Cochise AZ Health Zone (SNAP-Ed)
AZ Health Zone - Cochise County Cooperative Extension provides education and resources, consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate, to persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other programs. Our Mission is to positively influence lifestyle behaviors of Cochise County youth, families, and adults through evidence based curriculum on nutrition, physical activity and gardening. We help schools encourage students and parents to eat healthy foods and be more physically active. Along with providing nutrition education classes for students and their parents, we also train and support school staff to implement nutrition and physical activity policies, promoting healthy systems and environments within the school systems. We also serve the early childhood community by providing staff training to preschools and early childhood care facilities, direct education to preschoolers on gardens, healthy eating, and physical activity, and birth to five years nutrition education for parents and caregivers. We currently have support services in Benson, Bisbee, Bowie, Douglas, Elfrida, Huachuca City, Naco, Palominas, Pearce, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, and Willcox.