CHCC implements the Maine SNAP-Ed program which empowers community members to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget. Maine SNAP-Ed uses evidence-based curricula and multi-level community-based approaches to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for Maine families.

Services offered by Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators

  • Hands on cooking classes for adults and families
  • Nutrition education at schools and childcare sites
  • Nutrition education for adults at community sites like recreation center, libraries, senior housing sites,
  • food pantries, and more
  • Grocery Store Tours
  • Farmers' Market Tours

All classes are led by trained Nutrition Educators. To sign up, check our calendar for any upcoming classes.

Policy, systems and environmental change (PSE)

Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators also work on policy, system and environmental change to support a culture of wellness throughout various organizations in the community. This work includes supporting wellness committees, community gardens, programs increasing food access, and more. Contact us to learn how we can help your work in our community!

Community and School Gardens

We have worked with many local schools and organizations to increase access and exposure to fresh fruits and vegetables through gardens. We help engage the local community to come together around food and build a sustainable resource for everyone!

Farmers' Market Engagement

We partner with local Farmers' Markets to increase a communities' access to local fresh produce. Through the Power of Produce Club many markets have provided children with tokens to buy fresh fruits and vegetables empowering them to make their own healthy choices!

Healthy Retail Initiatives

In partnership with Biddeford's Local Foods Local Places initiative we have developed resources for local food retailers to increase the healthfulness of their stores. From healthy advertisements to tips onproduct placement; small changes make a big difference!

Healthy Eating Resources

  • Learn more about Maine SNAP-Ed and find delicious recipes
  • Sign up to get healthy recipes, cooking tips and more sent right to your phone
  • Learn about Maine Harvest Bucks and ways to stretch your SNAP dollars at farmers’ markets
  • Learn about the Maine Senior FarmShare Program
  • Find a food pantry near you
  • Sign up for SNAP Benefits

Snap-Ed educators can only serve those who receive SNAP benefits, live in York County, or attend a school where 50% or more of students qualify for free & reduced lunch. To learn if your site or school is eligible contact us: (Link to Contact Page)

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented statewide by the University of New England (UNE) through contracts with local community organizations. Maine SNAP-Ed educates low-income families on low-cost healthy eating and active lifestyles. Contact mainesnap-ed@une.edu or (207) 602-3551 for more information.