Senior Nutrition Awareness Project,
|Senior Nutrition Awareness Project
The University of Connecticut, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Family Studies, and the Cooperative Extension System, and the University of Rhode Island, Department of Food Science and Nutrition in collaboration with the State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services are working together to improve nutrition and quality of life for Senior Citizens living in the eastern Connecticut region and throughout Rhode Island. The project, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Stamp Program, has already reached thousands of community-dwelling elders providing them with accurate nutrition information through various free services. These include group nutrition education workshops, healthy cooking classes, the distribution of nutrition pamphlets, and nutrition education through four different cable television productions airing in the Groton/New London area.
The Senior Nutrition Awareness Project, better know as SNAP, reaches Seniors through collaborations with community agencies and senior centers.