Using Human-Centered Design to Test and Implement Food Retail Interventions to Promote Healthy Food Choices Among Caregivers of Young Children


This training material is designed to describe key insights and learnings from human-centered design workshops with SNAP-eligible parents and caregivers of young children (0 to 5 years) to learn about how SNAP-Ed could center their needs and desires when developing food retail interventions promoting healthy food choices. The guide provides two intervention frameworks prioritized by caregivers – a meal box intervention and a rewards program. The intervention frameworks were co-created with food retail stakeholders, SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies, and caregivers using human-centered design methods. Guide developers include the Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative (FFORC) and Cooking Matters.

To watch a training video on how to move these ideas into action, see


Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative (FFORC) and Cooking Matters (CM)


Type Description URL
Material Guide with Two Intervention Frameworks
Material Design Thinking for SNAP-Ed Testing Template




CEUs available


July 29, 2021