The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp will provide the “SNAP and SNAP-Ed: Supporting Meals and Diet Safety in Your Neighborhood” webinar on July 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.

A plastic tub with onions and garlic in a local market. The image is to illustrate a webinar on the SNAP program for needy families.
Meals insecurity impacts almost 1 / 4 of active-duty army households. (Texas A&M AgriLife picture by Sam Craft)

The webinar is free, and individuals can register at As soon as registered, individuals will obtain an electronic mail with directions and the hyperlink to the occasion. Those that can not use the hyperlink might view the occasion dwell on YouTube at

The Supplemental Diet Help Program, SNAP, is the cornerstone of the USDA’s diet help security internet. SNAP Diet Schooling, SNAP-Ed, is the diet training and well being promotion element. 

OneOp webinars are for skilled service suppliers who work with army households. OneOp, previously the Army Households Studying Community, is a digital skilled improvement platform for suppliers who serve army households. The webinar is a part of the Meals Safety in Focus assortment of occasions.

“This webinar will focus on how SNAP and SNAP-Ed align with nationwide meals and diet safety methods,” mentioned Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension army program specialist, Bryan-School Station. “Contributors who attend this webinar will find out how they will collaborate with state and native SNAP-Ed packages to present the very best care potential to their purchasers and join them to assets that may assist.”

The webinar supplies persevering with training credit score for a lot of skilled packages. Go to the OneOp web site for an entire record. Certificates of attendance can be found for suppliers enthusiastic about documenting their coaching actions.

Figuring out meals insecurity, SNAP assets

Among the many nation’s active-duty service members and their households, an estimated 24% are meals insecure. The OneOp Meals Safety in Focus webinar sequence focuses on increasing meals safety for the army household and mobilizing household service professionals at federal, state and native ranges to work collectively on this problem.

Meals insecurity could also be recognized throughout a preventive care go to or medical diet remedy appointment by using the U.S. Division of Agriculture’s screening questions. It could even be recognized by registered dietitians, diet educators or different service suppliers in quite a lot of settings.

When recognized, connecting purchasers could also be acceptable, Brauner mentioned. SNAP supplies diet advantages to complement the meals price range of needy households to allow them to buy wholesome meals and transfer towards self-sufficiency. SNAP-Ed focuses on good diet, stretching meals {dollars}, dwelling bodily lively life and fascinating companions to construct more healthy communities.

“This helps to make sure a wholesome alternative is the simplest option to make the place individuals dwell, work, store, play, eat and be taught,” she mentioned.

Studying targets

Specialists from the USDA Meals and Diet Service SNAP’s Program Administration and Diet Division talking on the webinar are Aurora Calvillo Buffington, Ph.D. and RDN, diet training department chief; Doris Chin, RDN, diet training department nutritionist; and Laura Griffin, senior coverage advisor and chief of workers.

On the conclusion of this webinar, individuals ought to be capable to:

  • Describe the aim of SNAP.
  • Clarify how SNAP-Ed promotes nutritious diet and bodily exercise behaviors.
  • Establish how SNAP-Ed aligns with Nationwide meals and diet safety methods.
  • Establish two examples of collaboration with state and native SNAP-Ed tasks.