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Nutritious Food Coalition
Joining forces to ensure Minnesotans in need get food
Who we are
The Nutritious Food Coalition is a public-private partnership working to raise awareness and increase participation in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and provide guidance on how to better serve Minnesotans in need of healthy food. The coalition is comprised of more than 50 experts from a range of organizations.
The coalition meets quarterly to address food access issues, increase participation, identify barriers and areas for expansion, and develop a coordinated outreach effort to ensure all Minnesotans who are eligible for the program have an opportunity to apply for it.
Coalition goals include:
The coalition will measure the success of these efforts by an increase in participation among program-eligible Minnesotans.
Statewide outreach includes:
Get to know our coalition members through their profiles!
January is SNAP Education and Outreach Month
Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed January as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Outreach Month, recognizing the need for available, healthy food for Minnesotans. DHS, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, deliver SNAP-Ed programming that focuses on increasing fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and low-fat or nonfat calcium-rich food intakes; helping participants make wise food shopping and preparation choices; and increasing daily physical activity. More information on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can be found on the DHS website.
More recent NFC news can be found on the news and events page.
How we're doing
The electronic Dashboard helps Minnesotans know what they are getting from the programs they pay for, including the use of SNAP by eligible seniors.
How to get help
Help is available through the Minnesota Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151.
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