5045.0 Trends in Maximizing the Efficacy of Federal Nutrition Programs

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
Thitry million people per month receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Program. This number continues to rise as the economy shifts. A number of recent program enhancements have been added to increase the ease of participation and the relevance of the nutrition education. In addition data is now collected in systematic way (Education and Administrative Reports) to provide insight into the end users of the services which might aid with further tailoring of the program. This session will review these changes and also highlight continued challenges with program delivery.
Session Objectives: 1)Describe the data available from the Education and Administrative Report of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 2)Discuss the changes to SNAP including the ease of registration, core nutrition education messages, etc.

9:10 AM
Food and Nutrition Service's core nutrition education messages align with needs assessment of parents of preschoolers in Pennsylvania supplemental nutrition assistance program education
Barbara A. Lohse, PhD, RD, Teresa Yoder, RD, LDN, Alison Ventura, PhD, Sharon R. Smith, RD, Judy C. Gromis, MS RD and Angela Tzilkowski, BS
9:30 AM
Listening to EARS-What the FY 2008 Education and Administrative Report (EARS) said about SNAP nutrition education activities
Judy F. Wilson, MSPH, RD, Anita Singh, PhD, RD, Alice Lockett, MS, RD, LD, Melissa Walker, MS, MBA, RD and Carol Olander, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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