Innovative SNAP-Ed Activities to Promote Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Prevent Obesity
Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The goal of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. The focus of SNAP-Ed is health promotion and prevention of nutrition-related chronic diseases by supporting the adoption of healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles by low-income audiences. While historically a program centered on direct-education of nutrition messages, recent changes in SNAP-Ed program guidance have highlighted the importance, and mandated the use of complementary and comprehensive evidence-based approaches to address policies, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes for healthy eating and active living. This roundtable session will provide participants with an opportunity to have an in depth discussion about the impact and effectiveness of a variety of direct education and PSE efforts related to SNAP-Ed programming and explore implications of efforts to field of public health.
Session Objectives: Describe at least 2 direct education and policy, systems, and environmental approaches related to SNAP-Ed programming.
Discuss the implications of direct education and policy, systems, and environmental changes within the realms of nutrition education program delivery.
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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Black Caucus of Health Workers, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)