Kansas SNAP-Ed Program
Kansas SNAP-Ed, formerly known as the Family Nutrition Program, is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources. Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE). Programming takes place in 80+ counties through the efforts of County Extension Agents and their assistants.
The strength and reach of Kansas SNAP-Ed is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of Extension and local community agencies and organizations that share a common concern for the welfare of limited resource Kansans.
Partnering agencies include:
WIC and Local Health Departments
Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
Head Start and Childcare Centers
Hospitals and Clinics
Food Banks and Pantries
Commodity Food Distribution Centers
Schools and Libraries
In 2017-2018, Clarissa currently conducts monthly SNAP-Ed programs at LeRoy Elementary and Gridley Elementary through this grant program. To learn more about SNAP-Ed and see if your site is eligible, contact the extension office.