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ERIC Number: ED017856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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EVALUATION OF A GOODS AND NUTRITION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES IN WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA.
BROWN, EMORY J.; AND OTHERS
RECIPES, FOOD IDEAS, AND PROFESSIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION WERE LISTED ON PENNY PLANNER CARDS MAILED EACH MONTH TO HOMEMAKERS ON THE PENNSYLVANIA FOOD STAMP PROGRAM TO INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF NUTRITION AND TO HAVE THEM USE RECOMMENDED FOODS AND RECIPES. TO EVALUATE THE PROJECT, A SAMPLE OF 145 RECIPIENTS IN THE WILKES-BARRE DISTRICT WERE INTERVIEWED BY STAFF MEMBERS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY. MOST HOMEMAKERS RECOGNIZED THE CARDS, MORE THAN HALF HAD READ THEM, AND ALMOST HALF HAD FILED THEM AWAY. OVER HALF SAID THEY WERE OF SOME HELP. FEW SOUGHT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM PROFESSIONAL SOURCES. HOMEMAKERS HAVE STARTED TO USE NEW KINDS OF GOODS, BUT THIS CHANGE IS DUE TO THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM RATHER THAN TO THE CARDS. HOMEMAKERS INTERESTED IN THE INFORMATION HAD MONTHLY INCOMES OF $150 OR MORE, LARGER FAMILIES, WERE UNDER 60 YEARS OF AGE, AND WERE ABLE TO READ ENGLISH. CONDITION OF THE HOUSE, SPARE-TIME ACTIVITIES, FORMAL EDUCATION, CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, TYPE OF ASSISTANCE RECEIVED, AND PERSONAL NEATNESS WERE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS. THIS EDUCATIONAL METHOD HAS BEEN ACCEPTED WITH SATISFACTION BY THE FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS. HOWEVER, EDUCATIONAL SPECIALISTS WILL NEED TO CONSIDER THE HETEROGENEITY OF THE LOW-INCOME POPULATION AND ADAPT SUBJECT MATTER AND TEACHING METHODS TO MEET VARYING NEEDS AND RESOURCES. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 18 TABLES) (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE; PENNSYLVANIA