UGA Extension Office

SNAP Education

 

 

We provide Georgians with free ideas on keeping healthy by making nutritious food choices on a budget. Our outreach includes classes, newsletters and demonstrations across the state.

What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP.

What is SNAP?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). It is part of the U.S. domestic hunger safety net and provides economic benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families for food purchases.

Program Goal

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food and lifestyle choices that prevent obesity.

Food Talk

Food Talk teaches limited-resource individuals how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. Food Talk consists of eight lessons, each containing simple messages conveyed in an interactive manner, through activities and recipe demonstrations. 

Food Talk is free to agencies or participants. It is a series of 6 one-hour sessions held at a mutually agreed upon time. At least 3 participants are required for a group. All of our recipes are made in an electric skillet or bowl, so kitchen facilities are not necessary. 

Contact

For more information on Bartow County SNAP-Ed, please call (770) 387-5142.