What is Power Up?
Power Up is a nutrition and physical activity education program funded through the USDA’s SNAP-Education program. Power Up educators provide direct and indirect nutrition education to all ages. Power Up’s target audience is anyone eligible to receive or currently receiving SNAP benefits.
Using evidence-based curricula, Power Up educators deliver monthly nutrition lessons in the classroom to preschool and school age children, adults and seniors.
Using evidence-based curricula, Power Up educators deliver monthly nutrition lessons to preschoolers, school age children, and adults/seniors.
Our lessons are complemented by printed materials, reinforcements, and food tastings.
Family and Caregivers
Our educators want to include the whole family through workshops, nutrition education at events, newsletters, and community events.
Power Up educators want to help create healthier schools and communities to develop an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
Power Up can help with:
Early Childhood Centers
Food Insecurity Screening
Healthy Pantry Initiatives
Physical Activity Projects
The Power Up team serves Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.
The Power Up program partners with early child care sites include Head Start to provide education to children 3-5 years old and their families.
The Power Up program partners with School Districts and Charter Schools to provide education to children 5-18 years old and their families.
The Power Up program partners with community partners to provide education to all ages across the communities we serve including:
Grocery or Corner Stores
Health Care Sites