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UGA Snap-Ed

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The University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (UGA SNAP-Ed)

We provide Georgians with free ideas on keeping healthy by making nutritious food choices on a budget. Our outreach includes in-person and online classes, social marketing, and policy, systems, and environment interventions (PSE) 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.

One Program, Many Names

SNAP-Ed has different names in each state.

  • Learn more about the programs in Georgia at USDA's SNAP-Ed Connection.
  • Find a class in your local community or learn online at
  • Visit the Food eTalk Facebook page for more tips on how to keep families healthy on a budget.