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Nutrition and physical activity can improve your well-being.
The typical Arkansas diet is high in fat and low in fruits, vegetables, and whole-grains.
Poor diet in conjunction with too little physical activity can contribute to the development
of serious health problems.
Fortunately, the Arkansas SNAP-Ed program is available to help consumers make better
choices about what to eat in order to stay active and live better.
Arkansas SNAP-Ed provides nutrition education to food stamp recipients and those individuals
and families who are eligible to receive nutrition assistance. As a result of a partnership
between the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the Arkansas Department
of Human Services, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, and county governments, SNAP-Ed
is helping Arkansans eat better in order to live better.
Contact your local county Extension agent for more details on how you or your school can participate.
Visit our Arkansas Foods Blog for budget-friendly recipes and tips, as well as tried and true nutrition information
to help you make better choices when deciding what to feed your family.
Arkansas SNAP-Ed at UAEX
The goal of SNAP-Ed is to provide educational nutrition programs that help SNAP participants
and those eligible for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps) make healthier food choices
and adopt active lifestyles that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
and USDA Food Guidance System. The program is designed to teach skills that help participants
SNAP-Ed nutrition educators live in the communities they serve and they understand
the needs of the families in their county. They deliver SNAP-Ed training in a variety
of ways, including:
SNAP-Ed partners with the Arkansas Department of Human Services offices, Arkansas
Department of Health WIC clinics, Head Start programs, senior citizen centers, commodity
distribution sites, and public schools where 50% or more of the students are eligible
for free or reduced price lunch.
Quick and easy way for the people of Arkansas to find answers to their questions regarding
health and nutrition programs and find out whether they qualify for nutrition assistance.
Supplies food pantries and other agencies that distribute food boxes and meals to
those in need. This site will help you find a pantry or agency nearest you.
Provides food, nutrition education or counseling, and access to health services for
eligible pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children to age
Information on Healthy School Initiative with information on standards and school
Provides programs, food resources, education and advocacy to feed Arkansas's hungry
as well as a list of food pantries around the state.
Provides a wide range of information and support regarding diabetes such as technical
assistance, quality improvement training, health care team scholarships, and health
promotion through media messages.
How to Get Food HelpInformation from the USAGov about who qualifies for all their food assistance programs
and how to apply for assistance.
Link to federal portal to nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education resources.
A dynamic online resource center SNAP-Ed. Includes nutrition education materials and
a recipe finder.
State and National Data & Research
Obesity and school BMI Initiative data reports of the Arkansas public schools who
participated in the statewide body mass index (BMI) assessments.
Descriptions of studies, research, and evaluation of projects that respond to the
needs of policy makers and managers and help ensure that nutrition assistance programs
achieve their goals effectively.
Provides access to reports produced by CSREES/Extension/land-grant universities regarding
SNAP-Ed and ASNNA and facilitates communication between state, regional, and national
staff within the Land-Grant University System and among ASNNA members.
Research data and reports based on the effectiveness of SNAP (food stamp) program.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. This material was funded by USDA's
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).