Building More Equitable SNAP-Ed Collaborations Among Land-grant Universities and State & Community Partners, Part 3
January 31, 2023 - 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 SNAP-Ed as a tool for equity and innovative SNAP-Ed collaborations.
In this webinar you will learn about:
- How Georgia is interpreting and implementing equity in SNAP-Ed programs.
- The “living,” non-hierarchical organizational model Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners (OKTEP), a SNAP-Ed implementing agency, promotes to enhance equity among staff, tribal partners, and community members and extend culturally relevant programing to Tribal Nations.
- Promising practices to increase healthy food access through the Kansas Tribal Food Systems project, a joint effort of the American Heart Association MidWest Chapter, the Sunflower Foundation, and K-State Research & Extension SNAP-Ed that leveraged private, public, and federal funds to connect with the four federally recognized Kansas tribal communities.
Featured presenters/facilitators include:
- Latresh Davenport, Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA) Race, Health, and Social Equity Co-Chair and SNAP Nutrition Education Program Manager - Georgia Division of Family & Children Services
- Teresa Jackson, ASNNA Leadership Team Senior Co-Chair and Tribal Partnerships & Outcomes Coordinator - Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners
- Tandy Rundus, SNAP-Ed NE Region Specialist - Kansas State University Research & Extension (KSRE)
- Janis Simon, Tribal Food Systems Coordinator - American Heart Association/KSRE
- Kolia Souza, Food System Equity and Advocacy Specialist – MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
See previous webinars:
- Part 1: Federal and State Partnerships, and advocacy opportunities.
- Part 2: Community food access, nutrition security, and culturally appropriate education.
Funding for the Racial Equity in the System Workgroup is provided in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.