ERIC Number: ED076870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Program Performance 1971 Expanded Food and Nutrition Program.
Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
General conclusions and recommendations resulting from a second in-depth evaluation of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program of the Cooperative Extension Service, conducted 1 April 1970 through 31 March 1971, are presented. Evaluation data were collected from Extension personnel associated with the program and from local and state Extension personnel in 10 states. General conclusions, which are discussed in detail in the report, were: (1) nutrition education objectives are being met, but greater precision is required; (2) the program promotes improved nutrition related practices; (3) the Extension Service and its use of indigenous aides are appropriate and effective in nutrition education of low-income families; (4) agents are dedicated in the program role, but their capabilities are increasingly stressed; (5) there is real opportunity for a surge of leadership at higher levels of program management; (6) the program continues to reach the target family population; (7) the link between homemaker and youth efforts should be strengthened; (8) interpretation of objectives and methodological restrictions impede effectiveness of youth activities; (9) reasonable progress has been made in establishing the program within the total community setting; and (10) the need for remedial actions has grown; increasing Extension Service awareness of program weaknesses is a promising sign. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: Originally prepared by Synectics Corp., Allison Park, Pennsylvania