Building More Equitable SNAP-Ed Collaborations Among Land-grant Universities and State & Community Partners, Part 2
December 1, 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.
This 90-minute webinar focuses on the intersections of community food access, nutrition security, and culturally appropriate education.
In this webinar you will learn about:
- Approaches and models to build equitable partnerships supporting the delivery of cultural/community responsive nutrition interventions and equity
- How Tennessee State University, an 1890 Historically Black University, has utilized a diversity database in their campaign efforts to accurately depict the communities they serve to increase healthy food access
- The diverse SNAP-Ed participants of Hawaii, its unique challenges and strategies to address them, highlighting the ways in which pilina, or relationship building, is critical to SNAP-Ed direct education program development and implementation
Featured presenters/facilitators include:
- Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, Associate Professor, Director, Cornell Food and Nutrition Education in Communities Program
- Cassandra "Leihua" Park, SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator, University of Hawa'ii
- Shea Austin Cantu, Director, Tennessee State University Community Nutrition Education Program
- Marion Mosby, Graphic Designer, Tennessee State University Community Nutrition Education Program
- Kolia Souza – Food System Equity and Advocacy Specialist – MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
See other webinars here:
- Part 1: Federal and State Partnerships, and advocacy opportunities
- Part 3: Equity Approaches and structures, innovative methods of collaboration
Funding for the Racial Equity in the System Workgroup is provided in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.