Research Evaluations of SNAP-Ed Programs

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The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) conducted evaluation studies of several SNAP-Ed programs. The evaluation studies were conducted in two parts, "Wave I" and "Wave II". Read more about the studies below.

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Wave II Demonstration Project Report

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"This study presents the evaluation of the three SNAP-Ed demonstration projects. Two of the three demonstration projects studied targeted low-income children in elementary school settings with the goal of increasing children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables. The third project also focused on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and targeted seniors. One of the child-focused interventions and the FNS developed Eat Smart, Live Strong program for older Americans demonstrated increases in fruit and vegetable consumption. This study also evaluated the self-evaluations conducted by the three demonstration projects."

SNAP Education and Evaluation Study (Wave I): Final Report

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

"Reports on the evaluation of the first (Wave I) of two sets of demonstration projects selected to identify potential models of effective SNAP-Ed interventions and impact evaluations." Wave I evaluated four interventions aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, three among preschoolers or elementary age children, and one among low-income women."