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Nutrition Education Program

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) EDUCATION

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NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Program provides educational experiences that help families and individuals understand how to best manage their food resources, maintain personal health and reduce food related risks. In addition, educational resources are available to assist individuals and families in identifying local food resources, answering food handling concerns and understanding dietary needs. This service is offered to SNAP Eligible residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park by trained staff.

To learn more about our adult education programs, contact Anita Eggleton at [email protected]. if you are a school or youth based organization, contact Travis Dieffenderfer at [email protected] to learn more about these programs:

  • Pick a Better Snack:  Youth K-2nd grade
  • Choose Health: Food, Fun, & Fitness:  Youth 3rd-6th grade
  • Teen Cuisine:  Youth 7th-12th grade

 

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SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) AND STRETCHING YOUR FOOD DOLLARS

Learn the basics of nutrition and meal preparation including meal planning and recipe ideas. Know how to eat well within your food budget and make your money and food stamps go further. Realize what you need to look for on the nutrition food label. Learn to make healthy choices and portions for the whole family. Find out about food storage and safe food handling. Set up a physical activity program for your family. This free program is offered to individuals and families of all ages who receive or qualify to receive food stamps, free or reduced school lunches, WIC or Department of Social Services assistance. Classes are conducted in English and Spanish in small group sessions.​

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-4371 or [email protected]

Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.​​

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