Steps to Health, North Carolina State University’s SNAP-Ed Program educates and inspires North Carolinians to eat healthy and be active through targeted programs for youth and adults. Our goal is to help participants make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles.
By combining direct education with policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives, we contribute to transformative, lasting health outcomes for North Carolinians. We teach youth and adults across North Carolina about nutrition, food resource management, and physical activity. Our educators inspire healthy choices in a fun and interactive way so that everyone can understand how to apply what they learn in their own lifestyles.
We work with our communities to adapt the environments where we live, learn, work, shop, and play. We use evidence-based information to improve policies, systems, and environments so that the healthy choice becomes the easy choice.
We meet you where you are!
Steps to Health educators are your neighbors, serve in your community, and are employed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
With funding from the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services, Economic, and Family Services partners with the following organizations to implement programming across the state:
- Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education
- Down East Partnership for Children
- Durham County Health Department
- East Carolina University
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
- North Carolina State University
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro