Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program (NEOP) is a federal and state partnership that supports nutrition education for persons eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP participants as well as those who are eligible (i.e., up to 185 percent Federal Poverty Level) receive education and resources to help them:

  • consume healthy foods and beverages
  • reduce consumption of less healthy foods and beverages, and
  • increase physical activity.

NEOP objectives are expected to prevent and reduce the leading risk factors for chronic diseases among the SNAP eligible population, such as poor nutrition and physical inactivity. These are two of the three risk factors described in the 3-4-50 concept. The 3-4-50 concept states that tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity are the three risk factors that contribute to the four major chronic diseases—cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung disease—that lead to more than 50 percent of deaths in the region.

Healthy Works is a provider of NEOP services in San Diego County. Through NEOP, Healthy Works collaborates with many locally contracted community partners to help make San Diego County a healthier place to live, work, learn, play and worship. For information on current NEOP partnerships, projects and programs taking place through Healthy Works, please click project summary links below.

For more information these programs, please visit or contact us at (619) 542-4110.

This material is produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch with funding from USDA SNAP-Ed, known in California as CalFresh. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious food for better health. For CalFresh information, call 2-1-1. For important nutrition information, visit


Webpage last updated 08/31/2017