USDA releases updated SNAP-Ed Toolkit

The third edition of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Toolkit includes more than 80 interventions and 20 resources categorized by target behavior, intervention or resource type, and setting.

In fiscal year 2016, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized $408 million to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands to provide nutrition education and obesity prevention services using interventions that include direct education; social marketing; and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes.

To achieve this, states needed a set of effective multi-level interventions and approaches to include in their programs. The toolkit offers a portfolio of existing, evidence-based, and actionable tools to help states identify obesity prevention programs and PSE strategies and interventions. The toolkit also includes strategies to help reach low-income households that are impacted most by health disparities.

Available on both the SNAP-Ed Connection and on the NCCOR webpage, the toolkit was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR).

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