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Ready to transform your future?
SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) is here for you every step of the way, offering not just a job, but a path to growth and success. Visit our E&T page for more information and resources.
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Celebrating Black History Month by Advancing Nutrition Security and Health Equity
We have the collective power to ensure everyone in this country is set up to thrive.
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Five Decades of Compassion and Care
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC.
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Nearly 21 Million Children Expected to Receive New Grocery Benefit This Summer
44 states, U.S. territories, and tribes intend to launch permanent Summer EBT program in 2024 with even more expected in 2025.
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MyPlate is now on Instagram!
We are pleased to announce the launch of the @MyPlate_gov Instagram account! Follow along for healthy eating tips, recipes, and more.
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Nutrition Security
Watch our new video to learn how FNS nutrition assistance programs help all Americans thrive.
Dietary Guidelines, 2025-2030 Development Process
Dietary Guidelines, 2025-2030 Development Process
Updating the Dietary Guidelines involves a rigorous, multi-year review of the scientific evidence by the 2025 Advisory Committee. HHS and USDA are committed to providing clear information to the public and opportunities for participation.
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Increased Support for School Meal Programs
USDA is taking innovative actions to ensure a healthier future for our country's children.
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SNAP Healthy Incentives: Extra Funds for Healthy Foods
Research shows that incentive programs are an effective way to promote healthy eating and improve nutrition security for more Americans.

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Summer Nutrition Programs
FNS summer nutrition programs can now reach more kids than ever before!

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Our mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthy diet and nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

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Who to contact
Most nutrition assistance programs funded by FNS are administered at the state, territory, tribal, or local levels. Select your state, territory, or tribal organization from the dropdowns below to find contact information

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Assistance for People of All Ages
Our 16 nutrition assistance programs touch the lives of one in four Americans each year, from infants to the elderly. Taken together, these programs comprise America's nutrition safety net, ensuring that no eligible American goes hungry.
Assistance for People of All Ages
Our 16 nutrition assistance programs touch the lives of one in four Americans each year, from infants to the elderly. Taken together, these programs comprise America's nutrition safety net, ensuring that no eligible American goes hungry.
Assistance for Seniors
FNS has programs that cater to our nation's seniors, age 60 and over.
Assistance for Babies, Young Children & Women
Our nutrition programs supplement the diets of babies, young children and women with healthy foods, while offering guidance with other needs, including nutrition education and health care referrals.
Assistance for Children from Kindergarten to 12th grade
FNS partners with state agencies to help fight hunger and obesity among school-age children by administering several year-round programs that provide healthy meals.
Assistance for Native Americans
FNS makes accessibility of nutritious foods for Native American families and those living on Indian Reservations a priority.
Nutrition Education
In the classroom and at home, FNS programs aim to reduce food insecurities and promote healthy food habits for everyone.
SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
SNAP
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
WIC
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. 
TEFAP, CSFP, FDPIR, & USDA Foods
USDA's food distribution programs support consumers and American agricultural producers through purchases of 100% American-grown and -produced foods for use by schools and institutions.
Child Nutrition
Our child nutrition programs help to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals and snacks in schools, summer programs, childcare centers and homes, and afterschool programs. 
Nutrition Policy and Promotion
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.
Nutrition Assistance Program Block Grants
In lieu of SNAP, the NAP block grants provide food assistance to low-income households in the U.S. territories of the Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the CNMI.