We have received the following states FY21 impact reports on their SNAP-Ed and EFNEP work during the 2021 fiscal year. Click on the name of each state to view the corresponding report:
Montana — SNAP-Ed
Land-Grant University System SNAP-Ed Program Development Team Annual Work Meeting Report: Action Items and Accomplishments
April 19-21, 2021, Virtual
The Land-Grant University SNAP-Ed Program Development Team (PDT) is action-oriented, proactive, and focused on long-term projects. This 17-person team represents all Extension regions and is comprised of family and consumer science program leaders and other university administrators, SNAP-Ed program coordinators, an Assistant from the Land-Grant University (LGU) System, and an ex officio federal partner from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture. The team conducts monthly conference calls, subcommittee work, and an annual meeting to improve the consistency and effectiveness of Extension SNAP-Ed programming to address national health and nutrition-related problems facing populations with low income in the context of Extension’s broader low-income nutrition education portfolio.
At its annual meeting in April, the PDT reviewed progress, refined and updated its strategic plan implementation, and developed key action steps for the upcoming year. Specific deliverables were identified, building upon past efforts. These included:
The PDT’s ongoing goals are to support programming, professional development, and partner engagement in ways that will best serve the SNAP-Ed population.
Highlights from last year made possible in part due to the APLU SNAP-Ed Assessment include:
Members of the LGU SNAP-Ed Program Development Team for 2021-2022
North Central Region
Rotating Off – April 2021
The SNAP-ED Program Development Team (PDT) Legislative Education committee conducted a webinar to share information on the importance of educating decision-makers on important bill and legislation that impact SNAP-Ed or other nutrition education programs.
Listen to the webinar recording
See the webinar slides
LGU SNAP-Ed National Report Infographic
Learn how EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programs complement each other from program goals, target audience, funding agencies, reporting, delivery format and impacts.
We have received the following states FY20 impact reports on their SNAP-Ed and EFNEP work during the 2020 fiscal year. Click on the name of each state to view the corresponding report:
The FY19 SNAP-Ed through the Land-Grant University System report is now available. This report features the outcomes and impacts of LGU SNAP-Ed programs representing 42 institutions and 37 states.
There is also a 1-page (front and back) infographic highlighting key findings of the report.
We are thrilled to announce the National Leadership Team and the SNAP-Ed Program Development Team for 2020-2021.
Vegetable Sharing Program in Louisiana
Many SNAP-Ed programs have assisted with food assistance efforts during COVID-19. Below you will find programs that have made a difference during this time!
The Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition Program had several different activities that featured gardening, adult education, and news articles throughout the pandemic. Visit the links to learn more about the programming in Wyoming.
A News Release from LSU Ag Center
Writer: Ruthie Losavio at firstname.lastname@example.org
(06/12/20) AMELIA, La. — When the school garden at J.S. Aucoin Elementary started producing an abundance of cucumbers, LSU AgCenter area nutrition agent Jessica Randazzo saw the perfect opportunity to give back to the community.
“We had more cucumbers than we knew what to do with,” Randazzo said. “We reached out to the Council on Aging to see if we could donate the produce to their meal delivery boxes for seniors.”
The school garden provided more than 50 cucumbers to the senior feeding program.
“They’re already asking when I can bring more,” Randazzo said.
The St. Mary Parish Council on Aging senior feeding program has been delivering meal boxes to low-income seniors across the parish amid the pandemic.
“Our dedicated employees that have been delivering meals during this time of isolation were excited to also provide fresh produce,” said Beverly Domengeaux, St. Mary Parish Council on Aging director. “It put a big smile on all our seniors’ faces to have something fresh.”
Before COVID-19, J.S. Aucoin Elementary’s school garden club gave students the opportunity to grow their own food and try new recipes.
The program proved to be a huge success. Students were eager to try the vegetables they had grown. The school cafeteria even incorporated vegetables from the garden into school lunches.
“Two years ago, when I was asked if I wanted to be president of the garden club, I was hesitant to say ‘yes’ because of how the garden looked at the time,” said Tracy Gros, J.S. Aucoin Healthy Communities Coalition and faculty member.
“Once the garden was finished, we stayed after school and the students couldn’t wait to plant,” Gros said. “During the day I would go outside to see if anything was growing or needed watering, but the students were there before me.”
Despite school campus closures and summer vacation, the school garden continues to thrive thanks to the care and attention of the J.S. Aucoin Healthy Communities coalition and faculty volunteers like Gros.
The school’s Healthy Communities coalition focuses on improving health at J.S. Aucoin through community-led, sustainable physical and social environmental changes. The school garden is just one of those changes.
Funds from USDA SNAP-Ed, the Walmart Foundation and the 4-H Healthy Habits program have supported the garden.
For more information about the J.S. Aucoin Elementary school garden or Healthy Communities coalition, contact Randazzo at email@example.com.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) contracted with Insight Policy Research (Insight) to review and provide way to improve the reporting of program outputs, outcomes, and impacts to ensure when SNAP-Ed data is combined at the national level it is reliable, valid, and meaningful.
For the detailed report, see SNAP-Ed Data Improvement, Agenda and Action Plan