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SNAP-ED

What is SNAP-ED?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education Program is funded by the USDA though The Network for a Healthy California. The Network is a statewide movement of local, state and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity. The program targets those who are on CalFresh or are eligible for CalFresh.

What Services does SNAP-ED provide?

Combinations of strategies are being used to reach the target population including:

  • Direct nutrition education for adults and children
  • Community engagement, non-profits, after school centers, faith based organizations, etc.
  • Collaborations with elementary schools, daycares and afterschool programs.
  • Rethink Your Drink, a healthy beverage initiative which promotes decreasing the consumption of sugary beverages.
  • Children’s PowerPlay Campaign, focusing on 4th and 5th grade elementary youth
  • Physical Activity promotion and integration along with nutrition education
  • Food Demos/Taste Testing
  • Technical assistance to agencies and partners
  • Retail Program- Work with qualified retail sites to promote healthy messages
  • Worksite Program -Work in partnership with qualified worksites to promote employee wellness
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to Wellness Groups/Committees in schools and school district
  • Assist the creation of a County Nutrition Action Plan that will bring together organizations to increase implementation of nutrition education initiatives
  • Participate alongside agencies and organizations to create Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) changes in San Benito County.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Erika Vallin at

(831)-637-5367.

Contact

Public Health Division

439 Fourth St
Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 637-5367

Fax (831) 637-9073

TDD/TTY (831) 636-0385

Toll-free (800) 756-0385


Hours

Mon-Fri  8AM – 5PM


Deputy Director

Lynn Mello
Director of Nursing
Public Health Administrator

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