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Douglas County

Classes and Events

SNAP-Ed Nutrition classes are currently canceled through July 4th, 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back later for SNAP-Ed events and classes!

What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance ProgramThe 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.

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
Churches
Hospitals and Clinics
Food Banks and Pantries
Commodity Food Distribution Centers
Shelters

Community Resources

EBT available now online

Douglas County Food Resource List (Spanish)

Douglas County Food Resources Presentation

County-Wide Pantry Meeting Presentation

How to Get a SNAP Application

Harvesters KC Cooking YouTube Videos

Douglas County Free & Reduced School Meals Applications

Basic Foods Checklist

Double Up Food Bucks

CHAMPSS Program for Seniors

Douglas County SNAP Participation by Kansas Appleseed

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.

For more information, review the links below or email cierras@ksu.edu.

Fuel Good Pantry Overview

Fuel Good Pantry Services

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!

 


36 families with 55 children attended this event at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. Children and parents learned about MyPlate and made Food Group Fish.

Cheryl and Cierra

Meet our new SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators
Cheryl Barnes and Cierra Smallwood

Who provides SNAP-ED programs in Douglas County?

Susan Farley
County Extension Agent
Family and Consumer Sciences
K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County
785-843-7058
susanfarley@ksu.edu

Cheryl Barnes
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
cheryl47@ksu.edu

Cierra Smallwood
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
cierras@ksu.edu