SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program designed to assist low-income people in leading healthy, active lives to prevent nutrition and activity-related chronic diseases. Teaching people how to stretch their food dollars, plan and cook healthy meals improves quality of life for SNAP-Ed audiences.
Partnering locally with agencies and organizations allows the program to improve policies, systems and environments that support healthy behaviors.
Kansas SNAP-Ed focuses on preventing nutrition and activity-related chronic disease by empowering low-resource Kansans to achieve healthy lives, improve food security and reduce health disparities.
Through a series of nutrition classes, community-based nutrition educators lead interactive lessons for youth, adults, and older adults across the state to help individuals and families with:
- Easy, nutritious meal planning according to MyPlate
- Stretching limited food dollars
- Increasing physical activity
- Improving skills for safe food handling and preparation
MyPlate is a nutritional food guide, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to help Americans become more aware of what they eat and to assist them in making better food choices. MyPlate uses the place setting, which includes a plate and a glass, to illustrate how the five food groups should be distributed over the daily meals so individuals can get the proper daily intakes of nutrition. Individuals can also get personalized dietary recommendations based on their height, weight, age, gender, and physical activity level. The MyPlate food guide replaced the MyPyramid guide on June 2, 2011.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025