BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — SNAP-ED goes hand-in-hand with the federal SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) advantages program, however gives education to those that wish to stay more healthy lives.
Since March is National Nutrition Month, organizers with SNAP-ED encourage individuals to enroll of their month-to-month classes to study extra about “My Plate,” train, and dealing with inexpensive components.
“We really strive to teach our participants how to eat healthy on a budget,” mentioned SNAP-ED Educator Trisha Shea. “We talk about how we can make fruits and vegetables tasty and also easy to do when you have financial constraints.”
Food insecurity is a typical downside all all through the Western New York space. With some locations thought of meals deserts, individuals may need to depend on comfort shops and gasoline stations to get their groceries — which can or could not have recent fruit and veggies.
Free in-person and digital classes are provided by way of SNAP-ED all yr lengthy, and other people of all ages are inspired to enroll.
To study extra in regards to the SNAP-ED applications, click on right here.
Abby Fridmann is an anchor and reporter who joined the News 4 group in November 2020. See extra of her work right here.