Showing SNAP-Ed in Action

This website—blog posts, recipes, activities for kids—is just one part of the SNAP-Ed work happening in Massachusetts. You may have interacted with SNAP-Ed in a variety of settings. Nutrition educators teach classes in schools and community centers about healthy eating and staying active. Other SNAP-Ed staff provide support and education in food pantries, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores. Here are two examples of what is going on with SNAP-Ed in Massachusetts.

The YMCA of Greater Boston hosts a mobile market food truck in the Boston area. Anyone who stops by the Roxbury food truck while it is open can receive produce and shelf-stable foods for free. Nutrition information and recipes are also available to spark cooking ideas with food from the truck. Staff are also standing by to answer any and all food-related questions.

The University of Massachusetts Nutrition Education Program works with the Phoenix Food Hub in Lynn. The food hub has a demonstration kitchen and UMass provides classes for youth and community members. It also partners with Catholic Charities who has an onsite food pantry. SNAP-Ed works to make nutritious food more accessible to all clients who visit the pantry. SNAP-Ed is more behind-the-scenes here, helping to organize how food is displayed and giving food pantry clients ideas for choosing nutritious foods.

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