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Training Live, Recordings, Tools, Guidance, and Process



The Washington SNAP-Ed program is committed to a statewide training program for all staff involved with SNAP-Ed. Each year we conduct in person and web based training on topics pertaining to curriculum, Policy, Systems and Environment (PSE) work, current topics in nutrition, food safety and more.

Our work is centered on the goals of the Snap-Ed program: to assist low income families in their understanding of healthy food choices, the importance of physical activity to their health and ultimately a reduction in obesity for the people we serve.

DSHS has directed your CTW Team to plan and implement the statewide training program.  If you have suggestions for upcoming training, please get in touch with us.  Simply send us a message at:

Upcoming Trainings

There are no upcoming trainings at the moment. Come back here to see what we have planned soon!

eCornell PSE Training & Study Groups

Date/Time: January-March (various days/times)
Location: Self-paced + Zoom


This is a new training series that is part self-paced, part study group. There are six modules that you will complete at your own pace. At the end of each module, CTW will host study groups to discuss the content and explore the concepts further.

This training is a critical part of our three-year planning process. Everyone in WA SNAP-Ed is encouraged to join, but there is an expectation that at least one person from each LIA will attend.

Friday Forums

All calls start at 9:30 am. There is one link for all FFY23 Friday Forums.  Please use the link below for all sessions.

Stay tuned for all FFY23 Friday Forum dates and topics!

Save these Dates!

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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

What’s Up Washington SNAP-Ed?

What’s Up Washington SNAP-Ed is the new What’s Up Wednesday! These calls will be every other month and each one will feature a specific topic area. Unlike previous years, this year’s WUW calls will be more “open office hours” structure, where you can come and go as you please if you need support or have questions about specific topics. We encourage you to attend only if you do have questions, as these will be less conversation-driven and more support-driven. Use the link below to join each call when they are scheduled.


Soon, we will announce the remaining dates, times and conversation starters for FFY23 What’s Up Washington SNAP-Ed calls. As with previous WUW calls, the calls will not be recorded. In the meantime, please note the following WUW:

  • November 16, 2022 Recording HERE: Local Food Procurement Grants and Support
  • January 25, 2023 (2:00pm-3:00pm): New SNAP-Ed Curriculum Rubric Support
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September

Click here to join all What's Up WA SNAP-Ed View Recordings and Other Materials Here

Recorded Live Trainings, FFY23

Food Smarts Curriculum Update


The Food Smarts curriculum has undergone some changes and in this recording, CTW will give a short briefing on those updates. If you have been trained* to use the Food Smarts curriculum and are currently using it, or plan to use it in the near future, this recording will provide updates to the curriculum.

*Please note: This update briefing only applies to those that previously received training on delivering Food Smarts. This session does not meet the training requirements for new implementors.

Recording Here: Food Smarts Curriculum Update


Curriculum Rubric Reveal

The CTW team unveiled the new direct education curriculum rubric. This rubric will be available for LIAs to use to help determine which curriculum is most appropriate for their communities and programs.

Recording here: Curriculum Rubric Reveal

Recorded Live Trainings, FFY22

PEARS Trainings

The statewide Evaluation Team conducted live training for several PEARS modules in FFY22. Additional information can be found on the Evaluation page.


PEARS Training: Direct Education and Indirect Activities

PEARS Training: Partnerships and Coalitions

PEARS Training: PSE
  • Training was on May 18 & 26, 2022; recording will be shared shortly.

Success Stories: Telling Your Story and Documentation

This three part training will focus on writing WA SNAP-Ed success stories, how to best document your work and how to share your success with partners.  Sessions will be led by WSU CAHNRS Communication Staff, the WA SNAP-Ed Evaluation Team and the CTW Team.


Workshop 1: Best Practice in Writing Success Stories

Workshop 2: Document Your Success In PEARS

Recorded Live Trainings, FFY21

Walk with Ease Mini Training

This training took place June 15, 2021. This mini-training gives participants a chance to explore the Walk with Ease curriculum – both the virtual and in-person versions.

Important Note

The information in this training is directed to people who have already taken the self-guided online Arthritis Foundation training that is required to be a Walk with Ease leader. This mini-training gives participants further information about the requirements for implementing Walk with Ease within WA SNAP-Ed, as well as explains how to use both the virtual and in-person versions of the curriculum.

PSE Workshops

PowerPoint Slide that reads: PSE Explosion Day 1 Introducing the PSE Evaluation Toolkit
Four PSE Workshops occurred throughout 2021 with focus on the following topics:

  • Workshop 1 – The New PSE Evaluation Toolkit
  • Workshop 2 – Working with Coalitions and Networks
  • Workshop 3 – Changing Organizational Practices
  • Workshop 4 – Influencing Policy and Legislation

Workshop 3: Changing Organizational Practices

Workshop 3 Recording

Workshop 3 Chat Record

Workshop 3 Handout Packet

Workshop 4: Influencing Policy and Legislation

Workshop 4 Recording

Workshop 4 Chat Record

Workshop 4 Handout Packet

Virtual Education & Connections to PSE

This training took place November 18th and 19th 2020. Come explore the bright new world of Virtual Education in Washington SNAP-Ed during day one of the training. Then in day two, segue into policies, systems, and environments and their relationship to direct education and SNAP-Ed programming.


VE & PSE Training Agenda 






Online and Recorded Webinar-Style Trainings

Trauma, Resilience, and Nourishment

Trauma Informed Basics

This 90-minute interactive webinar will introduce how trauma and adversity impact nutritional health, eating habits, and our relationship to food. Learn about the research and frameworks behind the model for Trauma-Informed Nutrition Security. WA SNAP-Ed providers should use the coupon code WASHINGTON when registering for this webinar. There is no charge for the webinar when you use the code.

National Nutrition Certification Program

National Nutrition Certification Program

The National Nutrition Certification Program (NNCP) was created to increase nutrition knowledge and teaching skills of nutrition educators. It is designed for those who teach nutrition education to the public.

Inequities, Health, and Academic Success

Introduction slide that reads "Inequities, Health, and Academic Success" from Washington State SNAP-Ed

Inequities, Health, and Academic Success

This webinar sets the foundation for how health inequities impact student learning. It also briefly discusses how SNAP-Ed providers can respond appropriately to create an equitable environment.

New Nutrition Facts Label

New Nutrition Facts Label Webinar by Washington State SNAP-Ed.

New Nutrition Facts Label

The new labels reflect updated scientific information and is more realistic about what people eat today.

SNAP-Ed, FINI and Opportunities for Complete Eats

SNAP-Ed, FINI and Opportunities for Complete Eats

This webinar details opportunities for SNAP-Ed providers to help SNAP participants access healthy food through FINI funded programs.

Teen Cuisine Training

Teen Cuisine Training

Teen Cuisine is designed to teach youth (grades 6-12) important life skills to promote optimal health. The curriculum addresses key concepts about nutrition, food preparation/cooking, food safety, and physical activity by using approaches and strategies that enhance learning and behavior change among teens.

Curriculum Fidelity and the WA State SNAP-Ed Program

Curriculum Fidelity and the Washington State SNAP-Ed Program

This webinar details what curriculum fidelity means to our state SNAP-Ed program and how we can all work together to make sure we are following guidance from our funder while at the same time providing direct education that is meaningful to the people we serve.

Food Safety in the Washington State SNAP-Ed Program

Food Safety in the Washington State SNAP-Ed Program

A webinar created to help all involved in food preparation for the Washington State SNAP-Ed program understand the responsibilities we all have in serving food to the public.

Plan, Shop, Save & Cook (PSSC)

Plan, Shop, Save & Cook (PSSC)

This training webinar took place on October 4, 2017. It outlines recent changes to the curriculum and also talks about the work we are doing with Plan, Shop, Save & Cook with older youth.

Student Engagement in the SNAP-Ed Classroom

Student Engagement in the SNAP-Ed Classroom

This webinar is about engaging students in the classroom. When we are able to engage SNAP-Ed participants in the learning process, their attention is focused and learning takes place.

Understanding How Adults Learn

Understanding How Adults Learn

This is a three part series of webinars about adult learning. Powerpoint presentations and presenter notes are also available.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer title slide.

Train-the Trainer Topic Call

This DOH topic call is for training non-SNAP-Ed persons to carry-out work that contributes toward SNAP-Ed and community health goals.
Unfortunately, this training recording is currently unavailable. We will update this page if and when we are able to retrieve the recording.

Train-the-Trainer Resources

The following documents are resources from Melissa Davis, WSU Thurston County. In the topic call Melissa discusses training school teachers on physical activity breaks.

Guidance and Process

Several documents have been created to help guide the Washington State SNAP-Ed program.  Please see links below for specific information. Be sure to contact us if you have questions or need additional information.

WA State SNAP-Ed Social Media Guidelines 8.30.21. This document provides guidance about the use of social media in the WA SNAP-Ed program.
Washington State SNAP-Ed CT Site Visit Process (Updated 8.30.21)This document outlines the process for a site visit from the Curriculum Fidelity Team.
Guidance-for-Curriculum-Modification-FFY2023-Modified-01.17.23 This document describes potential modifications to curriculum. We know all circumstances cannot be contained in one document and encourage you to contact us with questions about challenges you may be dealing with in your program.

This document provides guidance for recipe selection in the SNAP-Ed program.

Guidance for Allowable Garden Expenses in the SNAP-Ed Program (.pdf)
This document outlines expenses for gardening that are allowed in the SNAP-Ed program.