ASNNA Updates 

2024 ASNNA Membership – NOW OPEN! 

ASNNA Membership for 2024 is now open. 

  • Individual Membership ($100) – The ASNNA Individual Membership can have a member be an IA administrator if the institution does not pay dues. SNAP-Ed sub-grantees and SNAP-Ed Administrators emeriti can pay individual dues.
  • Institutional Membership ($500) – The ASNNA Insitutional Membership can be paid by either the SA or the IA. It entitles membership for 5 SNAP-Ed Administrators. If the SA pays, 5 memberships are determined by the SA.
  • State Implementing Agency Membership ($500) – The State Implementing Agency Membership can be paid by either the SA or the IA. It entitles membership for 5 agency designees and 1 SNAP-Ed Administrator. If the SA pays, 5 memberships are determined by the SA. 

All memberships include: 

  • Discounted registration for the Annual Conference
  • Receive the twice-monthly ASNNA Share newsletter filled with numerous resources including FNS updates, professional development opportunities, open forum dates, and job announcements.
  • Network with state, regional, and national colleagues, and leaders.
  • Stay up to date on emerging issues and strategies in the field. 
  • Participate in advocacy and important public policy education. 
  • Engage with colleagues nationwide by serving on a committee.
  • Strengthen your leadership skills by chairing/co-chairing a committee or serving as a member of the Leadership Team. 
  • Participate in Quarterly Membership Meetings to stay up to date on the work of the organization. 
  • Dialogue with state voting representatives to shape the future of the organization.

To renew your membership (or become a member), please visit: https://asnna.us.org/memberships/


2023 Quarterly Member Calls


ASNNA 2024 Conference

The 2024 ASNNA Conference will be held February 5-8th, 2024 at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel in Washington, DC. Hotel reservations are open. Please book with the ASNNA Room Block, and can be done using this link. Conference attendees are eligible for a discounted rate of $259 per night from February 4th – 8th.  

Link for registration to come soon.  

  • ASNNA Member Pricing: $550
  • Non-member Pricing: $650

Note: “If the attendance Guidance provided [in the FY 2024 SNAP-Ed Plan Guidance] does not enable you to meet the needs of your SNAP-Ed activities, contact your Regional Office to determine if an alternative number of attendees is allowable” (FY 2024 SNAP-Ed Plan Guidance, pg. 116).  


New ASNNA Website! 

Check out the ASNNA homepage and committee pages with a new and improved menu structure. Link to the website.


Here’s How to Add Your State’s Glossy Reports to ASNNA’s Website!

You’ve been on the new 2023 Farm Bill page, but have you noticed the button for state impact reports?  Click on it, a US map pops up, and another click pulls up results from the state you’re interested in! An immediate purpose is to support ASNNA’s Farm Bill recommendations.  Already, there are more than 300 attractive, readable impact reports and infographics that showcase SNAP-Ed outcomes and partnerships.  If your state’s topline results aren’t on the site yet, you can add them now.

Partners and policy makers need to find concise, pithy highlights from every state easily, in one place.   ASNNA’s site complements USDA’s SNAP-Ed Connection by lifting up states’ best results and posting them quickly.  In this policy environment, having states’ voices describing their reach, initiatives, impacts, results, and partner opinions is powerful.  

It’s super easy!  Just send links to your short, glossy Annual Reports and infographics to info@asnna.us.org using the subject line, Advocacy QR Code.  They can be from several fiscal years, and 508 compliance is great but not mandatory. New materials will be added promptly!


Committee Budget Requests 

The ASNNA Finance Committee is opening the committee budget request session for 2023. The $3,705 is the total allocation for ALL committees. 

For consideration, please complete the budget request form along with quotes and a scope of work if applicable to Latresh.Davenport@dhs.ga.gov

The committee budget request can be found here.

The committee budget request training can be found here.
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Upcoming Committee and Community of Practice Meetings 

  • Advocacy Committee: December 5, 2023, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Bylaws and Policies Committee: December 18, 2023, 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Conference Committee: December 14, 2023, 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Evaluation Committee: December 21, 2023, 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Finance Committee: December 15, 2023, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Race, Health, and Social Equity (RHSE) Committee: December 12, 2023, 3:00 p.m. ET

Let’s Stay Connected

Be sure to add info@asnna.us.org and leadership@asnna.us.org to your safe senders list.

Resources

Report: Recommendations to Promote Healthy Retail Food Environments: Key Federal Policy Opportunities for the Farm Bill

CSPI is pleased to share two new resources related to the recent report Recommendations to Promote Healthy Retail Food Environments: Key Federal Policy Opportunities for the Farm Bill. You can now view the executive summary and conceptual framework in Spanish: resumen ejecutivo y marco conceptual

CSPI invites you to join us on Friday, December 1 from 12-1pm EST for a virtual briefing on the 2023 Farm Bill recommendations outlined in the report. We will discuss key actions that Congress, USDA, retailers, and researchers can take to improve the retail food environment for all shoppers. Register for the webinar here.  

This briefing will highlight key report recommendations relevant to this farm bill cycle, including what Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retailers, and researchers can do to help all shoppers, and SNAP participants in particular, to identify, access, and choose healthier foods and beverages when shopping for food.


Social Marketing Training Opportunity

The University of South Florida and Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) are hosting the North American Social Marketing Conference and two social marketing training academies from May 15 – 18th in Clearwater, Florida. Learn more and register at https://wsmconference.com/florida-2024


“True Cost of Food: Food is Medicine Case Study”

The Food is Medicine Institute at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University released a report, produced with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, titled “True Cost of Food: Food is Medicine Case Study.” The report features two national case studies demonstrating the health equity and economic benefits of medically tailored meals (MTMs) and produce prescription programs as it offers an analysis of the costs and benefits of implementing Food is Medicine programs across the country. 

Job Postings 

Job Title: Extension Specialist – Nutrition
Organization: 
Auburn University
Applications Close: 
January 1, 2024
Link to Job Posting: 
https://www.auemployment.com/postings/41839


Job Title: Lecturer, Assistant – Family & Consumer Sciences (Human Nutrition & Food)
Organization: 
University of Wyoming
Applications Close: 
Open until filled; Complete applications received by 01/15/2024 will receive full consideration.
Link to Job Posting: 
Link


Job Title: Assistant Professor – Family & Consumer Sciences (Extension Specialist in Human Nutrition and Food)
Organization: 
University of Wyoming
Applications Close: 
Open Until Filled
Link to Job Posting: 
Link


Job Title: Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Science (SNAP-Ed) (4 Positions Available)
Organization: 
University of Illinois Extension
Applications Close: 
Open Until Filled
Link to Job Posting: 
https://illinois.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/5266?c=illinois