The Michigan Fitness Foundation has reviewed primarily children’s books and created a SNAP-Ed Book List (updated 3/5/15) to make it easy for MFF SNAP-Ed Partners to find books for their programs that are pre-approved for SNAP-Ed allowability. The books are divided into two categories for use in SNAP-Ed programming.

  1. Fully Approved. These books are highlighted in green on the book list and meet SNAP-Ed behavioral objectives or can be used very easily to reinforce a lesson meeting one of the SNAP-Ed behavioral objectives.
  2. Pre-approved Reader Notes Needed. These books are highlighted in yellow on the book list. The books needing Pre-approved Reader Notes may be used in Michigan SNAP-Ed programming only when they are used with supporting talking points that help the reader connect the book with a SNAP-Ed behavioral objective. These talking points (reader notes) must be pre-approved by your MFF SNAP-Ed Project Manager. The Pre-approved Reader Notes can include written connections between the book and your SNAP-Ed intervention, tip sheets developed for the book, etc. The Pre-approved Reader Notes must accompany your invoice when books are submitted for reimbursement.

Other books may or may not be allowable for SNAP-Ed programming. To determine allowability, start by using the  Book Review Criteria form to review the book and then work with your MFF SNAP-Ed Project Manager to gain approval for the book before purchasing.

These lists are updated periodically. To submit a book for review and possible inclusion on these lists, please provide your MFF SNAP-Ed Project Manager with the book title, author, and publisher.