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The Arizona Nutrition Network is an Arizona program with statewide partners that include health departments, the University of Arizona, Native American tribes, school districts, food banks, and non-profit agencies.

Current Campaigns

Vegetables and Fruits - Brighten the Family Table

Eating vegetables and fruits is a great way to keep your body healthy, strong and full of energy. These colorful foods not only have many nutrients, but are also full of flavor! Enjoy tasty vegetables and fruits with your meals and snacks to keep you and your family healthy.

Mealtime is Family Time

Make family meals and memories together. It takes a little work to bring everyone together for meals, but it's worth it and the whole family eats better. It's a lesson your children will use for life.

Dairy Delight

Fat-free or low-fat (1%) dairy foods are packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals without all the fat. Switching to fat-free or low-fat (1%) dairy foods helps maintain healthy blood pressure, manage weight, and build better bones.

Whole Grains for Health

Eating whole grains is a healthy choice for everyone in your family. Making at least half your grains whole may help reduce the risk of heart disease, and manage weight. Learn more about Whole Grains recipes.

 

Physical Activity

Put Little Play into Your Day

Physical activity is an important part of healthy living. There are many ways to get physical activity into your family's day. Physical activity can be fun for the whole family. Get tips and information about how much physical activity your family needs and ways to stay active. Keep your family active by having fun with physical activity.

Learn More: http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/index.html

SNAP

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) helps families and low income people buy the food they need to have good health. First put into operation in 1939, SNAP, the United States' food stamp program, is still in use today. Its goal is to provide people earning little to no income with a means of purchasing food. The program is mainly funded by the federal government, with each state carrying out its own operations.

Who can receive SNAP?

SNAP is based on income and expenses. To find out more, visit your local Department of Economic Security Office or visit USDA for more information. To apply for SNAP in Arizona click here.

How to apply:

Visit the USDA for more information regarding the application process, or go to your local DES office.

Champions for Change

What is a Champion Mom?

A Champion Mom is dedicated to helping her family prepare and eat more meals together. Champion Moms include children in planning healthy meals that feature a variety of vegetables and fruits to promote healthy eating habits early. Champion Moms know any meal time can be family time.

Make Meals. Make Memories. Mealtime is Family Time.

Families that eat meals together tend to eat better overall. Each meal and snack eaten together is a chance for children to learn and try new foods, nourish their bodies, and spend time with family members. Meals don’t have to be fancy or expensive. Start small and plan a few family meals a week. Don’t forget to include the kids. Their smiles will light up your kitchen.

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Make family meals and memories together. It takes a little work to bring everyone together for meals, but it’s worth it and the whole family eats better. It’s a lesson your children will use for life.

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