357 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Examining Behaviorally Focused Nutrition Education

Thursday, April 25, 2013: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Convention Center: 209AB
AAHE/Implement Strategies/Interventions/Programs
Presider: Lori Lynn Dewald, AT Still University, Delmar, MD
Speakers: Candice Howard-Shaughnessy; J. Brandon Sluder; and Gayle L. Bush, Troy University, Troy, AL
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, provides free fresh fruits and vegetables to children in participating elementary schools throughout the school day to introduce healthy snack options. A component of FFVP is to offer nutrition education. Behaviorally focused nutrition education programs address three domains of learning: cognitive, affective, and behavioral. Presentation will provide information on the USDA FFVP and how to implement an effective nutrition education program.