The Nevada Division of Health and Human Services receives funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) from the federal government and allocates over half of this to Extension to perform needs assessments and to create and provide programming to meet identified needs. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to support limited-resource families in making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Here are some examples of Extension-led SNAP-ED programs in Nevada for pre-K children and their parents.
- The Healthy Kids Resource Center is a one-stop shop website for evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention for teachers and parents of young children. It aims to educate parents and teachers and provide tools to teach young children how to live a healthy lifestyle.
- All 4 Kids and its Healthy Kids Festival use activities, music, dance and food to teach kids and their families in Clark and Lincoln Counties nutrition, physical activity and self-acceptance.
- Little Books & Little Cooks helps preschoolers and their parents in Clark, Lincoln and Washoe Counties learn healthy eating and nutrition, gain positive parent-child interaction skills, and practice school-readiness skills. Parents and children read and prepare food together, receiving a new book and new recipe each week for seven weeks.