Funding

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is funded by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and offered nationwide. In Georgia, the SNAP-Ed funding is administered by the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The University of Georgia (UGA) SNAP-Ed serves as one of the three implementing agencies in our state.

Goal

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons on SNAP or eligible for SNAP-Ed will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity.

SNAP-Ed fulfills this goal by working through UGA Extension to combine federal, state, and local resources to effect positive social change through:

  1. Direct education both online and in person

  2. Social marketing through online, social, and traditional media outlets

  3. PSE interventions such as Healthy Child Care Georgia