Partnering for Healthy Eating and Active Living
In 2016, Extension Center for Family Development made a key investment in partnerships that looked for fresh perspectives, new ideas, and practical strategies to increase access to healthy eating and active living options for people with limited financial resources. The SNAP-Ed Community Partnership Funding provided money to 15 local, regional, and statewide agencies who were chosen to work collaboratively with SNAP-Ed staff to help bring about policy, system, and environmental changes to help break down barriers to healthy eating and active living.
The projects have not only flourished independently, but also cross-pollinated each other. From farmers markets increasing the use of EBT machines, to increasing and improving school and community gardens, the partnerships throughout Minnesota collectively:
- Worked with 514 additional partners.
- Reached 23,494 people.
- Leveraged over $581,549 in grants, time, and supplies.
SNAP-Ed Community Partnership Funding — Learn about a select group of our partnerships.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) — Helping Minnesotans with limited financial resources make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Live Healthy, Live Well — Find online resources and classes for families to keep bodies, minds, wallets, homes, and futures healthy.