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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 Polk County Central Region Morrison county

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.

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.

Combined Application Form (PDF)Minnesota Department of Health — Use this form to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other cash assistance programs.

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.

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

Minnesota Food HelpLineHunger Solutions — 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

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

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).

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