Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)
The Kansas SNAP-Ed program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families and implemented by Kansas State University Research and Extension (KSRE).
Kansas SNAP-Ed supports low-income Kansans by 'making the healthy choice the easy choice' through a dual focus on nutrition and physical activity education, and partnering with local and statewide organizations to improve policies, systems and environments that support healthy behaviors.
Kansas SNAP-Ed focuses on preventing nutrition and activity-related chronic disease by empowering low-resource Kansans to achieve healthy lives, improve food security, and reduce health disparities.
Through a series of nutrition classes, community-based nutrition educators lead interactive lessons for youth, adults, and older adults across the state to help individuals and families with:
- Easy, nutritious meal planning according to MyPlate
- Stretching limited food dollars
- Increasing physical activity
- Improving skills for safe food handling and preparation
Who We Serve
SNAP-Ed Sedgwick County serves youth in grades 3-12, families and caregivers with young children, adults, and older adults who are eligible for or receiving:
- Free or reduced lunch
All classes are free for qualifying individuals and sites.
You can explore more information about some of our curriculum by following the links below:
- Choose Health: Food, Fitness, and Fun
- Create Better Health
- Create Healthy Choices Pantry & Retail Toolkit
- Fresh Conversations
We work with a wide range of community organizations including schools, food banks/pantries, senior centers, public housing, recreation centers, libraries, social services, churches, and more!
If you're a community organization interested in hosting a series, please reach out to the SNAP-Ed Agent by phone or email to discuss programming options in more detail.
If you are interested in taking a SNAP-Ed class outside of a partner site, we encourage you to explore our free statewide online class options.