Needs Assessment Toolkit Helps SNAP State Agencies
The Needs Assessment Toolkit is now available to help SNAP state agencies meet program requirements and enhance their existing needs assessment capabilities. It was developed as a collaboration between U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Westat Insight, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat.
The SNAP-Ed Needs Assessment Toolkit is available on the SNAP-Ed Connection website. The toolkit offers suggestions to increase the diversity of voices involved throughout the needs assessment process and strategies to link needs assessment findings to state goals and SNAP-Ed programming.
Learn more about the toolkit from our SNAP-Ed experts Stacy Gleason and Lila Gutuskey of our food and nutrition research team. They will be presenting the toolkit at the ASNNA conference. Their presentation, State-Level Needs Assessment Planning and Resources, will be on February 9, 2023, 10:45-11:45 am (ET).
- Angela Amico, FNS Nutrition Education Branch (NEB)
- Amy Branham, FNS NEB
- Lila Gutuskey, Westat Insight
- Stacy Gleason, Westat Insight