About our Classes




At Healthy Communities of the Capital Area, SNAP-Ed Coordinator Rachael Reynolds, and Nutrition Educator Courtney Roderick, facilitate the program by providing USDA evidence-based nutrition education programs to the low-income population in Southern Kennebec County. SNAP-Ed classes are available for all ages in a variety of settings. Rachael and Emily travel to food banks, churches, homeless shelters, grocery stores, preschools, elementary schools, high schools, senior centers, public housing, or to any community space that could hold a class. The programs offered are as follows:

Who is eligible?

At least 50% of those who sign up for a SNAP-Ed class must be:

  • People receiving SNAP (food stamp) benefits
  • People eligible for SNAP benefits based on income qualifications. Not sure if you are eligible? Click here
  • WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children) recipients
  • Those benefitting from other means tested federal assistance programs (ex. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF)
  • Children in schools where 50% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (contact Rachael Reynolds r.reynolds@hccame.org  to find out if your child’s school is eligible).