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News from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Hello, Washington SNAP-Ed Team, and thank you for all your hard work during Federal Fiscal Year 2019!

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2019 SNAP-Ed Forum

The 2019 Washington SNAP-Ed Forum will be held in Wenatchee September 24, 25 and 26th.

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Join us in Wenatchee for the 2019 SNAP-Ed Forum.

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Stories & Impacts

Student gardener kneeling near a row of strawberries.

Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

The gardens—a joint effort between Oak Harbor Public Schools and WSU Island County Extension SNAP-Ed—help students learn about health, sustainability, and stewardship and have become an integral part of the schools’ curriculum.
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 become the catalyst for an incredible partnership that’s helping Skagit county DSHS clients increase their buying power and make healthy choices for themselves and their families.
Two pieces and two heads of cauliflower on a wood board.

February Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower Prepared by Students

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 classroom to prepare two favorite cauliflower dishes.
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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.