The SNAP-Ed offers nutrition education for Kansas of all ages who receive or are eligible to receive food assistance. SNAP-Ed. is implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension with the sponsorship of the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The strength and reach of the Kansas SNAP-Ed Program is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of Extension and local community agencies and organizations that share a common concern for the welfare of limited resource Kansans.
Partnering agencies include:
- Schools and Libraries
- WIC and Local Health Departments
- Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
- Department for Children and Families
- Head Start and Childcare Centers
- Hospitals and Clinics
- Food Banks and Pantries
- Commodity Food Distribution Centers
In Geary County, Program Assistants Susie Bilderback and Megan Dougherty provide nutrition education classes in Geary County USD 475 first and third grade class rooms at qualifying schools, sixth grade summer transition program. Monthly nutrition & resource management classes are provided to WIC clients. Family cooking classes each spring. A newsletter is also provided to commodities distribution recipients.