Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.*
Text messaging program that compliments direct nutrition education provided in elementary school classrooms. Text messages are targeted for parents of school-aged children that are currently receiving nutrition education. Text messages are targeted to the school/area and are behaviorally focused. Messages consist of school activities, community information, physical activities and evaluation messages.
* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.