ERIC Number: ED379269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Texas Nutrition Education and Training Program. Final Evaluation Report for Federal Fiscal Year 1994.
This report presents federally mandated evaluations and needs assessments conducted by the Texas Nutrition Education and Training (NET) program during Federal Fiscal Year 1994. General program performance of NET reflected an increase in the number of children in Texas and expansion in NET program activities. Needs assessment data collected from 443 public schools and 41 private schools indicated that nutrition knowledge was, in general, below 70 percent acceptable levels for all populations, and food choices and nutrition practices needed improvement. NET's outreach to food service managers and administrators, teachers, and day care providers is achieved through: workshops developed by NET and delivered by contract trainers; circulation of a NET library collection; development and distribution of instructional and promotional materials on nutrition and food service management; presentations, exhibits, and publications on nutrition education, food service management, and program evaluation; and coordination with related publicly supported programs within Texas. Activities in each of these areas are reported, along with recommendations. An appendix contains evaluation instruments used in NET program outreach. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Day Care Centers, Elementary Secondary Education, Food Service, Foods Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Library Materials, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Staff Development, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas