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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:

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Upcoming Live Trainings

There are no upcoming trainings, but check back soon for FFY22 trainings!


All recorded trainings are below.

Nutrition Education in a Virtual Setting

DOH SNAP-Ed will cover the cost for all SNAP-Ed staff who register for the upcoming Online Nutrition Education Training opportunity through Washington WIC. These live webinar trainings will help staff gain skills and confidence to make the shift from in-person nutrition education to participant-centered nutrition education in a virtual setting.

The training is led by Dr. Jane Heinig at UC Davis Department of Nutrition. Although this training is geared towards Washington WIC staff and WIC nutrition education, we’re confident SNAP-Ed providers who are hosting online nutrition education classes can benefit from what they learn.

If you are interested in this training, here is what you need to do:

  1. To read more about the training, read this information flyer.
  2. Watch this 20-minute video “The Basic-Using Video Technology for Remote Services” Creating Your Video Presence: The Basics
  3. Register online through this link .When registering , for “Primary WIC Position,” chose the option “Other”. For “WIC Agency” scroll to the very bottom of the drop-down menu and chose the option “SNAP”. It is recommended that you do not use Internet Explorer as your browser when registering.  Google Chrome is recommended for registration.
  4. Once you register, you will see a confirmation screen.  You will also immediately receive an email confirmation of your registration. If you don’t see these, your registration did not go through.


More trainings coming soon!



Friday Forums FFY2021

All calls start at 9:30 am. Select the month to access the Zoom link.

Please note: Recordings for the FFY20 Friday Forums are below the current schedule.


What’s Up Wednesday?

The SNAP-Ed Leadership Team will host a series of “What’s Up Wednesday?” Zoom conversations from September-December as a way to “meet” with WA SNAP-Ed providers and talk about programming during COVID-19. We know there are questions about program delivery during the pandemic and hope this will create a place where all SNAP-Ed staff can come together to share ideas, ask questions and support each other.  Below are dates, times and conversation starters for conversations.  Simply select the conversation topic for the link to the Zoom meeting.

Date Time Conversation Starter and Link
September 9, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Direct and Indirect Ed During COVID
September 23, 2020 2:30-3:30 pm Working with Food Banks During COVID PW: 670703
October 7, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Welcome to FFY21
October 21, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Evaluation for Virtual Education
November 4, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Formative Evaluation During COVID
November 18, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Reaching Participants with Physical Activity During COVID
December 2, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Social Media During COVID
December 16, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm Gleaning Programs and SNAP-Ed
January 13, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm PSE Evaluation Toolkit
February 10, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Success and Challenges to Virtual Education
February 24, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Working with Housing Sites
March 10, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Self Care and Managing a Healthy Environment During COVID
March 24, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Finding and Maintaining Community Partners During COVID
April 14, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm School Gardens During COVID
April 28, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm All About SMART Goals and New SMART Goal Worksheet for SNAP-Ed
May 12, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Working with Farmers, Farmers Markets and Farm Stands
May 26, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Working with Your Local CSO
June 9, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Recruiting and Preparing for Walk with Ease
June 23, 2021 2:00-3:00 pm Working with Early Childcare Centers

On-Line and Recorded Training


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 (coming soon)

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 






Trauma Informed Basics and the Relationship to 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 our 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.

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 Social Media Guidelines-5.8.20-(pdf). This document provides guidance about the use of social media in the WA SNAP-Ed program.

WA SNAP-Ed Site Visit Process: Modified 06-19-19 (pdf)
This document outlines the process for a site visit from the Curriculum Fidelity Team.

Guidance for Curriculum Modification: Updated 06-19-19 (.docx)
This document describes potential modifications to curriculum. We know all circumstances can not be contained in one document and encourage you to contact us with questions about challenges you may be dealing with in your program.

Guidance for SNAP-Ed Recipe Selection (.docx)
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.