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Lewis & Thurston Counties WSU

Lewis & Thurston Counties WSU

Implementing Agency (IA)

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Christine Ciancetta
IA co-Lead
Email Christine

Lewis & Thurston Counties WSU SNAP Ed Program

About Us

WSU Extension Lewis-Thurston County SNAP-Ed teaches nutrition to elementary aged youth, and develops school gardens and school food pantry programs. Additionally, we partner with farmers’ markets and community food pantries with a focus on nutrition education to help make fresh, local produce more accessible to SNAP participants.

Washington State University Extension.

Lewis County WSU

Washington State University Extension.

Thurston County WSU

Meet our Team!

Cowlitz County WSU, Lewis County WSU, Thurston County WSU
Elizabeth Stratton
Thurston County WSU
Amanda Musser

Contact Us

Elizabeth Stratton,

Current Programming

Direct Education

  • Food Smarts – Youth


  • Elementary school:
    • School Gardens
    • Food pantry
    • Smarter Lunchrooms
    • Physical activity
    • Healthy Celebrations
  • Farmers market:
    • Food rescue program
    • Volunteer ambassador training program

Community Partners

  • School leadership: Principals, teachers, community partnership coordinators, and support staff are all essential to leading and facilitating SNAP-Ed activities.
  • PTA
  • South Sound Food System Network
  • GRuB
  • Olympia School District: Garfield Elementary School partner
  • North Thurston School District: Pleasant Glade Elementary
  • Centralia School District: Ford’s Prairie Elementary, Jefferson-Lincoln Elementary partners
  • Chehalis School District: Orin Smith Elementary partner
  • WSU Master Gardeners
  • Centralia Salvation Army
  • West High School FFA
  • Farmers Markets
  • Lewis County Food Bank Coalition
  • WSU Extension Small Farms
  • WSDA