Topic area(s): Nutrition, Children


The UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- Education, known as SNAP-Ed, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture and supports healthy food access among SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) recipients. HPDP’s SNAP-Ed program is currently implemented in six counties across North Carolina; including Orange, Rockingham, Warren, Lenoir, Sampson and Duplin counties. The SNAP-Ed team has supported and organized the establishment of community gardens, garden training workshops, a take-home garden produce program, a farmers’ market social marketing campaign, a Child Nutrition program, and healthy eating tours at area farmers’ markets. In Lenoir County, HPDP researchers work with two corner stores to increase the promotion and purchasing of healthy food through the “Healthy Aisle” program. The SNAP-Ed team also supports the development of Local Food Policy Councils in Orange and Warren County. For more detail about HPDP’s SNAP-Ed Program, see the program description here: SNAP-Ed 2016 English SNAP-Ed 2016 Spanish


  • US Department of Agriculture