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Friday Forums

Friday Forums


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: 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: Style Guide for Washington SNAP-Ed
  • April 12, 2024: Team Nutrition Grant
  • May 10, 2024: Working with Aging Populations
  • June 14, 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

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!