SNAP-Ed Toolkit:
SNAP-Ed Connection:
Overview The SNAP-Ed Toolkit provides:

  • a robust library of peer-reviewed, evidence-based interventions.
  • an interactive Evaluation Framework with guidance on methods and approaches for measuring and reporting on SNAP-Ed indicators. Toolkit interventions are linked to the indicators to guide program evaluation.
  • training and technical assistance resources to support implementation and evaluation of SNAP-Ed interventions.
The SNAP-Ed Connection provides:

  • program administration resources, like the annual SNAP-Ed Plan Guidance and reporting templates, EARS form/training, and budget allocations.
  • education and training resources for SNAP-Ed providers, including program resources (e.g., seasonal produce guide, stock photographs, FNS curricula, and holiday menus) and professional development resources.
  • communication and marketing services for the SNAP-Ed program at a national level through its web presence, e-mail campaigns, social media, Success Stories, and webinars. The current reach is over 150,000 subscribers.
Target Audience
  • SNAP-Ed State and Implementing Agency Staff
  • SNAP-Ed Program Evaluators
  • SNAP-Ed State and Implementing Agency Staff
  • Community partners and stakeholders
How Content is Added Interventions: Intervention developers submit direct education, policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change, and/or social marketing interventions using a standardized submission form (FNS 886) annually. Peer reviewers assess each submitted intervention using a standardized scoring tool (FNS 885) to ensure the intervention is appropriate for SNAP-Ed and demonstrates enough evidence of effectiveness. Selected interventions are categorized as emerging, practice-tested, or research-tested. Interventions are updated annually to ensure content is relevant and current.

Training and Technical Assistance: Content is submitted to the Toolkit team and reviewed for fit and rigor. Additionally, content is created by the Toolkit team or co-created with other stakeholders to fill identified gaps or needs in training and professional development.

SNAP-Ed Library:  The Library aims to contain all SNAP-Ed developed materials (current and historic) and serves as a repository for materials and resources developed with SNAP-Ed funding. Submission form allows for a year-round open submission process via email and SNAP-Ed Connection staff members review submissions using specified inclusion criteria. Typically, materials developed by SNAP-Ed State or Implementing Agencies are included unless they are not compatible with SNAP-Ed Guidance. Criteria for non-SNAP-Ed organizations are more rigorous and require a value-added component. All interventions in the Toolkit are eligible for Library inclusion.

Success Stories: SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies are encouraged to write success stories about their programs and submit them to their FNS Regional Coordinator. The stories are carefully reviewed for readability and impact by multiple FNS and SNAP-Ed Connection staff prior to being posted on the website.

What is on the Website
  • Searchable database of evidence-based, peer-reviewed interventions
  • Interactive SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide
  • Trainings and online resources, including best practices for virtual content delivery and evaluation
  • Yearly updated SNAP-Ed Guidance and plan templates
  • SNAP-Ed Library
  • State SNAP-Ed Programs’ contact information
  • Success Stories
  • Materials to support direct education and a curated sample of nutrition education materials on popular subject areas
  • Training materials and resources, including conferences and online training
Contact Info snapedtoolkit snap-edconnection

Developed April 20, 2022