Inclusion Criteria for the SNAP-Ed Resource Library

Inclusion Criteria for the SNAP-Ed Resource Library



Materials Submitted to the SNAP-Ed Resource Library are reviewed against the following criteria:

    1. Information contained is evidence-based, accurate, and consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
    2. Materials fall within the scope of the SNAP-Ed Guiding Principles (see Guiding Principles link in What is SNAP-Ed?).
    3. Subject matter is presented objectively and fairly; no brand name promotion or obvious author/sponsor bias.
    4. Material is relevant to the SNAP-Ed program.
    5. State informational materials are accurate and only for SNAP-Ed-funded programs.
    6. Materials with USDA funding will be prioritized; materials without USDA funding must have considerable relevance to the SNAP-Ed program.
    7. Educational materials are appropriate for low-income audiences or the staff that work with such audiences.
    8. Consumer education material is “action-oriented” and/or can be used as part of a behaviorally focused intervention.
    9. Educational materials are substantial in nature and have enough educational content to warrant review.
    10. For materials that contain recipes, recipes are compatible with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and generally use low-cost, readily available ingredients.
    11. At the time of submission, the Web site and/or electronic resources associated with the material are easily accessible, and contain few broken links and minimal outdated information.