Who Attends the Extension Family Nutrition Program in a Rural State, and What Are the Preferences of Its Diverse Clientele?
The study reported here identified participation rates in FNP, preferred delivery methods, and most convenient days and times for trainings. Data were collected using a survey distributed to Food Stamp participants at Social Services offices. The participation rate in FNP was 13.9%. FNP participants are predominately female, never married, unemployed, and moderately educated. The top preferred delivery methods included recipes or cookbooks and videos. Respondents indicated afternoons, once a month is the best time for training. These results can help FNP educators improve services provided to participants, resulting in increased knowledge and changed behaviors of participants.
Steinhaus, J., Brunt, A. R., Pankow, D., & Garden-Robinson, J. (2009). Who Attends the Extension Family Nutrition Program in a Rural State, and What Are the Preferences of Its Diverse Clientele?. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 39. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/39