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ERIC Number: EJ931006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Usage and Recall of the Food Stamp Office Resource Kit (FSORK) by Food Stamp Applicants in 4 California Counties
Ghirardelli, Alyssa; Linares, Amanda; Fong, Amy
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n4 suppl 2 pS86-S95 Jul-Aug 2011
Objective: To evaluate recall and usage of the Food Stamp Office Resource Kit (FSORK), a set of nutrition education materials designed for use in food stamp offices. Design: Client intercept exit surveys, an environmental scan, and individual observations of clients in the food stamp office. Setting: Four food stamp offices in California. Participants: People applying for food stamps in community social service offices: exit survey (n = 419), environmental scan (n = 308), individual observations of video (n = 111). Intervention: FSORK includes a video, poster, recipe cards, and brochures for the waiting room. Main Outcome Measure(s): Aided and unaided recall of FSORK materials, self-efficacy, video attention (eyes on screen), and observations of materials usage. Analysis: Descriptive statistics for recall, usage, and video attention. Results: Nearly 70% of clients recalled, unaided, at least 1 FSORK element with the video recalled the most. In the observation study, of clients who initially engaged with the video, 40% of their viewing time was spent "watching" it. Conclusions and Implications: Food stamp offices are a useful setting for nutrition education in offices that are willing and able to display the materials and show the video. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California