SNAP Nutrition Information

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
Citizen’s Plaza Building, 15th Floor
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
Email: SnapEd.Outreach.DHS@tn.gov
Phone: 931-752-0313

Implementing Agencies:
University of Tennessee Extension
Jennifer Ward, PhD, MPH
Program Director, Nutrition Education Programs (SNAP-ED/TNCEP & EFNEP)
https://healthyfamilies.tennessee.edu/

Tennessee State University
M. Shea Austin Cantu, Ed.D.
Community Nutrition Education Program Director
https://www.tnstate.edu/snap-ed/


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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), 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. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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