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FYI Communications 11.8.18

Resources and Articles


  • A qualitative evaluation of the USDA FINI Grant Program: provide evidence regarding the impact of FINI-funded projects as well as grantee and stakeholder insights regarding any potential program refinements.
  • A Lakota perspective on Seven Generationsis shared via this digital story. It was collected by the American Public Health Association. This is a Native American cultural approach to planning and decision making that is common among tribal communities in Washington. Sometimes there is a formal framework, like that Pulling Together for Wellness model used by the American Indian Health Commission. Others may have an informal approach to the perspective.
  • Article, by PBS, includes a summary of how taxing sugary drinks affects a community’s health and economy.
  • To better understand the barriers to implementing PSE change initiatives within SNAP-Ed programming in U.S. rural communities; as well as strategies to overcome these barriers, this study identifies: (1) the types of nutrition-related PSE SNAP-Ed programming currently being implemented in rural communities; (2) barriers to implementing PSE in rural communities; and (3) common best practices and innovative solutions to overcoming SNAP-Ed PSE implementation barriers.
  • Addressing the root cause of health inequities will need more research to learn the best approaches for taking into account African American women’s experiences, according to a review article in Health Equity. CDC researchers explored the association between racism and sexual and reproductive health outcomes and found that poverty, unemployment, and segregation may result in African American women being more vulnerable when it comes to sexual and reproductive health outcomes.


Washington SNAP-Ed


Washington State SNAP-Ed’s website has a new look!

The curriculum team’s curricula and resources are now on this website, including recently developed trainings:


SNAP- Specific


  • Mathematica Policy Research completed the largest-ever survey of SNAP participants on the topic of food security (defined as reliable access to enough food to lead a healthy, active life). These findings are displayed in a new interactive tool, which provides an overview of SNAP, the results of our study, and SNAP participation and eligibility rates by state.
  • The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released the SNAP E&T in Action Created as part of the SNAP to Skills Project, the videos highlight how SNAP E&T is working around the country to help SNAP participants gain the skills they need to find work or advance in their careers.
  • 1 in 10 senior households relies on food stamps:A study of U.S. Census Bureau data, released by FRAC, in collaboration with AARP Foundation, found that 10 percent of senior homes in metropolitan areas, 10 percent of those in small towns, and 11 percent of those in rural areas participate in SNAP. Of the 50 counties with SNAP participation above 25 percent, 75 percent were rural and only 15 percent were metropolitan.




Grant: Collaborative Approach for Youth Engagement in Sports


Those working with older youth (age 14-18): 

The Youth Engagement Collaborative is recruiting a committee of youth advisors (ages 14-18)  to help inform and shape the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference youth track. Being on the Childhood Obesity Conference Youth Advisory Committee will provide opportunities for youth to grow in their leadership, collaboration and coordination skills. (Attached) Childhood Obesity Conference Youth Advisory Committee Member application process and role description. Have the young people you feel best fit this role complete the application to become a member. All applications are due by November 30, 2018.