ERIC Number: ED314186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Effectiveness of the Nutrition Education and Training (NET) Program for Fiscal Year 1989: Final Evaluation Report.
Whitsett, Maria Defino
This report summarizes results of evaluations of the Texas Nutrition Education and Training (NET) Program activities completed during federal fiscal year 1989. In the evaluations, the number of individuals participating in NET activities was compared to preset goals to assess the degree of program goal attainment. The volume of materials distributed by NET was monitored and compared to that of past years. Participant knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors before and after NET workshops were compared. Users of the NET lending library were asked for feedback, and the collection was updated so as to better meet users' needs. Results of evaluations were examined in a meta-analysis designed to portray overall effectiveness of the NET program in 1989. Findings indicated that participation in the program far exceeded expectations. The number of materials distributed decreased in comparison to 1988 but remained above that of 1985. Participants' child nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors were found to have improved. A total of 46 of 52 analyses of NET program effectiveness showed positive outcomes. Four appendixes comprising the bulk of the document consist of reports on program participation for the year under study, workshop performance for participants in the Child Care Food Program and National School Lunch Program, workshop performance for day home sponsors, and the updating of the NET lending library collection. (RH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Information Dissemination, Instructional Effectiveness, Library Materials, Lunch Programs, Meta Analysis, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas