Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Healthy Portland offers nutrition education programs for all ages to promote healthy lifestyles and habits throughout the community.

Services offered by Healthy Portland’s Nutrition Educators:

Grocery Store Tours: Learn how to shop healthy on a budget.
Cooking Classes for Adults & Teens: Learn how to cook and prepare healthy recipes.
Nutrition Education at Schools & Childcare: Teaching how to build lifelong healthy habits.

For a complete list of nutrition education programs offered by Healthy Portland, visit our Curriculum Page.

Interested in attending or scheduling a class?

Contact one of our nutrition educators for more information.

Emma Veilleux, RD, LD – or (207) 541-6945
Emily Cooper, RD, LD – or (207) 541-6942
Bushra Islam, RD, LD –

Helpful Resources:

• SNAP Benefits – Not sure if you qualify for SNAP benefits in Maine? Find all the information you need on the DHHS website.
• Maine SNAP-Ed – Helpful resources for how to shop, cook, and eat healthy and on a budget.
• Recipe Finder – SNAP-Ed database of over 700 healthy and affordable recipes.
• Local Food Pantries in Portland – A list of food pantries that can be found in the Portland area.
• Farmers Markets Accepting SNAP – A complete list of farmers markets across Maine that accept SNAP benefits and incentives.
• Choose MyPlate – MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal.
• 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! –  A nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program partnering with schools, child care and out of school programs, healthcare practices and community organizations to change environments where children and families live, learn, work, and play.
• University of Maine Cooperative Extension – Nutrition education, food preservation and food safety information, and resources for small food businesses in Maine.

For additional information about SNAP-Ed nutrition education in Portland, contact Healthy Portland at or (207) 756-8021.