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USDA Webinar Series: Increasing Nutrition Program Participation Among Latinos

See email below from USDA regarding a SNAP outreach seminar in mid-August. Please register DIRECTLY with USDA for this Webinar.

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Outreach Coalition Webinar Series:

Increasing Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Among Latinos:
Highlights in Best Practices from Around the Country

Wednesday, 8/17/2011, 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern Time

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In the U.S., one out of four Hispanic households is food insecure, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture research. In 2006, just 56 percent of the eligible Hispanic population participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), compared with a 67 percent national average SNAP participation rate.

 In an effort to increase participation among Latinos in nutrition assistance programs, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is hosting a webinar that will highlight organizations from around that country that are successfully reaching Latinos and discuss their promising practices. FNS will also provide an overview of outreach materials, toolkits, and other resources that are available in Spanish to help organizations in their Latino outreach.

 ***Has your organization found an effective way to dispel myths about program eligibility for immigrants? How are you successfully dealing with cultural or language barriers in the outreach or application assistance process? FNS is looking for organizations to highlight in the webinar. If you have an innovative and successful practice related to increasing Latino participation in nutrition assistance programs that you would like to share with the group, please submit the promising practices form found here by August 1. Several practices will be chosen to feature in the webinar.***  

This session will be available via Microsoft Office LiveMeeting (Webinar) and is free for all participants. You will need access to a phone line and a computer with internet access for this webinar. Check your system before the meeting to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting. We highly recommend you check your system prior to the session to make sure you can access the webinar.  

To participate, please complete the online registration. Further information will be forthcoming to registered participants. You must register to receive additional information.  

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If you have any questions about the content of this webinar, please contact:

Gretchen Ruethling,

If you have any questions about registering for or connecting to this webinar, please contact:

Emily Buckham Buday,