SNAP-Ed is a free nutrition education program serving participants and low-income individuals eligible to receive SNAP benefits or other means-tested Federal assistance programs throughout Ohio. Nationally, SNAP-Ed is funded by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and serves in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services  and Ohio State University Extension. The goal is to improve the likelihood that families and individuals who receive SNAP benefits (SNAP) will make healthy food choices and choose active lifestyles.

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Visit the Celebrate Your Plate website for tips on saving time and money when you’re shopping, cooking and gardening. You will also find recipes for low-cost, tasty meals that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Jane Thoman is the current SNAP-Ed Program Assistant in Hocking County. She provides Nutrition Education Programs that increase knowledge in making healthy food and activity choices to audiences ranging from preschool age to adults. USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Choose My Plate are major resources for her programs.

Youth programming utilizes curriculums such as Eat, Play & Grow and Balance My Day. These focus on eating a variety of healthy foods and colors along with incorporating physical activity.

Partners with the Hocking County SNAP-Ed program include Logan-Hocking School District, Logan and Laurelville Head Start Programs, South Central Ohio Job and Family Services, SE Ohio Food Bank and Kitchen, Logan Hocking County District Library and Hopewell Health Center.

If you are interested in taking part in a nutrition education series of classes, you may contact Jane at 740-385-3222 or email

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For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers, found online at

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