Recent Initiatives

Recent Initiatives

  • Mobile Technology to Enhance Nutrition Education: A study which aims to develop and pilot an intervention that provides social media as an enhancement to face-to-face education in EFNEP and SNAP-Ed.
  • Northeast Regional Nutrition Education Center of Excellence – Signature Research Program: The program is testing whether nutrition education delivered in combination with changes in policy, systems, and environments is more effective in increasing healthy nutrition behaviors and preventing obesity than either strategy alone. The center awarded funding for five research projects representing different program sizes, urban/rural settings, target audiences, methods of delivery, and race, ethnicity, and cultural contexts. Two projects are implemented in SNAP-Ed, and three in EFNEP.
  • Smarter Lunchrooms: A school-based intervention to change cafeteria environments and provide messages to parents to facilitate their support of healthy food choices in their children.