What is the Gila County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-Ed)?
The Gila County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-Ed) is part of the Arizona Nutrition Network - a statewide network collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Arizonans eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by supporting healthy choices, such as increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and increasing daily physical activity. The Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Management supports behavior change by working with community partners to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity at schools, farmers’ markets, at parks and recreation trail sites, and in other community settings.
The Gila County Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (SNAP-Ed) strategies include the following areas of focus:
- Food Systems
- Active Living
- School Health
- Early Childhood
- Direct Education
Resources for Families
For healthy recipes, nutrition activities and games for children, visit http://www.eatwellbewell.org/.
Eligibility for SNAP is based on income vs. expenses. If you would like to sign up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program, visit the Department of Economic Security, Nutrition Assistance Program for more information.
If you are a community partner looking to collaborate with us in one of these areas please contact:
Bethany G. Cheney
Community Health Policy Analyst, Snap-Ed Program
5515 S. Apache Ave., Ste 400, Globe AZ 85501
Office: (928) 402-4335
Cell: (928) 200-3923