Building More Equitable SNAP-Ed Collaborations Among Land-grant Universities and State & Community Partners, Part 1

October 6, 2022 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Contact: Kolia Souza

The SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program (SNAP-Ed) is designed to help families improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and stretch their food dollars. Partnerships are critical to SNAP-Ed success in the effort to build healthier communities, and land-grant universities’ Cooperative Extension agents are a key partner providing programs, messaging, and policy, systems, and environmental interventions alongside state departments of health and education, state-level nutrition networks, and other organizations. However, there are a multitude of factors influencing state and community partnerships, including funding disparities within the land-grant university system and among statewide implementing agencies, cultural awareness and integration, community food access, and so on. This three-part webinar series explores these factors, considers their impact on partnership development, and offers ideas and models for more equitable SNAP-Ed partnerships.

In this 90-minute webinar you will learn about:

  • How SNAP-Ed funding is determined at the federal level
  • The latest SNAP-Ed community needs assessment tool seeking to increase equity
  • Tribal colleges and universities’ role in SNAP-Ed and policy recommendations
  • Perspectives on how funding decisions impact statewide collaboration and considerations for increasing equitable collaboration within states

Featured presenters/facilitators include:

  • Doris Chin – Nutritionist, Nutrition Education Branch, Program Administration and Nutrition Division, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), USDA Food & Nutrition Service
  • Sue Foerster – Evaluation Committee Co-chair, Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators
  • Erin Parker – Executive Director, Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative
  • Marci Scott – Vice President of Programs, Michigan Fitness Foundation; Advocacy Committee Co-chair, Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators
  • Kolia Souza – Food System Equity and Advocacy Specialist – MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

For more information about this webinar: contact Kolia Souza (, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

Sponsored by MSU Center for Regional Food Systems and Racial Equity in the Food System Workgroup

There is no cost to participate, but you must register prior to the October 6th webinar



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