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Lawrence KS 66046

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What is SNAP-Ed?

The Kansas SNAP-Ed program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families and implemented by Kansas State University Research and Extension (KSRE).

Kansas SNAP-Ed supports low-income Kansans by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a dual focus on nutrition and physical activity education and partnering with local and statewide organizations to improve policies, systems and environments that support healthy behaviors.

Kansas SNAP-Ed focuses on preventing nutrition and activity-related chronic disease by empowering low-resource Kansans to achieve healthy lives, improve food security and reduce health disparities.

Through a series of nutrition classes, community-based nutrition educators lead interactive lessons for youth, adults, and older adults across the state to help individuals and families with:

  • Easy, nutritious meal planning according to MyPlate
  • Stretching limited food dollars
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Improving skills for safe food handling and preparation

Douglas County SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator

Enrique Ortiz 
Kansas SNAP-Ed Online Classes | Kansas SNAP-Ed Recipes 

Local Classes - TBD

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Kansas Food Assistance Program BrochureKansas SNAP-Ed Impact Report: The Kansas SNAP-Ed program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture grant, in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families and implemented by Kansas State University Research and Extension in 54 counties and 4 Federally Recognized Tribes across Kansas. SNAP-Ed provided nutrition education to youth, adults and older adults and partnered with local agencies and organizations using multi-level interventions and community engagement as an effective way to improve the lives and health of Kansans. The Challenge 1 in 3 1 in 4 2 in 5 1 in 5 1 in 4 Kansas adults are obese Kansas children and 1 in 8 Kansas adults faced hunger during COVID-19 Kansas adults consumed fruit less than once per day Kansas adults consumed vegetables less than once per day Kansas adults are physically inactive. The SolutionEMPOWER Empower low-income youth and adults to eat healthy foods and be physically active CHANGE POLICIES Change policies, systems, and environments to make healthy choices easier and more desirable COLLABORATE Collaborate with community partners and coalitions to create a culture of health. The Outcomes Reached over 3,500 Kansans through a series of direct education lessons After participating in the Kansas SNAP-Ed Program, adult participants made behavioral changes in the following areas to improve their health: Planned meals more often Ate fruit more times a day Ate vegetables more times a day Worried about food less often Exercised more days for at least 30 minutes each day 53% 47% 40% 30% 45% 45% 25% Made grocery lists more often Washed hands before preparing foods more often SNAP Eligability Chart
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