Best Practices in Nutrition Education for Low-Income Audiences
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 educational projects, including SNAP-Ed. Best practices are elements and/or strategies, supported by evidence, that have been shown to be effective in achieving programmatic outcomes. A comprehensive list of best practices would promote consistency and efficacy in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, the use of best practices increases confidence that education efforts will result in positive nutrition and health-related behavior changes. FNS provided funds for this project to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), who then awarded the task to researchers at Colorado State University (CSU).