A Mixed Methods Evaluation of a SNAP-Ed Farmers' Market-Based Nutrition Education Program

Presented by Rachel Dannefer, MPH, MIA and Elizabeth Solomon, MS, RD, NYC

Learning Objectives:

• List key considerations when planning farmers’ market nutrition education programming

• Understand best practices for successful implementation of farmers’ market nutrition education programming.

• Explain the methods and results of the mixed-methods evaluation of the SNAP-Ed program described during the webinar

• Identify strengths and weaknesses of various methods for evaluating farmers’ market based nutrition education programming.

Rachel Dannefer works in research and evaluation at the NYC Health Department with a focus on food and nutrition. Her work has included research on access to healthy food and evaluations of Health Department initiatives to improve the diets of New Yorkers. She holds Masters Degrees in Public Health and International Affairs.

Elizabeth Solomon MS, RD is Senior Program Manager of Nutrition Education at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. For the past eight years she has managed SNAP-Ed programming in New York City taking place in farmers’ markets and early childhood settings.

A Mixed Methods Evaluation of a SNAP-Ed Farmers’ Market-Based Nutrition Education Program