The SNAP-Ed program in Macon County, Illinois was highlighted in a newspaper article for the work that they are currently doing in the area food pantries. To view the article, visit:
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The University of Massachusetts, Department of Nutrition and the University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension have developed a free, online, interactive food safety program for Farm to Early Childcare programs.
Food Safety from Farm and Garden to Preschool Training Program is available online at www.umass.edu/safefoodfarm2kid. This free, self-paced program was created to help early childcare educators, foodservice staff, volunteers and parents understand the importance of reducing the risk of food safety related to fresh fruits and vegetables for young children. The program includes five units:
Farm to Preschool Benefits
Fresh Produce and Foodborne Illness Risks
Food Safety Basics for the Classroom and the Kitchen
Food Safety and Gardening Activities
Food Safety on Field Trips to Farms and Farmers’ Market.
Printable resources such as Best Practices Planning Tools, resources, and Certificates of Completion are available and may be able to be used towards Professional Development requirements. For more information on the program and to get started, visit www.umass.edu/safefoodfarm2kid or contact Cathy Wickham at email@example.com.
Utah State University Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program highlights 4 areas focusing on improving the lives of the individuals and families they reach. Through public values research Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) is able to indicate that SNAP-Ed improves education, health, local agriculture and lives of those they reach.
National Nutrition Certification Program (NNCP) is a nationally recognized free nutrition certification program designed for nutrition educators. The program is available through Utah State University’s SNAP-Ed program as a resource to improve the knowledge and skills of nutrition educators across the country. See the NNCP brochure here.
To learn more about the National Nutrition Certification Program or to enroll, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado State University has released a Best Practices in Nutrition Education document. This document seeks to promote consistency and efficacy in program planning, implementation and evaluation. Twenty-eight best practices within five domains were identified: program delivery, program design, educator characteristics, educator training and evaluation.
To view the entire document, please visit here.
The Community Nutrition Education Professional Community of Practice will keep implementers at Land-Grant Institutions informed on the fast-paced and nuanced rules, regulations and complexities of SNAP-Ed; provide a vehicle for mentoring and professional development and function as a collaboration tool to continue to evolve, strengthen, and sustain SNAP-Ed within the LGU system. While serving as a repository of materials the site will also facilitate internal communication within the system as it relates to Community Nutrition Education, especially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed).
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