Linking Partners - SNAP-Ed Community Partnership
Social networks analysis provides tools for measuring the characteristics of a network. This proposal seeks to grow and strengthen the network of partners connected to food production, food access and food and nutrition advocacy, and to measure the growth, diversity and strength of the network through the grant period. These factors foster innovation, and are intended to spur innovation in partnership with SNAP-Ed into the future.
- Noelle Harden, UM Extension
- Sara Van Offelen, UM Extension
- Neil Linscheid, UM Extension Community Vitality
- SNAP-Ed Educators in Northwest Minnesota
- Farmers' Markets
- Community Gardens
- Conducting a social network analysis to characterize the relationships, and identifying strategies to strengthen and expand the network (summer 2016).
- In partnership with SHIP, hosting in-person and online conversations linking farmers' market managers, vendors, and community garden champions to SNAP-eligible households, the emergency food system, and public health and health care providers (throughout 2016).
- Sharing ideas and models for healthy food access through the 2016 Local Foods College online webinar series and the Northwest Minnesota Farmers' Market Gathering (Jan-Mar 2016).
- Funding eight pilot projects that increase healthy food access. (summer-fall 2016).
- Funding two pilot projects addressing physical activity (summer-fall 2016).
- Sharing and replicating effective models (Oct-Dec 2016).
SNAP-Ed Community Partnership Grant - $65,915
Project start date: 12-15-2015
Project end date: 11-20-2016