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Region 3

Region 3

Implementing Agency (IA)

WSU Extension

Key Contacts

Acacia Zambrana
IA co-Lead
Email Acacia

Jen Moss
IA co-Lead
Email Jen

Amber Noskoff
Data Specialist
Email Amber

Upcoming Region 3 Events


Friday Forum: Strengthening Regional Food Systems – Spokane’s Regional Food Action Plan


Success Stories Workshop 3: Communicate Your Success to Partners


What’s Up Wednesday: What are Your Quarter Three Success Stories?

Regional News & Updates

Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 04/15/2022

[textblock title="Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Update for 04/15/2022" ]Hello SNAP-Ed Friends, I am looking forward to meeting with all of our wonderful programs in the coming weeks, as we do our annual program monitoring. I…

Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Updates for 04/08/2022

[textblock title="Region 3 SNAP-Ed Friday Updates for 04/08/2022" ]Hello SNAP-Ed Friends, I apologize to our subcontracting agencies, I have been reminding you all to submit your quarter 1 invoices by April 12, but it is…
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Stories & Impacts

Rural schoolchildren try new, healthy foods with Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month display board. Elementary schoolchildren in the rural community of Touchet, Wash., encountered farm-grown fruits and vegetables and learned about the benefits of a healthy diet through the Harvest of the Month…
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Updated Processes and Purchasing FFY2022

Please use the resources below as a reference for 2021 reporting and fiscal due dates; required trainings; and information about regional meetings, effort certifications and program monitoring. Also included here are the two forms we request you use when submitting receipts with your invoices.  Please use one form per receipt.

PEARS and Evaluation

Please use the resources below as a reference for 2022 tools and methods for training, tracking, surveying and reporting on SNAP-Ed activities in PEARS.  Information on reporting Virtual Direct Education will be posted soon.

  1. FY22 PEARS Data Entry Checklist
  2. FY22 PEARS Updates


  1. Curriculum information, links and trainings available on the Curriculum page.

Dietary Guidelines and Recipe Guidance

The goal of SNAP-Ed, as stated in the Guidance is:

“to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance.”

Given this goal, we want to be sure everyone has a chance to learn about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA’s), and has solid guidance on selecting recipes that fit within that guidance. Please use the resources below as a reference when choosing recipes and sharing nutrition information.

Handouts and Marketing Materials

Please use the resources below as a reference when developing or adapting handouts, promotional materials, videos, social media messages, or other forms of communication with your SNAP-Ed audiences.

FFY2022 Time and Effort Forms

Please use the following forms to report your SNAP-Ed time and effort in FFY2021.

  • For those paid on SNAP-Ed funds PLUS any other source of funding, or those who are part-time/temporary/hourly SNAP-Ed staff, you will fill out this form UPDATED Time & Effort Certification of less than 100% -R3 (.xlsx) sign and email to Kim Buckhalter monthly.
  • For those paid only with SNAP-Ed funds, you may fill out this form UPDATED 100% Certification – R3 (.xlsx), sign and email to Kim Buckhalter twice per year – By April 30, and again by October 30.

Region 3 SNAP-Ed FFY2022 Calendar

R3 2022 SNAP-Ed Calendar (.docx)



FFY2021-23 Planning

Local SNAP-Ed Programs will update their plans and budgets annually during the FFY2021-23 contract.  FY23 Plans are due to Jen and Acacia by June 14, 2022.  The first three documents are required.  The needs assessment handout is a collection of resources to assist with local needs assessments to determine gaps and areas or populations with high need for services.

Regional SNAP-Ed Program Providers

Common Threads logo.
Common Threads Farm
Washington State University Extension.
Island County WSU
San Juan Co logo.
San Juan County Health and Community Services
Washington State University Extension.
Skagit County WSU
Washington State University Extension.
Snohomish County WSU
Tulalip Tribes logo.
Tulalip Tribes - Community Health
United General District 304 logo.
United General District 304 Community Health Outreach Programs
Washington State University Extension.
Whatcom County WSU
Island County logo.
Island County Public Health