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2021 WA SNAP-Ed Statewide Forum

2021 WA SNAP-Ed Statewide Forum

Transforming How We Set the Table:

Commitment to Equity, Community-Driven Collaboration, and Justice

August 17-19, 2021

9 am-2 pm each day

 

The 2021 Forum will be held virtually and will offer opportunities for WA SNAP-Ed providers to learn about current and emerging programming, seek new ways of serving communities, and connect with SNAP-Ed providers across the state.

Each day will consist of main group sessions to advance our collective understanding of the conference theme and its role in our work for all attendees and breakout sessions that offer a deeper dive into specific topics. The breakout sessions have been organized around our five statewide interventions. Attendees will select breakout session based on their interest and what work they are doing in their local community. All sessions will be recorded.

Please Note: The virtual platform for the forum will go live a week before we meet.  All people who are registered will get a notification that they can go to the platform and select the breakout sessions they want to attend.

Forum Agenda

Day One, Tuesday August 17, 2021

8:30 am  Coffee Networking Chat

9:00 am

Welcome to the 2021 Washington SNAP-Ed Forum

9:15 am-10:30 am

Main Session

Dr. Loretta Ross: Calling In vs. Calling Out

10:30 am-11:00 am

Break

11:00 am-Noon

Breakout Sessions:

  • Community Connections and Connectors
  • Activating a Whole-Child Approach: Healthier Generation’s New Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment Tool
  • Farm to ECE and Early Childhood Opportunities in SNAP-Ed

Noon-1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions:

  • What’s New at the Grocery Store? Incentives, Online Shopping and More
  •  Virtual Education beyond COVID 19
  • Economic Security and Food Access in Washington State During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2:00 pm

Adjourn for the Day

 

Day Two, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

8:30 am Coffee Networking Chat

9:00 am-10:00 am

Main Session

Valerie Segrest – Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Nutrition Guidelines

10:00 am-10:30 am

Break

10:30 am-Noon

Breakout Sessions:

  • Anti-Bias Practice Toward Children who have Experienced Trauma-Session 1
  • Creative Ways to Promote Physical Activity

Noon-1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Main Session

Edwin Lindo

2:00 pm

Adjourn for the Day

 

Day Three, Thursday, August 19, 2021

8:30 am Coffee Networking Chat

9:00 am-10:00 am

Main Session

Babs Roberts, Director of Community Services Division, DSHS

10:00 am-10:30 am

Break

10:30 am-Noon

Breakout Sessions

  • Anti-Bias Practice Toward Children who have Experienced Trauma-Session 2
  • Active by Design and How SNAP-Ed Can Be a Part of It.
  • A Day in the Life at the CSO and CSCC (Community Service Office and Customer Service Contact Center)

Noon-1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Main Session

Transforming How We Set the Table: Going Forward

2:00 pm

Adjourn and end of forum

 

 

Your 2021 Forum Planning Group

Planning for the 2021 WA SNAP-Ed Forum started in January with SNAP-Ed colleagues working hard to plan a conference that is relevant for today’s WA SNAP-Ed program.  Here are the people serving on two committees, one for main session speakers and one for breakout sessions

Main Session Speaker Committee:

Candida Goza-WSU King County

Ulysses Martin-Tacoma Pierce County Health Department

Christine Ciancetta-DOH IA

Jen Moss-Region 3 IA

Courtney Schupp-CTW

Maggie Grate-CTW

Angela Amico-DSHS

Breakout Session Committee:

Linda Mathews-WSU Pierce County

Anne Cherise Jensen-Tulalip Tribes

Julie Bongard-SRHD IA

Mayra Licea-OIC

Julie Evenson-WSU Kitsap County

Rachel Muia-United General

Nicole McNamara-Kitsap Public Health

Terry Perry-CTW

Mariah Brown-Pounds-Region 3

Amber Noskoff-WSU Whatcom County

Angela Amico-DSHS

Maggie Grate-CTW

Looking Ahead to the 2022 WA SNAP-Ed Forum

If you would like to serve on a planning committee for the 2022 statewide forum, please contact your IA.  Your input is welcome!

 

Here are the breakout sessions. We are in the process of confirming speakers. Topics may change according to speaker availability:

Direct Education

  • Virtual Education Pre and Post Pandemic
  • New Horizons for Direct Education

Farm to Community

  • Working with Early Child Care in Your Community

Access to Healthy Foods

  • SNAP at the Grocery Store and SNAP-Ed’s Role in New Ways of Shopping
  • Findings from the Washington Sate Food Security Survey
  • Demystifying School Foods Systems: Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment Tool
  • Nutrition and Health Training Modules for Teachers and School Staff

Physical Activity

  • Safe Routes to School
  • Physical Activity and Health Promotion

In addition, there will be several breakouts sessions about forming partnerships:

Partnerships

  • DSHS Programs 101
  • Community Connections and Connectors