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Training is an important component of the support MFF provides for SNAP-Ed Partners across Michigan. Online training offers efficiencies of staff time and travel and provide 24/7 viewing options to offer flexibility in meeting the varied schedules of SNAP-Ed implementers. It also allows viewers to watch them multiple times, pausing for note-taking or practice.

A variety of trainings are offered in the online format. Review the categories below to view available trainings offered to support your SNAP-Ed programs.

Civil Rights

Civil Rights training is mandatory each fiscal year for all frontline staff and those who supervise frontline staff through the Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) SNAP-Ed funding. “Frontline staff” refers to anyone who interacts with SNAP-Ed participants.

To meet this requirement:

  1. Complete the read-along FY 2020 MFF SNAP-Ed Civil Rights Training (links to PDF in new window or right click to download), which is self-paced. Sites may choose to train as a group.
  2. After you have finished the training, head to the Civil Rights Training Completion page to fill out and submit the required form confirming your completion of this training.

Additional Resource: Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement for Nutrition Programs and Activities 


Nutrition-Enhanced EPEC K-5

This training will provide the basics for implementing Nutrition-enhanced EPEC K-5 in the gymnasium. EPEC K-5 is a supplemental intervention supporting PE-Nut and other SNAP-Ed nutrition education.

Map to Healthy Living Update Portal

This online training will provide instructions for using the new Map to Healthy Living (M2HL) Update Portal. The full training is available for viewing as well as chapters focusing on registration, editing agency information, adding/modifying/removing program locations, editing agency locations, and accessing help/support information.

SNAP-Ed 101

At this webinar (recorded live on 10/9/19), you will learn the building blocks of SNAP-Ed programming, SNAP-Ed guidance, and program monitoring. This training is required for organizations new to SNAP-Ed in FY 2020 and new lead program and finance staff at other organizations. The full webinar is available for viewing as well as chapters focusing on specific sections of the webinar.

If you are required to participate in this training and did not attend the live webinar:

  1. Watch “SNAP-Ed 101 FY20 – All” or each of the individual chapters.
  2. After you have finished, head to the SNAP-Ed 101 Training Completion page to fill out and submit the required form confirming your completion of this training.

Topic Tastings

Topic Tastings are short (less than 15 minute) trainings on a variety of topics, including evaluation, needs assessment, fidelity, and PSE work.

Tips and tricks for implementing evidence-based interventions as intended to increase the likelihood of achieving the expected outcomes.

Tips for how your needs assessment can inform program development and design to ensure programming will meet community needs.

Tips for reporting on policy, systems, and environmental changes – MT5 (nutrition supports) and MT6 (physical activity supports) – to ensure your hard work is represented in your program evaluation.

Highlighting new practices in FY 2020 to ensure accurate and comprehensive statewide evaluation.

Find out what’s new with process evaluation for FY 2020.

Information on how younger audiences are included in program evaluation methods.

Learn about health related quality of life and how change is measured in SNAP-Ed.

Michigan Fitness Foundation SNAP-Ed trainings welcome participants from MFF Partners, projects, and others who work in SNAP-Ed. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in training (in-person, online, etc.), please contact us at (517) 347-7891 or training@michiganfitness.org.