Status and Achievements of the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

Robert E. Frye
1970 unpublished
The primary objective of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is to help low-income families acquire the knowledge, skills and changed behavior necessary to achieve more adequate diets. At the end of June 1970, over 7,000 nonprofessional aides were working with 237,000 families. Since the beginning of the program about 348,000 families representing an estimated 1.7 million persons have been enrolled in the program. Progress is reflected both in level of nutrition knowledge and food
more » ... consumption practices. Food readings taken of homemakers in the program show that the proportion of homemakers with a minimum adequate level of consumption rose from an initial 9 percent to 16 percent after 6 months and 19 percent after 12 months. The proportion of homemakers consuming one or more servings in each of the 4 basic food groups rose from an initial 56 percent to 69 percent after 6 months and to 74 percent after 12 months.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.323965 fatcat:wu76gzrv2bc67cwryuppytavk4