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SNAP-Ed 30th Anniversary Webinar Series

Webinar #1: SNAP-Ed Celebrates Partnerships with Indian Tribal Organizations and Minority Serving Institutions

April 27, 2022.

As a part of the National SNAP-Ed 30th Year Anniversary Webinar Series, the Mountain Plains, Southeast, and Southwest regions celebrate SNAP-Ed partnerships with Indian Tribal Organizations and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The webinar featured regional highlights and agency presentations on program initiatives and achievements.

Download Webinar Slides (PDF, 2.7 MB)

April 27, 2022 SNAP-Ed 30th Anniversary Webinar Series SNAP-Ed Celebrates Partnerships with Indian Tribal Organizations and Minority Serving Institutions USDA and 30 Years SNAP-Ed Image

Webinar #2: Innovative SNAP-Ed Projects

May 25, 2022, 2:00-3:15pm. Recording of webinar will be available soon.

SNAP-Ed Works: Evidence shows positive impact of SNAP-Ed 

Connecticut’s Hispanic Health Council will present their early childhood education puppet show which complements multilevel community engagement. The University of Maryland Extension will discuss their TEXT2BHealthy targeted messaging that directs nutrition education participants to policy, systems, and environmental change initiatives. University of Georgia will demonstrate Food e-Talk, a smart phone based online education platform.

Webinar #3: SNAP-Ed collaborations and coalition building efforts

June 22, 2022, 2:00-3:15pm. Register now!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension and Milwaukee Food Council will discuss their Collective Action Initiative at the local level, and the Wisconsin SNAP-Ed Program will share efforts to expand collective action at the state level with other SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies and grantees, including our tribal organizations. West Virginia University and the WV Food and Farm Coalition will discuss the collaboration between SNAP-Ed and the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program grantee. The San Bernardino County Department of Health SNAP-Ed program will discuss their leadership in coalition building to address food insecurity during the public health emergency.


The Role of Racial Equity in SNAP-Ed Part 2: Authentic Resident Engagement as a Model to Advance Equity

Originally broadcast January 27, 2022.  ASNNA Race, Health + Social Equity Committee; SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team; and SNAP-Ed Connection.

The Healthy Food Policy Project team and its Advisory Committee members developed working principles to provide a template for authentic resident engagement in food access policy change. Join our hosts, UNC’S SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team and ASNNA’s Race, Health and Social Equity Committee, as well as our guest speakers, for a two-part training which will provide an overview of why and how to do authentic resident engagement, followed by a discussion session on applying the four working principles to our SNAP-Ed activities.

Equite Part 2 welcome screen

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration.


Introducing Shop Simple with MyPlate

Originally broadcast October 28, 2021. 

Shop Simple with MyPlate is an exciting new tool to help Americans find SNAP savings in their area and discover new ways to prepare budget-friendly foods.

In this 1-hour train-the-trainer webinar for SNAP-Ed providers presented by USDA's MyPlate team, you will:

  • Gain background knowledge of how the Shop Simple with MyPlate tool was developed
  • Receive a tour of Shop Simple and get step-by-step instructions on how to use the tool
  • Learn about additional MyPlate resources that can be used with SNAP participants
ShopSimpleWebinarScreenshot1

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1 CPE credit for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration.


The Role of Racial Equity in SNAP-Ed Part 1: Bringing Equity into the Conversation

Originally broadcast September 23, 2021. SNAP-Ed Toolkit Team; ASNNA Race, Health, and Social Equity Committee; SNAP-Ed Connection.

If you are a provider of SNAP-Ed programming, if you administer SNAP-Ed funds at the local, state or national level, or you partner with any of those who do, this webinar is for you.

This 75-minute session starts with a discussion of how SNAP-Ed activities can be implemented to advance racial equity by framing the issue of racial equity in SNAP-Ed, the directive from the USDA, the definition of racial equity, and how we can work to engage communities to advance racial equity. It ends with time for reflection.

Download webinar slides (PDF|2,138KB), and other supporting documents on the SNAP-Ed Toolkit Page.

screenshot of webinar with text "Why is equity a priority for the USDA?"

This webinar is pre-approved for 1.25 CPE credits for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration.


FY 2020 Cross-Regional Impact Report Webinar

Originally broadcast August 16, 2021. USDA. FNS. Mountain Plains Region and Southwest Region.

The Mountain Plains Region (MPR) and the Southwest Region (SWR) released the second edition of the Cross-Regional Impact Report (PDF, 68.4 MB) examining regional successes and impacts of SNAP-Ed programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation highlights the work that state and implementing agencies did to provide quality services to low-income and vulnerable Americans. It includes:

  • An overview of the 2020 report structure and organization
  • Highlights of regional outcomes from SNAP-Ed
  • Presentations from Colorado’s Cooking Matters program and Oklahoma’s ONIE Project on their response efforts and programming strategies
Opening slide of FY220 Cross-Regional Impact Report Webinar

SNAP-Ed Stakeholder Session

Originally broadcast May 26, 2021 2:00-3:00pm. USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed Connection.

In late December 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 mandated a 2% set-aside from SNAP-Ed state allocations for FY 2021. The funds were to be used for administration, training and technical assistance, and pilot projects. 

Webinar includes:

  • Opening remarks by Jessica Shahin, Associate Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • Explanation of how FY 2021 final allocations were calculated, with clarification on changes due to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
  • Presentation of technical assistance and special projects to be implemented using 2% funding.
  • Question and Answer Session.

Note: Q&A Document with for this session will be posted soon!

USDA SNAP-Ed Stakeholders Session May 26, 2021 with the speakers on the left hand side of the screen

 3-part Webinar Series: Adapting SNAP-Ed to COVID-19

Originally broadcast July 28, August 4, & August 11, 2020. 1:00-2:30pm. USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed Connection.

SNAP-Ed partners across the country are adapting to a changing and challenging new virtual environment. While some initiatives are modifying their existing digital nutrition education platforms, others are reinventing their delivery methods.

The SNAP-Ed Connection and the SNAP-Ed Toolkit held a 3-part webinar series where state and local SNAP-Ed programs presented creative and innovate ideas to serve the SNAP-Ed community remotely in the COVID-19 era.

Webinar Title Original air date q&A document
Adapting SNAP-Ed Programming to Remote Delivery (1.5 CEU) July 28, 2020
Q&A Session 1 (PDF, 242 KB)
Measuring and Evaluating Impact (1.5 CEU) August 4, 2020
Q&A Session 2 (PDF, 286 KB)
Collecting and Reporting Data (1.5 CEU) August 11, 2020
Q&A Session 3 (PDF, 148 KB)

These webinars are pre-approved for 1.5 CPE credits (until July 28, 2023) for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration.


SNAP-Ed and School Gardens: Growing Together

Originally broadcast Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 11:00am-12:00pm. USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Whether you've thought about introducing a school garden, recently started one, or are already deep in the process of cultivating your school garden, you may be interested in this webinar.

During this 1-hour webinar, you will learn:

  • the benefit of gardening in SNAP-Ed programming/nutrition education
  • how to assess needs, create partnerships, and start a school garden
  • how to maintain a school garden and successfully integrate nutrition education
  • examples of how to evaluate a school garden

This webinar is pre-approved for 1 CPE credit (until August 28, 2022) for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission for Dietetic Registration.

SNAP-Ed and School Gardens Growing Together Webinar

SNAP-Ed and Disasters: Providing an Effective Response

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 1:00-2:00pm EST

During this 1-hour webinar, we heard from two SNAP-Ed agency programs who have experienced disasters first-hand, and successfully met the needs of their community through the partnerships and community presence fostered by SNAP-Ed-funded projects. We also heard from a USDA food safety expert who shared how you can prepare in advance for possible emergencies. Disasters are usually unexpected, so you never know when the lessons learned from this important webinar will come in handy.

This webinar is no longer available for CPE credit.

To obtain your certificate, please note UPDATED email address: snap-edconnection@usda.gov. 


Writing SNAP-Ed Success Stories: Simple Strategies for Success

Originally broadcast May 8, 2018. USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed Connection.

Sharing the success of the SNAP-Ed program can be enhanced with powerful stories that resonate with stakeholders. During this 1-hour webinar, 3 SNAP-Ed agency program leaders with experience developing and sharing effective success stories share their methods and recommendations. SNAP-Ed Connection reviews tips and strategies for creating stories that are concise, powerful, and engaging to readers across the SNAP-Ed stakeholder community. Plus, learn the top 5 mistakes made when writing success stories-- and how to avoid them!

This webinar is no longer available for CPE credit.


Evaluation Tools for SNAP-Ed Populations and Needs

Originally broadcast January 31, 2017.

Join The SNAP-Ed Connection and Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA from the Public Health Institute.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Understand how to find evaluation tools for SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Indicators
  • Understand how to use evaluation tools for SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework Indicators
  • Learn about some of the existing SNAP-Ed tools that are available for specific populations

This webinar is no longer available for CPE credit.