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Wednesday, March 21 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: New online course for professional training on PSE approaches

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Recent EFNEP guidelines recognize the value of using policy, systems and environmental approaches (PSEs) to support direct nutrition education in changing individual behavior. A needs assessment conducted in 2016 found that many EFNEP professionals lack knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate effective PSEs and training on these topics was desired. As a result, EFNEP leaders at Cornell University, in collaboration with a national team of EFNEP and SNAP-Ed professionals, have developed a new online training course: "Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: An Introduction to Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity." The target audience is nutrition education and obesity prevention professionals, including those in EFNEP, who work collaboratively to impact local communities. This presentation will provide 1) an overview on how this course was developed to respond to identified needs, 2) a review of course content, 3) a demonstration of course activities, and 4) enrollment information for EFNEP professionals.

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Lorelei Jones

EFNEP Coordinator, North Carolina State University
Serving the nutrition education needs of low-income families and youth has been both my mission and my passion for over 35 years. I am the lead author of the curriculum, Families Eating Smart and Moving More (FESMM) and a co-author of the Faithful Families curriculum. Both curricula... Read More →

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Jamie Dollahite

Professor, Cornell University
Jamie Dollahite, PhD, is a professor of Community Nutrition at Cornell University. She is the Director of Food and Nutrition Education in Communities (FNEC), of which EFNEP is a part. She is also Director of the USDA-funded Northeast Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention... Read More →

Wednesday March 21, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Regency ABCD Ballroom