PSE Training: Making the HEALTHY Choice the EASY Choice


Making the HEALTHY Choice the EASY Choice is an new online course designed to meet the needs of professionals working to increase access to healthy food and physical activity options for low-income individuals and families. Nutrition educators and other public health professionals can increase access to healthy food and activity options in communities through the use of policy, systems, and environmental approaches (PSEs). This course provides both an introduction for those new to PSE approaches and a more in-depth overview for those with more experience with PSEs.

The Intended Audience.  This training is designed for nutrition education and obesity prevention professionals – including those in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), and public health – working collaboratively with local partners to impact local communities.

Course Overview. The six self-paced modules in this training introduce PSE efforts undertaken in multiple settings. Learners will develop skills to assess needs, engage partners, develop and implement action plans, evaluate efforts, and create sustainability. Content delivery includes videos, an interactive workbook, practical tools, and self-assessments. The course connects learners with resources relevant to the specific settings where they work.

Module 1: Introduction to PSE Approaches
Module 2: Identifying Community Needs
Module 3: Building Partnerships and Collaborations
Module 4: Creating PSE Action Plans
Module 5: Implementing PSE Action Plans
Module 6: Evaluation of PSE Approaches

This course was developed by a team of national experts representing EFNEP and SNAP-Ed. .

Content delivery includes videos, an interactive workbook, a discussion guide, practical tools, and self-assessments.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists who complete the course receive 12 CPEUs.

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