SNAP-Ed Toolkit adds 30 new resources

In 2013, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) helped the U.S. Department of Agriculture compile the first edition the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Toolkit. The toolkit includes comprehensive, evidence-based, obesity prevention resources and interventions, as well as nutrition and physical activity strategies that can be readily adopted by SNAP-Ed agencies and states.

In May 2014, NCCOR and USDA released an updated version of the toolkit which includes 30 additional resources and interventions, and highlights those interventions with helpful designations: “research-tested,” “practice-tested,” or “emerging.”

The latest edition, published and posted on both the SNAP-Ed Connection webpage as well as the NCCOR website, will continue to be updated as additional information becomes available regarding the effectiveness of obesity prevention interventions and strategies.

Additionally, the SNAP-Ed Workgroup along with the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) and Healthy Eating Research, has started developing a strategy to enhance the process of SNAP-Ed evaluation with a focus on policy and environmental change in order to demonstrate the program’s impact and guide future program modifications.

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