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Friday Forums

Friday Forums

Overview

Policy, systems and environmental change is a way of modifying the environment to make healthy choices practical and available to all community members. By changing policies and shaping physical landscapes, a big impact can be made with little time and resources. By changing policies, systems and/or environments, communities can help tackle health issues like diabetes, cancer and other chronic diseases.

The CTW Team is excited to host Friday Forums: a series of interactive video conference calls to discuss successes and challenges with PSE work. Many of you have let us know you want to hear from other SNAP-Ed LIAs about PSE strategies being used in local communities. These calls will provide a place where we can meet new people working in or partnering with SNAP-Ed, ask questions about their work, and continue to build the very best WA SNAP-Ed program possible.

Friday Forums

Below is the list of topics, dates and conference links for the calls.  We would love to hear from you if you have topics to add. Send us an email to: snap-ed.ctw@wsu.edu and let us know what you want to talk about on a Friday Forum call.

Each Friday Forum will last one hour. The majority of the time will be one or more speakers offering presentations on their successes and challenges with PSE work. There will be time at the end of each Friday Forum for attendees to ask questions.

All calls start at 9:30 am. There is one link for all FFY24 Friday Forums.

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Dates and Topics

  • October 14, 2022: CTW Tour Through the Two WA SNAP-Ed Websites
  • November 18, 2022: Basic Food Basics
  • December 9, 2022: Nutrient Density Calculations
  • January 14, 2023: Advocacy Update and Preparing for Hunger Action Day
  • February 10, 2023: Meaningful Movement for Communities and Families
  • March 10, 2023: Artful Facilitation of Group Discussions
  • April 14, 2023: USDA Resources
  • May 12, 2023: Foster Care Resources
  • June 9, 2023: Recipe Demo Basics
  • July 14, 2023: Leveraging Community Resources
  • August 11, 2023: Working With Aging Populations
  • September 8, 2023: TBD

FFY2024 Friday Forum Topics and Dates

  • October 13, 2023: Food Waste Reduction
  • November 17, 2023: Food Retail Access and GIS Mapping
  • December 8, 2023: School Wellness Policies
  • January 12, 2024: Nutrition Policies in Food Banks and SWAP
  • February 9, 2024: Built Environment and Physical Activity including Complete Streets
  • March 8, 2024: Evaluation Team Projects
  • March 22, 2024: BONUS: Use Food Well
  • April 12, 2024: Team Nutrition Grant
  • May 10, 2024: Age and Dementia Friendly Programming
  • June 14, 2024: BONUS: SUN Bucks Summer EBT Program
  • June 28, 2024: Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Program
  • July 12, 2024: Deep Dive into Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Best Practices
  • August 9, 2024: Farm to School Grants
  • September 13, 2024: Social Marketing and WA SNAP-Ed

Friday Forum Calls FFY 2024

Here are the recordings and attachments from calls held in FFY 2024

Come join the conversation around Age and Dementia-friendly programming in Washington State SNAP-Ed! Listen to great data and information about older adults and current action in these areas in Washington state. Finish with an engaging Jam Board session to dive in further to steps we can take in our programs and organizations to do more.
Here is the recording:

05.10.2024 Friday Forum: Age and Dementia-Friendly Programming  

Here are the PowerPoint Slides & Jam Board:

05.10.2024 Friday Forum: Age and Dementia-Friendly Programming (PDF)

5.10.2024 Jam Board Discussion Boards 

Here are links from the chat during the presentation:

If you have any questions or want to connect with these speakers further, please contact Jamie Wells, DOH at jamie.wells@doh.wa.gov, Karen Boysen-Knapp Kitsap Public Health District at K.Boysen-Knapp@kitsappublichealth.org and Sarah Kinnear, Kitsap Public Health District at Sarah.Kinnear@kitsappublichealth.org 

Team Nutrition Grant

 Join the Team Nutrition Grant conversation to learn more about what it is, who it helps, and how to get involved! The speaker gives great insight and examples on how a partnership with SNAP-Ed can lead to positive impacts on our communities.

 

Here is the recording:

04.12.2024 Team Nutrition Grant 

Here are the PowerPoint Slides:

04.12.2024 Team Nutrition Grant (PDF)

If you have any questions or want to connect with these speakers further, please contact Erica Lamson at erica.lamson@k12.wa.us.

Food Waste Reduction/Use Food Well

Jump right in and join the conversation about food waste prevention here in Washington state. Speakers from the Department of Ecology discuss the basics of food waste before moving into great information about how we can work towards prevention and how SNAP-Ed naturally fits in this endeavor. Enjoy the bounty of information and the rich discussion that follows!

 

Here is the recording:

03.22.2024 Bonus Friday Forum: Food Waste Reduction/Use Food Well 

Here are the PowerPoint Slides:

03.22.2024 Bonus Friday Forum: Food Waste Reduction/Use Food Well (PDF)

Here are links from the chat during the presentation in order they were shared:

If you have any questions or want to connect with these speakers further, please contact Patrick Merscher at pmer461@ecy.wa.gov or Jade Monroe at Jade.Monroe@ecy.wa.gov for more information. You can also join their general email at FoodCenter@ecy.wa.gov.

Needs Assessment and Most Significant Change (MSC)

Join as the WA SNAP-Ed Evaluation Team guides us through the Needs Assessment purpose and process followed by an introduction and discussion of the Most Significant Change concept and significance.

 

The Evaluation Team needs volunteers! Please fill out the following form if you are interested in participating in the Statewide Needs Assessment and/or the Most Significant Change evaluation pilot.

SurveyMonkey Powered Online Survey

Here is the recording:

03.08.2024 Friday Forum: Evaluation Needs Assessment & Most Significant Change (MSC)

Here are the PowerPoint Slides:

03.08.2024 Friday Forum: Evaluation Needs Assessment & Most Significant Change (MSC) (pdf)

If you have any questions or want to connect with these speakers further, please contact the Evaluation Team at SNAPedEvaluation@doh.wa.gov for more information.

Built Environment and Physical Activity

Check out the Built Environment and Physical Activity Friday Forum to hear from excellent speakers from the Department of Transportation as they share several different topics and programs they are involved in. Projects include Active Transport Programs, Complete Streets, Community Engagement, Mobility Justice, and more!

 

Here is the recording:

02.09.2024 Friday Forum – Built Environments and Physical Activity

Here are the PowerPoint Slides:

02.09.2023 Built Environments and Physical Activity (pdf)

If you have any questions or want to connect with these speakers further, please contact Chris Zipperer at chris.zipperer@doh.wa.gov for more information.

Nutrition Policies in Food Banks

This Friday Forum is chalk full of great information about ways to add tools to your toolbelt for supporting food banks and pantries in our communities.

Working with Schools and School Wellness Policies

 Join in on this Friday Forum as three great guest speakers share their knowledge, expertise, and experience working with schools to improve school wellness.

 

Here is the recording:

12.08.2023 Friday Forum – Working with Schools and School Wellness Polices

Here are the PowerPoint Slides:

12.08.2023 Working with Schools and School Wellness Polices (pdf)

There are numerous resources included in the PowerPoint slides. Please check them out!

Food Retail Access and GIS Mapping

Check out this great information and discussion about SNAP food retail access and store mapping. The speaker covers projects and partnerships, one year goals, retail mapping, SNAP online and much more! Check it out!

 

Here is the recording:

11.17.2023 Friday Forum – Food Retail Access and GIS Mapping 

Here are the PowerPoint Slides:

11.17.2023 Food Retail Access and GIS Mapping (pdf)

Resources from presentation (can also be found in the PowerPoint slides)

Food Smarts Food Waste Reduction for Kids

Join us as we learn about the Food Smarts Food Waste Reduction for Kids curriculum from our friends at Leah’s Pantry. This forum gives a great overview of what to expect when teaching this curriculum and when and where it works best. Check it out to learn more!