Alcorn State University SNAP-Ed Program

Welcome to the Alcorn State University SNAP-Ed program! We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in Mississippi through nutrition education, physical activity promotion, and community outreach. As an implementation agency of the State of Mississippi, we receive funding from the USDA SNAP-Ed grant to provide comprehensive services that empower our community to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for Mississippians by providing accessible, evidence-based nutrition education and physical activity promotion. We strive to create sustainable, positive changes in our community by empowering individuals and families with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to lead healthy lives. Through collaborations with local partners, we aim to build a culture of health and wellness that spans generations.


About Us

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded grant program that teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active. Alcorn State University is an implementation agency for the SNAP-Ed program in Mississippi, focusing on delivering high-quality, evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention services to low-income individuals and families.

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables
  2. Increase physical activity
  3. Improve food resource management skills
  4. Increase food safety practices
  5. Increase the ability to choose healthy foods on a limited budget
  6. Improve the likelihood of participating in SNAP

Alcorn State University’s Role as an Implementation Agency

Alcorn State University is a proud implementation agency for the SNAP-Ed program in Mississippi. We currently serve three counties: Adams, Jefferson, and Claiborne. Our dedicated staff works closely with local communities to deliver tailored nutrition education programs, promote physical activity, and provide resources to help individuals and families lead healthier lives.

Funding Information

The Alcorn State University SNAP-Ed program is funded by the USDA SNAP-Ed grant. This funding allows us to develop and implement comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions, hire qualified staff, and collaborate with local partners to maximize our impact.

Program History and Achievements

Our SNAP-Ed work at Alcorn State University began in the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Since then, we have been making significant strides in promoting nutrition education and healthy lifestyles in our target counties. Some of our achievements include:

  • Delivering nutrition education workshops
  • Reaching HeadStart and elementary school aged students through our programs
  • Establishing partnerships with local schools, community centers, and health organizations
  • Developing culturally relevant educational materials and resources
  • Hosting successful community events focused on healthy eating and physical activity