Thursday, December 12, 2013

Study findings from U.S.D.A. on Effects of Nutrition Education Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service released a study on the effects of well-designed nutrition education programs.  The study finds these programs "can lead to healthier food choices by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)."  Further, "The study found that children participating in certain nutrition education programs increased their daily fruit and vegetable consumption at home by a quarter- to a third-cup, and were more likely to choose low-fat or fat-free milk. Participating seniors consumed about a half-cup more fruits and vegetables daily."

For more information visit U.S.D.A at http://www.fns.usda.gov/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-education-and-evaluation-study-wave-ii

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