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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) serves limited resource individuals and families across North Carolina. SNAP-Ed is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture-Food and Nutrition Service and works in collaboration with the NC Department of Health and Humans Services, Division of Social Services.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to assist those eligible for food assistance to eat smart and move more. SNAP-Ed works to help participants make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

NC State University’s SNAP-Ed Program is Steps to Health. Steps to Health provides nutrition education program for preschoolers, kindergarteners, 2nd-grade students, 3rd-grade students, 4th-grade students, adults, Latino families, and older adults.

Steps to Health is dedicated to inspiring healthier communities by shaping the environments where limited-income people buy, cook, consume, and enjoy food. We support NC State Extension professionals in efforts to create policies, systems, and environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice in locations that serve low-income families and individuals. (Read More on PSE)

The Steps to Health program is delivered in several counties by nutrition educators. The program is also delivered by county-based N.C. Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Science and 4-H agents across North Carolina.

NC Steps to Health

Dietary Guidelines

Choose My Plate

For more information on SNAP-Ed or Steps to Health contact Meghan Baker, mabaker7@ncsu.edu.