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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.

Direct Education

Using evidence-based curricula, Power Up educators deliver monthly nutrition lessons to preschoolers, school age children, and adults/seniors.

Education  Support

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.

Wellness

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:

  • Wellness Committees

  • Early Childhood Centers

  • Garden Support

  • Food Insecurity Screening

  • Healthy Pantry Initiatives

  • Teacher Trainings

  • Physical Activity Projects

  • & More!

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Locations

Served

The Power Up team serves Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. 

Education

Partners

The Power Up program partners with early child care sites including 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. 

Community Partners

The Power Up program partners with community partners to provide education to all ages across the communities we serve including:

  • Farmer's Markets

  • Food Pantries

  • Grocery or Corner Stores

  • Health Care Sites

  • Senior Centers

  • WIC 

  • YMCA

603 Stanwix Street, Suite 500

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

1-800-215-7494

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This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) through the PA Department of Human Services (DHS). This institution is an equal opportunity provider. (Full Statement)