SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education) is a federal/state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).* Two key federal partners are NIFA and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). FNS determines national policies and procedures, monitors state programs, and reimburses states for up to half of program costs. NIFA facilitates communication among federal, state, and local partners, and provides programmatic leadership to university contractors for effective nutrition education through the land-grant system.
These associated web pages are primarily for administrators of SNAP-Ed programs and networks hosted by the Land-Grant University System and the Association of State Nutrition Network Administrators (ASNNA), which conduct social marketing campaigns. Other SNAP-Ed contractors and non-affiliated professionals involved in other education programs for low-income audiences may also find the information of value.
The web pages: facilitate communication between state, regional, and national staff within the Land-Grant University System and among ASNNA members; enhance program design, implementation, and evaluation of SNAP-Ed; support staff development and training; strengthen the link between research and practice; provide access to reports produced by NIFA/Extension/land-grant universities and ASNNA; give timely updates on SNAP-Ed-related issues; and, share proceedings from conferences and meetings involving NIFA and land-grant university SNAP-Ed representatives.
*Note: Language in the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 resulted in a name change of the Federal Food Stamp Program to the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on 1 October 2008. Documents on this site that were developed prior to this change contain the original language (Food Stamp Nutrition Education, or FSNE) used in this partnership.
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