​SNAP- ED (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education
The SNAP-Ed goal is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance.
It is the mission of Tennessee State University SNAP-Ed to impact individuals who participate or are eligible for SNAP benefits through health awareness, food education, and workshops in order to demonstrate ways in which healthier food options can be chosen and prepared.
Education focuses on:
  • Selecting and preparing nutritious foods
  • Managing food resources wisely
  • Handling foods safely
  • Participating in regular physical activity
Trained Extension Agents and Program Assistants provide fun and engaging hands-on lessons to limited resource audiences. 
  • SNAP-Ed BrochureS
  • Programs & Cooking Demonstrations
  • Partnerships
  • Volunteer Opportunities & Forms


Why Volunteer?

#10      It's good for you.  Helping others reduces stress and tension.

#9        It saves resources.  Volunteers provide valuable community service and stretches our budgets.  The estimated value of a volunteers time is $23.07 per hour
#8        Volunteers gain professional experience.  You can test out a career.
#7        It brings people together.  As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal while building camaraderie and teamwork.
#6        It promotes personal growth and self esteem.  Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
#5       Volunteering strengthens your community
#4       You learn!  Discover your hidden talents, learn how local government agencies and non-profits work and gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
#3       You get a chance to give back while supporting community resources.
#2       Volunteering encourages civic responsibility. It's an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
#1       YOU make a difference.  Every person counts!


Interested in volunteering?  contact- Tiffany Schmidt  615-898-7710  or email tschmid2@utk.edu