Maine SNAP-Ed helps you shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget.
Making the most of your budget is a challenge—but with some simple tips, we can help you feed your family healthy foods and save money!
Our SNAP educators are working throughout Somerset County to help reduce the obesity rate by teaching adults how to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget. We offer free adult cooking programs within our communities, and through a partnership with Feeding America we are able to offer Hannaford Store Tours. We also teach students in five districts about healthy snacks and the benefits they provide in our bodies.
They also work with local communities and food pantries on establishing better community food systems by helping organizations make policy, system, and environmental changes.
SNAP-Ed provides free cooking classes for adults including 10 Tips, Cooking Matters, and Store Tours. SNAP-Ed also helps with local food security systems, setting up ways to create more sustainable access to fresh produce.
Our SNAP educators are in 15 schools, teaching kids in grades K-6 the benefits of healthy eating. Our educators reach more than 2,000 children per month during the school year.
Some of our partners include ...
-Maine SNAP-Ed/University of New England
-Food pantries and farmers' markets
-School districts 54, 59, 74, and 83, and AOS 94
-Homeless shelters and mental health agencies
-DHHS programs/contracted agencies