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Monday, March 19
 

9:00am

Educational Visits
Universities may use this time to network, collaborate, or visit with partners and stakeholders. (Optional)

Monday March 19, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

12:45pm

New Coordinator Session
Experienced EFNEP coordinators will share best practices for time management, cultivating professional relationships, programmatic advice, creating value, and leadership essentials.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →
avatar for Katie Panarella

Katie Panarella

Director, NFCS; EFNEP Coord, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Speakers
avatar for Debra Cotterill

Debra Cotterill

Nutrition Edu. Program Director, University of Kentucky
Lead University of Kentucky Nutrition Education Program team through rapid growth, environmental changes, process changes and curriculum updating for EFNEP and SNAP-Ed serving 120 Kentucky counties.
avatar for Bonnie Dunn

Bonnie Dunn

Extension Specialist - EFNEP Cooridinator, West Virginia State University
I have been associated with EFNEP in a variety of capacities since 1993.In addition to being the coordinator for WVSU EFNEP I am the co-project director for the Healthy Grandfamilies program. WV is currently 2nd in the nation of children being raised by their grandparents.
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B. Elaine Freeney

Program Coordinator EFNEP, Prairie View A&M University
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Debra Jones

EFNEP Coordinator/Health Specialist, Virginia State University
1890 EFNEP Coordinator in Virginia and the Human Health Specialist. Focus on nutrition education and chronic disease prevention. EFNEP and DPP programs take up most of my time.
avatar for Jovita Lewis

Jovita Lewis

EFNEP Coordinator, Auburn University
Jovita Lewis is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University) as EFNEP Coordinator providing statewide leadership and programmatic support to 21 EFNEP counties. Past EFNEP roles include serving as Immediate Supervisor (County-Based and Regional) and as... Read More →
avatar for Terence Martin

Terence Martin

UEFNEP Coordinator, Alabama A&M University
Terence Martin is Program Coordinator with Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems Alabama A& M and Auburn Universities over last 9 years overseeing Urban Expanded Food and Nutrition His varied career includes Quality Assurance Team leader for various food manufacturing companies and... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Sullivan-Werner

Lisa Sullivan-Werner

NEP Director, University of Massachusetts
Lisa joined UMass Extension in 1998 as the FNP Leader. Over the years, her role has evolved to now include leading SNAP-Ed, EFNEP and the overall Extension Nutrition Education Program. She has a Bachelors in Foods and Nutrition from University of Maine and a Masters in Human Nutrition... Read More →
avatar for Virginie Zoumenou

Virginie Zoumenou

EFNEP Program Director, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Dr. Zoumenou, Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, State Extension Nutrition Specialist, and EFNEP Coordinator is the Director of the 1890 Nutrition and Health Programs, and Director of the “Center for Obesity Prevention Serving Preschoolers, their Siblings, and Caregivers at the... Read More →



Monday March 19, 2018 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency AB

3:00pm

1890 Coordinators' Meeting
EFNEP Educators and Cybersecurity – Are We Prepared?
Muhammad Khan MS, CHG
-IT Specialist & Ph.D. Student in Food Science & Technology Program
Virginie Zoumenou, Ph.D., CNS, LDN-Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition/ Extension Nutrition Specialist  EFNEP Coordinator
2018 EFNEP Annual Conference
1890 EFNEP Pre-conference 03-19-18 at 3:00PM

ABSTRACT
Background:
EFNEP educators’ duties consist of lessons delivery, annual reports, data collection, and data entry using diverse devices such as emails, tablet, computer, internet, hotspot, Wi-Fi, websites, social media, and WebNeers. Hackers are also ratcheting up their attacks on Internet-connected appliances, also called the Internet-Of-Things or IoT. By using all these devices, the EFNEP educators are being more and more connected to the internet and they become more and more vulnerable. Cybersecurity may be one of the emerging threats to the profession of the EFNEP educators. It makes sense to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. There is a need for EFNEP educators to be educated on how to approach these challenges. 
Purpose:
The purpose of this project is to emphasize how data security has become crucial for EFNEP educators and to increase their knowledge of cybersecurity.
Methods:
The framework, launched in 2014, formally known as the National Institute for Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure will be used. The 5 essential steps: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover will be covered.
Expected Outcomes:
The EFNEP educators will learn about the challenges faced while using common devices and the first steps needed to protect their data and websites against hackers. They will also learn about how hackers may attack food consumption through smart farming.
Keywords: Cybersecurity- Nutrition Education- Essential Steps

Culturally Appropriate Methods to Promote Nutrition Education among Black African Americans
Virginie Zoumenou, Ph.D., CNS, LDN-Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition/ Extension Nutrition Specialist EFNEP Coordinator
2018 EFNEP Annual Conference
1890 EFNEP Pre-conference 03-19-18 at 3:00PM


ABSTRACT
Nutrition education has shifted from the emphasis of didactic talk to mothers to using participatory methods and a range of communication channels. Sensitivity to cultural differences in ourselves and in those of different ethnic backgrounds is an important aspect of competence in reaching a diverse population particularly in nutrition education. Nutrition educators will now be evaluated on their ability to produce desirable behavioral changes in clients from different culture.
This project aimed to identify the strategies to effective nutrition education programs among Black African Americans. A survey was conducted with 105 nutrition educators with diverse cultural backgrounds to assess their perception of another culture’s traditional food. In addition, a focus group was conducted with 8 African Americans women in the Tri-county area of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.  A structured questionnaire was used. Qualitative and quantitative data analysis were conducted.
The results indicated that approximately 80% of the nutrition educators were ethnocentric. An effective nutrition education program might take into consideration the nutrition educator’s experiences, attitudes, values, and biases that could influence nutrition education; a knowledge of the participants’ cultural eating patterns, family traditions such as core foods, traditional celebrations, taste and flavor, and the meaning of food and health is needed. Overall, a knowledge of the socio-cultural context of food, and the ability to incorporate these into the teaching methodologies may promote desirable health and behavior changes needed.
Keywords: Nutrition Education- Culture – Diversity-Behavior Change
 

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Speller-Henderson

Leslie Speller-Henderson

Coordinator, Tennessee State University

Speakers
avatar for Muhammad Khan

Muhammad Khan

Program Technology Associate, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
avatar for Virginie Zoumenou

Virginie Zoumenou

EFNEP Program Director, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Dr. Zoumenou, Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, State Extension Nutrition Specialist, and EFNEP Coordinator is the Director of the 1890 Nutrition and Health Programs, and Director of the “Center for Obesity Prevention Serving Preschoolers, their Siblings, and Caregivers at the... Read More →


Monday March 19, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Regency AB

3:00pm

Registration
Monday March 19, 2018 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Regency Atrium Wall

5:00pm

National Conference Planning Committee (NCPC) Check-In
Meet in Regency AB Atrium by the elevators

Monday March 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Regency Atrium Wall

6:00pm

 
Tuesday, March 20
 

6:30am

Morning Walk
If you want to start your day with an early morning walk, meet us in the lobby at 6:20 am. The group will leave the hotel at 6:30am. The walk is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. All levels of walkers welcome! (Optional)

Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:30am - 7:00am
Hotel Lobby

7:00am

Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast served 7:00 to 9:00 AM, and Regency ABCD Ballroom open 7:00 to 9:00 AM.

Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:00am - 8:50am
Regency ABCD Corridor

7:00am

Poster Set-Up: Curriculum, Teaching Strategies & Outreach Materials
Speakers
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →
avatar for TURQUOISE BROWN-PATTERSON

TURQUOISE BROWN-PATTERSON

NUTRITION PROGRAM ASSISITANT, Kentucky State University
Turquoise Brown-Patterson works for Kentucky State University in the Cooperative Extension department as a Nutrition Program Assistant. She is the assistant coordinator of the EFNEP program. She has been working for extension for six years.
avatar for Bonnie Dunn

Bonnie Dunn

Extension Specialist - EFNEP Cooridinator, West Virginia State University
I have been associated with EFNEP in a variety of capacities since 1993.In addition to being the coordinator for WVSU EFNEP I am the co-project director for the Healthy Grandfamilies program. WV is currently 2nd in the nation of children being raised by their grandparents.
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B. Elaine Freeney

Program Coordinator EFNEP, Prairie View A&M University
avatar for Emily Gratopp

Emily Gratopp

Assistant Extension Educator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Emily Gratopp is an Assistant Extension Educator from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She has worked for Nebraska's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program for five years, first teaching in the community and is now in her third year of being an EFNEP Coordinator for Nebraska... Read More →
avatar for Gina Wood

Gina Wood

EFNEP Coordinator, West Virginia University



Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Regency ABCD Corridor

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday March 20, 2018 7:00am - 9:00am
Regency Atrium Wall

9:00am

9:15am

Engaging Families & Transforming Communities: A National View of EFNEP Today
Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Chipman

Helen Chipman

National Program Leader, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Helen Chipman, PhD, RDN, serves as National Program Leader for Food and Nutrition Education at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA. With an emphasis on low-income nutrition education, Dr. Chipman administers the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:00am

Morning Break
Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Regency ABCD Corridor

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- 50 Years of National Nutrition Education Interactive Exhibit
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
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Suzanne Stluka

Food & Families Program Director, South Dakota State University



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- 50th Anniversary Logo
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lorelei Jones

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 →
avatar for Sandy Procter

Sandy Procter

Program Coordinator Kansas EFNEP &SNAP Ed, Kansas State University



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- 50th Anniversary Video- EFNEP Past, Present, & Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Corrick

Lacey Corrick

Education and Training Specialist, University of Florida
avatar for Nicole Owens Duffy, PhD, RD

Nicole Owens Duffy, PhD, RD

Program Coordinator, State Specialized Agent II, University of Florida
I work in Gainesville, Florida as the EFNEP Coordinator. My PhD is in Sociology - with a focus on health and families. My favorite part of the work is program evaluation. I am also a new mom to a precious little girl named Parker.
avatar for Virginie Zoumenou

Virginie Zoumenou

EFNEP Program Director, University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Dr. Zoumenou, Professor of Dietetics and Nutrition, State Extension Nutrition Specialist, and EFNEP Coordinator is the Director of the 1890 Nutrition and Health Programs, and Director of the “Center for Obesity Prevention Serving Preschoolers, their Siblings, and Caregivers at the... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- Coordinated Celebratory Events Across the Country
Limited Capacity full

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- EFNEP Accomplishments
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jean Ann Fischer

Jean Ann Fischer

EFNEP Director, Interim Human Sciences Program Leader, University of Nebraska - Lincoln



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- EFNEP Impacts from all 76 Program Partners
Limited Capacity filling up

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
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Karen Franck

Extension Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- EFNEP Picture/Video Repository
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
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B. Elaine Freeney

Program Coordinator EFNEP, Prairie View A&M University



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- EFNEP Recipes
Limited Capacity full

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers


Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- Historical Fact Sheet
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
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Mary Marczak

Director, Urban Family Development and Evaluation, University of Minnesota
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Joan Paddock

Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell University
Joan Paddock, PhD, MPH, RD is the state EFNEP Coordinator for New York, and Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. She provides statewide leadership for EFNEP and works collaboratively with SNAP-Ed providers and staff to similarly ensure quality... Read More →
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Michelle Scott-Pierce

Extension Associate, Cornell University
Michelle Scott-Pierce, MBA, is an Extension Associate with Cornell University. She started working with EFNEP, as the evaluation data were just beginning to be captured in ERS4. She worked directly with Earl Merrill, the developer, to implement modifications to the ERS4 system, which... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- Oral Histories
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Dunn

Bonnie Dunn

Extension Specialist - EFNEP Cooridinator, West Virginia State University
I have been associated with EFNEP in a variety of capacities since 1993.In addition to being the coordinator for WVSU EFNEP I am the co-project director for the Healthy Grandfamilies program. WV is currently 2nd in the nation of children being raised by their grandparents.



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- Publication Repository
Limited Capacity seats available

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →
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Mira Mehta

Director, Maryland EFNEP, University of Maryland - College Park
Dr. Mira Mehta serves as Director of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maryland. The primary focus of her programming is to develop, implement and evaluate intervention programs for food insecure, immigrant... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- Social Media Plan
Limited Capacity full

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson

EFNEP Director, University of Vermont
I have served as the Director for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at the University of Vermont since 2008. What I enjoy most about my role is helping others to realize the impact that holistic nutrition education through EFNEP has in the lives of individuals... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
TBA

10:15am

EFNEP 50th Anniversary: Initial Planning and Working Session- Toolkit for EFNEP Institutions
Limited Capacity full

Recommendations from regional meetings held during the 2017 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference were condensed into 13 topics that represent next step planning for the EFNEP 50th Anniversary. For the 2018 EFNEP National Coordinators’ Conference 50th anniversary session, attendees will divide into 13 separate working groups led by co-chairs (identified prior to the conference) to develop more specific plans and action steps for each of the following topics: EFNEP recipes, EFNEP picture/video repository, 50th Anniversary logo, social media plan, toolkit for EFNEP institutions, coordinated celebratory events, 50 years of national nutrition education exhibit, historical factsheet, EFNEP accomplishments, publication repository, oral histories, and 50th Anniversary video - EFNEP Past, Present & Future. This session information document contains the goals, anticipated workload, and timeline for each topic. Topic areas may be active for as short as 3 weeks or as long as 6 months. Co-chairs will meet periodically with national office staff to adjust goals and keep workloads realistic and manageable. Please use Sched.com to sign up for the topic workgroup of your choice.  

Logistics:  At the start of this session, attendees will move to the table numbers designated for their chosen topic (5 minutes). Each table will work together to identify plans and actions steps to meet topic goals (35 minutes). Tables working on the same topic will come together to share the results of initial planning from their table with the entire topic group and seek consensus (20 minutes). Topic group plans and action steps will be recorded in the topic’s GoogleDoc before the end of the session. Attendees are encouraged to review the plans of other topic areas since some topics will build upon each other. Shortly following the conference, initial conversations will be held with national leadership to coordinate the work.

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
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Donna Mehrle Elliott

FNEP Assistant Coordinator, University of Missouri - Columbia
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Candy Gabel

Assistant Program Director, University of Missouri - Columbia
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Jovita Lewis

EFNEP Coordinator, Auburn University
Jovita Lewis is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University) as EFNEP Coordinator providing statewide leadership and programmatic support to 21 EFNEP counties. Past EFNEP roles include serving as Immediate Supervisor (County-Based and Regional) and as... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

11:15am

Community Partnership Impacts (PSE): Leading Innovation in Community Partnerships: A Case Study
Among the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals is the eradication of poverty and hunger. Meeting the growing demand for food in a changing community context and in an environmentally and socially sustainable way demands innovative approaches. This presentation will review insights from the 2017 Growing Together project. Informed by Peter Drucker's work in organizational strategic assessment that aids leaders in maintaining a culture of organizational change and learning, this project connected new internal and external partners in collaborative partnerships to empower community volunteers (supported by community based professionals) in addressing food security issues. The project employed community donation gardens in four pilot communities across Indiana, as part of a multi-state effort supported by SNAP-Ed and EFENP staff. With the ever-increasing competition for resources and the importance of reporting and accountability, leading sustainable organizations and interventions require organizations to be nimble and responsive. This session will share strategies used by Purdue Extension leaders to stop doing what wasn't working, while implementing mechanisms for meeting emerging stakeholder demands and community needs, and then aligning those with a refreshed organizational mission. These insights will be shared within the context of creating customer value, building effective plans and strategies, and balancing continuity and change in the work place.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Yerxa

Kate Yerxa

EFNEP Coordinator, Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Maulding

Melissa Maulding

NEP Director, Purdue Extension
Melissa Maulding holds a B.S. and M.S. in dietetics from Eastern Illinois University. She has been a registered dietitian since 2003.  Melissa has worked for Purdue Extension Health and Human Science since 2003. She has served as the EFNEP and SNAP-Ed director since 2011. Some of... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

12:00pm

12:15pm

Lunch
Tuesday March 20, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:15pm

Diversity & Inclusion - Cultural Immersion Workshop: Increasing Paraprofessional Knowledge in Diversity and Inclusion
Learn about a Cultural Competency training completed in Nebraska and explore replicating it in your own state. This training is a Cultural Food Immersion of visiting local ethnic markets, cooking and tasting culture-specific recipes, and exploring various cultures through cultural liaisons. 

Session Learning Objectives:
•  Describe and discuss a Cultural Food Immersion professional development project to use with (nutrition) educators.
• Apply and determine a plan for tailoring the Cultural Food Immersion training in your own state.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Emily Gratopp

Emily Gratopp

Assistant Extension Educator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Emily Gratopp is an Assistant Extension Educator from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She has worked for Nebraska's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program for five years, first teaching in the community and is now in her third year of being an EFNEP Coordinator for Nebraska... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

2:00pm

Afternoon Break
Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Curriculum, Teaching Strategies & Outreach Materials
Speakers
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →
avatar for TURQUOISE BROWN-PATTERSON

TURQUOISE BROWN-PATTERSON

NUTRITION PROGRAM ASSISITANT, Kentucky State University
Turquoise Brown-Patterson works for Kentucky State University in the Cooperative Extension department as a Nutrition Program Assistant. She is the assistant coordinator of the EFNEP program. She has been working for extension for six years.
avatar for Bonnie Dunn

Bonnie Dunn

Extension Specialist - EFNEP Cooridinator, West Virginia State University
I have been associated with EFNEP in a variety of capacities since 1993.In addition to being the coordinator for WVSU EFNEP I am the co-project director for the Healthy Grandfamilies program. WV is currently 2nd in the nation of children being raised by their grandparents.
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B. Elaine Freeney

Program Coordinator EFNEP, Prairie View A&M University
avatar for Emily Gratopp

Emily Gratopp

Assistant Extension Educator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Emily Gratopp is an Assistant Extension Educator from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She has worked for Nebraska's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program for five years, first teaching in the community and is now in her third year of being an EFNEP Coordinator for Nebraska... Read More →
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Gina Wood

EFNEP Coordinator, West Virginia University


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: EFNEP & 4-H HEALTHY LIVING PROJECT
The healthy living program mobilized underserved youth and adult leaders to provide leadership and take action around nutritional deficiencies, healthy food choices, and physical activity to address the youth obesity issue. Collaboration between the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and 4-H was instrumental in providing educational outreach through fairs and community events in addition to in-school enrichment for elementary age children using the “Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness” curriculum. The healthy living program is implemented in rural, urban and suburban communities and is funded via partnerships with Coca Cola, Walmart and UnitedHealth Care. As a result of the healthy living program, 90% of youth and families behavior changed to include: making wiser food choices, the adoption of good food safety practices, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and incorporating more physical activity in their daily regimen. To date more than 12,000 limited-resource youth have been reached, 200 adult and teen volunteers have been involved in the healthy living program.This collaboration has also provided much needed funds for the implementation of EFNEP classes.

Speakers
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B. Elaine Freeney

Program Coordinator EFNEP, Prairie View A&M University


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: 4-H Food Smart Families: Providing Youth and Families with Nutrition Education, Cooking Skills, and Food Budgeting Skills
Nebraska EFNEP partnered with 4-H Food Smart Families program, a National 4-H Council grant funded by UnitedHealthcare, to equip youth and their families to make healthy living part of their everyday lives through nutrition education, cooking skills and food budgeting skills, as well as physical activity. The program utilized Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) curriculum that was developed by Cornell University's Division of Nutritional Sciences in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program. At the end of the program, participants received a bag of groceries to take home and practice their new cooking skills, which encourages replication at home. Family and Community Engagement (FACE) events were offered to help reinforce program concepts within participant families as well as strengthen community partnerships. EFNEP staff engaged in adult-youth partnerships and taught these lessons along with 4-H Youth Ambassadors, who assisted in the implementation of the lessons and preparing the take-home groceries. The 4-H Food Smart Families program implementation was a partnership between Nebraska Extension's EFNEP, SNAP-Ed, and Extension's Food, Nutrition and Health team.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Gratopp

Emily Gratopp

Assistant Extension Educator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Emily Gratopp is an Assistant Extension Educator from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She has worked for Nebraska's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program for five years, first teaching in the community and is now in her third year of being an EFNEP Coordinator for Nebraska... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Customizable EFNEP Recruitment Materials
A few years ago, Colorado EFNEP staff conducted focus groups with EFNEP participants and agency partners to determine the information and wording that would be helpful in recruiting new EFNEP participants and agency partners. The results from those focus groups were published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.1,2 Resulting from those focus groups were a series of recruitment materials to use in varying recruitment situations. Materials developed included brochures for use with potential participants and agency partners, posters, customizable flyers, and banners. While ensuring the content still matched the results of the focus groups, Colorado EFNEP staff worked with graphic designers to develop a new look and brand for the materials. Poster visitors will have the opportunity to see the materials and learn how these materials can be customized for use in their programs. 1. Baker, S., Auld, G., Burdock, L., Biever, E., McGirr, K., & Banman, N. (2011). Recruiting EFNEP Agency Partners-Process and Materials. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 43(6), 551-554. 2. Burdock, L., Auld, G., McGirr, K., Banman, N., & Baker, S. (2011). Recruiting EFNEP Participants-Process and Materials. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 43(6), 548-550.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Eating Smart and Being Active: Engaging Spanish Speaking Participants
Forty percent of adult EFNEP participants nationally identify as Hispanic or Latino. It is important that EFNEP programs have engaging Spanish language materials that reflect the current Dietary Guidelines. Eating Smart • Being Active has everything EFNEP programs need to serve Spanish-speaking adults. Eating Smart • Being Active lesson plans are available in Spanish making it easier for bilingual educators to teach classes in Spanish. Other Spanish materials available include handouts, worksheets, visuals, program entry and exit forms as well as our award-winning cookbook. Poster visitors will learn how Eating Smart • Being Active Spanish materials were developed and have the opportunity to explore the materials firsthand.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Engaging Refugee Participants in EFNEP
Nebraska Extension's EFNEP program partnered with Lincoln, Nebraska's refugee resettlement program at Lutheran Family Services and the Karen Society of Nebraska to bring EFNEP's educational program to Karen refugees from Burma. More than half of the refugees that resettled to Lincoln, Nebraska between October 2015 and September 2016 were from Burma or Bhutan. With Lincoln being named by Welcoming America as one of the Top 10 Most Welcoming Cities in America, there have been a large number of refugees resettled in recent years. This sub-population of community members were provided Cultural Orientation services by several social service agencies. As a part of their Cultural Orientation, EFNEP staff in Lancaster County taught refugees from Burma about diet quality, food security, food safety, and physical activity, as they relate in Nebraska versus their home country. Three concepts of learner engagement were applied specifically when teaching the refugees North Carolina's Eating Smart, Moving More adult nutrition education curriculum: being extra-prepared, being flexible, and being a learner. Especially when working with participants from different cultures, being a learner of their habits, patterns, interests, and overall culture is essential for creating a relationship-based program, as exemplified in EFNEP.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Gratopp

Emily Gratopp

Assistant Extension Educator, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Emily Gratopp is an Assistant Extension Educator from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She has worked for Nebraska's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program for five years, first teaching in the community and is now in her third year of being an EFNEP Coordinator for Nebraska... Read More →



Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Partnerships and Possibilities: Strategies for Increasing Adult Participation in Community-based Nutrition Education Programs
In 2015 West Virginia University’s EFNEP program established a five-year goal to increase its percentage of effort toward adult programming from 5% to 20%. Through the development of both formal and informal state and regional-level partnerships, this has increased to 13% in 2017. This poster will outline the nature of these partnerships, describe unique features of program implementation, and training resources provided to paraprofessional staff to increase the probability of success at the local level.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Wood

Gina Wood

EFNEP Coordinator, West Virginia University



Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Standing in the Gap: Providing Healthy Cooking Education for Limited Resource Middle Schools

Rookie Cooking Class (RCC) is a youth nutrition education program offered by Kentucky State University’s Center for Family Nutrition Education Program. Classes were held for one hour, three times weekly for 9 weeks during the day. Each learning experience was facilitated by the EFNEP professional and EFNEP part-time student workers. Nutrition education lessons were integrated into existing math, science, English, language arts and health classes. The core focus was to discuss the nutritional value and health benefits of the five food groups. Students also explored healthy meal planning, practiced measuring and conversion techniques, knife safety, and discussed Advertisement Awareness related to food choices. After completing this program, 67% of the 6-8th grade youth ate vegetables more frequently, 40% of the 6-8th grade youth ate more fruits frequently, and 33% of the 6-8th grade youth increase the number of days they were physically active for at least 1 hour. Eighty-eight percent of all RCC students improve their abilities to choose foods according to Federal Dietary Recommendations or gain knowledge in Diet Quality Practices. Fifty-nine percent of all children and youth improve their physical activity practices or gain knowledge in Physical Activity Practices. Forty percent of all children and youth improve their ability to prepare simple, nutritious, affordable food or gain knowledge in Food Resource Management. Extension programs like the Rookie Cooking Class are vital in filling in the gap from the decline in Family Consumer Science programs and educators teaching nutrition education in current school systems.


Speakers
avatar for TURQUOISE BROWN-PATTERSON

TURQUOISE BROWN-PATTERSON

NUTRITION PROGRAM ASSISITANT, Kentucky State University
Turquoise Brown-Patterson works for Kentucky State University in the Cooperative Extension department as a Nutrition Program Assistant. She is the assistant coordinator of the EFNEP program. She has been working for extension for six years.



Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:00pm

Poster Session: Unsuspected EFNEP Partners
Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Dunn

Bonnie Dunn

Extension Specialist - EFNEP Cooridinator, West Virginia State University
I have been associated with EFNEP in a variety of capacities since 1993.In addition to being the coordinator for WVSU EFNEP I am the co-project director for the Healthy Grandfamilies program. WV is currently 2nd in the nation of children being raised by their grandparents.


Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

3:00pm

NIFA Leadership Session
Director Sonny Ramaswamy will give remarks on what nutrition education may look like in the next Farm Bill, provide a summary on the Nutrition Education Calls to Conversation -- including next steps, and take questions from the audience.  

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sonny Ramaswamy

Sonny Ramaswamy

Director, NIFA
On May 7, 2012, Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy was appointed by President Barack Obama to a six-year term appointment as director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The position is subject to an additional six-year term by congressional intent.NIFA provides funding to... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

4:00pm

WebNEERS New Feature Demonstration
Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
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Stephen Bateman

Web Developer, Clemson University
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Austen Calzadilla

Professor, Clemson University
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Jason Eichelberger

Associate Executive Director of Operations, Clemson University
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Imelda Galdamez

EFNEP Coordinator, Michigan State University
Imelda Galdamez is Michigan State University's EFNEP Coordinator. Imelda obtained her Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis of management and public health from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has been working in the area of community nutrition over nine years... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

6:15pm

Western Region Dinner (Optional)
Limited Capacity full

NOT LIMITED. Please join us! I will call if we have more than 15. Meet in the lobby at 5:50 to walk over to Portofino. Reservation at 6:15 at Portofino.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Panarella

Katie Panarella

Director, NFCS; EFNEP Coord, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources


Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Portofino Restaurant 526 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

6:15pm

North East Region Dinner (Optional)
Speakers
avatar for Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson

EFNEP Director, University of Vermont
I have served as the Director for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at the University of Vermont since 2008. What I enjoy most about my role is helping others to realize the impact that holistic nutrition education through EFNEP has in the lives of individuals... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Cinnebar

6:30pm

North Central Region Dinner (Optional)
The North Central region will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30pm, and walk to Kora Restaurant together.

Speakers
avatar for Imelda Galdamez

Imelda Galdamez

EFNEP Coordinator, Michigan State University
Imelda Galdamez is Michigan State University's EFNEP Coordinator. Imelda obtained her Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis of management and public health from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has been working in the area of community nutrition over nine years... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hotel Lobby
 
Wednesday, March 21
 

6:30am

Morning Walk
If you want to start your day with an early morning walk, meet us in the lobby at 6:20 am. The group will leave the hotel at 6:30am. The walk is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. All levels of walkers welcome! (Optional)

Wednesday March 21, 2018 6:30am - 7:00am
Hotel Lobby

7:00am

Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast served 7:00 to 8:50 AM, and Regency ABCD Ballroom open 7:00 to 8:50 AM.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 7:00am - 8:50am
Regency ABCD Corridor

7:00am

Poster Set-Up: Staff Initiatives, Technology & Research
Speakers
avatar for Tony Benavente

Tony Benavente

Data Analyst, North Carolina State University
Tony Benavente is the Data Analyst for North Carolina State University's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. His role includes data management and providing technical training and support for both professional and paraprofessional staff. Tony has been a member of the WebNEERS... Read More →
avatar for Anam Bhatti

Anam Bhatti

Senior Research Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Lerner Center for Health Promotion
Anam Bhatti has over 4 years of experience working with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program at the University of Maryland Extension. She has strong experience in youth program coordination and has led the creation and adaption of several youth curricula centred around... Read More →
avatar for Lacey Corrick

Lacey Corrick

Education and Training Specialist, University of Florida
KF

Karen Franck

Extension Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee
avatar for Cheng Li

Cheng Li

Graduate Assistant, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey
PhD Candidate, Rutgers, the State University of New Jerseycl852@scarletmail.rutgers.edu Cheng Li is a PhD Candidate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has worked on various research projects with limited-resource population for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program - Education... Read More →
avatar for Annie Roe

Annie Roe

Extension Specialist, Eat Smart Idaho Director, University of Idaho
Annie Roe joined the University of Idaho faculty as the Director of Eat Smart Idaho (EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programming) in March of 2016. Annie has a Ph.D. in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition with a specialization in Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience from Tufts University in Boston... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Senior

Joyce Senior

EFNEP Coordinator, Oregon State University
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Central America. Received both my Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition in 2009 and my Licentiate degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Costa Rica in 2010. Received a Doctorate degree in Food Technology in 2015 from Clemson University and... Read More →
avatar for Gina Wood

Gina Wood

EFNEP Coordinator, West Virginia University


Wednesday March 21, 2018 7:00am - 8:50am
Regency ABCD Corridor

8:50am

9:00am

Breakout Session A1: Tools and Tips for Transformation
Since EFNEP's very beginning, the supervisor has been key to the success of the EFNEP peer educator. Auburn University EFNEP has effectively managed EFNEP peer educators using several different models of supervision in its more than 50 year history. From the local home economist to area agents and from area agents to regional specialists and from regional specialists to County Extension Coordinators, the supervisory structure continually remains at the center of EFNEP programmatic success. Auburn University's current supervisory model is a framework that combines the efforts of County Extension Coordinators and the EFNEP State Staff Team to undergird peer educators. County Extension Coordinators provide administrative supervision while the EFNEP State Staff Team provides programmatic supervision. Session participants will be introduced to management tools and tips, including the Monthly Caseload Attainment Chart, EFNEP Short Term Goal Tracker, EFNEP Check-Up, coding travel expense vouchers, and using WebNEERS/technology for document comparison. It is tools such as these that are used to increase program outcomes and transform ordinary workers into ideal educators.

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Speller-Henderson

Leslie Speller-Henderson

Coordinator, Tennessee State University

Speakers
avatar for Jovita Lewis

Jovita Lewis

EFNEP Coordinator, Auburn University
Jovita Lewis is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University) as EFNEP Coordinator providing statewide leadership and programmatic support to 21 EFNEP counties. Past EFNEP roles include serving as Immediate Supervisor (County-Based and Regional) and as... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

9:00am

Breakout Session A2: Engaging Families Through Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Curriculum Addition
Nearly a year has passed since the launch of the Spend Smart. Eat Smart mobile app. Many EFNEP staff have shared the app among their colleagues and clients. Would you like additional ideas on how to incorporate the app into your curriculum to truly reap the benefits of what it offers? If you answered yes, this breakout session is for you! Iowa State University created a succinct collection of activities highlighting various elements within the Spend Smart. Eat Smart app and website. The theme-based activities make it easy to incorporate technology into lessons regardless of the curriculum your state currently uses. Featured themes include shopping on a budget, My Plate food groups, and how to save your favorite Spend Smart. Eat Smart recipes. Learn how to include Spend Smart. Eat Smart into your lessons to ensure that your families are seeing the best that it has to offer.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn about specific activities that highlight various aspects of Spend Smart. Eat Smart. to fit within their program curriculum.
2. Participants will engage in technology and practice a lesson during the session.
3. Participants will learn how to access Spend Smart. Eat Smart. materials.
4. Participants will learn new ways to incorporate Spend Smart. Eat Smart. into direct education.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Katy Moscoso

Katy Moscoso

Program Specialist ll, Iowa State University
I have served as a human sciences specialist for EFNEP and Snap-Ed programming at Iowa State University since 2015. I started with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in 2012 as a program assistant for Snap-Ed before transitioning into a supervision role. I hold a Master... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Washington A - Ballroom Level

9:00am

Breakout Session A3: Reaching the EFNEP Audience through Accessible Technology Channels
This presentation looks at how to "engage families, transform communities" through accessible technology channels. With the ultimate purpose of social media being to share information and spark conversation - outreach efforts in the digital landscape can bring another dimension to programmatic efforts as well as reinforce face-to-face learning.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Yerxa

Kate Yerxa

EFNEP Coordinator, Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Aull

Marisa Aull

Assistant Director, University of Kentucky
avatar for Katie Shoultz

Katie Shoultz

Marketing and Media Specialist, University of Kentucky
Katie Shoultz joined the University of Kentucky Family & Consumer Sciences Extension team in 2017. Prior to joining, she worked in both the non-profit and private sectors managing communications and marketing initiatives. She currently is involved in the marketing and media efforts... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Tidewater II (2nd Floor)

9:00am

Breakout Session A4: WebNEERS Demystified
Description of the Presentation
This presentation will be a hands-on WebNEERS experience, designed to demystify the program by exploring program features and addressing specific participant questions and concerns.  The format of this breakout session will allow users, from a wide variety of experience, to receive customized support.  Participants will work in small groups (8-10) with a member from the WebNEERS Beta Team.  Each group will receive individualized support focused on quality data reporting, program management, and creating standard and customized reports to meet national and institutional needs.  Bring your laptop!
  Learning Objectives
  • Be able to navigate through WebNEERS
  • Be able to generate standard and customized reports
  • Provide guidance toward expanding the uses of WebNEERS to ‘the next level’
 Interactive Strategies and Approaches Used in the Presentation
Participants will be broken into smaller groups to encourage dialogue and to receive customized help from WebNEERS Beta Team members. Also, participants will be using a laptop to access WebNEERS.  Feel free to forward any specific questions, comments or concerns you think would be helpful to address during the breakout session to Michelle L. Scott-Pierce mls63@cornell.edu, Tony Benavente Tony_Benavente@ncsu.edu, Chelsea Bishop Smith Chelsea.BishopSmith@ag.tamu.edu, Zoe Fawcett  fawcett.116@osu.edu, Mallory  Koenings  Mallory.Koenings@nifa.usda.gov

Moderators
avatar for Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson

EFNEP Director, University of Vermont
I have served as the Director for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at the University of Vermont since 2008. What I enjoy most about my role is helping others to realize the impact that holistic nutrition education through EFNEP has in the lives of individuals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Benavente

Tony Benavente

Data Analyst, North Carolina State University
Tony Benavente is the Data Analyst for North Carolina State University's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. His role includes data management and providing technical training and support for both professional and paraprofessional staff. Tony has been a member of the WebNEERS... Read More →
avatar for Zoe Fawcett

Zoe Fawcett

EFNEP Research Associate, The Ohio State University
Zoe E. R. Fawcett, M.A., is the Research Associate for EFNEP at The Ohio State University. Zoe is a native North Carolinian and proud alumna of Salem College, a women's college in Winston-Salem, NC. After graduating with her B.A. in both Psychology and Sociology with honors, Zoe attended... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Scott-Pierce

Michelle Scott-Pierce

Extension Associate, Cornell University
Michelle Scott-Pierce, MBA, is an Extension Associate with Cornell University. She started working with EFNEP, as the evaluation data were just beginning to be captured in ERS4. She worked directly with Earl Merrill, the developer, to implement modifications to the ERS4 system, which... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Bishop Smith

Chelsea Bishop Smith

Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University



Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Washington B - Ballroom Level

10:20am

Morning Break
Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:20am - 10:35am
Regency ABCD Corridor

10:35am

10:35am

10:35am

10:35am

11:45am

Lunch
Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

12:45pm

Breakout Session B1: Tools and Tips for Transformation
Since EFNEP's very beginning, the supervisor has been key to the success of the EFNEP peer educator. Auburn University EFNEP has effectively managed EFNEP peer educators using several different models of supervision in its more than 50 year history. From the local home economist to area agents and from area agents to regional specialists and from regional specialists to County Extension Coordinators, the supervisory structure continually remains at the center of EFNEP programmatic success. Auburn University's current supervisory model is a framework that combines the efforts of County Extension Coordinators and the EFNEP State Staff Team to undergird peer educators. County Extension Coordinators provide administrative supervision while the EFNEP State Staff Team provides programmatic supervision. Session participants will be introduced to management tools and tips, including the Monthly Caseload Attainment Chart, EFNEP Short Term Goal Tracker, EFNEP Check-Up, coding travel expense vouchers, and using WebNEERS/technology for document comparison. It is tools such as these that are used to increase program outcomes and transform ordinary workers into ideal educators.

Moderators
avatar for Leslie Speller-Henderson

Leslie Speller-Henderson

Coordinator, Tennessee State University

Speakers
avatar for Jovita Lewis

Jovita Lewis

EFNEP Coordinator, Auburn University
Jovita Lewis is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University) as EFNEP Coordinator providing statewide leadership and programmatic support to 21 EFNEP counties. Past EFNEP roles include serving as Immediate Supervisor (County-Based and Regional) and as... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

12:45pm

Breakout Session B2: Engaging Families Through Spend Smart. Eat Smart. Curriculum Addition
Nearly a year has passed since the launch of the Spend Smart. Eat Smart mobile app. Many EFNEP staff have shared the app among their colleagues and clients. Would you like additional ideas on how to incorporate the app into your curriculum to truly reap the benefits of what it offers? If you answered yes, this breakout session is for you! Iowa State University created a succinct collection of activities highlighting various elements within the Spend Smart. Eat Smart app and website. The theme-based activities make it easy to incorporate technology into lessons regardless of the curriculum your state currently uses. Featured themes include shopping on a budget, My Plate food groups, and how to save your favorite Spend Smart. Eat Smart recipes. Learn how to include Spend Smart. Eat Smart into your lessons to ensure that your families are seeing the best that it has to offer.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn about specific activities that highlight various aspects of Spend Smart. Eat Smart. to fit within their program curriculum.
2. Participants will engage in technology and practice a lesson during the session.
3. Participants will learn how to access Spend Smart. Eat Smart. materials.
4. Participants will learn new ways to incorporate Spend Smart. Eat Smart. into direct education.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Katy Moscoso

Katy Moscoso

Program Specialist ll, Iowa State University
I have served as a human sciences specialist for EFNEP and Snap-Ed programming at Iowa State University since 2015. I started with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in 2012 as a program assistant for Snap-Ed before transitioning into a supervision role. I hold a Master... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Washington A - Ballroom Level

12:45pm

Breakout Session B3: Reaching the EFNEP Audience through Accessible Technology Channels
This presentation looks at how to "engage families, transform communities" through social media and digital marketing efforts. With the ultimate purpose of social media being to share information and spark conversation - marketing and media efforts in the digital landscape can bring another dimension to programmatic efforts as well as reinforce traditional marketing efforts.

Moderators
avatar for Kate Yerxa

Kate Yerxa

EFNEP Coordinator, Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Aull

Marisa Aull

Assistant Director, University of Kentucky
avatar for Katie Shoultz

Katie Shoultz

Marketing and Media Specialist, University of Kentucky
Katie Shoultz joined the University of Kentucky Family & Consumer Sciences Extension team in 2017. Prior to joining, she worked in both the non-profit and private sectors managing communications and marketing initiatives. She currently is involved in the marketing and media efforts... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tidewater II (2nd Floor)

12:45pm

Breakout Session B4: WebNEERS Demystified
Description of the Presentation
This presentation will be a hands-on WebNEERS experience, designed to demystify the program by exploring program features and addressing specific participant questions and concerns.  The format of this breakout session will allow users, from a wide variety of experience, to receive customized support.  Participants will work in small groups (8-10) with a member from the WebNEERS Beta Team.  Each group will receive individualized support focused on quality data reporting, program management, and creating standard and customized reports to meet national and institutional needs.  Bring your laptop!
  Learning Objectives
  • Be able to navigate through WebNEERS
  • Be able to generate standard and customized reports
  • Provide guidance toward expanding the uses of WebNEERS to ‘the next level’
 Interactive Strategies and Approaches Used in the Presentation
Participants will be broken into smaller groups to encourage dialogue and to receive customized help from WebNEERS Beta Team members. Also, participants will be using a laptop to access WebNEERS.  Feel free to forward any specific questions, comments or concerns you think would be helpful to address during the breakout session to Michelle L. Scott-Pierce mls63@cornell.edu, Tony Benavente Tony_Benavente@ncsu.edu, Chelsea Bishop Smith Chelsea.BishopSmith@ag.tamu.edu, Zoe Fawcett  fawcett.116@osu.edu, Mallory  Koenings  Mallory.Koenings@nifa.usda.gov
 

Moderators
avatar for Amy Davidson

Amy Davidson

EFNEP Director, University of Vermont
I have served as the Director for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) at the University of Vermont since 2008. What I enjoy most about my role is helping others to realize the impact that holistic nutrition education through EFNEP has in the lives of individuals... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tony Benavente

Tony Benavente

Data Analyst, North Carolina State University
Tony Benavente is the Data Analyst for North Carolina State University's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. His role includes data management and providing technical training and support for both professional and paraprofessional staff. Tony has been a member of the WebNEERS... Read More →
avatar for Zoe Fawcett

Zoe Fawcett

EFNEP Research Associate, The Ohio State University
Zoe E. R. Fawcett, M.A., is the Research Associate for EFNEP at The Ohio State University. Zoe is a native North Carolinian and proud alumna of Salem College, a women's college in Winston-Salem, NC. After graduating with her B.A. in both Psychology and Sociology with honors, Zoe attended... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Scott-Pierce

Michelle Scott-Pierce

Extension Associate, Cornell University
Michelle Scott-Pierce, MBA, is an Extension Associate with Cornell University. She started working with EFNEP, as the evaluation data were just beginning to be captured in ERS4. She worked directly with Earl Merrill, the developer, to implement modifications to the ERS4 system, which... Read More →
avatar for Chelsea Bishop Smith

Chelsea Bishop Smith

Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University



Wednesday March 21, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Washington B - Ballroom Level

1:45pm

Afternoon Break
Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

1:45pm

Poster Session: Staff Initiatives, Technology & Research
Speakers
avatar for Anam Bhatti

Anam Bhatti

Senior Research Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Lerner Center for Health Promotion
Anam Bhatti has over 4 years of experience working with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program at the University of Maryland Extension. She has strong experience in youth program coordination and has led the creation and adaption of several youth curricula centred around... Read More →
avatar for Lacey Corrick

Lacey Corrick

Education and Training Specialist, University of Florida
KF

Karen Franck

Extension Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee
avatar for Cheng Li

Cheng Li

Graduate Assistant, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey
PhD Candidate, Rutgers, the State University of New Jerseycl852@scarletmail.rutgers.edu Cheng Li is a PhD Candidate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has worked on various research projects with limited-resource population for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program - Education... Read More →
avatar for Annie Roe

Annie Roe

Extension Specialist, Eat Smart Idaho Director, University of Idaho
Annie Roe joined the University of Idaho faculty as the Director of Eat Smart Idaho (EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programming) in March of 2016. Annie has a Ph.D. in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition with a specialization in Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience from Tufts University in Boston... Read More →
avatar for Joyce Senior

Joyce Senior

EFNEP Coordinator, Oregon State University
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Central America. Received both my Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition in 2009 and my Licentiate degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Costa Rica in 2010. Received a Doctorate degree in Food Technology in 2015 from Clemson University and... Read More →
avatar for Gina Wood

Gina Wood

EFNEP Coordinator, West Virginia University


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Community Partnership Impacts in Florida: EFNEP and Hospital Increase Healthy Food Access
The University of Florida IFAS Extension EFNEP partnered with the Florida Hospital to pilot the Food is Medicine (FIM) program in Hillsborough County, Florida. Each EFNEP FIM location was in a “food desert” and served low-income parents. EFNEP FIM participants received a ten-dollar food voucher redeemable at a mobile food pantry after each of the eight classes. Among 158 EFNEP FIM graduates, most were female (80%), reported a household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level (96%), and were pregnant/nursing/had children at home (92%). EFNEP pre/post survey data in Hillsborough County showed that when FIM participant outcome data was compared to non-FIM Hillsborough County participant outcome data (n=1,01), a higher percentage of participants in FIM showed greater improvements: food resource management practices (94% vs 86%), nutrition practices (95% vs 88%) and food safety practices (78% vs 64%). Additionally, 58% of EFNEP FIM graduates reported an increased consumption of vegetables as compared to a 51% increase in Hillsborough County. EFNEP coordinators may find this approach useful when initiating or fostering community partnerships. Future research is underway to further examine this relationship.

Speakers
avatar for Lacey Corrick

Lacey Corrick

Education and Training Specialist, University of Florida
avatar for Nicole Owens Duffy, PhD, RD

Nicole Owens Duffy, PhD, RD

Program Coordinator, State Specialized Agent II, University of Florida
I work in Gainesville, Florida as the EFNEP Coordinator. My PhD is in Sociology - with a focus on health and families. My favorite part of the work is program evaluation. I am also a new mom to a precious little girl named Parker.



Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Monthly Activity Reporting System (MARS): North Carolina's Approach to Documenting, Monitoring, and Reporting Program Educators Activities
Regional supervisors in North Carolina EFNEP needed an efficient method of tracking and documenting educators' activities and reporting regional data to the state. As a result, the leadership team developed the Monthly Activity Reporting System (MARS) using Google Sheets. MARS gives supervisors a quick glimpse of program educators' strengths and areas for coaching. In addition to assisting regional supervisors, MARS has become a tool for educators by helping them plan programs and report Extension data at the county level. This poster will show North Carolina's best practices for monitoring program educators' performance, documenting monthly activities and using MARS data for reporting at the county and regional level.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Benavente

Tony Benavente

Data Analyst, North Carolina State University
Tony Benavente is the Data Analyst for North Carolina State University's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. His role includes data management and providing technical training and support for both professional and paraprofessional staff. Tony has been a member of the WebNEERS... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Operationalizing EFNEP's National Social Media Guidelines in your State and County Offices
Introduction: EFNEP in other states have different methods for streamlining social media posts, but many may not have a mechanism for setting-up, maintaining, and sustaining a social media presence. Expanding on the national social media guidelines, this project aims to help EFNEP state offices develop a system for county offices to develop and submit content to the state social media team for publishing. Methodology: The first step was to conduct background research examining various approaches to operationalizing social media. Interns adapted the CDC’s Clear Communication Index and EFNEP Social Media Vetting Instrument to create the Maryland EFNEP Social Media Form that regional coordinators are using to develop content for “sponsoring” social media campaign posts and success stories before submitting to the state office. Interns are then responsible for editing and finalizing the posts. Maryland EFNEP will continue to sustain their social media efforts by training new School of Public Health and Dietetics interns to update and maintain their social media pages. Outcomes: A mechanism was developed to generate sustainable, evidence-based social media posts and to highlight existing EFNEP activities and partnerships across the state without expending additional time and resources.

Speakers
avatar for Anam Bhatti

Anam Bhatti

Senior Research Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Lerner Center for Health Promotion
Anam Bhatti has over 4 years of experience working with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program at the University of Maryland Extension. She has strong experience in youth program coordination and has led the creation and adaption of several youth curricula centred around... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Validity Testing of the Spanish Translation of the Food and Physical Activity Questionnaire (FPAQ)
Background While 40% of EFNEP adult participants identify as Hispanic or Latino, the FPAQ, an evaluation tool for adult participants, has only been tested with English-speaking populations. In the U.S., 22 percent of Hispanic families of any race earned incomes below the federal poverty level, compared to just 7 percent of non-Hispanic Whites. Reliability and validity testing of the Spanish translation of the FPAQ is necessary to ensure the tool is effective for Spanish-speaking populations. Purpose EFNEP coordinators and paraprofessionals will have access to a valid and reliable Food and Physical Activity Questionnaire in Spanish to assess program impacts. Approach The FPAQ questions will be tested for face validity, internal consistency, and reliability using expert panels, cognitive interviews, and test-retest procedures. Testing will build on the original protocols developed by the NC2169 EFNEP Related Research, Program Evaluation, and Outreach USDA Multi-State Research Group Project. Protocols of alternate studies which have successfully tested Spanish translations of validated health related survey tools will also be consulted for guidance.

Speakers
avatar for Catalina Aragon

Catalina Aragon

Associate in Research, Washington State University
Catalina serves as the interim state lead for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Washington State University. She is actively involved in the multi-state research group: EFNEP Related Research, Program Evaluation and Outreach where she leads the validation... Read More →
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: EFNEP participant's understanding of physical activity terms--Lessons learned from cognitive interviews
Physical activity (PA) has been incorporated in EFNEP since 2005 and has become one of the EFNEP core areas. However, challenges may remain in terms of participants' understanding of the PA terminology nutrition educators use in communicating PA recommendations. The purpose of this investigation, which was part of a larger project undertaken by the NC2169 EFNEP Related Research, Program Evaluation and Outreach, was to determine EFNEP participants' understanding of various physical activity terms. Fifty-eight semi-structured, cognitive interviews were conducted with EFNEP participants from New Jersey, Tennessee, and Washington to assess how participants describe moderate to vigorous level aerobic and muscle strengthening activities. Content analysis was employed to catalog and categorize responses. Results indicated that many EFNEP participants were not familiar with the terms commonly used by professionals to describe physical activities. Nutrition educators must attend to the terminology they use when they teach communicating physical activity concepts to EFNEP participants.

Speakers
avatar for Cheng Li

Cheng Li

Graduate Assistant, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey
PhD Candidate, Rutgers, the State University of New Jerseycl852@scarletmail.rutgers.edu Cheng Li is a PhD Candidate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has worked on various research projects with limited-resource population for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program - Education... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Food Hero Kids Tasting Survey: Engaging Children in Healthy Food Choices and Transforming the School Environment in Oregon
The Oregon State University Extension Service developed the Food Hero (FH) social marketing campaign in 2009 to increase fruit & vegetable (F&V) consumption of low-income Oregonians. In schools where ≥ 50% children qualify for free and reduced meals, the FH recipe project, which formulates and shares recipes to help families and foodservice sites access and prepare healthy recipes, is evaluated using the Kids Tasting Assessment. The tool has 3 objectives: 1) Identify FH recipes most liked by children; 2) Encourage children to taste-test and promote FH among parents, peers, and stakeholders & 3) Have FH educators and community partners share the results to promote recipe use. In FY 2017, 971 youth participated in EFNEP nutrition classes and 6,881 assessments were completed within the eight EFNEP counties in Oregon. Particularly, in Jackson county, FH has had such impact that a fifth grader persuaded the principal and foodservice director at Kennedy Elementary School to include a FH recipe on the lunch menu and it is now being served throughout Medford district. The FH campaign continues to transform communities all across the state, and every time a FH recipe is consumed an Oregonian is a step closer to meeting their daily F&V intake.

Speakers
avatar for Joyce Senior

Joyce Senior

EFNEP Coordinator, Oregon State University
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Central America. Received both my Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition in 2009 and my Licentiate degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Costa Rica in 2010. Received a Doctorate degree in Food Technology in 2015 from Clemson University and... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Poverty Perspectives: Determining Factors that Contribute to Employees' Perceptions of Low-income Individuals
This poster will describe methodology and preliminary results of a bi-phasic study being conducted at West Virginia University to assess perceptions of low-income individuals among paraprofessional employees of the Family Nutrition Program (EFNEP and SNAP-Ed). Factors assessed include personal and professional experience with low-income populations, political views and personal income/economic class. The results of this research may be used to create strategies to address biases through a new employee orientation and training process.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Wood

Gina Wood

EFNEP Coordinator, West Virginia University



Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

1:45pm

Poster Session: Quality of Life: A Transformational Aspect of EFNEP
EFNEP programs have reported anecdotal evidence of participants' improvements in self-esteem, moral direction, and sense of community belonging as a result of EFNEP participation. Research is needed to substantiate these findings and provide a valid method to quantify effects of EFNEP programming on Quality of Life (QoL). NC2169 conducted pilot studies using University of Toronto's QoL assessment tool. Educators and participants ranked importance and satisfaction of nine areas of life (physical, psychological, spiritual, social, community, practical, leisure, growth) in three domains (becoming, being, belonging) at three time points. From baseline to time 2, educators experienced significant increases in QoL score in all 3 domains, while participants experienced significant increases across the being domain (p<0.05). Results of subsequent qualitative studies with educators (phone interviews) and participants (focus groups) confirmed the longitudinal study's positive findings, further distinguishing that QoL impacts for educators and participants occurred in different domains. Utilizing this pilot study data, NC2169 is developing a quantitative QoL assessment tool for use as a stand-alone outcome assessment to quantify EFNEP participants' QoL outcomes or in conjunction with other measures to predict sustained behavior change allowing for the differentiation of the impact of program delivery and dose, and to inform future programming.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Roe

Annie Roe

Extension Specialist, Eat Smart Idaho Director, University of Idaho
Annie Roe joined the University of Idaho faculty as the Director of Eat Smart Idaho (EFNEP and SNAP-Ed programming) in March of 2016. Annie has a Ph.D. in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition with a specialization in Nutritional Cognitive Neuroscience from Tufts University in Boston... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency ABCD Corridor

2:45pm

Ignite Lightning Talks: Beta team lightning session
Highlight the WebNEERS Beta Team's history, past and current projects and overall benefit to EFNEP. 

Speakers
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Chelsea Bishop Smith

Program Coordinator, Texas A&M University



Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

2:45pm

Ignite Lightning Talks: EFNEPDigitalResources.org - Social Media and Technology Resources, Toolkits, and Materials
Technology and social media strategies to support in-person programming build upon EFNEP’s history of providing high quality, effective nutrition education. EFNEPdigitalresources.org is the central location for resources, toolkits, and educational materials for programs to begin to create a technology or social media strategy that will help you reach and maintain your target audience. Funded by the SNAP-Ed/EFNEP Southern Regional Center of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention, this website contains materials curated and created by the EFNEP Technology and Social Media Committees for use by states initiating or strengthening their use of emerging technology to support nutrition and physical activity behavior change for participants, reach new EFNEP audiences, and retain participants through graduation.

This work is supported by [Program Name] [grant no. XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX/project accession no. XXXXXXX] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Brooks

Austin Brooks

Project Associate, Virginia Tech
Austin Brooks, MS, RD is the Project Coordinator for the Virginia Family Nutrition Program's Nutrition and Physical Activity Social Media andSupport Initiative, where she creates and shares nutrition and healthy lifestyle content in digital formats. She provides leadership within... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

2:45pm

2:45pm

Ignite Lightning Talks: Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Efforts in EFNEP
This lightning session will provide  an overview of  the development of the Policy, Systems, and Enviornmental Efforts Committee; the Committee’s accomplishments; and what’s to come.

Speakers
avatar for Imelda Galdamez

Imelda Galdamez

EFNEP Coordinator, Michigan State University
Imelda Galdamez is Michigan State University's EFNEP Coordinator. Imelda obtained her Master’s degree in social work with an emphasis of management and public health from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She has been working in the area of community nutrition over nine years... Read More →
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Sandy Procter

Program Coordinator Kansas EFNEP &SNAP Ed, Kansas State University



Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

2:45pm

Ignite Lightning Talks: The Missing Link: Supplementing Face-toFace Learning with Online Lessons
The lightening round presentation will be an update from the Online Lesson Workgroup, a sub-committee of the National Technology committee. Over the past year, members of this committee have worked collaboratively to review the research related to online education as it relates to low-income audiences and utilize this research to adapt one lesson from the Families Eating Smart and Moving More curriculum to an online format in adherence with the National Program Policy. The chair will share the work of the committee and provide a preview of portions of the lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Lorelei Jones

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 →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

2:45pm

Ignite Lightning Talks: Transforming EFNEP with Vision
Through "Transforming EFNEP With Vision", attendees will identify a unique method for helping EFNEP peer educators set goals and objectives for reaching and teaching the target audience, explore the benefits of creating a visual reminder for job aspirations, and describe a method for emitting staff pride and recognition.

Speakers
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Jovita Lewis

EFNEP Coordinator, Auburn University
Jovita Lewis is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn University) as EFNEP Coordinator providing statewide leadership and programmatic support to 21 EFNEP counties. Past EFNEP roles include serving as Immediate Supervisor (County-Based and Regional) and as... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

2:45pm

Ignite Lightning Talks: Youth Evaluation Committee
Learning Objectives:
-participants will learn the process the Youth Evaluation Committee followed for the new 3rd-5th grade evaluation survey revision
-participants will get an update of committee work
Description of Presentation: 
The 3rd-5th grade EFNEP evaluation has been significantly revised, for use beginning FY2018-2019. This presentation will provide participants a chance to view the new evaluation tool and learn about the research, testing, and deliberation that were completed to make the question changes.

Youth Evaluation Committee:
Co-Chairs: Melissa Maulding (IN) & Wendy Wolfe (NY)
Former Chair: Audrey Adler (NJ).
Current Active Members: Mari Carmen Lambea & Zoe E.R. Fawcett (OH), Brigid McDonnell & Leslie Cunningham-Sabo (CO), Emily Gratopp (NE), Krystal Lynch (IN).

Speakers
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Mari Carmen Lambea

EFNEP Director, The Ohio State University
Maria Carmen Lambea, MPH, is the Ohio EFNEP Program Director. She is a native from Spain, raised in Mexico. She received her MD degree from the Universidad La Salle and her Internal Medicine specialization from the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) in Mexico City. She... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

3:45pm

Physical Activity Break
Speakers
avatar for Denise Benoit-Moctezuma

Denise Benoit-Moctezuma

Multi-County EFNEP Supervisor, University of Maryland - College Park
Denise Benoit-Moctezuma has 20 years of experience in community health/nutrition, including leading curriculum development and implementation/evaluation of nutrition, cooking, gardening, and physical activity interventions with limited-income youth, pregnant teens, and families from... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 3:45pm - 4:00pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

4:00pm

Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: New online course for professional training on PSE approaches
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.

Moderators
avatar for Lorelei Jones

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Dollahite

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
Regency ABCD Ballroom

4:30pm

Highlight Session
Effectively Reaching Enrollment Goals in New York State through both Urban and Rural Programming Description
Direct nutrition education reaches into both urban and rural communities in New York State (NYS).   This session will describe the similarities and differences.  There are a variety of challenges in these  locations that need different strategies for reaching audiences, addressing participant needs, and meeting caseloads. This session will address how leadership in NYS has designed EFNEP to meet these challenges. 
Learning Objectives
The learner will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast urban and rural programming
  • Describe benchmarks and strategies for ensuring program goals are achieved
 
 

Moderators
avatar for Mallory Koenings

Mallory Koenings

Program Coordinator, NIFA
Mallory Koenings, PhD, RDN is the Interim Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Coordinator in the Division of Nutrition, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition.  She provides national program leadership to the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Dollahite

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 →
avatar for Joan Paddock

Joan Paddock

Sr. Extension Associate, Cornell University
Joan Paddock, PhD, MPH, RD is the state EFNEP Coordinator for New York, and Senior Extension Associate with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. She provides statewide leadership for EFNEP and works collaboratively with SNAP-Ed providers and staff to similarly ensure quality... Read More →



Wednesday March 21, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom

5:00pm

Special Recognitions and Announcements
Presentation of Certificates of Recognition for the 2018 EFNEP National Conference. Recognitions include EFNEP National Conference Planning Committee Co-chair, Food & Physical Activity Questionnaire Workgroup, Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Workgroup, WebNEERS Beta Team, institutions meeting all program requirements without need for revision, and years of service to EFNEP.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Chipman

Helen Chipman

National Program Leader, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Helen Chipman, PhD, RDN, serves as National Program Leader for Food and Nutrition Education at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA. With an emphasis on low-income nutrition education, Dr. Chipman administers the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Regency ABCD Ballroom
 
Thursday, March 22
 

6:30am

Morning Walk
If you want to start your day with an early morning walk, meet us in the lobby at 6:20 am. The group will leave the hotel at 6:30am. The walk is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. All levels of walkers welcome! (Optional)

Thursday March 22, 2018 6:30am - 7:00am
Hotel Lobby

7:00am

Continental Breakfast
Breakfast served 7:00 to 8:50 AM, and Regency ABCD Ballroom open 7:00 to 8:50 AM.

Thursday March 22, 2018 7:00am - 8:50am
Regency ABCD Corridor

8:50am

9:00am

10:00am

Morning Break
Thursday March 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Regency ABCD Corridor

10:15am

The Journey to Improve EFNEP Outcomes: The Food and Physical Activity Questionnaire and Beyond!
The session introduction will include a brief overview of the history of NC2169 as well as the new and ongoing projects associated with this multistate project. The session will provide an update on the past year's efforts of NC2169 which focused largely on reliability and validity testing of the FPAQ. The session will also include an overview and timeline of the steps needed to establish the reliability and validity of the Spanish translation of the FPAQ. A recap about the group's accomplishments in addition to newer projects such as a national cost-effectiveness study of EFNEP and efforts to assess EFNEP's impact on the Quality of Life of program participants and paraprofessional educators would be discussed. In addition, coordinators will learn ways that they can help with current and future projects including how they can help with testing of the Spanish version of the FPAQ.

Moderators
avatar for Jean Ann Fischer

Jean Ann Fischer

EFNEP Director, Interim Human Sciences Program Leader, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Speakers
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Catalina Aragon

Associate in Research, Washington State University
Catalina serves as the interim state lead for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Washington State University. She is actively involved in the multi-state research group: EFNEP Related Research, Program Evaluation and Outreach where she leads the validation... Read More →
avatar for Susan Baker

Susan Baker

EFNEP Coordinator, Colorado State University
Dr. Susan Baker is currently a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University.The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of Susan’s passions. She coauthored a book entitled Maximizing... Read More →
KF

Karen Franck

Extension Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee
avatar for Cheng Li

Cheng Li

Graduate Assistant, Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey
PhD Candidate, Rutgers, the State University of New Jerseycl852@scarletmail.rutgers.edu Cheng Li is a PhD Candidate at Rutgers University in New Jersey. She has worked on various research projects with limited-resource population for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program - Education... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Owens Duffy, PhD, RD

Nicole Owens Duffy, PhD, RD

Program Coordinator, State Specialized Agent II, University of Florida
I work in Gainesville, Florida as the EFNEP Coordinator. My PhD is in Sociology - with a focus on health and families. My favorite part of the work is program evaluation. I am also a new mom to a precious little girl named Parker.



Thursday March 22, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

11:15am

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Helen Chipman

Helen Chipman

National Program Leader, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Helen Chipman, PhD, RDN, serves as National Program Leader for Food and Nutrition Education at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA. With an emphasis on low-income nutrition education, Dr. Chipman administers the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Regency ABCD Ballroom

12:30pm

12:30pm

Educational Visits
Thursday March 22, 2018 12:30pm - 5:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, March 23
 

8:00am

Educational Visits
Friday March 23, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
TBA