Webinar on Supplemental Diet Help Program for army households is July 13

Webinar on Supplemental Diet Help Program for army households is July 13

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and OneOp will provide the “SNAP and SNAP-Ed: Supporting Meals and Diet Safety in Your Group” 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 practically 1 / 4 of active-duty army households. (Texas A&M AgriLife photograph by Sam Craft)

The webinar is free, and individuals can register at https://tx.ag/July13OneOp. As soon as registered, individuals will obtain an electronic mail with directions and the hyperlink to the occasion. Those that can’t use the hyperlink could view the occasion stay on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/OneOp/stay.

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

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

“This webinar will talk about how SNAP and SNAP-Ed align with nationwide meals and diet safety methods,” stated Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension army program specialist, Bryan-School Station. “Individuals who attend this webinar will find out how they will collaborate with state and native SNAP-Ed applications to present one of the best care potential to their purchasers and join them to sources that may assist.”

The webinar offers persevering with training credit score for a lot of skilled applications. Go to the OneOp web site for an entire checklist. Certificates of attendance can be found for suppliers taken with documenting their coaching actions.

Figuring out meals insecurity, SNAP sources

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 collection 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 situation.

Meals insecurity could also be recognized throughout a preventive care go to or medical diet remedy appointment by means of the usage of the U.S. Division of Agriculture’s screening questions. It might 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 stated. SNAP offers 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 best option to make the place individuals stay, work, store, play, eat and be taught,” she stated.

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 employees.

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

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