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Recipes used in the Washington State SNAP-Ed program should follow the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It is also important to select recipes that are low-cost, budget friendly.

Recipes are included in most Washington State SNAP-Ed approved curriculum. Educators are encouraged to use recipes that are provided in the curriculum. However, there may be times when a similar recipe might work better for the group you are working with. When selecting a recipe please remember that it must tie to your lesson objective.

Complete Eats

Just in time for the holidays! Department of Health is pleased to announce Complete Eats is relaunching in December, thanks to a generous grant from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.

 Where: Complete Eats will be available at all Safeway stores in Washington except stores located in Seattle. Safeway stores in Seattle have a similar program funded through the Sweetened Beverage Tax.

 How it works: SNAP shoppers who buy at least $10 worth of qualifying fruits and vegetables using their SNAP food benefits and their Safeway Club Card will get a coupon for $5 off their next purchase.  Shoppers can choose from fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, so long as the products have no added fats, sugars or salt. Look for the green Complete Eats logo on shelf tags for eligible canned and frozen products.

 When: Soon! Complete Eats will relaunch by December 5th.

 How long will the program last? The grant will fund up to $1 million of Complete Eats coupons, which will allow the program to run for up to 7 months (through June 2019). DOH continues to look for funds to extend programming.

 More details: Visit www.doh.wa.gov/CompleteEats.

 Help us promote Complete Eats: Help us spread the word to SNAP shoppers. We have Complete Eats recipe cards your agency and partners can distribute.

To place an order for printed recipe cards: Email the following information to FINI@doh.wa.gov:

Shipping address for materials (please provide one address only)

Berry and Mixed Green Salad       English | Spanish  # of recipe cards and language

Garden Veggie Wrap                     English | Spanish  # of recipe cards and language

Baked Peaches and Granola       English | Spanish   # of recipe cards and language

Vegetable Stir Fry                            English | Spanish  # of recipe cards and language

 

Recipe cards will be shipped the first week of December.

 

 

Farm to School

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is dedicated to developing relationships between schools and agriculture producers in Washington State. Follow this link for information about their program:

WSDA Farm to School Program

Healthy School Celebrations

Everyone loves to celebrate and this is especially true for young children. Celebrations are part of school culture and there can be many parties during a school year. There are resources to help SNAP-Ed educators encourage healthy school celebrations. Follow these links for inspiration:

Smarter Lunchrooms

Smarter Lunchrooms provides schools with the knowledge, motivation, and resources needed to build a lunchroom environment that makes healthy food choices the easy choice.

The Movement brings evidence from the fields of economics, marketing, and psychology into the school cafeteria. Smarter Lunchrooms strategies are free or low-cost solutions that nudge students to voluntarily select the healthiest food in the lunchroom. Smarter Lunchrooms can see less waste, higher participation, more satisfied students, and increased consumption of important nutrient-rich foods.

For more information about Smarter Lunchrooms, follow these links:

Fresh from the Farm

These fruit and vegetable brochures highlight locally grown produce of Washington State. They can be distributed at farmers markets, community events or other locations were you are working with SNAP-Ed participants.

Professional print files are available upon request.

Brochures

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. We are encouraged to incorporate physical activity when working with SNAP-Ed participants. The links below provide information about physical activity and the importance of engaging people in daily activity: