Yakima Neighborhood Health Services SNAP Ed Program
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS) is a Community Health Center providing full scope primary care in Yakima County. Serving both urban and rural communities, the goal of the YNHS Food Smarts program is to increase families’ knowledge of healthy foods, physical activities, and community resources. The Food Smarts program has targeted activities for children age 8-12 and for adults. Registered Dietitians and Nutrition Educators provide individual and group instruction in healthy eating. Staff work closely with YNHS medical staff to coordinate education and resources for patients. Targeted efforts of the Food Smarts program will focus on people living in supportive housing programs, as well as people experiencing homelessness, including those at risk of homelessness in the LGBTQ community. Case managers will work with YNHS nutrition staff to provide healthy eating information, meal planning, healthy snacks and food preparation skills in these environments.