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Region 3

Region 3

Implementing Agency (IA)

WSU Extension

Key Contacts

Acacia Zambrana
IA co-Lead
Email Acacia

LeeAnne Riddle
IA co-Lead
Email LeeAnne

Amber Noskoff
Data Specialist
Email Amber

Upcoming Region 3 Events


FFY2019 Washington State SNAP-Ed Annual Forum


Friday Forum-School Wellness Policies and District PSE Initiatives


Systems Approaches in Your Community-PSE Training

Regional News & Updates

Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 09/13/2019

[textblock title="Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 09/13/2019" ]09.13.19.docx Hello SNAP-Ed Friends, Please read on for important updates about some IA staffing changes that will start October 1, as well as updates on PEARS, new…

Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 09/06/2019

[textblock title="Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 09/06/2019" ]09.06.19.docx Hello SNAP-Ed Friends, We hope you are all enjoying this beautiful summer weather, and back-to-school season!  We are looking forward to seeing most of you at…
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Stories & Impacts

A woman walking on a gravel sidewalk with cars parked on the sidewalk.

Community partnerships help San Juan County improve street safety

An Orcas Island resident walks along Prune Alley. The gravel shoulder serves as a sidewalk on one of East Sound’s busiest streets. What began as a local SNAP-Ed campaign to increase physical activity and promote…
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Updated Processes FFY2019

Please use the resources below as a reference for 2019 reporting and fiscal due dates; required trainings; and information about regional meetings, effort certifications and program monitoring. There are separate attachments tailored to educators and fiscal staff, to make it easier to pass pertinent information along to staff and fiscal teams.

PEARS and Evaluation

Please use the resources below as a reference for 2019 tools and methods for training, tracking, surveying and reporting on SNAP-Ed activities in PEARS.

1. Program leads, please see emails from Acacia from 10/08/18, on Evaluation trainings for SNAP-Ed staff

2. FY19 PEARS Data Entry Requirements

3. FY19 PEARS Updates


  1. Curriculum information, links and trainings available on the Curriculum page.
  2. Teaching calendars will be requested in mid-October, via a simple process to upload schedules to the website. Stay tuned for more information from the Curriculum Team!

Dietary Guidelines and Recipe Guidance

The goal of SNAP-Ed, as stated in the Guidance is:

“to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance.”

Given this goal, we want to be sure everyone has a chance to learn about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s), and has solid guidance on selecting recipes that fit within that guidance. Please use the resources below as a reference when choosing recipes and sharing nutrition information.

Handouts and Marketing Materials

Please use the resources below as a reference when developing or adapting handouts, promotional materials, videos, social media messages, or other forms of communication with your SNAP-Ed audiences.

Statewide Needs Assessment

FFY2019 Time and Effort Forms

Please use the following forms to report your SNAP-Ed time and effort in FFY2019.

  • For those paid on SNAP-Ed funds PLUS any other source of funding, or those who are part-time/temporary/hourly SNAP-Ed staff, you will fill out this form Certification-of-less-than-100-Time-Effort and mail to Kim Buckhalter monthly.
  • For those paid only with SNAP-Ed funds, you may fill out this form Certification-of-100-Time-Effort-FY2019 and NEW THIS YEAR: you only need to complete and mail this form to Kim Buckhalter twice per year – By April 30, and again by October 30.

Region 3 SNAP-Ed FFY2019 Calendar


Regional SNAP-Ed Program Providers

Common Threads logo.
Common Threads Farm
Island County logo.
Island County Public Health
Washington State University Extension logo.
Island County WSU
San Juan Co logo.
San Juan County Health and Community Services
Washington State University Extension logo.
Skagit County WSU
Snohomish Health District logo.
Snohomish Health District
Washington State University Extension logo.
Snohomish County WSU
United General District 304 logo.
United General District 304 Community Health Outreach Programs
Tulalip Tribes logo.
Tulalip Tribes - Health Clinic
Washington State University Extension logo.
Whatcom County WSU
Washington State Farmers Market Association logo.
WSFMA Regional Farmers Market Leads