NCCOR Connect & Explore: SNAP-Ed Evaluation: A Two-Part Webinar Series

August 3, 2016

States and organizations are implementing comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention programs around the country as one approach to address the rise in childhood obesity. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 stipulates that changes in policies, systems, and environments (PSEs) are to be layered with direct nutrition education and social marketing to enable, promote, […]

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USDA releases new guide for SNAP-Ed evaluation

June 16, 2016

Since 2012, NCCOR has worked with USDA to promote evidence-based and actionable tools consistent with the context and policies of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP-Education (SNAP-Ed), the nutrition education and obesity prevention arm of the SNAP, aims to increase the likelihood that SNAP-Ed eligible households will make healthy diet and physical activity choices […]

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USDA awards funding for regional centers of excellence in nutrition education and obesity prevention

October 24, 2014

On Oct. 17 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers of excellence for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention, as well as a coordinating center, which will develop and test innovative nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for underserved, low-income families. “Nearly one in three […]

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Sesame Street may help kids make healthy choices

December 30, 2013

Parents might try to feed their kids healthy food at home, but those children often will eventually be responsible for making their own healthy choices. Researchers behind a new study wanted to explore the effectiveness of educating children about health at a very young age. The study looked at a group of preschool children and […]

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Study shows nutrition education leads to healthier choices by SNAP recipients

December 17, 2013

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a study providing clear evidence that well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The study, SNAP Education and Evaluation Study (Wave II), evaluated the impact of several nutrition […]

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