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Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed Community Partnership Funding

Extension's SNAP-Education Community Partnership Funding supports 15 local, regional and statewide agencies through grant money for 2016. The partner agencies work to improve the health of Minnesotans with limited resources by implementing changes in the policies, systems, and the environment in their communities.

January 31, 2017 was the official end date for these projects. Learn about their accomplishments: The Power of Partnerships.

SNAP-Ed Community Partners

The organizations listed below are collaborating with SNAP-Ed staff on improving the health of Minnesotans with limited financial resources. Learning together, the partnerships are identifying ways to implement policy, system, and environmental changes within organizations and communities to promote healthy eating and active living. Click on “More information +” to see the scale of the project, primary grant location, population served, and project description.

About the Funding

Extension’s SNAP-Education Community Partnership Funding granted funds to 15 local, regional, and statewide agencies in 2016. Partners were chosen to work collaboratively with SNAP-Ed to help bring about policy, system, and environment change, using practical strategies to help break down barriers to healthy eating and active living.

The Community Partnership grantees are diverse in size and scope, representing a mix of programs offered in rural, urban, and suburban settings throughout Minnesota. They include large public health and school programs, health care providers, faith-based and philanthropic organizations and community groups.

Our partners serve populations eligible for SNAP-Ed through both traditional and innovative programming. Their grants are designed to help organizations build capacity and sustainability. 

Through the grants, we seek to improve the health of Minnesotans with limited financial resources. As we collaborate with our partners, the lessons we will learn from one another will help guide future SNAP-Ed work. 

As part of the initiative, tools will be developed to document the assessment process and measure the success of projects.

Related Resources

SNAP Education — The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

SNAP-Ed: Our Expanded Focus — Jamie Bain, Extension educator, explains the broadened reach of our work in this blog post.

Schoolhouse Broc-coli — This 3-minute video describes our Health and Nutrition work in Minnesota schools.

The Spectrum of PreventionPrevention Institute — This tool provides a comprehensive framework for addressing major public health issues.

PSE 101ChangeLab Solutions — This webinar provides an introduction to building healthier communities through policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change.

Minnesota Food Charter — The Minnesota Food Charter is a roadmap designed to guide policymakers and community leaders in providing Minnesotans with equal access to affordable, safe, and healthy food regardless of where they live.

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