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The SNAP-Ed Connection is a dynamic online resource center for State and local SNAP-Ed personnel.



What is the SNAP-Ed Connection?

The SNAP-Ed Connection is a dynamic online resource center for State and local SNAP-Ed personnel. The Web site contains databases, information, and training for people involved with the SNAP-Ed program.

Operation
The SNAP-Ed Connection is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and maintained at the National Agricultural Library's Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) in collaboration with the University of Maryland.

Location
The SNAP-Ed Connection is located at the National Agricultural Library:
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room #108
Beltsville, MD 20705

Databases

SNAP-Ed Support

Nutrition Education Tools

Training/Professional Development


What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP.

Program Goal
"The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity" (Food and Nutrition Service).

One Program, Many Names
SNAP-Ed has a different name in each state. To learn more about the program in your state, visit State SNAP-Ed Information.

More Information
More information about SNAP-Ed is available through the following links.


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.

More Information
More information about the SNAP program is available through the following links.


What is the difference between SNAP, SNAP-Ed, and SNAP-Ed Connection?

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.

SNAP-Ed is the nutrition promotion and obesity-prevention component of SNAP. States provide nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for low-income people who are eligible for SNAP or other means-tested Federal assistance programs.

SNAP-Ed Connection is a Web site that provides databases, information, and training for SNAP-Ed personnel.


How do I contact SNAP-Ed Connection?

Email: snap-ed@ars.usda.gov

Voicemail: 301.504.5414

Physical and Mailing Address:
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 108
Beltsville, MD 20705


How do I get SNAP-Ed Connection updates?

Register to get the e-Bulletin.

Follow us on Twitter.

Join the SNAP-Ed Talk listserv (for SNAP-Ed personnel only).


What is the history of the SNAP-Ed Connection?

The Food Stamp Nutrition Connection was established in 2001 by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service with the goal of helping Food Stamp Nutrition Educators find the tools and information they need to provide quality nutrition education for low-income audiences.

On October 1, 2008 the Food Stamp Nutrition Connection became the SNAP-Ed Connection.


Can you help me with my SNAP/EBT benefits?

The SNAP-Ed Connection is not involved with SNAP/EBT benefits.

Call your state's SNAP hotline for information about benefits. Here is a list of State Information/Hotline Numbers.

If you need help finding food immediately, visit our Need Food? page.

For more information about SNAP for participants and retailers, visit


Do you have low-cost, healthy recipes?

We have a collection of low-cost, healthy recipes. They can be found at the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl by filtering Household Recipes by "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)".

You an also visit our Healthy, Low-Cost Recipes page for links to recipes.


Where is the Recipe Finder?

The SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Finder is now part of the What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl. All Recipe Finder recipes can be found by filtering Household Recipes by "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)".


Are there any open jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities?

The SNAP-Ed Connection relies on the help of students, often from the University of Maryland (UMD). We also participate in the UMD Dietetic Internship program and precept UMD interns during their technology rotation.

For more information about job opportunities, internships, and volunteering, please email us or visit the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) Job Opportunities page.


I need to eat healthy on a budget. Can you help?

Please visit Basic Nutrition for Everyone to get tips to save money, cook better, eat healthy, and be active.


Policies and Disclaimers

SNAP-Ed Connection is a service of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and follows the policies and disclaimers set forth by NAL.

SNAP-Ed Connection provides links to other Internet sites as a service to health and nutrition professionals, and is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites. USDA, its employees, and contractors do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these Internet sites. Any reference to a commercial product, process, or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the USDA, its employees, or contractors.