SNAP Nutrition Education and You

April 23, 2018
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Welcome to the SNAP Nutrition Education Blog! Here we will support you with tips on eating healthy, and answer your questions on what it means to live an “active” life. SNAP Nutrition Education to gives you a friendly guide through the world of health. By visiting SNAP Nutrition Education, you have already taken the first step toward living a healthier life!

Since this is the first step in your health journey, let’s start with the basics. Today we are answering the question, “How does living a healthier lifestyle help me?”

Benefits of a healthy diet

Making small changes in your diet can make a big difference!  Eating healthier can reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The best way to fight these diseases is with a healthy diet. Eating healthy does not have to cost a lot. Your SNAP benefits can get you fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. The “Healthy Foods” section of this website can give you tips for making tasty meals that will make you happy with living healthy.

Benefits of physical activity

Being active today can save you stress in the future. Did you know that regular physical activity improves your overall health and can help you maintain a healthy weight. People who take part in regular physical activity report feeling better emotionally as well as physically. Exercise can help you build strong healthy muscles and bones which you start to lose as you get older.

Start working on building healthy habits today and you will be thanking yourself tomorrow!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a federally funded project that helps low-income families and individuals purchase healthy food. DTA administers SNAP with the help of the United States Department of Agriculture. The program is the first line of defense against hunger in Massachusetts. If you or your family are in need of nutritional assistance you can apply for SNAP benefits here. We’re here to help you!