Conservation Training

Building More Equitable SNAP-Ed Collaborations Among Land-grant Universities and State & Community Partners, Part 3

January 31, 2023

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Online

The SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program (SNAP-Ed) is designed to help families improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and stretch their food dollars. Partnerships are critical to SNAP-Ed success in the effort to build healthier communities, and land-grant universities’ Cooperative Extension agents are a key partner providing programs, messaging, and policy, systems, and environmental interventions alongside state departments of health and education, state-level nutrition networks, and other organizations. However, there are a multitude of factors influencing state and community partnerships, including funding disparities within the land-grant university system and among statewide implementing agencies, cultural awareness and integration, community food access, and so on. This three-part webinar series explores these factors, considers their impact on partnership development, and offers ideas and models for more equitable SNAP-Ed partnerships.

In this final 90-minute webinar focused on SNAP-Ed as a tool for equity and innovative SNAP-Ed collaborations, you will learn about:
- How Georgia is interpreting and implementing equity in SNAP-Ed programs
- The “living,” non-hierarchical organizational model Oklahoma Tribal Engagement Partners (OKTEP), a SNAP-Ed implementing agency, promotes to enhance equity among staff, tribal partners, and community members and extend culturally relevant programing to Tribal Nations
- Promising practices to increase healthy food access through the Kansas Tribal Food Systems project, a joint effort of the American Heart Association MidWest Chapter, the Sunflower Foundation, and K-State Research & Extension SNAP-Ed which leveraged private, public, and federal funds