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Pend Oreille County WSU

Pend Oreille County WSU

Implementing Agency (IA)

WSU Extension

Key Contacts

Lori van Anrooy
IA Lead
Email Lori

Tara McGinty
SNAP-Ed Program Consultant
Email Tara

Pend Oreille County WSU SNAP Ed Program

About Us

The SNAP-Ed program (also known as Food $ense) has been in Pend Oreille County since 2004, providing nutrition education to youth and adults.  We are in all three school districts, afterschool programs, food banks, at the farmer’s market, Kalispel Tribe programs, adult cooking classes at the Extension Office, and participate in several community events to provide tools essential to making healthy choices for food and physical activity.

Washington State University Extension.

Pend Oreille County WSU

Meet our Team!

Pend Oreille County WSU
Christine Knoefler*
Extension Coordinator Supervisor
Pend Oreille County WSU
Jennifer Anderberg
Nutrition Educator
(509) 447-6911

Contact Us

Chris Knoefler,, (509) 447-6479

Current Programming

Direct Education

  • Food Smarts, Youth and Adult
  • Read For Health
  • Cooking Matters
  • Choose Health-Food, Fun, Fitness
  • Growing Healthy Habits


  • School gardens
  • Community gardens
  • School lunchroom design
  • Walking groups
  • Participation on coalitions that affect policies (food banks, schools, community)
  • Organized activities at recess

Community Partners

  • Newport School District
  • Cusick School District
  • Selkirk School District
  • Local 4H clubs
  • Newport Food Bank
  • Cusick Food Bank
  • Newport Farmer’s Market
  • Ione Food Bank
  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • Northeast Washington Hunger Coalition
  • Pend Oreille Health Coalition
  • Cusick Panther Coalition
  • Local and Tri-County CSO
  • Low Income Housing