SNAP-Ed Webinar 7: Recording of "Food Deserts: Easing the Impact" (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

13 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on April 26, 2018.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Suzanne Girdner, Community Outreach Manager, Georgia Organics
Girdner manages the community outreach program, Georgia Food Oasis, which works alongside communities to build diverse local food coalitions to address the barriers to healthy food access and nutrition education so that more Georgians are empowered by and connected to their food choices.  Girdner served as Director of the Atlanta Local Food Initiative from 2014-2016, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Common Market Georgia. She lives in Athens, GA with her husband and two young children. Girdner has an MSc in Spatial Planning, and B.A. in Political Science.  

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define basic concepts related to food deserts. 
  • Understand the impact of food deserts on local communities.
  • Describe the Georgia Food Oasis Project and its effort to address food deserts
  • Determine best practices in addressing food desserts in a SNAP-Ed intervention in Georgia.
  • List additional resources and tools needed to successfully transforms food deserts into food oases. 


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

SNAP-Ed Webinar 7: Recording of "Food Deserts: Easing the Impact" (On-demand webinar)
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