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University of California
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Diet, shopping and food-safety skills of food stamp clients improve with nutrition education

Author

Amy Block Joy

Author Affiliations

A.B. Joy is Academic Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 58(4):206-208. DOI:10.3733/ca.v058n04p206. October 2004.

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Abstract

The California Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP) reaches approximately 50,000 families with children and individuals annually. Results from the 2001-2002 fiscal year demonstrated improvements in a variety of dietary and food-safety skills after clients received FSNEP training. In addition, results from a subsample (n = 460) showed significant improvements in the amount of money saved on food purchases, along with improved dietary quality. FSNEP provides food stamp clients with needed nutrition skills and promotes behavioral change to help them stretch limited resources. Program management practices have had positive effects on the program's overall operation and growth.

References

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Joy A. 2004. Diet, shopping and food-safety skills of food stamp clients improve with nutrition education. Hilgardia 58(4):206-208. DOI:10.3733/ca.v058n04p206
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