Specifically, Tim will:
- Conduct regional focus groups with of SNAP-Ed educators and Statewide Health Improvement Program coordinators to better understand the on-the-ground food safety concerns encountered as SNAP-Ed conducts PSE programming.
- Create an implementation plan that ensures that state, regional, and local regulatory infrastructure maximizes access to healthy and safe food for SNAP-eligible and other low-income populations.
- Provide training, tools, and resources to FD staff to help us do our SNAP-Ed work to ensure a safe food supply for our participants.
Tim will be contacting primarily Health and Nutrition staff as his work progresses in the coming weeks. Please think about food safety concerns, barriers, and opportunities for change in our SNAP-Ed program and be ready to share your thoughts with him.