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Nutrition Supports Success Stories

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SC Plants the Seed

Oct 15, 2018

SC Plants the Seed brings together nutrition education, increasing access to fresh produce, USDA Summer Food Service Program, and literacy.

Increasing Access to Fresh Produce within the SC SNAP-Ed Program through the FoodShare SC Model

Aug 17, 2018

The vision of FoodShare SC is to ensure access to fresh produce for all in South Carolina.  In April 2016, the program launched in Columbia, SC.  Twenty-four community members purchased a bulk box of fresh fruits and vegetables from a city parks and recreation community center.  The program has since expanded to 400 boxes purchased during pick-up days, on a regular basis.

Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR)

May 14, 2018

Youth-led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) has changed the after-school programs at the YMCA of Honolulu. Teens are now engaged in identifying solutions to the issues they see in their communities.  The approach has built leadership among several dozen teens.

Cooking with Kids

Feb 02, 2018

When kids help make healthy foods, they are excited to try them! Cooking with Kids teaches public school children about the joys of healthy cooking and eating and where their food comes from.

Green Island Gardens

Jan 29, 2018

Youth worked in a community garden and planter program, called the Green Island Gardens (GIG) project. It was a summer job program through Pernet. The goal was to beautify the retail and residential areas in Worchester. Pernet adopted a state-owned island for this project. They committed to maintain the grounds, and grow fresh produce, herbs, and flowers.

Chickasaw Nation SNAP-Ed Coordinated Programming and Evaluation

Aug 04, 2017

The Eagle Adventure program was developed through a collaboration between the Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services SNAP-Ed Program and the Oklahoma State University in Indian Country for youth and their families after extensive formative research indicated type 2 diabetes as a major concern among parents and elders. The team used the socioecological model (SEM) as the framework for development of the program and evaluation processes.

Buy Eat Live Better

May 05, 2017

Buy Eat Live Better: Teaches SNAP-Ed eligible youth and adults in the locations that they eat, live, learn, work, play, and shop. Collaborates with community and statewide partners to leverage resources and increase program reach to eligible audiences. Empowers organizations and individuals to create changes in policies, systems, and environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Montanans.

Text2BHealthy

Jun 13, 2016

Text2BHealthy is a text message program targeting parents of elementary school students who are currently receiving classroom-based nutrition education. Face-to-face nutrition education is an effective tool in teaching children about fruits and vegetables, but programs often experience difficulty reaching parents.

Reinforcing Multi-Sector Partnerships

Jun 13, 2016

The Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN) is an example of a multi-sector partnership consisting of representatives from more than 50 statewide and local agencies, institutions, organizations, other coalitions, and individuals.