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EFNEP's Families Eating Smart and Moving More: Integration of Video, Social Media, and PSE in EFNEP Delivery

      Objective

      To revise a comprehensive curriculum using current evidence in nutrition, physical activity, behavior change, and adult education that integrates participant and partner engagement strategies to meet the national priorities of EFNEP. Target Audience is EFNEP eligible adult audiences with an emphasis on parents and other adult caregivers who have primary responsibility for feeding children in their care and pregnant/lactating women.

      Theory, Prior Research, Rationale

      The curriculum is based on Stages of Change and Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) within the framework of the Community Nutrition Education (CNE) Logic Model. The curriculum is designed with a focus on individual, family, or household level change with partner engagement strategies for policy and environmental change informed by the CNE Logic Model.

      Description

      EFNEP's Families Eating Smart and Moving More is an evidence-based curriculum first developed in 2006 and revised once every five years to integrate current research as well as implementer, partner, and participant feedback. This revision includes video and social media strategies to engage participants and contemporary strategies to engage program partners in policy and environmental changes (PSE) that support healthy eating, access to safe, healthy foods, and physical activity of program participants. Partnership strategies are included in each lesson as a guide for educators.

      Evaluation

      Curriculum effectiveness has been measured using required pre and post 24-hour participant recall and food behavior surveys. Anecdotal success stories are collected to report policy and environmental changes.

      Conclusions and Implications

      Quantitative data demonstrates consistently high impacts in individual dietary change, physical activity, food resource management, and food safety for each revision of the curriculum. Evaluation of strategies from this revision will be completed over the next five years.

      Funding

      Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

      Supplementary data