Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education
The CSU Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a free, hands-on education series for families who currently receive or are eligible to receive food assistance, WIC or HeadStart.
What is SNAP-Ed?
SNAP-Ed is an 8-week series on nutrition, food safety, stretching food dollars and the importance of physical activity. SNAP-Ed classes last 60 to 90 minutes per week for eight week and can be taught one-on-one or in groups at various agencies and community centers around Arapahoe County. SNAP-Ed classes are taught in English and Spanish.
Participants will learn about:
- Healthy eating
- Saving money at the grocery store
- Being active
- Healthy cooking
- Food safety
- Meal planning
SNAP-Ed also offers 4 optional lessons on:
- Eating smart and staying active during pregnancy
- Feeding a new baby
- Feeding a baby solid foods
- Feeding young children
Throughout the lessons, participants will receive:
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Food thermometer
- Produce brush
- Stretch band and physical activity booklet
- Grocery lists
- Water bottle
- Cookbook filled with low-cost, easy-to-prepare and nutritious recipes
Who can attend?
To learn more, or to sign-up for free SNAP-Ed classes, please call us at 303-730-1920.