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National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2018
Nutrition insecurity, reflected by poor nutrition, limited physical activity, unsafe food practices, and food insecurity, is a significant national health concern. Poor health disproportionately affects minority and low-income populations. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is the nation's first nutrition education program…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Foods Instruction, Nutrition, Food
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2017
Poor nutrition, limited physical activity, unsafe food practices, and food insecurity are significant health concerns. Poor health disproportionately affects minority and low-income populations. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides opportunities for low-income youth…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2015
Since 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has reached more than 32 million low-income families and youth, improving their diets and food-related behaviors. Each year EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2014, EFNEP reached 121,850 adults and 392,563 youth directly and nearly 360,000 family…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness
Baker, Susan; Auld, Garry; MacKinnon, Chloe; Ammerman, Alice; Hanula, Gail; Lohse, Barbara; Scott, Marci; Serrano, Elena; Tucker, Easter; Wardlaw, Mary Kay – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2014
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) identified a need for a comprehensive set of best practices in nutrition education for low-income audiences for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) educational projects, including SNAP-Ed. A comprehensive list of best practices would promote consistency and efficacy in program planning,…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Best Practices, Low Income Groups, Program Design
Schneider, Connie – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2014
The nation's Land-Grant University Cooperative Extension System (LGU-CES) is committed to ensuring that low-income populations have a safe, affordable, and healthy food supply. Two low-income nutrition education programs that are core to this commitment are the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Land Grant Universities, Nutrition Instruction, Low Income Groups
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2014
Since 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has reached more than 31 million low-income families and youth, improving their diets and food-related behaviors. Each year, EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2013, EFNEP reached 121,025 adults and 418,961 youth directly and nearly 360,000…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Foods Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2011
Since 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has improved the diets and food-related behaviors of program participants. Each year EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2010, EFNEP reached 137,814 adults and 463,530 youth directly and nearly 400,000 family members indirectly. This paper…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Program Effectiveness, Nutrition Instruction, Health Behavior
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2010
Obesity, poor health, and limited physical activity are major health concerns. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) improves the health and well-being of limited resource families and youth. Additionally, EFNEP leads to public savings. Research shows that better health is associated with reduced health care costs, less…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Food