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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.

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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

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Stories & Impacts

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.
A mom and dad with two children sitting down to dinner.

King County Healthcare and Food Insecurity Learning Network

As part of our effort to combat food insecurity, SNAP-Ed staff at Public Health Seattle and King County identified the need for coordination and collaboration across health systems as well as community partners that offer healthy, affordable options.
a skillet on a stove as someone holds the handles and uses a spatula.

An Appetite for Learning

Earlier this year, SNAP-Ed staff at Pierce County WSU offered an eight-lesson Eating Smart Being Active series at the Lakes Nourish Food Bank in Lakewood, WA.
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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 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.