NJ SNAP-Ed Policy, Systems and Environmental ChangeSupport Network
To help 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.
NJ SNAP-Ed Support Network History
The Network is the only statewide collaborative project in New Jersey that encourages state agencies, community based organizations, private industry, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, trade organizations and voluntary health agencies to work cooperatively to ensure nutrition education for SNAP families and individuals. Since its inception in 1996, the State Network meets tri-annually on a quarterly basis (excluding the summer), and the results have been very encouraging. The network partners work together with their respective satellites to oversee the development and implementation of the SNAP-Ed Program. Much of the growth of our SNAP-Ed Program is attributable to the relationships that the network has forged.