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Making Healthy Food Accessible Programs, trainings, and resources to help people in Washington with food insecurity increase access to healthy meals.

Making Healthy Food Accessible

May
24

Friday Forum: Farmer’s Markets and Increasing Access to Locally Grown Food

Jun
7

Summer teaching calendars due to Curriuclum Team!

Jul
10

Washington SNAP-Ed Leadership Team Meeting

Jul
15

Childhood Obesity Conference (Anaheim, CA)

News from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Hello, Washington SNAP-Ed Team, and welcome to Federal Fiscal Year 2019!

As we move into the beautiful mosaic of fall in the Pacific Northwest, I would like to share a few of the state level deliverables you will see in the programming year to come…

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Stories & Impacts

An assortment of fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors.

WSU Extension SNAP-Ed and DSHS Community Service Office team up to promote healthy lifestyles in Skagit County

For the past two years, WSU Skagit County Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition educators have been a regular presence at the Department of Social and Health Services’ Local Planning Area Meetings. The meetings—intended to increase community outreach—have…
Two pieces and two heads of cauliflower on a wood board.

February Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower Prepared by Students

Location: Concrete School District Concrete Farm to School Coordinator Rachel Muia assisted four elementary students in a Cauliflower Cook-off to showcase February’s Harvest of the Month. Student chefs made use of the Farm to School kitchen…
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Peer-to-Peer Advocacy: Building Capacity for SNAP-Ed Outreach

Over the past four years, the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) has successfully increased capacity for SNAP-Ed outreach through the implementation of a public health peer-to-peer, Community Health Worker (CHW) model.
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Connecting Participants to Food Assistance Programs

Staff involved in the Washington State SNAP-Ed program play an important role in helping people we serve connect to food assistance programs across the state. We hope everyone takes time to review these programs and the benefits they have to offer. Connecting participants to food assistance can help people live healthier lives.

Below is information and links to food access programs in the state of Washington:

Washington Connectionoffers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services. There are a number of services you can link SNAP-Ed participants to help them access healthy food. In addition, Washington Connections provides a variety of food resources.

There are Community Services Offices (CSO) across the state that provide many DSHS services.

Providers can find information about how to help SNAP participants access healthy food through FINI funded programs here:  SNAP-Ed, FINI and Opportunities for Complete Eats 

Little boy holding apple and Comple Eats shopping bag.