kids exerciseThe Interventions component of the SNAP-Ed Toolkit helps state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify and implement evidence-based obesity prevention and policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) interventions to include in SNAP-Ed Plans. These interventions help agencies comply with the requirement that state SNAP-Ed Plans must include multi-level interventions or public health approaches that reach low-income households most impacted by health disparities. Information on each intervention enables comparison of evidence-based programs and helps streamline program implementation. Interventions not included in the Toolkit may also be used in SNAP-Ed Plans provided they are evidence-based and justification is provided. The list of interventions will be continually updated to ensure it provides a current list of evidence-based interventions to further obesity prevention efforts through SNAP-Ed.

Identification of interventions appropriate for SNAP-Ed Plans has involved the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research, the Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Networks and Other Implementing Agencies, and the Center for Training and Research Translation. The interventions included span the continuum of scientific evidence from research-tested interventions to practice-tested interventions to emerging interventions. A peer-review process was used to examine the evidence and assess evaluation findings, reach, and the potential for scaling up the interventions.