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
Registration Link: http://vovici.com/wsb.dll/s/17fb9g49532
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.