SNAP-Ed toolkit adds 30 new resources
June 25, 2014
In 2013, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) helped the U.S. Department of Agriculture compile the first edition the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) toolkit. The toolkit includes comprehensive, evidence-based, obesity prevention resources and interventions, as well as nutrition and physical activity strategies that can be readily adopted by SNAP-Ed agencies and states.
In May 2014, NCCOR and USDA released an updated version of the toolkit which includes 30 additional resources and interventions, and highlights those interventions with helpful designations: “research-tested,” “practice-tested,” or “emerging.”
The latest edition, published and posted on both the SNAP-Ed Connection webpage as well as the NCCOR website, will continue to be updated as additional information becomes available regarding the effectiveness of obesity prevention interventions and strategies.
Additionally, the SNAP-Ed workgroup along with the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) and Healthy Eating Research, has started developing a strategy to enhance the process of SNAP-Ed evaluation with a focus on policy and environmental change in order to demonstrate the program’s impact and guide future program modifications.