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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:

Upcoming Trainings

Nondiscrimination Statement Training

Please join the CTW for a live training about the SNAP-Ed Nondiscrimination Statement, Funding Statement, and the “And Justice for All Posters.”

There are 2 opportunities for live training, and we will post a recording on our website after the live trainings.

This training is required for all SNAP-Ed staff to attend live, or view recorded. You only have to attend one training session.

Live Zoom training dates: 

Please use the links below to join the training:

  • Thursday, April 18th: 10:00-11:00am
  • Monday, April 22nd: 11:00-12:00pm

Training Slides:

2024 WA SNAP-Ed Forum: Nourishing Connections


  • Tuesday, May 21st: 1pm-5pm
    • Forum check-in begins at 12noon
  • Wednesday, May 22nd: 8am-5pm
    • Breakfast 8am-9am
    • Lunch is on your own!
  • Thursday, May 23rd: 8am-1pm
    • Breakfast 8am-9am

Location: Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA, 98402

Please register using the button to the right. Your registration will secure your hotel room, so please do not make a separate reservation with the hotel.

Please register for the forum by Friday April 26, 2024. **

**PLEASE NOTE: Registration has CLOSED! Please contact CTW for questions (

Welcome to WA SNAP-Ed Training


This 90-minute training is for new SNAP-ed employees and will provide information on the basics of the SNAP-Ed program in Washington state, including where to find resources and available information.

  • March 6, 2024, 1:00pm-2:30pm


WA SNAP-Ed Food Smarts Training

CTW is hosting a training for anyone in WA SNAP-Ed that would like to become a Food Smarts curriculum facilitator. This training is required before providing this curriculum as a SNAP-Ed direct education activity.

This training includes approximately four hours of self-paced work (e.g., videos, activities, readings) and two 2-hour live Zoom sessions (see the schedule below).   Registered participants will receive a welcome email from the online training platform, TalentLMS, in mid-November with more details and access to the course.

Live Session Schedule:

  • Thursday, November 30th       1:00-3:00pm PT
  • Thursday, December 14th       1:00-3:00pm PT

Show Me Nutrition Discussion Group


Please join the CTW Team for virtual discussion sessions for folks that are delivering (or are planning to deliver) the Show Me Nutrition curriculum. The goal of these discussion sessions is to:

  • Share experiences delivering SMN
  • Brainstorming ideas around activities and delivery
  • Discuss adjusting materials to fit WA SNAP-Ed
  • Allow CTW to provide support and troubleshoot challenges
  • Celebrate successes!

These virtual discussion session will be held every other week until 2024, then monthly thereafter.

Discussion groups will be at 10:00am to 11:00am on the following dates:

  • October 19th
  • November 2nd
  • November 16th
  • November 30th
  • December 14th
  • December 28th

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

Friday Forums

All calls start at 9:30 am. There is one link for all FFY24 Friday Forums.  Please use the link below for all sessions.


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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

Recorded Live Trainings and Webinars

All live trainings that CTW conducted and/or facilitated can be found in one of the three following pages. These also include recorded webinars that were not presented live. Please note that some trainings may be repeated across several pages as they fit into several categories. Friday Forum recordings can be found on the Friday Forums page. They will not be on these pages.

Training Essentials includes trainings that are vital to WA SNAP-Ed programming in general. Everyone is encouraged to complete all trainings on this page.

Training for Direct Education includes curriculum trainings and other recordings that may be relevant to classroom and community nutrition education.

Training for PSE includes specific PSE trainings as well as other relevant recordings that may benefit PSE work in a variety of settings.