SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education) is a federal/state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to provide educational programs and conduct social marketing campaigns that increase the likelihood that people eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget.
Cooking Matters has participated in SNAP-Ed activities since the fall of 2010. With the financial support made possible through the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, we are able to offer approximately 60 six-week courses and 100 Cooking Matters at the Store tours each year, serving almost 1,300 SNAP beneficiaries.
For more information, visit USDA.gov.