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, Nutrition Educators Anna Comer and Ann Katt provide nutrition education classes in Geary County USD 475 third grade and high school classrooms at qualifying schools and the summer school program. Monthly nutrition & resource management classes are provided to WIC clients. Family cooking classes are offered each spring. A newsletter is also provided to commodities distribution recipients.