ERIC Number: EJ1042588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Emergency Food Programs: Untapped Opportunities for Extension?
Mobley, Amy R.
Journal of Extension, v50 n4 Article 4 Aug 2012
This article reports results from a questionnaire that assessed the frequency and type of nutrition questions asked at emergency food programs to determine if Extension professionals need to increase direct outreach efforts. Emergency food program workers (n = 460) were recruited via mail to complete a self-administered survey. More than one-third (38.0%) of emergency food programs reported receiving nutrition questions from clients. The most common questions were related to what foods are best for medical conditions and how to cook foods provided. Untapped training opportunities by Extension professionals for emergency food program workers may exist as it relates to nutrition and health.
Descriptors: Food, Emergency Programs, Questionnaires, Nutrition, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Surveys, Diseases, Cooking Instruction, Health, Participant Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana