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The Autauga County Extension Office Urban SNAP Education Program taught future Autauga County Habitat for Humanity homeowners about Dietary Guidelines for Americans, cost saving techniques when shopping, menu planning, and preparing quick and delicious meals.
The Urban SNAP-Ed Program is implemented through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit at Alabama A & M University. The program is co-founded by Extension and the SNAP Division of The Alabama Department of Human Resources under the umbrella of the Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture.
Urban SNAP-Ed Program participants will learn how to:
- Make wise food choices
- Plan healthier meals
- Purchase safe foods
- Apply food safety skills when purchasing, preparing, cooking, and storing foods
- Promote good health, wellness, and fitness through nutrition education