ERIC Number: ED418936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Texas Nutrition Education and Training Program for Federal Fiscal Year 1997.
This report summarizes the results of the 1997 Texas Nutrition Education and Training (NET) program, one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Child Nutrition Programs. NET provides nutrition education and instructional resources for children and key individuals in their learning environment. NET's target population includes parents or guardians, caregivers, teachers, and food service personnel. Texas NET's outreach includes workshops, circulation of a NET library, development and distribution of instructional and promotional materials, presentations, exhibits, publications, and coordination with related programs. Continuous evaluation of NET workshops, resulted in revisions and improvements in their content, presentation, and materials. The performance of workshop participants was occasionally evaluated using knowledge tests and attitude scales. In some instances, the behavior of the participants is evaluated. Evaluation forms collected data on participant satisfaction. Observers examined the performance of contract trainers who delivered workshops. Trainers completed self-evaluation forms. At each workshop, a registration form collected data on number of participants and their functions, work facilities, ethnic background, and number of children or providers reached. A library feedback form collected data on library circulation. In 1997, 144 workshops were delivered to 2,433 people. Hispanics were the largest participating ethnic group. NET delivered relatively few training hours to food service personnel. Library circulation decreased in 1997. Two workshops were developed in 1997, and 88 instructional/promotional materials were distributed. Seven conference presentations were given, mainly to college students. NET coordinated with several related programs. An appendix contains 12 figures and 10 tables. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.
Identifiers: Nutrition Education and Training Program; Texas