Maine SNAP-Ed

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The Maine SNAP-Ed is a program designed to help Maine SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) eligible residents learn how to shop, prepare, cook, and eat healthy food on a tight budget.

How it Works

Through the Maine SNAP-Ed Program, Healthy Oxford Hills offers fun and free classes, workshops and resources for all ages.  We provided you with real tips and tricks to help you feed your family healthy foods on a budget.  All sessions are free and offered at various times throughout the week.

How to Participate

Adults – We offer a variety of adult programs, including FREE cooking and nutrition classes through Cooking Matters, fun and engaging 10 Tips Series with a focus on increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables and shopping on a budget, as well as Eat Smart, Live Strong to encourage healthy eating and active living for older adults. We also offer store tours at local grocers. Contact us to find out more or sign up for our next class.

Schools – Fun and informative programs are available for children and teens of all ages.  The nutrition curriculum is evidence-based and is linked to Main Learning Results.  Please visit the Maine Snap-Ed webpage to learn more about he classes available for each grade.  http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/snap-ed/

Volunteers – We are always looking for extra help, especially from individuals with cooking experience.  Please contact Kate or Allie if you are interested in volunteering (or need additional information on any of our nutrition classes/programs).

Healthy Oxford Hills Nutrition Educators

Kate Goldberg and Sarah Carter

Contact Us

Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).

Cooking Matters is a national program of Share Our Strength.  In Maine, Cooking Matters is implemented through a partnership between the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Maine SNAP-Ed.  Additional local support for Cooking Matters comes from Hannaford Supermarkets.


What is Healthy Oxford Hills doing for Maine SNAP-Ed?

For a list of scheduled classes and events – CLICK HERE 

Who is Eligible for Maine SNAP-Ed?

+ People receiving SNAP (food stamp) benefits
+ People eligible for SNAP benefits based on income qualifications. Not sure if you are eligible… (click below to find out)

http://www.snap-step1.usda.gov/fns/

+ WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children) recipients
+ Those benefiting from other means tested federal assistance programs (ex. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

+ Children in schools where 50% or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (contact Jacqui to find out if your child’s school is eligible).

Check out the SNAP-Ed Community Corner to find information, tips, and tools for making healthy lifestyle choices. For example, information on food groups, portion sizes, and eating right when the money is tight is all available through the link below –

http://snap.nal.usda.gov/community-corner-nutrition-you-and-your-family

Other Resources –

Area Food Pantries – CLICK HERE

Area Community Meals – CLICK HERE