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Community partnerships help San Juan County improve street safety

September 18, 2019
An Orcas Island resident walks along Prune Alley. The gravel shoulder serves as a sidewalk on one of East Sound’s busiest streets. What began as a local SNAP-Ed campaign to increase physical activity and promote…

Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

August 12, 2019
The gardens—a joint effort between Oak Harbor Public Schools and WSU Island County Extension SNAP-Ed—help students learn about health, sustainability, and stewardship and have become an integral part of the schools’ curriculum.

Kitsap’s glean team is saving fresh produce for those who need it

July 27, 2019
Source: Kitsap Sun  All summer long, volunteers are heading into Kitsap County’s orchards with the community’s low-income and vulnerable populations in mind. They’re called "gleaners," and their efforts are helping make fresh produce available that…

WSU Extension SNAP-Ed and DSHS Community Service Office team up to promote healthy lifestyles in Skagit County

May 6, 2019
For the past two years, WSU Skagit County Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition educators have been a regular presence at the Department of Social and Health Services’ Local Planning Area Meetings. The meetings—intended to increase community outreach—have become the catalyst for an incredible partnership that’s helping Skagit county DSHS clients increase their buying power and make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

February Harvest of the Month: Cauliflower Prepared by Students

March 25, 2019
Concrete Farm to School Coordinator Rachel Muia assisted four elementary students in a Cauliflower Cook-off to showcase February’s Harvest of the Month. Student chefs made use of the Farm to School kitchen classroom to prepare two favorite cauliflower dishes.

An Appetite for Learning

January 15, 2019
Earlier this year, SNAP-Ed staff at Pierce County WSU offered an eight-lesson Eating Smart Being Active series at the Lakes Nourish Food Bank in Lakewood, WA.

Connecting Food Bank Customers and Farmers Markets

January 15, 2019
In an effort to help bring fresh produce to more Snohomish County homes, the Snohomish County WA State Farmers Market Lead and WSU Extension SNAP-Ed presented at a Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition Meeting in Spring 2018. 

Peer-to-Peer Advocacy: Building Capacity for SNAP-Ed Outreach

January 15, 2019
Over the past four years, the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) has successfully increased capacity for SNAP-Ed outreach through the implementation of a public health peer-to-peer, Community Health Worker (CHW) model.
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