Systematic evaluation is an essential tool for understanding program effectiveness. This article describes the pilot test of a statewide evaluation tool for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed). A computer algorithm helped Community Nutrition Educators (CNEs) build surveys specific to their varied educational settings and curricula. The algorithm determined whether a written evaluation survey was appropriate for audiences and provided a selection of questions based on key nutrition messages presented. Feedback from CNEs regarding the evaluation tool-building process with pre-existing questions indicated that, with revisions, there was value in implementing it on a statewide basis.
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Gold, A., Barno, T. A., Sherman, S., Lovett, K., & Hurtado, G. A. (2013). Creating a Minnesota Statewide SNAP-Ed Program Evaluation. The Journal of Extension, 51(2), Article 31. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol51/iss2/31