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SNAP-Ed Program

The Kansas SNAP-Ed program is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant, in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families and implemented by Kansas State University Research and Extension (KSRE).

Kansas SNAP-Ed supports low-income Kansans by making the healthy choice the easy choice through a dual focus on nutrition and physical activity education and partnering with local and statewide organizations to improve policies, systems and environments that support healthy behaviors.

Kansas SNAP-Ed focuses on preventing nutrition and activity-related chronic disease by empowering low-resource Kansans to achieve healthy lives, improve food security and reduce health disparities.

Learn more about Kansas SNAP-Ed.


Karen Jones, Nutrition Educator - Cheyenne, Sherman, Wallace, Rawlins, Thomas, Logan, Decatur, Sheridan

Aftan Tso, Nutrition Educator: Decatur, Graham, Gove, Logan, Norton, Sheridan, Trego






Janelle VanKooten

Janelle VanKooten
SNAP-Ed Specialist
P. O. Box 786
Colby, KS  67701-0786
Phone:  785-462-6281
Email: janellev@ksu.edu
Karen Jones
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
P.O. Box 786
Colby, Kansas  67701-0786
Mobile:  785-332-6285
Email: kjones@ksu.edu 

Aftan Tso
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator
410 N Pomeroy
Hill City, KS 67642
Mobile: 785-421-3411
Email: aftant@ksu.edu