COVID-19 Notice:

Hello valued partners, and community members.  We currently do no have a Program Assistant to offer SNAP-Ed programing in Athens county.  Our previous PA took another position within SNAP-Ed and the university’s hiring freeze has not allowed us to fill this position.  We look forward to offering SNAP-Ed programing as soon as we can fill this position.  Thank you for you understanding during this time.  If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Patrick Tegge, (the former SNAP-Ed PA and current reginal PSE specialist) at tegge.3@osu.edu.

Until then, feel free to share our Social Marketing Campaigns website that has healthy recipes, budget, and shopping tips, as well as an around town section that has helpful nutrition tips.  This can be found at www.celebrateyourplate.org and their Facebook page.

 https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateYourPlate/videos/770640080512231/

What is SNAP-Ed:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) a national program focused on using evidence-based strategies to increase nutrition and healthy across the lifespan for people who receive or are eligible for SNAP. The Ohio State university is funded to implement this program through Food Nutrition Service, (FNS) a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA in cooperation with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  

To accomplish our goal, we focus on a complementary approach.  The first is directed education for our target audience based off the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  The second, is to increase food access and physical activity opportunities by assisting in the implementation of Policy Systems and Environment changes.  Finally, we created and manage a social marketing campaign Celebrate Your Plate

Learn more about SNAP-Ed by visiting http://fcs.osu.edu/programs/nutrition/snap-ed and https://snaped.fns.usda.gov.

USDA-FNS statement:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers, found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.