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SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthy, active lives. Together SNAP-Ed nutrition educators and Anchorage community members explore how to stretch food dollars, how to shop for and cook healthy meals, and how to stay physically active. ​


 SNAP-Ed Values | The AHD SNAP-Ed program emphasizes projects and nutrition education activities that include:

  • A two-generational approach – supporting youth and parents with young children
  • Health equity – removing obstacles and shaping fair opportunities for everyone to be as healthy as possible
  • Alaskan Values— putting forth culturally relevant and appropriate nutrition education ​

 

SNAP-Ed Strategies | AHD combines direct nutrition education with the following Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) change strategies to make the healthy choice the easy choice.​

     Healthy Retail – SHOP Healthy Here Anchorage

  • Many Anchorage community members rely on small neighborhood stores for food.
  • Small market store owners can have a positive impact on community health by making healthy foods more available.
  • SNAP-Ed connects small market retailers, community members, and nutrition educators to bring healthy food to small neighborhood stores and create promotional events highlighting healthy foods to benefit everyone. ​
   Fresh and Local for Everyone
  • Farmers and farmers' markets play an important role in addressing food security by making locally produced foods available to Anchorage residents.  SNAP-Ed works with community members, WIC and local farmers' markets to increase the number of farmers and farmers markets accepting SNAP and Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons.
  • Through nutrition education and media promotion, SNAP-Ed supports efforts to increase community awareness and access to farmers' markets.

 

Nutrition Education

   Nourishing Community Connections Through Learning

  • AHD SNAP-Ed joins community partners – organizations working with parents, young adults, and youth – to build food, nutrition, and cooking knowledge. 
  • Participants and nutrition educators enjoy team cooking, interactive activities and exploring healthy connections to food. ​

   Nutrition Education Classes:



 


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Bedimar Aray Delpino (she, her, hers)

​SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator

Bedimar.ArayDelpino@anchorageak.gov​​

Cell: (907) 887-3461
muni.org/health


 

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