What is SNAP-Ed?


What is SNAP-Ed?

The Maine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) is nutrition and physical activity education for people who are eligible for SNAP benefits (previously known as food stamps). SNAP-Ed provides USDA evidence based nutrition education in a variety of community settings across the state. 



What is the mission of SNAP-Ed?

SNAP-Ed's mission is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and ChooseMyPlate.gov.



SNAP-Ed at HCCA is supported by:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP – through a contract with the Maine DHHS and administered by the University of New England.  Together we work to educate Maine SNAP recipients on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles.