The Michigan Fitness Foundation has reviewed primarily children’s books and created a SNAP-Ed Book List (links to PDF in new window or right click to download) (updated 1/26/17) to make it easy for MFF SNAP-Ed Partners to find books for their programs that are pre-approved for SNAP-Ed allowability. The books are divided into two categories for use in SNAP-Ed programming.
- Fully Approved. These books are highlighted in green on the book list and meet SNAP-Ed behavioral objectives or can be used very easily to reinforce a lesson meeting one of the SNAP-Ed behavioral objectives.
- Pre-approved Reader Notes Needed. These books are highlighted in yellow on the book list. The books needing Pre-approved Reader Notes may be used in Michigan SNAP-Ed programming only when they are used with supporting talking points that help the reader connect the book with a SNAP-Ed behavioral objective. These talking points (reader notes) must be pre-approved by your MFF SNAP-Ed Project Manager. The Pre-approved Reader Notes can include written connections between the book and your SNAP-Ed intervention, tip sheets developed for the book, etc. The Pre-approved Reader Notes must accompany your invoice when books are submitted for reimbursement.
Other books may or may not be allowable for SNAP-Ed programming. To determine allowability, start by using the Book Review Criteria (links to PDF in new window or right click to download) form to review the book and then work with your MFF SNAP-Ed Project Manager to gain approval for the book before purchasing.
These lists are updated periodically. To submit a book for review and possible inclusion on these lists, please provide your MFF SNAP-Ed Project Manager with the book title, author, and publisher.