Healthy Androscoggin implements the Maine SNAP-Ed program which empowers community members to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget through group classes. Making the most of your food budget is a challenge – but with some simple tips, we can help you feed your family healthy foods and save money!
Watch our video to learn about the impact that we’re having in Androscoggin County, through the SNAP-Ed program:
Services offered by SNAP Educators
Grocery Store Tours- Learn how to shop on a budget
Cooking classes for all ages
Nutrition education at schools and childcare sites in Androscoggin County
Nutrition education for seniors
To sign up for classes please call: (207) 795-5990
Policy, Systems and Environmental Change (PSE)
SNAP-Ed staff also works on policy, systems and environmental change to support a culture of wellness throughout various organizations in the community. To learn more click below.
Healthy Eating Resources
Maine Snap-Ed website- healthy recipes, how to shop on a budget, reading food labels, etc.
Food Hero- a website full of healthy recipes for every need.
Snap-Ed coordinators can only serve those who receive SNAP benefits, live in Androscoggin County, or attend a school in the county where 50% or more of students qualify for free & reduced lunch and breakfast. If you are curious if your school qualifies, use this: https://www.fns.usda.gov/areaeligibility
If you are a childcare provider and participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and have Tier 1 & 2 status you are eligble for SNAP-Ed services.