January 18, 2021
This national report details the scope and impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program for FY 2019.
Published November 2020 by the Land Grant University (LGU) System, this report is a retrospective review of SNAP-Ed programs and impacts from 42 institutions over 37 states. Institutions from the northeast region (including our 1890 LGU institutions) that are represented in the report are:
- Cornell University
- Delaware State University
- The Pennsylvania State University
- University of Delaware
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- University of New Hampshire
- University of Rhode Island
- West Virginia University
From the Report:
“The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a signature federal program that in FY2019 provided financial assistance to 35 million low-income Americans. SNAP is a focused program that increases food access, reduces hunger, and improves the nutrition and health of low-income American families.
It is in the interest of the nation and individuals that SNAP recipients be equipped with evidence based information to guide the selection of healthy food purchases with their SNAP benefits and to engage in food preparation practices and behaviors that lead to improved health and quality of life outcomes. The provision of this information is accomplished through a formal SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed) program, which is
financially supported by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition
Service (FNS) and collaboratively supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).”