TNCEP is a nutrition education program for individuals and families who participate or are eligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). UT Extension provides SNAP-Education through TNCEP. The goal of TNCEP is to empower limited resource families learn how to choose and prepare healthy foods, reduce the risk of poor nutrition, effectively use SNAP and related resources while moving toward self-sufficiency.
TNCEP education is delivered by county FCS Extension Agent and TNCEP Program Assistant along with partners in the community who work with the SNAP audience. The characteristic of TNCEP that makes it different from other nutrition education programs is that it is coalition-driven. A community coalition of individuals from various agencies determines what education is conducted. Funding for TNCEP is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
To Apply for SNAP Benefits
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact your local Department of Human Services (DHS) Office, call 1-866-311-4287 or visit the DHS website. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.