4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Independence A | EFNEP Evaluation ? Learning from the Past, Moving to the Future

EFNEP Evaluation – Learning from the Past, Moving to the Future

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Sunday, 7/23 | Independence A 

Moderator: Mary Kay Wardlaw, PhD, University of Wyoming
Speakers: Susan S. Baker, EdD, Colorado State University; Garry Auld, PhD, Colorado State University; Karen Barale, MS, RD, CD, Washington State University Extension; Janet Mullins, PhD, RD, LD, University of Kentucky; Karen Franck, PhD; Debra M. Palmer, PhD, Rutgers University

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) has used a 10-item questionnaire, with an additional optional bank of questions, since 1997. In 2000, the questions were further tested for validity and reliability. This session will describe the joint effort of a multi-state research project and committees of EFNEP leaders to revise the questionnaire to reflect current dietary and physical activity guidelines. The detailed methodology establishing reliability as well as face, content and construct validity will be described along with the implementation plan and future research efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe the history of EFNEP evaluation tools.
  2. Participants will understand the testing methods and rational behind the methods used to in developing a new EFNEP evaluation tool.
  3. Participants will summarize future uses of the new EFENP evaluation tool.