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SNAP-Ed

Free Classes for SNAP Beneficiaries

In Geary County, Nutrition Educators Courtney Angelo and Ann Katt provide nutrition education classes in Geary County USD 475 third grade and high school classrooms at qualifying schools and during the summer school program. Monthly nutrition & resource management classes are provided at a wide variety of locations in Geary County including the 12th Street Community Center, Grandview Plaza Community Center, and the Bicentennial Manor. Family cooking classes are offered each spring. Call the Geary County K-State Research & Extension SNAP-Ed office at 785-579-4726 to find out when a program is being offered near you!

The Impact of SNAP-Ed in Kansas

Healthy eating and regular physical activity are key messages of SNAP-Ed in Kansas. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is supported by a USDA grant, in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

SNAP-Ed teaches people to shop for and cook healthy meals. SNAP-Ed can help people learn how to make their SNAP dollars stretch. You can learn more about SNAP-Ed in Kansas HERE and read about some of the specific impacts the program has made in Kansas communities HERE.

K-State Research & Extension Service SNAP-Ed provides outreach in many forms:

  • Direct face-to-face classes for qualifying audiences
  • Access to healthy meal preparation videos through the EZ Does It series: https://vimeo.com/showcase/4192370
  • Virtual delivery classes for online audiences aged 8 thru senior citizens

If you are interested to learn more about how and where these free classes and resources can be offered, contact our staff email at: snap-edgearycounty@ksu.edu. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

COVID-19 Resources

Updated Weekly: Food Resource Guide during COVID-19 pandemic: Accessing healthy food has been a challenge in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Geary County K-State Research and Extension SNAP-Ed program has put together this Food Resource Guide to help residents find food distribution locations in our community. Click HERE to download the latest Food Resource Guide (English). NEW!!! We have this same resource now available in Spanish. Click HERE to download the latest Food Resource Guide (Spanish.)

The Kansas Department for Families and Children has announced an expansion of resources for SNAP benefit eligible residents. Download the agency's informational brochure HERE. For the same information in Spanish, click HERE.

COVID-19 has impacted the food chain in the United States in a significant way. One area that has more recently impacted is in meat and poultry processing. The result has become a diminishing supply of these protein foods in our grocery stores. The United States Department of Agriculture has published a Protein Tip Sheet to help you find alternative protein sources to make sure you are getting enough protein. Click HERE to check out the tip sheet.

The SNAP-Ed program offers nutrition education for Kansans 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
  • Live Well Geary County
  • WIC and Local Health Departments
  • Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites
  • Department for Children and Families
  • Head Start and Childcare Centers
  • Churches
  • Hospitals and Clinics
  • Food Banks and Pantries
  • Commodity Food Distribution Centers
  • Shelters

In Geary County, Nutrition Educators Courtney Angelo and Ann Katt provide nutrition education classes in Geary County USD 475 third grade and high school classrooms at qualifying schools and during the summer school program. Monthly nutrition & resource management classes are provided at a wide variety of locations in Geary County including the 12th Street Community Center, Grandview Plaza Community Center, and the Bicentennial Manor. Family cooking classes are offered each spring. Call the Geary County K-State Research & Extension SNAP-Ed office at 785-579-4726 to find out when a program is being offered near you!

 

Monthly SNAP-Ed Newsletters

This one page quick read offers information about healthy eating, food safety, as well as educational resources and free classes for SNAP beneficiaries. Check out the latest issue or look back at past posts for more great ideas and resources:

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

 

Guide to Reading Food Labels

Food labels tell you the nutritional content of a food item. You can compare two different items by using the Nutrition Facts label to choose the healthier option.Click HERE to download a resource page developed by the Food and Drug Administration for reading food labels.

Related Links

KSU SNAP-Ed Program

EZ Does It Recipes

 

Contact Information

Deb Andres - Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
& SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator
Phone | 785.238.4161
Fax | 785.238.7166
dandres1@ksu.edu
 
Ann Katt - SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
Phone | 785.238.4161
Fax | 785.238.7166
amkatt1@ksu.edu
 
Courtney Angelo - SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
Phone: 785.579.4726
Fax | 785.238.7166
cjangelo@ksu.edu