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Contact Info:​

State of Alaska
WIC Program Office
Phone: 907-465-3100
Fax: 907-465-3416

PO Box 110612
Juneau, AK 99801

SNAP-Ed Information for Providers

SNAP-Ed Provider (Grantee) in Alaska

Currently Alaska has 1 SNAP-Ed provider that delivers services around the state.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services

UAF CES provides direct education at a variety of locations and works with school wellness committees to improve school and out-of-school wellness policies and practices for healthy eating and physical activity in Title 1 schools in Anchorage, Bethel, Mat-Su, and Fairbanks. UAF CES also works with food banks in the Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks and Mat-Su to implement Healthy Retail practices and promotes USDA Summer Food Service participation.

Nutrition educators work with partners such as schools, early care and education centers, food banks, local WIC and public assistance offices to deliver evidence-based classes and programs in communities throughout Alaska. They also work with partners in their communities to promote changes to policies, systems and the environment that support Alaska’s SNAP-Ed goals.

Reina Hasting, SNAP-Ed Principal Investigator
PO Box 756180
Fairbanks, AK, 99775
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

Based on the 2023 SNAP-Ed Needs Assessment, the target audiences of the SNAP-Ed program are: youth and families with children, Alaska Native people, rural communities, and communities in Anchorage, Mat-Su, Northern and Southwest regions.

Program Approaches

The three approaches of the SNAP-Ed program are:

1. Individual or group-based nutrition education, health promotion, and intervention strategies (required for all states.)

2. Comprehensive, multi-level interventions at multiple complementary organizational and institutional levels.

3. Community and public health approaches.

SNAP-Ed Resources

The Alaska SNAP-Ed Program has also put together a list of additional program planning and evaluation resources, local data sources, training materials, and other helpful websites.
In 2023, the SNAP-Ed program had its Needs Assessment updated, with a focus on Policy, Systems and Environmental changes. Read the results of that needs assessment:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.