Building More Equitable SNAP-Ed Collaborations Among Land-grant Universities and State & Community Partners, Part 1
October 10, 2022 - Author: 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 webinar recording 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
Funding for the Racial Equity in the System Workgroup is provided in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.