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Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and managed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
HHSC contracts with public and private organizations to administer SNAP-Ed programs and services throughout the state. Together, they help improve the lives of eligible participants by teaching healthy eating and active living and by supporting environmental and community health efforts.
The table below includes SNAP-Ed partners and implementing agencies, as well as places in your area offering classes and activities about eating healthy and becoming more active.
SNAP-Ed Partners and Implementing Agencies
MyPlate – Learn How to Eat Healthy with MyPlate
The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. Small changes matter. Start simple with MyPlate.
- Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Focus on whole fruits and vary your veggies.
- Make half your grains whole grains.
- Vary your protein routine.
- Move to low-fat or fat-free dairy milk or yogurt (or lactose-free dairy or fortified soy versions).
Learn more about MyPlate on the What is MyPlate? webpage.
MyPlate Kitchen – Healthy Recipes
MyPlate Kitchen provides recipes and resources to support building healthy and budget-friendly meals. MyPlate Kitchen includes recipes from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) programs, including the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
MyPlate Kitchen features are designed to encourage key behaviors emphasized in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and include:
- Detailed nutrition analysis provided on recipes to help consumers choose recipes that meet nutrition goals.
- Comprehensive search filters, such as program area, equipment and cuisine, and nutrition-related messages to help users find recipes according to personal interest.
- Cost ranges for recipes as available.
- A personal cookbook builder.
- User-friendly options such as star ratings and sharing on social media.
Nutritious recipes and menu planning serve as the building blocks for healthy meals and overall diet. Healthy meal patterns that meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are achieved by considering total food intake of a variety of healthy foods over a period of time. While individual recipes may not meet all dietary recommendations, collectively they can contribute toward meeting the recommendations and improving lifelong eating habits.
SNAP-Ed personnel use SNAP-Ed Connection to:
- Share best practices and successes, and search SNAP-Ed resources and materials.
- Receive training and professional development.
- Obtain program resources such as stock photographs, recipes, and curricula.
The USDA FNS funds and maintains this online resource center.
Thank you for supporting SNAP food benefits program in Texas. The resources that your organization provides help Texans learn more about staying healthy through food and exercise. We’ve created several tools to help you share and encourage Texans to eat healthy and move more.
People involved in all levels of administration for programs that receive federal financial assistance, including full- and part-time staff, consultants, interns and volunteers are required to complete civil rights training. The training informs staff of civil rights-related laws, regulations, procedures and directives. SNAP-Ed providers are required to complete civil rights training annually. The following training was developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Civil Rights Office to meet SNAP-Ed civil rights requirements. Contractors must maintain documentation of their annual completion of civil rights training.