ERIC Number: ED064586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Expanded Nutrition Education Program in Pennsylvania.
The Nutrition Education Program, implemented in 25 Pennsylvania counties in 1969, attempted to help low-income families improve the nutritional adequacy of their diet by teaching food preparation, buying, and storing, and encouraging the use of food stamps. As of June, 1970 monthly turnover of clients stabilized at five percent, but there was a lessened percentage of persons in the less than $3000 annual income bracket. At the time that the first food records were taken, only 10 percent of the diets were considered adequate, while second records showed that 18-20 percent were satisfactory. The greatest improvements were in the milk and fruits and vegetables groups. The presence of older school children in the family had a positive effect on the dietary knowledge level of the homemaker, which, in turn, had a positive effect on dietary intake. (CL)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Nutrition Education Program; Pennsylvania