UK Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP Ed)

  • Vail, Ann (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


The University of Kentucky (UK) shall provide Nutrition Education to the target audience, which includes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) families, single parents, teen parents, (head of household), children and youth, elderly, homeless, disabled and persons with limited English proficiency. Services may be provided in all 120 counties of the Commonwealth. UK will provide small and large group instruction to the target audience regarding Dietary Quality, Food Security, Food Safety and Food Shopping and Resource Management. These programs will assist the target audience to adopt diet and lifestyle behaviors that are consistent with established SNAP-Ed Guiding Principles, which include the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and My Plate and provide classes/workshops on how to shop for nutritious foods. Demonstrations can be conducted at the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) and senior voucher Farmer's Market Nutrition Program sites The demonstrations may, but not be limited to; Taste-testing, Physical Activity, and Gardening and food preservation. Classes/workshops will assist the target audience in learning how to prepare nutritious foods, proper food storage, food safety and kitchen hygiene. UK will also research, design, implement and evaluate a campaign to promote home preparation of family meals aimed at changing the following behaviors; Where families purchase foods (grocery vs. drive-through fast food), The types of foods families purchase (produce, dairy vs. ready-to-eat), Family cooking skills and habits (quick, fresh dishes vs. prepared foods), Family time management (home-cooked meals vs. prepared meals).
Effective start/end date10/1/139/30/14


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