The goal of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program education (SNAP-Ed) is to encourage and assist neighbors receiving SNAP benefits in making cost-effective, nutritious food and lifestyle choices.

The SNAP-Ed Department at the Food Bank of Delaware offers multiple educational opportunities associated with its Healthy Partners project.

Healthy Partners Project
This project includes interventions intended to assist SNAP eligible individuals and families in making healthier choices by improving access to healthful foods and conducting free, evidence-based nutrition education classes about healthy eating and physical activity.

These direct education classes use either the “Eat Smart, Live Strong” or “My Plate for My Family” curriculums depending on age. Each curriculum contains four classes supported by food demos and take-home materials to reinforce the lessons learned.

Another aspect of this project is based on our “Foods to Encourage” Nutrition Policy in which we aim to provide our neighbors and pantry partners with a greater amount of healthful foods to support making the healthiest choices possible. This policy assists our procurement and distribution processes and the SNAP Ed team works with our Healthy Pantry Partners to inform a healthier selection of food and to nudge neighbors toward choosing healthier options.

The Healthy Childhood Project (HCP) is based on University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center’s Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating (CHILE) Plus Program in conjunction with the Harvest for Healthy Kids Curriculum. The purpose of the HCP is to provide nutrition and physical activity education in preschool-age children at Early Childhood Education (ECE) sites. Through collaboration with community resources, WIC Outreach and Education, site staff, administration, and families, ECE staff will be encouraged to incorporate new fruits and vegetables into the school menu.  Additional materials will be sent home for the parents to continue to encourage the consumption of fruits and vegetables and increased physical activity beyond the playground.

For more information:

Alicia Vogel
Community Nutrition Educator

Jaime Sherman
Culinary and Nutrition Educator










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