Association Honey Extraction Demonstration
- 07/12 - Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
- 07/14 - Sheep and Goat Internal and External Parasitism; What is new ?
- 08/24 - One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Production
- 09/15 - Sustainable Silvopasture Systems for Small Farmers Field Day and Training
Urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (USNAP-Ed)
The Urban Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (USNAP-Ed) is a nutrition education program that is implemented through the Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University. The program is co-funded by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the SNAP Division of The Alabama Department of Human Resources under the umbrella of the Food and Nutrition Service-United States Department of Agriculture.
The mission of USNAP-Ed is to empower limited resource families to make wise food choices, to select and prepare safe foods, and to consume a nutrient dense diet of healthy foods. USNAP-Ed is taught by Extension Agent Assistants in groups and in some instances individual sessions. USNAP-Ed targets residents of public housing facilities, youth in after school programs, and seniors citizens throughout Alabama's metropolitan areas.
Goals of USNAP-Ed
- Improve knowledge of the importance of good nutrition to foster healthy families and communities
- Educate families and individuals on the American Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate to increase their knowledge and skills in food selection, food preparation, and food safety/storage for improved general health
- Reduce risk factors associated with poor health and chronic diseases by encouraging food choices, and physical and community activities that promote health and prevent disease
- Improve shopping behavior and management of household food dollars to ensure nutritious foods are available for families and individuals