ERIC Number: EJ1042553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Extension Professionals' Strengths and Needs Related to Nutrition and Health Programs
Peña-Purcell, Ninfa; Bowen, Elaine; Zoumenou, Virginie; Schuster, Ellen R.; Boggess, May; Manore, Melinda M.; Gerrior, Shirley A.
Journal of Extension, v50 n3 Article 3RIB2 Jun 2012
We report results of a Web-based nationwide survey of nutrition and health Extension specialists representing 42 states. Survey items (n = 36) assessed five areas: curriculum review, nutrition and physical activity, professional training, communication, and evaluation. An internal curriculum review was common, but few states shared their criteria or process on-line. The majority of respondents reported discussing physical activity, and over half lead physical activities. Most favored on-line professional development training and a one-stop website for sharing information and resources. Evaluation data were most commonly collected for food safety, healthy eating and physical activity, and food resource management.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Nutrition Instruction, Health Education, Online Surveys, National Surveys, Physical Activities, Professional Training, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods, Curriculum Evaluation, Professional Development, Web Sites, Access to Information, Food Standards, Safety, Eating Habits, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, National Curriculum, Course Content
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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