We report results of a Web-based nationwide survey of nutrition and health Extension specialists representing 42 states. Survey items (n = 36) assessed five areas: curriculum review, nutrition and physical activity, professional training, communication, and evaluation. An internal curriculum review was common, but few states shared their criteria or process on-line. The majority of respondents reported discussing physical activity, and over half lead physical activities. Most favored on-line professional development training and a one-stop website for sharing information and resources. Evaluation data were most commonly collected for food safety, healthy eating and physical activity, and food resource management.
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Pena-Purcell, N., Bowen, E., Zoumenou, V., & Schuster, E. R. (2012). Extension Professionals' Strengths and Needs Related to Nutrition and Health Programs. The Journal of Extension, 50(3), Article 54. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss3/54