ERIC Number: ED211487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Nutrition Education and Training Program: Project Summary.
St. Pierre, Robert G.
This project summary reviews and extends the findings of prior reports made by Abt Associates, Inc. (Cambridge, Massachusetts) on the Nutrition Education and Training (NET) program, synthesizes evaluation efforts in nutrition education, and presents a set of conclusions based on the evaluations of nutrition programs. Chapter 1 presents background information on the NET program and gives a brief overview of the report. Chapter 2 describes the organizational framework of most nutrition programs and relates nutrition education activities to their hypothesized effects. Chapter 3 describes how the NET program is intended to work and how it has been implemented and investigates the implementation of programs from 1978 to 1980. Chapter 3 also reviews the legislative mandate behind the national NET program and presents a status report on the program by summarizing findings from surveys of NET state coordinators and a sample of local project directors. Models of three state programs are presented to show the diversity of responses to the program at the state level. Chapter 4 addresses the impact of the NET programs in Georgia and Nebraska, comparing the programs to other nutrition education programs also funded through the NET program or through the Food and Nutrition Service (Department of Agriculture). Conclusions are drawn about the effects of the programs on childrens' nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. The final chapter sets forth the major conclusions of the report. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.