The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education: Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed is a free nutrition education program serving participants and low-income individuals eligible to receive SNAP benefits or other means-tested Federal assistance programs throughout Ohio. Nationally, SNAP-Ed operates in 50 states, plus 2 territories, and targets individuals (youth and adults), and families. SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service https://www.fns.usda.gov/and serves in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services https://jfs.ohio.gov/and Ohio State University Extension. The goal is to improve the likelihood that families and individuals who receive SNAP benefits (SNAP) will make healthy food choices and choose active lifestyles.

Learn more about SNAP-Ed by visiting https://fcs.osu.edu/programs/nutrition/snap-ed and https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/

Visit the Celebrate Your Plate website https://celebrateyourplate.org/for tips on saving time and money when you're shopping, cooking and gardening.  You will also find recipes for low-cost, tasty meals that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Those interested in the SNAP-Ed program may contact our SNAP-Ed Program Assistants who deliver SNAP-Ed educational programs in Montgomery Countyby phone or e-mail:

Office Number: 937-224-9654

Katie Schroeder: Ext. 126 or schroeder.20@osu.edu

Erin Polston: Ext. 124 or polston.8@osu.edu

Susie LaDuca:
laduca.2@osu.edu


PROGRAM IMPACT

SNAP-Ed at Monticello with KatieSNAP-Ed Lessons Learned at Monticello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A series of six SNAP-Ed Balance My Day Breakfast Go Power lessons were completed this past December at Monticello Elementary School in Huber Heights.  The second grade students in one of the classes summarized what they had learned and presented the list to Katie Schroeder, one of three Montgomery County SNAP-Ed Program Assistants.  The children learned the importance of eating a healthy breakfast from MyPlate foods so they would have brain power and energy to get them through the day! 

Dayton Ohio's Tumbling Tot's Pre-School Director Kisha Tyree with students at their SNAP Ed Garden.  They started green bean and cucumber seeds, journaled their progress and planted them in the garden along with other seedlings.  All this was part of the SNAP Ed Eat Play Grow program with Katie Schroeder, SNAP Ed Program Assistant in Montgomery County.  You can see by the smiles on their faces that they really enjoyed the project and are looking forward to the harvest!

Dayton Ohio's Tumbling Tots Family Education Center preschool students at their SNAP-Ed Garden. With the guidance of Director Kisha Tyree, they started green bean and cucumber seeds, journaled their progress and planted them in the garden along with other seedlings. All this was part of the SNAP-Ed Eat Play Grow program with Katie Schroeder, SNAP-Ed Program Assistant in Montgomery County. You can see by the smiles on their faces that they really enjoyed the project and are looking forward to the harvest! 

Cooking Baked Fish with Congolese Teens, August 2017

USDA-FNS statement:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers, found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.