Braden, Shadrick, Raymer, program assistants
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has been a presence in Webster County since the early 1970’s, helping hundreds of limited resource families acquire knowledge, skills, and behavior changes for healthy diets. Data collected from a variety of respected sources document the relationship between diet and health. Webster County ERS reports, including 24-hour food recalls and food behavior checklists, verifies improvements in food consumption patterns and food related behaviors. Continuation of the EFNEP program and work with additional limited resource families through the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program will provide a needed resource, particularly to families with young children. In Webster County 21% of children under age 18 and 27% of children under the age of 5, live in poverty. Two areas in the county have higher rates of poverty as shown by school free and reduced meal statistics. Although the Webster County school system has a free and reduced meal rate of 36.9%, 62.8% of children at Sebree Elementary receives free and reduced meals. Broadway Elementary School in the Providence Independent School System has a free and reduced meal rate of 71.6%. EFNEP and the Food Nutrition Education Program will target these areas of the county.
•reduce risks of diseases impacted by dietary factors such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and some kind of cancer
•have food security
•have food preparation skills
•are able to manage food resources
plan healthy meals and snacks
purchase food wisely
prepare food safely and skillfully
consume meals and snacks for a healthy diet
produce some food for the family at home
learn connection between dietary practices and long term health risk
learn to add variety to their diet
learn basic food preparation skills
know how to keep food safe
know how to plan tasty, attractive, nutritious, affordable meals and snacks
learn how to grow food for their table
learn to budget for food expenditures
Outcome:Intermediate outcome of food behaviors using NEERS evaluation tools.
Indicator: At graduation 90% of enrolled adult EFNEP participants will have one or more positive food consumption changes as documented on a 24-hour food recall.
Method:Comparison of initial and final NEERS 24-hour food recall analysis of EFNEP graduates
Timeline: NEERS comparisons completed June 30, 2007
Limited resource EFNEP families, Food Stamp & WIC recipients. White, Black and Hispanic clientele with emphasis on Providence and Sebree communities adult and youth.
*Small group and individual EFNEP Core Curriculum lessons.
*Food Stamp Nutrition small group program with adults and youth at Providence and Sebree
*World's Greatest Baby Shower
Content or Curriculum: EFNEP Core Curriculum for adults and 4-H EFNEP programs; Kentucky Gets Foodwise Curriculum, HEEL program materials.
Date: Enroll EFNEP homemakers throughout year; 4-H EFNEP groups, enroll
September 2006; Food Stamp Nutrition Education youth and adult programs begin July 06
EFNEP program assistant. HEEL grant resources, school systems, management and meeting place, Food Stamp Education program grant “Little White House” on Sebree School campus (Head Start, Migrant, and Adult Education programs located there,) collaborate with Head Start, Migrant and Adult Education Programs, public housing, health department, Community Based Services, Senior Services, Kentucky Cancer Program, Food Bank, Angel Food Ministries.