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Urban SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) makes nutrition easy, tasty, and affordable! Using evidence-based teaching methods, limited-resource families & individuals are encouraged to select nutritious food, be physically active, maximize food budgets with smart shopping tips, utilize healthy cooking techniques, and keep food safe during purchase, preparation & storage.

Easy. Tasty. Affordable

What is Urban SNAP-Ed?

  • SNAP-Ed is the acronym for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education.
  • Urban SNAP-Ed is a program developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University.
  • Urban SNAP-Ed is a nutrition education program that offers free learning opportunities to groups and individuals.
  • Urban SNAP-Ed is co-funded by Alabama Extension and the SNAP division of the Alabama Department of Human Resources under the umbrella of the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA.

What are the goals of Urban SNAP-Ed?

  • Present basic nutrition classes in an EASY and fun format for participants to adopt healthy behaviors
  • Teach participants how to select and prepare TASTY, nutritious meals at home.
  • Provide techniques to make buying healthy foods more AFFORDABLE

Who is Urban SNAP-Ed for?

  • Urban SNAP-Ed works with limited-resource families and individuals throughout Alabama’s urban areas.

 

Nutrition Education

Urban SNAP-Ed utilizes nutrition curriculums specifically for youth, adults or senior audiences in group settings within communities. Classes are presented in an 8-10 lesson series with hands-on and interactive activities.

Urban SNAP-Ed Participants will learn how to:

  • Make healthy food choices
  • Utilize healthy meal preparation methods
  • Apply food safety techniques when selecting, preparing, cooking and storing foods
  • Utilize money saving tips to purchase healthy foods on a limited budget

Focused on:

  • Basic nutrition
  • Healthy eating
  • Food safety skills
  • Healthy food preparation tips
  • Smart shopping techniques
  • Hands-on demonstrations
    for healthy snacks & recipes

Funding

Urban SNAP-Ed 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, USDA.

USDA SNAP – The United States Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low incomes. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call 1-800-221-5689 or visit www.fns.usda.gov/snap

This material was funded by USDA’s SNAP Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Read the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement here.

Contact Us

State Office – Alabama A&M University

Dr. Andrea Morris
Office: (256) 372-8082
Email: morrian@aces.edu

Adriane Langham
Office: (256) 372-8083
Email: azl0001@aces.edu

 

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