MOVE in May!

August 5 -11 is National Farmers Market Week
It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the ways your market makes a difference in your community!
MOVE in May!

Increase Your Fresh Fruit and Vegetables This Summer!
A great time to grow your EBT food benefits with Farmers Market Match

Photo courtesy of WSFMA, Tacoma FreshBucks

SNAP-Ed Classes
“…the money I save on my food bill makes this program [SNAP-Ed] wonderful! My family eats well and love what I cook.”

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What is SNAP?

SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is called Basic Food in Washington State. It helps people with limited resources stretch their food dollars to buy healthy food. Basic Food benefits are based on family size, income and expenses.

What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP Education is value added when you sign up for Basic Food. You will find SNAP-Ed events in your community where people live, learn, work, shop and play! People who join our programs, learn skills that will help you and your family eat better for less money! Joining is free to those willing to invest in their future!

   Featured Recipes

August is the height of the season at farmers markets! Here’s just a sample of what’s available: apples, basil, broccoli, cabbage, melons, chiles, corn, eggplant, summer squash, sweet peppers, blueberries, peaches, plums and pluots, to name only a few!

Find SNAP-Ed Near You

Washington State SNAP-Ed offers educational classes for individuals and families state-wide. Select your county to learn more about SNAP-Ed programming near you!

WA State Messaging Highlights

Washington State has many great SNAP-Ed resources. Here are just a few!

Regardless of your income, you deserve to be healthier. Improved health can be as easy as taking small steps forward. On our website find free or low-cost health resources to help you. Watch videos of real people who share their secrets to success..

Food and activity go hand-in-hand when it comes to feeling good. Add color to your life and eat more fruit and vegetables. Eat breakfast for more energy all day long. Move to music and “play” with family and friends for 30 to 60 minutes a day. Energize your life and feel better!

When was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a meal together? Sometimes it is hard to get everyone together. Did you know that research shows that eating as a family has great benefits for children and teens? Here are some ideas to help you set the table for the family and set roots for a lifetime.

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