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Kansas SNAP-Ed, formerly known as the Family Nutrition Program, is a nutrition education program provided at no cost to Kansas families with limited resources. Our goalis to provide nutrition education to individuals and families who receive food assistance or who are eligible to receive food assistance. 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is sponsored by the USDA through a contract with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and implemented by Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE). Programming takes place in 80+ counties through the efforts of County Extension Agents and their assistants. 

The strength and reach of Kansas SNAP-Ed is due, in large part, to the collaborative efforts of Extension and local community agencies and organizations that share a common concern for the welfare of limited resource Kansans. 

See what the State of Kansas SNAP-Ed program does! Click for the 2022 Impact Report!

Available SNAP-Ed class series: 

Virtual Classes

Sign up for the Virtual Live Classes at this link:                           https://www.k-state.edu/ks-snaped/free-classes.html


Eligibility for SNAP-Ed Classes

You are eligible for classes if you qualify for FDPIR, Free and Reduced Lunch Program, Head Start, Medicaid/Kancare, SNAP, TANF, TEFAP, or WIC. OR, if your household size and gross income (income before taxes, or other subtractions) fall below the following levels.

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If you qualify and are interested in free nutrition/cooking classes, please contact our SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator in Dickinson County at 785-263-2001 or Marion County at 620-382-2325, or email ctdsnap@k-state.edufor more information.


USDA SNAP-Ed Homepage: Link Here

Kansas SNAP-Ed resources:  https://www.k-state.edu/ks-snaped/ 

Kansas SNAP-Ed EZ Does It Recipes

Kansas SNAP-Ed class registration and nutrition information: OR 1-855-476-2733 (1-855-4-SNAP-ED)

Kansas Food Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) Department of Children and Families (DCF): 1-888-369-4777 or http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/ees/Pages/Food/FoodAssistance.aspx  

USDA MyPlate:  https://www.myplate.gov/


Atalie Tompkins

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator

Atalie serves as the nutrition educator for SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) at the Dickinson County office, and has worked in Extension since 2017. Atalie holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from the University of Kansas. She is certified to teach Health and Family & Consumer Sciences, and holds a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Kansas State University.  Atalie is a passionate educator to all ages and values the latest information in health and wellness.