ASNNA Updates 

ASNNA Conference: Save the Date 

The 2024 ASNNA Conference will be held February 5-8th, 2024 at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel in Washington, DC. More information to come for registration and link to the hotel. 

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).


ASNNA Conference: Call for Abstracts

The ASNNA 2024 Conference Committee is excited to announce the call for abstracts for the upcoming in-person ASNNA Conference. The conference theme this year is “SNAP-Ed: From Promise to Practice.”

Items Required for Submission

  • 250 word abstract corresponding to the conference objectives
  • 2-3 objectives specific to the abstract submitted
  • Include presenter name(s), email(s), CV(s), bio(s), headshot(s), and financial disclosure(s) for each presenter

Please use the following link to submit your abstract: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VRZrTYfgR5TBX0

Link to PDF version of the survey to help as you prepare your submission.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, November 17th (TODAY!) 

If you have any questions regarding abstract submission or anything conference-related, please reach out to Kristin Hoch (kristin.hoch@usu.edu) or LaCee Jimenez (lacee.jimenez@usu.edu).


ASNNA Conference: Call for Reviewers

In conjunction with the call for abstracts, the ASNNA 2024 Conference Committee has also released a call for reviewers. Reviewers typically will receive ~3-4 abstracts and are asked to use a rubric (which will be provided later) for assessing the abstract submissions. Abstracts and instructions for reviewing will be sent to all interested reviewers in late November; all reviews must be completed by the first week in December.

Please complete this Qualtrics form, if you are interested in being a Abstract Reviewer:  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ehXVRyoQVeQXBMW


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: November 7, 2023, 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Bylaws and Policies Committee: November 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Conference Committee: November 9, 2023, 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Evaluation Committee: November 16, 2023, 3:00 p.m. ET
  • Finance Committee: November 17, 2023, 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Race, Health, and Social Equity (RHSE) Committee: November 14, 2023, 3:00 p.m. ET

2023 Quarterly Member Calls

  • Dates: December 14th 
  • Time: 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

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. 


Utah State University & Create Better Health’s National Nutrition Certification Program

The National Nutrition Certification Program (NNCP) is a free online nutrition certification course designed for public nutrition educators. NNCP is offered through Utah State University’s Create Better Health (Utah SNAP-Ed) program. This program is being used to enhance the knowledge and skills of nutrition educators around the world. 

NNCP progresses through 19 learning modules, including the Art of Teaching, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate, Macronutrients, Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, Food Safety and more. Course content was validated through expert review by registered dietitians. Once complete, the certification is good for three years and recertification is available. 

Any questions can be sent to nncp@usu.edu

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ASNNA Evaluation Committee: Guide to Coordination Between SNAP-Ed and Other Federal Programs

The ASNNA Evaluation Committee has released a new resource: Guide to Coordination Between SNAP-Ed and Other Federal Programs.The purpose of the guide is to help support the requirement in the SNAP-Ed Plan Guidance to plan for and report on significant partnerships with organizations with complementary missions to reach individuals eligible for SNAP-Ed through multiple channels and varied approaches. The guide includes background information, a table display of other federal programs, case studies and other examples of coordination and collaboration efforts, and evaluation resources. The guide is designed to provide resources to support meaningful partnerships that align with the requirement to engage substantively with other federal programs.

Click here for the link to the guide.

Job Postings 

Job Title: Lecturer, Assistant – Family & Consumer Sciences (Human Nutrition & Food)
Organization: University of Wyoming
Applications Close: November 5, 2023
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