About the Framework
The Food and Nutrition Service’s SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework gives SNAP-Ed professionals the powerful ability to collectively share successes. The Evaluation Framework is SNAP-Ed’s opportunity to produce cumulative results using standardized, evidence-informed methods to share with our clients, partner organizations, stakeholders, and policy makers. Aligning with the Social-Ecological Model featured in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the 51 indicators in the framework represent the consideration, negotiation, and collaboration of representatives from State SNAP Agencies, Land-grant universities (cooperative extension system), public health departments, and other Implementing Agencies, such as food banks, Indian Tribal Organizations, and nonprofit organizations that plan, deliver, and evaluate SNAP-Ed programs.
The Evaluation Framework includes the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide, which was a collaborative effort between USDA, ASNNA, and NCCOR with contributions and review from a wide network of experts. To accompany the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework and Interpretive Guide, there are also Practitioner Stories that describe how SNAP-Ed agencies have used the Evaluation Framework.