Eat Smart in Parks

Eat Smart in Parks

Eat Smart in Parks

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Promotes healthier eating in state and local parks. The program developed a nutrition policy for park service concessions, based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Developer/Author

University of Missouri Extension–Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition

Organization

University of Missouri Extension–Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition

Contact Email
Funding Source

unknown

Publication/Revision Year
2016
Evidence base / Evaluation
Pilot Tested, Toolkit Designation: Emerging
Format
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Intervention, 
Social Marketing, 
PSE Change
Target Audience
Preschool, 
Pregnant/Breastfeeding, 
Parents/Caregivers, 
Middle School, 
High School, 
Elementary School, 
Adults
Has this material been used by a SNAP-Ed program?
Unknown
Web Site
Available Language(s)
English
SNAP-Ed Intervention Channels
After-School
Parks & Public Spaces
Is this material available to order?
No
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

Eat Smart in Parks (ESIP) is a statewide effort aimed at promoting healthier eating options in Missouri’s state and local parks. This effort includes the development of a model ESIP policy that guides parks in serving healthier options, training for state and local parks to assist them with using the guidelines and materials to promote healthier items. While the project is in its pilot phase, there is growing interest in ways parks and other places of recreation can offer fresh, flavorful foods to patrons that are good for them, too. The ESIP project team is led by individuals from University of Missouri Extension, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association (MPRA) and the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN).

* 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.

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