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Unformatted text preview: LSU AgCenter LSU Nutrition Programs Martha S. Weston, FNP Program Manager Martha Nutrition & Health Division Nutrition LSU AgCenter/ HUEC LSU vs. LSU AgCenter LSU LSU LSU AgCenter Formal education Undergraduate & Undergraduate graduate degrees graduate Informal education Certificates of Certificates completion for different programs different LSU AgCenter LSU Research Extension Experiment Stations HUEC HUEC - Family & Consumer HUEC Sciences (FCS) 4-H Youth Development Dept. of Dairy Science Dept. of Animal Science Dept. of Food Science Dept. of Veterinary Science LSU AgCenter LA Cooperative Extension Service (LCES) Service HUEC / FCS Nutrition & Health Family Resource Management Family Development MISSION To enhance the quality of life of individuals and To families, strengthen communities, and shape the future of Louisiana through research-based educational outreach educational So, what does Extension do? So, Nutrition education for general public Target audience: low-income, low-literacy Target youth and adults youth Most programs are free Nutrition education curricula Nutrition Research in the community nutrition area How is Extension different? How State Office in Baton Rouge (“headquarters”) (“headquarters”) State Nutrition Specialists (“Program coordinators”) Extension Agents (“Field Agents or Field Extension Faculty”) Faculty”) Nutrition Educators (Paraprofessionals) Parish offices (64) On-Going Nutrition Education Programs Programs Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Expanded (EFNEP) (EFNEP) Family Nutrition Program (FNP) Diabetes Education Awareness Program (DEAR) Portions (healthy weight program) Smart Bodies Schools Needs Assessment Needs Minorities compose 35% of the Louisiana Minorities population (Census 2005-2009) Louisiana Poverty rate: 18.4% (US:13.5) Louisiana (Census 2005-2009) Poverty rates are higher among low-literacy Poverty populations populations 26.3% of children under 18 live below the 26.3% poverty level (US 18.2%) (Census 2005-2009) (Census 13.7 of those 65+ live below the poverty level 13.7 (Census 2005-2009) (Census Louisiana Food Stamp Rates Louisiana 18.7 residents of Louisiana receive food 18.7 stamps. That’s approximately 1 out of every 6 people. (DCFS 2011) (DCFS State ranks 10th in Food Stamps (OFS 08) (OFS Poor diet: characteristic of food stamp characteristic population population 20% rise in SNAP assistance in the United 20% States from 2009-2010 (ERS) (ERS) Poverty and Health Poverty 53.6% of all Louisiana births are to unwed mothers. (CDC 2009) 33% of Louisiana adults are obese (2nd highest 33% obese behind Mississippi) (CDC 2009) (CDC 65% of Louisiana adults are either overweight or 65% overweight obese. (CDC) obese (CDC) 35.6% of Louisiana children are overweight or 35.6% obese. (NCSL 2007) (NCSL 2005: Highest death rate from Cardiovascular disease in Louisiana. (CDC) 2007: 10% of people in Louisiana reported to being diagnosed with Diabetes (CDC) Poverty & Health (cont.) Poverty 61% of LA adults do not get the recommended amount of physical activity (moderate activity for 30 minutes 5 days/week or vigorous activity for 20 minute 3 days/week) (CDC 2007) 2005: Cancer accounted for 21.9% of all deaths. (CDC) Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children. It affects over 25% of children ages 2-5 and 50% of children age 12-15 in the United States. (CDC 2010) Goals Goals Raise the overall level of nutrition Raise knowledge knowledge Healthy food choices Benefits of physical activity Budget their food dollars, to provide Budget access to nutritious, low-cost meals for the entire month the Goals Goals Shopping management and consumer Shopping skills skills Use safe food handling practices (food Use preparation, preservation, storage) preparation, Make lifestyle changes for prevention of Make chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, cancer, etc.) hypertension, EFNEP and FNP EFNEP Federally funded (through USDA) Free for all qualifying participants Use the paraprofessional model Offer nutrition education to low–income, low-literacy Offer audiences audiences Topics: Topics: Healthy eating (Food Guide Pyramid, Dietary Guidelines, healthy Healthy snacks, breakfast, etc.) snacks, Food safety Food buying Physical activity Physical Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Education Funded through USDA ($1.8 million/year) Audience: low-income families with children, Audience: elderly, youth Home visits and group meetings Recruitment methods: Word of mouth Community agencies (Head Start, WIC, Council on Community Aging) Aging) Schools Churches Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Education Program delivered by Nutrition Educators Program in 12 parishes in Smart Choices Adult/Youth (fact sheets, Smart PP, posters) PP, All participants are enrolled in the All program program 24-h recall used as evaluation tool Family Nutrition Program (FNP) Family Food Stamp Program Food Stamp Nutrition Education (in LA: FNP) USDA OFS LSU 2008: $3.2 million Audience: food stamp recipients and Audience: applicants (adults, youth, elderly) applicants Family Nutrition Program (FNP) Family Program delivered by Nutrition Educators/ Program Agents in 61 parishes Agents Methods: one-on-one, group classes Recruitment methods: Office of Family Support Commodity distribution sites Head Start Council on Aging Schools Family Nutrition Program (FNP) Family FNP curriculum: FNP Smart Choice Youth/ Adult 15 lessons (fact sheets, PP , flip charts, 15 posters) posters) OrganWise Guys® Pre and post-tests are used as evaluation Pre tools tools Barriers Barriers Cultural barriers (resistance to change) Lack of transportation Language Literacy level (education) Reduced access to the target audience Diabetes Education Awareness Recommendations (DEAR) Recommendations Funded through USDA Audience: people with diabetes and Audience: those at risk those Program delivered by nutrition Program specializing Extension Agents specializing Portions Portions Healthy weight program Curriculum: 9 lessons (9 week program) Program delivered by nutrition Program specializing Extension Agents specializing Smart Bodies Nutrition education program for youth Body Walk (interactive exhibit) Curriculum: OrganWise Guys & Take 10! Delivered by teachers and volunteers ...
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