SNAP Nutrition Information
If you need help with your SNAP case or application, call the Family Assistance Service Center at 866-311-4287 or visit the One DHS Customer Portal at https://onedhs.tn.gov/csp.
Tennessee SNAP-Ed Program
State Agency Contact:
Tennessee Department of Human Services
Cindy Greer, Program Coordinator
Division of Family Assistance and Child Support, SNAP/EBT Unit
James K. Polk Building, 15th Floor
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
University of Tennessee Extension
Jennifer Ward, PhD, MPH
Program Director, Nutrition Education Programs (SNAP-ED/TNCEP & EFNEP)
Tennessee State University
M. Shea Austin Cantu, Ed.D.
Community Nutrition Education Program Director
SNAP Nutrition Information
Customer services are enhanced through the provision of nutrition education focused on economical purchase and preparation of nutritious foods. Health-related diets, personal cleanliness and other similar topics are presented to current and potential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants. Community volunteers such as teachers, child care providers, school food service providers, SNAP program participants and others are trained and provided curricula by staff contracted from the Extension Service of two State universities. These volunteers or coalition members then conduct classroom instruction and demonstrations related to nutrition knowledge and skills. In addition, the media and nutrition publications aid in providing awareness.
To support the goal of eliminating hunger, access to the program is encouraged through public education (outreach) efforts. Information regarding the availability of SNAP, the eligibility criteria and application process is delivered by agencies under contract with DHS to potentially eligible individuals and families through presentations, media announcements and distribution of brochures and flyers.
For proper nutrition vital for good growth and development, see the My Plate.
For more information, check out the following link: SNAP-ed Connection
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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/ad-3027.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:
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.