About AZ Health Zone
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – education (SNAP-Ed) is a nationwide nutrition education and obesity prevention program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. Programmatic activities engage low-income individuals and families that receive or are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. In Arizona, the SNAP-Ed program is administered by the Arizona Department of Health Services’ AZ Health Zone, a public/private partnership that operates throughout the state to implement community nutrition education programs and policy, systems, and environmental change interventions to encourage healthy eating, increase physical activity, and maintain appropriate caloric balance for healthy body weights. An integral partner in this statewide effort is the University of Arizona, Department of Nutritional Sciences - Cooperative Extension, SNAP-Ed (UA SNAP-Ed). AZ Health Zone is the new name for SNAP-Ed in Arizona. The program was formerly known as the Arizona Nutrition Network. UA SNAP-Ed was formally known as the University of Arizona Nutrition Network and is now known as the AZ Health Zone.