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Around the Table for Virtual Education

Around the Table for Virtual Education

Introduction to the Curriculum

Around the Table encourages young people to take control of their diet and to make healthy choices. Teens and young adults are provided a safe, fun space to share their relationship with food, cooking, and shopping on a budget.

Young people will also:

  • Explore multiple ways to cook healthy meals.
  • Gain confidence in different areas of food preparation.
  • Learn how toxic stress contributes to poor nutrition and health.
  • Practice mindful eating habits.

This series is approved to teach online, older youth, ages 14-21, using “live” VE delivery.  This means that SNAP-Ed educators deliver virtual lessons to students during class time. This is the closest method to traditional, face-to face education that requires the least preparation and technical skills.  Live lessons allow for the most interaction with students through facilitated dialogue and other techniques.

Resources developed for online use created by the WA SNAP-Ed Around the Table Virtual Education Workgroup. Members include:

  • Kyle Lee (Lead)-WSU Pierce County Extension
  • Lea-Michelle Draven-WSU Yakima County Extension
  • Jill Farrant-WSU Snohomish County Extension
  • Mary Pearl Ivy-WSU Yakima County Extension
  • Rachel Uberman-HOPE Garden
  • Erica Lewis-Multicare (Co-Lead)
  • Emily Adams-Walla Walla County Department of Health
  • Terry Perry-CTW


Your Evaluation Team has developed online survey tools that should be used when teaching virtual education classes. Online SNAP Happy surveys are available in English, Spanish, and Russian.

Do not distribute paper surveys to community partners or participants when conducting classes online. Links to the pre and post surveys are provided below. They are also found in the first and last lessons of the virtual education series.

Evaluation Guidance

Please review FFY21 guidance documents for WA SNAP-Ed evaluation before starting virtual education. Click on the link below and scroll to General Guidance:


Around the Table uses the 9th-12 Youth SNAP Happy Survey Tool in most cases.

Please note: The adult survey may be used if all participants are 18 years or older.  Please refer to the Evaluation page for more information.  If any participants under 18 years, use online 9-12th grade SNAP Happy Survey.


Curriculum Trainings

Live (upcoming)

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Recorded Webinar


Recipe Slides

This supplemental recipe slide Power Point provides video recipes that can be inserted into Around the Table Lesson Power Points.  Educators can choose the recipe for each lesson.

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Additional Resources

The Community Partner Workgroup created a promotional flyer that can be used to communicate with community partners about Around the Table for Virtual Education. Insert your agency information for use in your community: