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Impact of the expanded food and nutrition education program on low-income families : an indepth [sic] analysis


Author:
Feaster, J. Gerald
Source:
Other US
Year:
1972
Subject:
Nutrition extension work and Poor
Abstract:
Abstract: The study showed that about 184,000 low-income families participated in the Extension Service's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) prior to October 1969. A sample showed that family incomes were very low--less than $2,700, of which more than a third was spent for food. Families with annual incomes of less than $1,200 per year spent nearly one-half for food. Most families were urban, members of minority groups, and had homemakers with relatively low educational levels. Food consumption practices of homemakers upon entering the program indicated that many families had poor diets. Foods in the milk, fruit and vegetable group were most often lacking in diets. After 6 months of EFNEP participation substantial, improvements in food knowledge and consumption practices were evident, particularly in the consumption of foods in the milk, fruit, and vegetable groups. Homemakers with poorest diets showed more improvement than those who had better initial food consumption practices.
Format:
iii, 73 p. illus. 27 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
Series:
Agricultural economic report no. 220
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/FNC91957042