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Best Practices in Curricula Revisions: Using the Evidence-Based Eating Smart • Being Active as an Exemplar

Published:February 20, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2020.01.003

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      This article describes the processes employed to revise the widely used curriculum, Eating Smart • Being Active. Because of its popularity among nutrition education programs serving the low-income population, the curriculum developers felt it was important to share the revision process after the release of the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Extensive feedback during formative evaluation, updated content from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and a modern look resulted in a fully revised curriculum released in 2017. Program leaders should have confidence that their educators will be able to implement this evidence-based curriculum with fidelity. An outcome evaluation of the revised Eating Smart • Being Active curriculum is recommended.

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