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… $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… • 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 • 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 • 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) • 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 • Nutrition Education • MyPyramid.gov • JIFF • Captain Fit • Power Panther • We Can • Professor Popcorn
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 • LEAP • Professor Popcorn • Food Champion Volunteer Program (coming May 2010) • WIN in Ky • JIFF • Backpack Program
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 • 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… 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