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SNAP-Ed New York Long Island  is dedicated to strengthening families and communities. We provide obesity prevention activities targeted to SNAP and SNAP-eligible populations through a community-based approach. The SNAP-ED LI program collaborates with many to create systematic change through policy, practice, and environmental approaches.

The goal of these efforts is to facilitate and empower voluntary adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors conducive to the well-being of limited-resource individuals, families, and youth.

We encourage families eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages, and practice healthy lifestyles. We also support families and other community partners by teaching them:

  • How to grow home-edible gardens,
  • How to work with corner stores to increase healthy choices
  • How to make waiting at laundromats productive by practicing physical activity
  • Why it’s important to choose water,
  • How to make better choices at places of faith
  • How to shop for locally-grown ingredients at farmer’s markets.

We work with high need schools to create opportunities for school wellness for parents, staff, and youth.

Our team of nutrition educators works closely with collaborators to reach and engage SNAP participants with quality programming. We rely on community collaborators where people Eat, Live, Learn, Play, Shop and Work, including the Department of Social Services, health centers, Office of the Aging, community coalitions, high-need schools, food banks and pantries, affordable housing, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores. Contact us for trainings and programs.

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In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

MAIL
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or

FAX
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

EMAIL
FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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