SNAP-Ed Success

A study by PHI’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition found that after SNAP-Education, diets improved, with the potential to impact 1 million SNAP participants in the Southeast.

  • Center for Wellness and Nutrition

The USDA’s SNAP-Ed programs provide nutrition education for low-income people across the country. A study by PHI’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition found that diets improved for SNAP-Ed participants in the Southeast, with the potential to impact 1 million SNAP participants in the region. Our infographic outlines the improvement in consumption of fruit and vegetables and other positive changes in alignment with dietary recommendations, as well as shopping and other improvements for better eating.

For more information about the study, see the press release.

View the full size infographic.

2020 Snap-Ed Infographic



SNAP-Ed Success in the Southeast
Ryan-Ibarra, S., DeLisio, A., et al. (2020). The US Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education improves nutrition-related behaviors. Journal of Nutritional Science, 9, E44. doi:10.1017/jns.2020.37. See the study here and the PHI press release here.

The Need
Children’s Defense Fund, The State of America’s Children® 2020, “Gaps in Meal Programs Leave Children Hungry.” 

Lee-Kwan SH, Moore LV, Blanck HM, Harris DM, Galuska D. “Disparities in State-Specific Adult Fruit and Vegetable Consumption — United States, 2015.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:1241–1247.  (and see CDC press release)

Obesity Rates

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Chapter 2, “Shifts Needed To Align With Healthy Eating Patterns.” See the full USDA report.

State of Childhood Obesity: obesity rate data for adults nationally and by state at, by state for children 10-17 at and by state for children 2-4 at

Work With Us

You change the world. We do the rest. Explore fiscal sponsorship at PHI.

Bring Your Work to PHI

Support Us

Together, we can accelerate our response to public health’s most critical issues.


Find Employment

Begin your career at the Public Health Institute.

See Jobs

Rise Up girl leaders


We Are All Public Health

When we are all public health, a healthier, more equitable world is within our reach. In our 2022 annual report, we share some of the unique roles we each play in making public health stronger, reach farther and connect better.

Read our 2022 Annual Report

Continue to