We empower Georgians to stay healthy by making healthier food choices, shopping smarter, moving more, and cooking delicious meals on a budget.
What is SNAP-Ed?
SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons SNAP-eligible Georgians will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity.
What is SNAP?
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). It is part of the U.S. domestic hunger safety net and provides economic benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families for food purchases.
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 Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS). The University of Georgia (UGA) SNAP-Ed serves as one of the four implementing agencies in our state.
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:
- Direct education both online and in person
- Social marketing through online, social, and traditional media outlets
- PSE interventions such as Healthy Child Care Georgia
How SNAP-Ed Works
The UGA SNAP-Ed program offers in-person (called FoodTalk) food demonstrations and online classes (called FoodeTalk). We also provide nutrition information and healthy recipes via our website and FoodeTalk social media pages. Importantly, we work to improve policies, systems, and environments that support healthy families across Georgia with diverse partners and communities.
The University of Georgia SNAP-Ed program provides these resources through the University of Georgia College of Family & Consumer Sciences & UGA Extension.
- Learn more about the programs in Georgia at USDA’s SNAP-Ed Connection.
- Find a class in your local community or learn online at www.foodtalk.org.
- Visit Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for recipes, quick tips, and videos to learn how to keep healthy on a budget.