Maine SNAP-Ed launches new website geared towards teaching families to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a limited budget

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Maine SNAP-Ed, a program of UNE’s Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, with the help of Vont Performance Digital Marketing, launched an interactive website to reach SNAP recipients outside of the classroom. The migration from a landing page to a full website was driven by the needs heard from Nutrition Educators across the State that their participants wanted more information. Maine SNAP-Ed answered that request with a full website with healthy shopping, cooking, and meal planning tips.

When visiting the site, users can review multiple pages of content created by registered dietitians and program staff of the UNE SNAP-Ed team. One section of the website is specifically dedicated to answering common questions about food and nutrition. Users can also submit a request to be contacted by a nutrition educator in their area to learn of opportunities for classes and shopping tours. Maine SNAP-Ed will tap into its trained local Nutrition Educators to develop blog posts for more tips and solutions to shopping, cooking, and eating healthy within a limited budget.

The largest feature of the site is a recipe database with over 300 recipes. This database is shared in partnership with Oregon’s SNAP-Ed program, Food Hero. Maine SNAP-Ed has worked with the Oregon State partners to share recipes that are quick, easy, healthy and low-cost. In addition to all of the informational content, the website also houses program reports, success stories, and other material pertinent to program partners.

This website complements the work that has been done over the years with the Maine SNAP-Ed Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Partners interested in setting up local programming can submit a request to have a local Nutrition Educator reach out to them. Additionally, Maine SNAP-Ed would like to extend the opportunity to partner with community agencies on content for this website.

FMI: Leslie Ouellette, louellette3@une.edu

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