Welcome to NJ SNAP-Ed
Welcome to the New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (NJ SNAP-Ed). NJ SNAP-Ed consists of the SNAP-Ed Program and the SNAP-Ed Support Network (the Network). Both are headquartered in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. NJ SNAP-Ed and this website are designed to support nutrition education to limited resource audiences throughout New Jersey. This website was funded by USDA's Food Stamp Program.
NJ SNAP-Ed is a Cooperative Extension Program aimed at improving nutrition and increasing physical activity among SNAP eligible audiences. This is accomplished through the provision of evidenced-based nutrition education offered through numerous public-health approaches and community-based projects.
The SNAP-Ed Program portion of the website consists of:
- More on SNAP-Ed Program that includes information on what we teach, where we teach, and information about SNAP-Ed Program's local community-based program contact information.
- The Adult Educational Process section that includes a description of the process SNAP-Ed Program uses for educating adults in small group classes.
- An Educational Materials section that include lessons and materials for providing nutrition education to adults and youth.
- A Managerial Tools section that includes all forms and materials needed by local projects to: apply for, operate, and manage a SNAP-Ed Program project; to support the educational process; report impacts; and, document financial contributions.
The Support Network is a collaborative of state agencies, private industries, and community-based, non-profit, health, trade, and faith based organizations that work cooperatively to ensure nutrition education for SNAP families and individuals.
The NJ SNAP-Ed Support Network Portion of the Website includes:
- The NJ Network Partners.
- NJ SNAP (State Nutrition Action Plan). Enter this section and lean how to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits, WIC (The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), The Free and Reduced Price School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). You can also learn more about these program and the fruit and veggie MORE MATTERS campaign
- The Social Marketing section includes information about the NJ SNAP-Ed Social Marketing Project, it's history and information about it's current campaign Select to Protect. You can also find useful information on how to increase children's calcium intake.
- The Faithfully Fit is a network program designed to support nutrition education in faith-based organizations. This section of the SNAP-Ed website includes materials created for work with English speaking, Christian audiences; although, many of the materials could be appropriately used by other religious affiliations. Future plans are to expand this project to work with a broader array of religious affiliations.