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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program
SNAP-ED Brochure (Adobe PDF)

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s FSNEP, has undergone a name change from FSNEP to SNAP-Ed  The program’s Community Coordinators have nonetheless been spreading the importance of good nutrition to students of all ages.

Though the name has changed, the SNAP-Ed program has been in existence since 2003. Funded by the USDA, this program delivers behaviorally focused, research-based, nutritional lessons to pre-schoolers, youth and adults.

SNAP-Ed’s curriculum, promotes nutrition awareness to preschoolers through adults. SNAP-Ed youth programs are also conducted at various community centers in after-school and summer enrichment programs and camps. All youth groups meet for a minimum of 6 weeks
.
SNAP-Ed is a Cooperative Extension Program aimed at improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among SNAP eligible audiences. This is accomplished via education provided by community-based projects.

For more information about the SNAP-Ed program please call (732) 398-5269
or visit More on SNAP-Ed Program

 


The SNAP–Ed program worked with 5th graders at Livingston
school in New Brunswick and produced this poster on Calcium
Nutrition.

In the summer of 2010 SNAP-Ed worked with several
preschools in New Brunswick and Perth Amboy. Our
Community Assistants used puppets, pictures, songs and
stories to teach about the Food Pyramid.Here, Ms. Silva
of Acelero Learning Center in New Brunswick and 
Mr. Peanut learn about proteins such as meat and beans .