Food Talk: Better U (FTBU) is a healthful weight management curriculum developed by the University of Georgia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) team. FTBU addresses the high burden of obesity among low-income Georgians by focusing on healthful weight management practices. Topics include practicing portion control, tracking dietary intake, setting goals, limiting added sugar, making small healthful behavior shifts, and implementing problem-solving strategies. Lesson structure includes sharing sessions, didactic lessons, cooking demonstrations, and physical activity. FTBU is based on needs assessment results and rigorous evaluation and thereby aligns with requirements outlined in current SNAP-Ed guidance materials. Other Extension SNAP-Ed providers may benefit from understanding the FTBU development and evaluation processes.
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Stotz, S., Sanville, L., Cotwright, C., Reed, R., Habibi, M., & Lee, J. S. (2019). Development of a Healthful Weight Management Nutrition Education Curriculum for Low-Income Adults. Journal of Extension, 57(5), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss5/21