A Review on the Supplemental Food Educational Program-Education

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A Review on the Supplemental Food Educational Program-Education Background The federal Government has launched various Food Assistance and Nutritional Assistance Programs. Most of such programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). One such program is the Supplemental Food Educational Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) (Coleman-Jensen et al., 2011). SNAP-Ed is a federally sponsored grant program, which supports education on evidence-based nutrition. Moreover, this program aims to prevent obesity by implementing obesity prevention interventions. These programs are extended to individuals those who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (Coleman-Jensen et al., 2011). Hence, SNAP-Ed is an extension of SNAP. The SNAP-Ed program is extended through complementary direct education and multi-level interventions. SNAP-Ed also ensures nutritional assistance through the implementation of community and public health initiatives (Coleman-Jensen et al., 2011). This article presents a review on the Supplemental Food Educational Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). The article would focus on the domain of the program and the eligibility criteria of getting enrolled in SNAP-Ed. Description of the Program: Domain and Perspectives of SNAP-Ed The USDA extends food assistance programs through the Food and Nutrition Service agencies. This agency ensures food and nutrition through the SNAP. Approximately, 70.4 billion U.S. Dollars were dispersed in the FY 2010 for implementing SNAP in concerned stakeholders. The grant was allocated for ensuring the stakeholders to purchase food for sustaining their families. However, with the rising obesity

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