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SNAP-ED Program Overview
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This program provides educational dietary programs for SNAP recipients

SNAP-Ed Subject Matter
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is the foundation for nutrition education in all USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) nutrition-assistance programs.

SNAP Nutrition Audience
The target audience of SNAP-Ed includes SNAP recipients and applicants

EFNEP - Related Links
The mission of EFNEP is to empower limited- income families with young children to make informed decisions about food purchasing, food safety and meal management.

(Lesson 1) Dietary Guidelines
Dietary Guidelines provide science-based advice to promote health and reduce risk for chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. The guidelines target healthy people two years of age and older living in the United States.
Food Preservation (Lesson 26)
Food science has led us to safer canning techniques and better quality canned goods. Home canning can be a cost-saving way to preserve food. If you have the time, canning home-grown food may save you half the cost of retail canned goods
Hand-washing (Lesson 25)
Information about the importance of hand-washing and how to do it effectively.
Nutrition and the Elderly (Lesson 22)
One in eight Americans is 65 years of age or older. This number is growing and will continue to do so with the aging of the baby boomers. The oldest old, people at least 85 years of age, is the fastest-growing segment of America's senior population.You will learn the importance of good nutrition in helping the elderly to remain independent, maintain their quality of life and prevent or reduce the effects of age-related diseases.
Adolescent Nutrition (Lesson 21)
The phrase "you are what you eat" is sometimes hard for teenagers to keep in mind. This is probably because adolescents (teenagers) in America are faced every day with so many choices that can affect their health in the present and in the future.
Maternal and Infant Nutrition (Lesson 19)
Pregnancy and motherhood are such exciting times in a woman's life! Most women want to do everything they possibly can to ensure that the new baby is happy and healthy. Some aspects of a baby's health can be determined just by the mother's diet. It is so important for a pregnant woman to maintain her health and to eat a nutritious diet for herself and her baby.
Bacteria (Lesson 24)
Did you ever have a 24-hour bug? Flu-like symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps that last only a day or less are often from a food-borne illness. Harmful bacteria (germs) can be in food. Proper food handling can keep food safe. The first step in understanding food-borne illness is to learn how and why disease-causing bacteria spread. Then you are better able to prevent food-borne illness.
USDA MyPlate (Lesson 2)
The USDA Food Guide is a tool designed to promote the concepts of variety, moderation and balance in the diet.
Alternative Nutrition Therapies (Lesson 12)
The use of herbs as alternative medicine is not just for healers anymore. Approximately 16 million adults use herbal products. Increased interest among consumers is causing doctors and scientific researchers to take a closer look at the herbal trend.
Water (Lesson 9)
Water is a combination of the elements hydrogen and oxygen. The way these elements are put together makes water a solvent, meaning it can dissolve most nutrients, making them available for the body to use. Water in the body comes mainly from two sources: liquids and foods. This article tells how important water is and what it does in the body.