Materials for Educators

Woman looking with interest at a computer screen. SNAP-Ed Connection Learning Online: Explore Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future!

Created especially for SNAP Educators, this online learning module explores the background, materials and applications of the Loving Your Family... initiative. Module contains an audio component, so be sure to have speakers or headphones available. Closed captioning and long descriptions are available for all audio components by clicking on the "cc" or "D" link buttons within the module. Running time will vary according to user input. Allow approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

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Loving Your Family... Implementation Guidance (PDF | 149KB)

Document provides an overview of Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future and offers a step-by-step guide to implementing the initiative.


Photograph of nutrition educator with two female adult learners. Loving My Family In a Whole New Way ...A Success Story (QUICKTIME | 52MB)

In this short video, a SNAP-Ed provider explains how she found success with the new Loving Your Family initiative. One of her clients, Kristen discusses how she got her whole family on board with healthy eating by following the principles in the Loving Your Family, Feeding Their Future materials. Running time is approximately 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

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Thumbnail of Educator's Handbook cover. Educator's Handbook (PDF | 585KB)

The complete guide to Loving Your Family... The Educator's Handbook provides an overview of the Loving Your Family... initiative, a discussion on its relationship to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid and information on how to use the materials.


Image of 4 discussioin session documents. Discussion Sessions

The Discussion Sessions are ready to use lesson plans for conducting nutrition education with your clients.


Thumbnail of Brochure. Their Future Means Everything to You brochure (PDF | 180KB)

This brochure reinforces the common themes found in the Loving Your Family... project and provides information on SNAP services, and the program's commitment to and involvement with nutrition education. Also available in Spanish (PDF|182KB).


Sample Customer Feedback Form (PDF | 201KB)

Sample of a feedback form that can be used with participants to help assess customer service at the local level. For more information on this form, please see the Loving Your Family Implementation Guidance (PDF|149KB).


Thumbnail of the Loving Your Family Kit cover. Loving Your Family... Staff Support Kit Cover (PDF | 482KB)

File contains PDF versions of the Staff Support Kit cover and divider pages which can be downloaded and printed to make your own folders. To download a complete kit, each PDF document must be downloaded separately from our Web site. Access Materials for Educators listed on page 3. Access Participant Materials listed on pages 4-5.