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FNP/SNAP-Ed Goals and Objectives

 The focus of SNAP-Ed is:
  • Health promotion to help SNAP eligibles establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle.
  • Primary prevention of diseases to help SNAP eligibles who have risk factors for diet-related chronic disease prevent or postpone the onset of disease by establishing more physically active lifestyles and healthier eating habits.
1. GOALS & OBJECTIVES

A. State Level Goal: To improve the likelihood that SNAP participants (youth and adults) will adopt healthy food choices within a limited budget and incorporate active lifestyles and habits that promote good health. 

B.1 State-level Objectives

Objective 1: Statewide 25% of SNAP participants targeted in this segment will increase consumption of either fruits, vegetables, whole grains or nonfat and low-fat dairy products by one serving per day by September 30, 2012, due to data indicating 85% of Louisiana low-income residents reported that they don’t consume the recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. 

  • Conduct a series of classes on selection and consumption of healthy foods within a limited budget and through garden-based nutrition education.
  • Conduct food demonstrations to illustrate recommended food preparation techniques.
  • Sponsor taste testing to promote a variety of healthy food choices.
  • Promote the use of commodity foods.
  • Distribute fact sheets and newsletters on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the food guidance system.  
  • Use videos, exhibits, public service announcements and displays to illustrate selecting healthy foods, stretching food dollars and practicing food safety.
Objective 2: Statewide 25% of SNAP participants targeted in this segment will be physically active for at least four days per week as part of a healthy lifestyle by September 30, 2012, due to data indicating the majority (approximately 85%) of Louisiana adults do not get regular physical activity.

  • Adults: 30 minutes or more of moderate intensity. 
  • Youth: 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity.
  • Demonstrate appropriate methods of physical activities.
  • Promote active lifestyles. 
  • Collaborate with state and local agencies to identify key resources for achieving active lifestyles.
  • Distribute fact sheets and newsletters to promote active lifestyles. 
  • Promote garden-based nutrition education as a physical activity.
  • Use videos, exhibits, public service announcements and displays to illustrate the importance of physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.
Objective 3: Statewide 25% of SNAP participants targeted in this segment will practice three of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines to balance caloric intake from food and beverages with calories to maintain a healthy weight by September 30, 2012, due to data indicating 36% of adults were overweight and 24% were obese.

  • Conduct a series of classes on obesity prevention. 
  • Conduct food demonstrations to illustrate recommended food preparation techniques.
  • Sponsor taste testing to promote a variety of healthy food choices.
  • Promote the use of commodity foods.
  • Distribute fact sheets and newsletters on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the food guidance system.  
  • Use videos, exhibits and displays to illustrate selecting recommended foods to maintain a healthy weight.
Last Updated: 12/23/2011 12:53:31 PM
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