The Story of SNAP-Ed Work in Flint, Genesee County, and throughout Michigan

SNAP–Ed Works -- The Michigan Fitness Foundation works with USDA and MDHHS to listen to our statewide network of local partners, and reach more people in more places – school, community and retail food settings. Our goal is to help even more Michiganders get, use and eat more fruits and vegetable every day.

Because even when people have access to more fruits and vegetables – they need to know what to do with those fruits and vegetables. That is the work we do with our SNAP-Ed partners throughout Michigan.

As a result, even as resources have stayed constant, consumers purchasing habits have changed for the better. In 2015, people who are part of the SNAP-Ed community ate more fruits and vegetables than they did in 2014.

One example of our network-based approach is in Flint and Genesee County. In 2014 we had 179 partners on the ground in Genesee County. In 2016 we are looking to have 272 partners working in schools, farmers markets, grocery stores and community-based settings, promoting healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle to support disease prevention.

To see SNAP-Ed in action, go to theylearnfromwatchingyou.org.