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.
- Want to host a class? Use the map below to contact the regional coordinator in your area.
- Want to attend a class? Use the map below to contact the regional coordinator in your area. Classes are free for those who meet income guidelines.
- Are you an older adult? Connect with others through Eat Smart, Live Strong (use the map below to contact the regional coordinator in your area) and get tips on healthy aging on our For Older Adults page.
- Want healthy eating and active living tools? Browse the Live Healthy, Live Well website.
- Want help shopping at the farmers markets on a budget? Visit the Farmers Market page for tips and recipes.
Where to Find Us
We teach throughout Minnesota and partner with other organizations to provide the following:
- Group sessions in your neighborhood grocery store, food shelf, WIC clinic, or Head Start
- Cooking Matters® Minnesota courses
Click on the "teardrop" closest to your location on the map below to contact the SNAP-Ed staff in your area.
What Our Participants Are Saying
Everyone can find something to like about SNAP-Ed. Here’s what some of our participants have to say.
What Our Research Tell 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.
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.
Additional SNAP-Ed Information
Partners for Healthful Living (267 K PDF) — Use this flyer to tell others about the SNAP-Ed program at University of Minnesota Extension.
Health and Nutrition News: SNAP-Ed — A collection of blog posts covering 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.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Assistance Programs — Minnesota Department of Human Services — Learn how to apply for food assistance and other food support.
Other Recommended 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.
Searchable Food Help Map — Hunger 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) Program — Minnesota Department of Health — Supplemental food program for pregnant women, infants and children. Find an office near you: English | español | Lus Hmoob | Soomaali