Creating a minnesota statewide SNAP-Ed program evaluation

Abby Gold, Trina Adler Barno, Shelley Sherman, Kathleen Lovett, G. Ali Hurtado

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number2RIB3
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013


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