ASNNA Updates

Requested Feedback on N-PEARS Annual Plan Process

ASNNA LT asked the Evaluation Committee to design and collect ASNNA members’ feedback for N-PEARS annual plan process. Responses will only be shared in aggregate and we will try our best to keep your feedback anonymous. The compiled responses will be shared with the Leadership Team, the Evaluation Committee and NEB. Please complete the survey by November 2nd. 

Survey Link:

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 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!

New ASNNA Website! 

Check out the ASNNA homepage and committee pages with a new and improved menu structure. Link to the website. 
ASNNA 2024 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. 

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:

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

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, November 17th

If you have any questions regarding abstract submission or anything conference-related, please reach out to Kristin Hoch ( or LaCee Jimenez ( 
Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

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

“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

Please share out among your professional networks with the use of this announcement

New fact sheet on evidence-based strategies to combat plate waste in school meals from CSPI
Are your kids not finishing all the food on their school tray? Hint: It’s not because the food at school is “too healthy.” CSPI has put together a resource to learn why cutting waste – not nutrition – is important in our schools today. 

Click here for the link to the resource. 
Job Postings

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:

Job Title: Nutrition and Physical Activity Grant Programming Specialist
Organization: Michigan State University Extension
Application Close: October 23, 2023
Link to Job Posting: