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NJ SNAP-Ed is a part of the national Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which provides food assistance benefits to those who need them. We share tips on how to make healthy food choices for you and your family. And how to add physical activity to your everyday routines, too.

How can I make
healthier decisions?

All it takes is just a few minor changes to your eating and shopping habits.

  • Cut back on processed/sugary foods.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables (the fresher, the better).
  • Look for the “SNAP-Ed” label where you shop to find healthy foods.
  • Choose simple and healthy recipes that use local produce.

How can I be
more active?

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to add physical activities to your daily routine.

  • Do something you enjoy, like shooting hoops or simply going for a walk.
  • Do your activity with friends and family.
  • Choose an indoor and outdoor physical activity to help keep you fit year-round.
  • Visit a local public park where you can be active — it’s free!

Get help buying groceries

New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmers markets. You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy.

Eligibility is set by several factors such as income and resources. To be eligible, a single person can have a gross monthly income of $1,968. A household of three can have a gross monthly income of $3,349 (figures valid October 2020 – September 2021).