At Alcorn State University SNAP-Ed, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and overall wellness. Our programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of the individuals and communities we serve.

Nutrition Education

Our nutrition education programs are designed to help participants make informed food choices and develop healthy eating habits. We offer a variety of classes, workshops, and resources that cover topics such as:

  • Basic nutrition principles

  • Reading food labels

  • Meal planning and budgeting

  • Healthy cooking techniques

  • Strategies for eating out and making healthy choices

Physical Activity Promotion

We believe that regular physical activity is essential for maintaining good health. Our physical activity promotion services include:

  • Fitness classes and workshops

  • Active play sessions for children

  • Walking clubs and challenges

  • Resources and tips for incorporating physical activity into daily life

  • Partnerships with local parks, recreation centers, and fitness facilities

Healthy Lifestyle Workshops

Our healthy lifestyle workshops provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to make lasting, positive changes in their lives. These workshops cover a range of topics, including:

  • Stress management

  • Sleep hygiene

  • Healthy habits for the whole family

  • Goal setting and motivation

  • Mindfulness and self-care

Community Outreach Events

We collaborate with local partners to organize community outreach events that promote health and wellness. These events may include:

  • Health fairs and screenings

  • Farmer’s market tours and demonstrations

  • Family fun days with healthy activities and games

  • Community gardens and planting events

  • Wellness challenges and competitions

Cooking Demonstrations and Classes

Our cooking demonstrations and classes teach participants how to prepare delicious, nutritious meals using affordable, readily available ingredients. Participants learn:

  • Healthy cooking techniques
  • Recipe modification for better nutrition
  • Meal prep and planning strategies
  • Food safety and storage tips
  • How to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into their diets

Policy, System, Environment (PSE) Involvement

We recognize that creating sustainable, long-term changes in health and wellness requires a multi-faceted approach. Our PSE involvement focuses on:

  • Advocating for policies that promote healthy eating and active living
  • Collaborating with schools, workplaces, and community organizations to create healthier environments
  • Supporting the development of community gardens, walking trails, and other infrastructure that encourages healthy behaviors
  • Working with local retailers to increase access to affordable, healthy food options

Through our diverse range of services, the Alcorn State University SNAP-Ed program is committed to empowering individuals and communities to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.