Snap Ed Works
- Public Health Institute
1 in 3 children in the US are overweight or obese. Yet at the same time, 1 in 5 families struggle with food insecurity—not knowing from one day to the next whether their families will have enough to eat.
Nationally, SNAP and SNAP-Ed are working hand-in-hand to help support families to eat healthily. SNAP (food stamps) provides families with support in affording food; SNAP-Ed, the nutrition education program, helps SNAP and low-income families find, buy and prepare healthier foods on their limited budgets. From schools, to the YMCA, to farmer’s markets, SNAP-Ed works.
Our new SNAP-Ed infographic illustrates how critical SNAP-Ed is in supporting healthy eating: though it makes up just a fraction of SNAP funding, SNAP-Ed efforts are making a real difference.
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The SNAP-Ed Solution
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