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SNAP-Ed 2010-2011. What is SNAP-Ed? . Program implemented to help persons eligible for the Food Benefit Program to: Make healthy food choices within a limited budget Choose a physically active lifestyle Achieve & Maintain good health Avoid running out of food Prepare & store food safely.

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SNAP-Ed2010-2011


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What is SNAP-Ed?

Program implemented to help persons eligible for the Food Benefit Program to:

  • Make healthy food choices within a limited budget

  • Choose a physically active lifestyle

  • Achieve & Maintain good health

  • Avoid running out of food

  • Prepare & store food safely


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The New Poor…

$1,075,021,559 paid in SNAP (food stamps) to Kentuckians in 2009

  • KY Unemployment 12/08=7.6% and 12/09=10.7%

  • 716,951 Kentuckians are living in Poverty.

  • 232,097 of KY youth are living in poverty (under age 18)

  • 1 in 7 Kentucky Families are now using a Food Bank.

  • Only 13.2% of KY High School students eat 5 or more servings of fruits and veggies per day compared to National Avg 21.4%.

  • Only 18.4% of KY Adults eat 5 or more servings of fruits & vegetables per day in 2008.


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Keep in mind…

  • Nutrition education must be taught & can include food safety, food budgeting, importance of physical activity & other nutrition related topics.

  • Audience must be SNAP-Ed recipients &/or eligibles. (receiving or eligible for food stamps)

  • Hours will be categorized by:

    • Direct (delivering message/lesson in person)

    • Indirect (mailings, handouts, radio…)

    • Administrative (supervising & training volunteers, paper work…)


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Where to find SNAP-Ed audiences

  • Schools & preschools with 50% free and reduced lunch

  • Housing Authority

  • Head Start

  • Family resource center

  • Senior Centers

  • Commodity distribution locations

  • Day camps

  • Summer feeding sites

  • WIC Farmer’s Markets

  • Health Fairs

  • Grocery Stores**

    *These are just a few ideas, each county is different.

    **Grocery Stores with monthly $50,000 food stamp redemption (see website)



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FCS Agents

  • MyPyramid.gov

  • Super Star Chef

  • Food Safety

  • Food Prep

  • Food Preservation

  • Planning meals

  • Reading labels

  • Hand washing

  • WIN in KY

  • Grocery Store Displays

  • Farmers market demos

  • LEAP

  • Backpack Program

  • Newsletters, news articles, radio programs

  • Supervising assistant/volunteers on nutrition education programs.


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ANR/Hort Agents(Emphasize the importance of fruits and veggies)

  • Gardening Programs (including container & community)

  • Farmers Markets (can use nutrition exhibit from 2 yrs ago)

  • Radio programs, news articles, & newsletters

  • Food Safety

  • Grilling Programs (teach about different cuts of meat & food safety)


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4-H/Youth Development Agents

  • Nutrition Education

  • MyPyramid.gov

  • JIFF

  • Captain Fit

  • Power Panther

  • We Can

  • Professor Popcorn


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Fine Arts Agent

Incorporate nutrition education into fine arts programming.

  • Theater

  • Songs

  • Dance

  • Visual Arts

    Resources available include: LEAP, Professor Popcorn, JIFF


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County Paid Program Assistants

  • LEAP

  • Professor Popcorn

  • Food Champion Volunteer Program (coming May 2010)

  • WIN in Ky

  • JIFF

  • Backpack Program


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Volunteers(Agents can count time supervising & training volunteers BUT CANNOT count the volunteer time for themselves.)

  • LEAP

  • Professor Popcorn

  • Food Champion Volunteer (coming in May 2010)

  • BackPack program

  • Super Star Chef

  • Summer feeding

  • Assisting qualified 4-H Clubs

  • Grocery Store Displays

    *Volunteers must fill out their own monthly volunteer time sheet*


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Agent Commitment Form(also use this for County Paid Assistants)




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How to Report SNAP-Ed Hours

  • Agents~report on CATPAWS-by 10th of following month.

  • County Paid Assistants~report on CATPAWS-by 10th of following month.

  • Volunteers ~report monthly using volunteer reporting form.*

    * Mailed by Agent to: UK Nutrition Education Program

    1 Quality St

    Lexington, KY 40507


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Resources and Answers to Questions…

Nutrition Education Program Resources:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/HES/index.php?p=163

  • Downloadable Displays

  • NEPieces

  • Curriculum & Publications

  • Power Point Presentations

  • List of approved Grocery Stores

    FAQ’s Visit:

    http://www.ca.uky.edu/hes/internal/FSNE_FAQ/index.htm

    Bi-Monthly Newsletters:

    http://www.ca.uky.edu/HES/index.php?p=190

    Food & Nutrition Calendar


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