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Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 12/2/2022

Hello Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friends,


Last week, we shared a mashed parsnip and potatoes recipe. This week we are sharing a recipe from the WSU Skagit SNAP Ed archives, a Cranberry orange relish, very fitting for this time of the year!


Remember, if you have a recipe you would like to share, we want to hear from you! 


Important Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

  • December 7: SNAP-Ed staff Happy Hour, 4pm
  • December 9: Friday Forum, Food Meal Equivalency Training
  • December 31: All SNAP-Ed programs complete annual Civil Rights & other required training (refer to FY23 R3 SNAP-Ed Processes document on website)


USDA MyPlate Updates

*New* Order Discover MyPlate in Print Today!
Are you a Child Nutrition Program operator? If yes, you can order free print materials to help kindergarten students discover MyPlate today. Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children—kindergarten.

Order each of the following materials now, while supplies last!


CTW Updates

*New* RESOURCE POSTED:  The What’s Up WA SNAP-Ed: Local Food Procurement Grants and Support recording and materials are now posted on the WA SNAP-Ed Provider site. Be sure to check them out here What’s Up WA SNAP-Ed | Washington State SNAP-Ed Providers and if you are interested in being connected with a school, district, or ECE near you that needs help with Farm to School activities, use the Google Form on the page. SNAP-Ed + Farm to School Connections (


*New* RESOURCE POSTED:  The recording and materials from the November Friday Forum: Basic Food Basics is posted on the WA SNAP-Ed Provider site. Check them out to learn more about Basic Food Outreach at Friday Forums | Washington State SNAP-Ed Providers (


*New* December Friday Forum: Join us next Friday for Food Meal Equivalency Training from Nils Johnson. He will share his innovative approach to tracking food donations and meal/nutrition equivalents. The Friday Forum will take place December 9th at 9:30 AM. You can access the Zoom link from the WA SNAP-Ed Provider site Friday Forums | Washington State SNAP-Ed Providers (


*New* Training: Curriculum Rubric Reveal: Join us January 17th from 1:00-2:00 to learn about the new Rubric WA SNAP-Ed will be rolling out this year to support a more equitable approach to Direct Education. Register on the WA SNAP-Ed Provider site on the Training page Training | Washington State SNAP-Ed Providers (


Evaluation Team Updates

*New*  FFY 2023 Evaluation Guidance: FFY 2023 evaluation guidance has been updated to incorporate all updates to PEARS that have been released to date. There may be additional changes when PEARS released updates to the social marketing campaigns modules in the next few months. Updated guidance is available on the evaluation page of the website, and linked here.


*Reminder* PEARS Update Materials: Thanks to all who attended the PEARS update trainings this last month! In addition to the updated evaluation guidance, a summary of FFY 2023 PEARS updates and a training Q&A are now available. Both materials can be found on the evaluation page of the website.


Happy Friday!


Talea & Shannon