What is SNAP-Ed?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE). Our goal is to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance. For our most recent news, click News & Events.
What do we do?
We provide evidence-based, interactive nutrition, and fitness education for families, seniors, and children.
We help those we serve:
- Enjoy more fruits and vegetables
- Choose and prepare nutritious meals and snacks
- Develop budgeting, shopping and cooking skills
- Use safe food handling, preparation and storage practices
The strength and reach of SNAP-Ed is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of Extension and local community agencies and organizations that share a common concern for the welfare of limited resource residents of Douglas County.
Partnering agencies include:
Schools and Libraries
WIC and Local Health Departments
Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
Head Start and Childcare Centers
Hospitals and Clinics
Food Banks and Pantries
Commodity Food Distribution Centers
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Fuel Good Pantry Partners
"Food Good Pantry" is an initiative implemented by LiveWell Douglas County and K-State Research and Extension - Douglas County SNAP-Ed. The mission of this program is to "Contribute to increased access and consumption of healthy food, nutrition education, and health resources available to food assistance program clientele in Douglas County." Fuel Good representatives will support pantries in creating an unique action plan and implementing goals outlined in their action plan.
Fuel Your Family
Fuel Your Family is a series of infographics and resources aimed at assisting limited income individuals and families. These infographics cover food-related topics, such as food safety, physical activity, cooking, & nutrition. SNAP-Ed Douglas County created the Fuel Your Family initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more!