Just in time for the holidays, The U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is joining forces with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension of Essex County SNAP-ED to sponsor a free “Learning Kitchen” Healthy cooking Class on campus at 162 Washington Street in Newark from 10AM to 12 Noon on December 15.
NJ SNAP-Ed 4 Me aims to improve nutrition and increasing physical activity among SNAP participants. This is accomplished through the provision of nutrition education offered through numerous public-health approaches and community-based projects. Their online resources includes videos and downloadable nutrition guides for youth, parents, and expectant mothers. SNAP participants can even join a list to receive bi-weekly emails about health and nutrition along with seasonal recipes.
The program also helps limited-resource adults and families who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits reduce their risk for food insecurity through a collaborative agency and organization effort to improve nutrition education aimed toward maximization of current food-related resources, and identification of additional food resources, as needed to ensure food security.