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Partner With Us

SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed)

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University of Minnesota Extension's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) makes the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources. See the following options for getting involved with a SNAP-Ed program.

Where to Find Us

To get contact information about the SNAP-Ed staff in your area, click on the county or region closest to you on the following map.

regional coordinators

For the contact information of regional SNAP-Ed staff, click on one of the regions below:

What Our Participants Are Saying

Everyone can find something to like about SNAP-Ed. Here’s what some of our participants have to say.

“I thought it was going to be a chore but really enjoyed and learned a lot. Awesome!!"

— Young mother from St. Louis County, a self-described picky eater

"I've learned how to stretch my money for food. I've also learned how to cook quick and good tasting meals. I learned to eat some foods from each of the food groups...I know that it's better to eat food that is colorful and has variety from each group. I really enjoy these classes and had a lot of my questions answered."

— Isanti County mother

What Our Research Tells Us

2014 SNAP-Ed Impact Evaluation (566 K PDF) — This five-page community report summarizes the results of the 2013-2014 study that assessed the effect of SNAP-Ed programming on youth attitudes and behavior regarding healthy eating and physical activity. See a summary report from this study: SNAP-Ed Instruction Helps Kids Eat Healthier (299 K PDF).

2011 SNAP-Ed Implementation Evaluation (934 K PDF) — This six-page community report summarizes the 2011 study of health and nutrition education in low-income Minnesota communities.

More About Minnesota SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice (5 MB PDF) — Use this brochure to tell others about the SNAP-Ed program at University of Minnesota Extension.

SNAP-Ed Works: 2015 University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed Results (1.2 MB PDF) — Learn about the 2015 SNAP-Ed programming efforts in Minnesota.

Family Matters: SNAP-Ed — A collection of blog posts covering recent events, the difference between SNAP and SNAP-Ed, our expanded focus, and more.

USDA Information Statements — Find out about USDA's anti-discrimination practices and how to file a complaint if necessary.

How to Get Nutrition Assistance

Combined Application FormMinnesota Department of Health — Use this form to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other cash assistance programs.

Minnesota Food HelpLineHunger Solutions Minnesota — Phone line and website that helps assess your situation and provide solutions to your family's food needs. Visit the website or call 1-888-711-1151.

Searchable Food Help MapHunger Solutions Minnesota — Find a food shelf, Meals on Wheels, Summer Food Service Program, food support office, or WIC program near you.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) ProgramMinnesota Department of Health — Supplemental food program for pregnant women, infants and children. Find an office near you: English | español | Lus Hmoob | Soomaali

Related Resources

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) — Providing hands-on nutrition education to assist families with limited resources in the Twin Cities to make healthy food and physical activity choices.

Active Living and Healthy Eating on a Budget — This 27-minute video is available in four languages: English | español | Lus Hmoob | Soomaali

Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition ProgramExecutive Office of the President of the United States — This December 2015 report summarizes the long-term benefit of the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP).

Bridge to Benefits MinnesotaChildren's Defense Fund — Learn about support programs and tax credits; see if you are eligible. English | Spanish.

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