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ERIC Number: ED249363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Homemaker Reaction to EFNEP/Food Stamp Pilot Nutrition Education Project. A 1983 Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Survey. Extension Studies 92.
Dunn, Polly P.; And Others
Between 1982 and 1983, more than 750 homemakers from Pennsylvania and Massachusetts participated in a national study to test selected methods of delivering nutrition education to low-income families. The study, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)/Food Stamp Pilot Project, was conducted through the EFNEP in 10 states. At the conclusion of the study, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts conducted a survey of 241 homemakers who had participated in the program in order to determine the effectiveness of the delivery system used in the EFNEP pilot project--a combination of lessons given face-to-face as home visits and mailed lessons supplemented by follow-up telephone calls. Responses to the survey indicated that low-income homemakers were very interested in receiving all kinds of food and nutrition information, especially that relating to how to stretch a food dollar. Although most respondents preferred one-to-one lessons in the home, they were also receptive to the alternative method of combining direct and indirect contacts as used in the project. A majority of the respondents reported changing old habits and adopting new ones as a result of participating in the project and nearly all of them reported sharing learned information with others. (The survey instrument is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program; Food Stamp Program; Massachusetts; Pennsylvania
Note: A presentation based on this document was given at the National Adult Education Conference (Louisville, KY, November 6-10, 1984).