Take a Maine SNAP-Ed class

Learn how to Shop, Cook, and Eat healthy on a budget!

In response to COVID-19, class schedules may be impacted. Connect with your local Nutrition Educator to learn more.

Maine SNAP-Ed offers classes to children, adults, families, and older adults. Classes are led by a trained Nutrition Educator.

Each session is fun and engaging, with food tastings and FREE materials to take home.

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Interested in learning more about a class in your area? Get connected to your local Nutrition Educator by completing the form.

Some of the Classes We Offer Please note: Not all classes are available in all areas.

10 Tips for Adults

This nutrition education series offers the theme of “Choose MyPlate,” which provides tips for healthy eating as well as “Eating Better on a Budget,” which provides tips for stretching food dollars.

10 Tips for Teens

A series of interactive, fun, and engaging lessons, which focus on increasing the knowledge and skills for teens to make healthy choices.

Cooking Matters – for Kids, Teens, Adults, or Families

A series of interactive cooking and nutrition education classes available for kids, teens, adults, or families. This program teaches strategies to shop for and cook healthy meals on a budget.

Cooking Matters at the Store

An interactive tour of the grocery store to teach the skills for buying healthy food on a budget. This can be done inside the grocery store or as a pop-up tour at a convenient location.

Food Smarts Kids

Learner-centered nutrition education and cooking curriculum for grades 4-6, which covers core topics including: eating a variety of foods, consuming water more often, and increasing physical activity.

Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings

A series of interactive lessons, which focus on improving nutrition and physical activity behaviors of preschool-age children and their parents or caregivers.

Pick a better snack

Series of monthly lessons, which focus on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption for grades K-3. Each lesson includes hands-on learning, a tasting of a fruit or vegetable, and physical activity.

Check out what other families have learned from taking classes
with the Maine SNAP-Ed program.

  • Youtube Screenshot for Planning a Menu Video

    Planning a Menu

    Meet Jamie — a mom of three kids who makes her home in Farmington. She is passionate about cooking healthy meals for her family. Jamie uses simple strategies to stretch her food budget including: meal planning, large batch cooking, freezing meals and creative end-of-the-week recipes that make the most of leftovers.

  • Youtube Screenshot for Growing your Food Video

    Growing your Food

  • Youtube Screenshot for Eating Healthy on a Budget Video

    Eating Healthy on a Budget

    Meet Jamie – a mom of three kids who makes her home in Farmington. She is passionate about cooking healthy meals for her family. Jamie uses simple strategies to stretch her food budget including: meal planning, large batch cooking, freezing meals and creative end-of-the-week recipes that make the most of leftovers.

  • Youtube Screenshot for The Wisdom in Shopping Together Video

    The Wisdom in Shopping Together

    Meet Mayuma – She is a Lewiston mom of two young, active sons with hardy appetites. She uses some smart tips to feed her family a varied and healthy diet on a limited budget.

  • Youtube Screenshot for Learning to Shop Healthy Video

    Learning to Shop Healthy

    Meet Mayuma – She is a Lewiston mom of two young, active sons with hardy appetites. She uses some smart tips to feed her family a varied and healthy diet on a limited budget.

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