Our SNAP educators work throughout Somerset County to help improve your overall health by
providing easy ways to shop, cook, and eat healthy food on a limited budget; combining nutrition
education, social marketing, and environmental support to make the healthy choice the easy
choice. Our team works with the adult population as well as the 8 school districts in our County to
provide nutrition education to students.
Our SNAP educators work with 20 different schools, teaching children in grades Pre-K—9 the importance of healthy eating. The team reaches more than 2,000 students a month; from Skowhegan to Hartland to Jackman. Children who develop healthy eating habits at a young age are more likely to continue those habits through adulthood.
Our adult programming includes free cooking and shopping classes for all residents of Somerset County, ranging from single class events to series-based curriculums. SNAP-Ed also works with community organizations such as food pantries, shelters, assisted living, behavioral health programs, town offices, and more to set up easy access and availability to healthy food for families and individuals.