ERIC Number: ED249363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correspondence Study, Delivery Systems, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Strategies, Foods Instruction, Home Programs, Homemakers, Instructional Materials, Low Income Groups, National Surveys, Nutrition Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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).