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Frequently Asked Questions

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federal funded program that is per 7 CFR 272.2, “a combination of educational strategies, accompanied by supporting policy, systems, and environmental interventions, demonstrated to facilitate adoption of food and physical activity choices and other nutrition-related behaviors conducive to the health and well-being of SNAP participants and low-income individuals eligible to receive benefits under SNAP or other means-tested programs and individuals residing in communities with a significant low-income population.”

Nevada SNAP-Ed is administered through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) by utilizing partnering agencies throughout the state to conduct SNAP-Ed programs as a Sub-Grantee Implementing Agency (IA).

Based on the 2017-2018 Statewide Needs Assessment, Nevada SNAP-Ed has 4 priority objectives: (1) assist Nevadans in overall diet quality and beverages, (2) reduce food insecurity through Food Resource Management, (3) increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behavior, (4) increase daily fruit and vegetable consumption.

Based on the 2017-2018 Statewide Needs Assessment, Nevada SNAP-Ed has 4 focus areas: (1) early childhood, (2) school health, (3) food resource management, (4) adults and those living with disabilities.

Based on where you live, you can utilize the Programs by County tool to help location nutrition education services.