Steps to Health SNAP-Ed

— Written By Gretchen Hofing and last updated by Andre Marks

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) serves limited resource individuals and families across North Carolina. SNAP-Ed is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture-Food and Nutrition Service and works in collaboration with the NC Department of Health and Humans Services, Division of Social Services.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to assist those eligible for food assistance to eat smart and move more. SNAP-Ed works to help participants make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

NC State University’s SNAP-Ed Program is Steps to Health. Steps to Health provides nutrition education program for preschoolers, kindergarteners, 2nd grade students, 3rd grade students, adults, Latino families, and older adults.

The Steps to Health program is delivered by county-based N.C. Cooperative Extension Agents across North Carolina.

Partners include: NC Department of Social Services; N.C. Cooperative Extension; Eat Smart, Move More, North Carolina; NC Division of Aging and Adult Services; local health departments; Head Start Programs, schools; and congregate nutrition sites.