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FFY2019 DSHS SNAP-Ed ME: Statewide Evaluation

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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Bowl filled with green and red apples

I’m Looking For…

Stories & Impacts

A display of fresh vegetables on a table with other farmers market booths in the background.

Connecting Food Bank Customers and Farmers Markets

In an effort to help bring fresh produce to more Snohomish County homes, the Snohomish County WA State Farmers Market Lead and WSU Extension SNAP-Ed presented at a Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition Meeting in Spring 2018. 
A display of vegetables in crates.

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.
A skillet full of stir-fry vegetables.

Tulalip Tribes’ first successful Eating Smart Being Active (ESBA) Class on the Tulalip reservation

In 2018, the Tulalip SNAP-Ed program conducted our first Eating Smart Being Active classes on the Tulalip Reservation.
More Stories & Impact

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 Connections offers 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.