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Nutrition Education Programs (NEP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed offers nutrition education to SNAP participants and persons eligible to receive benefits. SNAP-Ed participants are Montana families with children, youth, seniors, singles, and individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the state. Series lessons or single demonstrations are presented with practical information and skill-building tips for choosing healthier foods, preparing meals, learning appropriate food safety practices, modeling good food choices for family members, and incorporating ways to be more physically active. The goal is to provide people with the opportunity to acquire skills that assist in choosing healthy lifestyles.

This material was funded in part by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. To apply for SNAP benefits go to It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250 or call (202) 690-7442 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

For 40 years, MSU EFNEP has assisted limited resource audiences in acquiring knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets. Ultimately, the goal is to contribute to personal development and improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being. EFNEP targets youth and limited-resource adults with children under the age of 19, and reaches individuals through series of sessions and demonstrations. Through EFNEP, participants learn self-worth, and that they have something to offer their families and society.

SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Impact