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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)

All Americans are encouraged to eat healthier food and be physically active.  Education to improve nutrition and increase physical activity may help reduce the risk for chronic disease and obesity.  
The goal of the Connecticut Department of Public Health Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) is to provide education to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for Connecticut’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed supports SNAP’s role in addressing food insecurity and is central to SNAP’s efforts to improve nutrition and prevent diet-related chronic disease and obesity among SNAP recipients.  The SNAP-Ed program provides nutrition education and obesity prevention services delivered through activities at the individual/group direct education, and community level through evidenced-based strategies and intervention. Two major focus areas for SNAP-Ed include preschool and adult focused nutrition education that incorporate key messages consistent with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the United Stated Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Choose My Plate dietary recommendations. To learn more about SNAP-Ed, visit the USDA SNAP-Ed web page. To learn more about the SNAP-Ed program in Connecticut, please visit the Connecticut SNAP-Ed web page.

To schedule Nutrition Education for your SNAP-eligible clients, click here or visit SNAP4CT to access calendar events and resources.

For information and resources on eating health and being active, please visit the Action Pack web page.

For results on the evaluation of the 2019 Action Pack Media Campaign, please click on the report here.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program that offers nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. SNAP provides families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hardship.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) logoFor more information about the SNAP program in Connecticut, please visit the Department of Social Services website.


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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027).  The instruction are online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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