North Dakota State University Extension Works with SNAP Families to Increase Healthy Choices

In *All, Food Security, Nutrition & Health by AgIsAmerica

The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to low income families and over 80,000 individuals in North Dakota participate in the program, with 46% under the age of 18.

The North Dakota State University Extension Services offers SNAP education to individuals who receive, or are eligible, for SNAP benefits. Over 4,000 adults and 10,000 youth across the state participated, which resulted in 85% of youth eating more fruit, 61% of youth adopting more physical activities, and 60% of adults making more meals at home proving that direct education achieves results when it comes to healthy choices.

The North Dakota Extension worked with 205 partners and 63 low-income schools – read their impact statement here.

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