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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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what is snap ed
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
the new poor
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.
keep in mind
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…)
where to find snap ed audiences
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)

fcs agents
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.
anr hort agents emphasize the importance of fruits and veggies
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)
4 h youth development agents
4-H/Youth Development Agents
  • Nutrition Education
  • MyPyramid.gov
  • JIFF
  • Captain Fit
  • Power Panther
  • We Can
  • Professor Popcorn
fine arts agent
Fine Arts Agent

Incorporate nutrition education into fine arts programming.

  • Theater
  • Songs
  • Dance
  • Visual Arts

Resources available include: LEAP, Professor Popcorn, JIFF

county paid program assistants
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*

how to report snap ed hours
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

resources and answers to questions
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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