SNAP-Ed New Mexico

 

What is SNAP-Ed New Mexico?

SNAP-Ed is a nutrition education program, funded and guided by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), which provides nutrition education to New Mexicans who receive, or are eligible to receive, benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). USDA FNS designates the New Mexico Human Services Department to administer and coordinate SNAP-Ed in New Mexico.

The goal of SNAP-Ed New Mexico is to improve the likelihood that low–income individuals, including those eligible for SNAP, will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Through a comprehensive network of providers, SNAP-Ed programming reaches New Mexicans across the lifespan, from early childhood to seniors. Through direct and indirect education, social marketing, and policy, systems and environmental change approaches, SNAP-Ed New Mexico serves all of New Mexico.

Key Behavioral Outcomes of SNAP-Ed

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables, at least half your grains whole grains, and switch to fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;
  • Increase physical activity and reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Maintain appropriate calorie balance during each stage of life - childhood, adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and older age.
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