Presentation on theme: "Alabama Cooperative Extension System Alabama A & M University URBAN EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (UEFNEP) “NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THE."— Presentation transcript:
Alabama Cooperative Extension System Alabama A & M University URBAN EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (UEFNEP) “NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THE MOVE”
UEFNEP Staff and Counties… Dr. Donnie Cook, PI/Project Manager Terence Martin, MS - Program Coordinator
ALABAMA: HISPANICS FACTS…. Hispanics represents about 4.1% of Alabama’s total population. AAMU’s UEFNEP program serves 4 counties highly populated with Hispanic families: Marshall @ 12.8%, Morgan @7.8%, Limestone @5.7%, and Madison @4.7%. The health status of Hispanics is consistently lower than blacks and whites for all age groups. Hispanics and other minorities are at greater risk for obesity, high levels of blood sugar, blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
Who is the Target Audience? Hispanics: Adults and Youths Pregnant and young Hispanic mothers with children 0-5 years. Hispanic Youth ages 6-14 from low-income families.
PROGRAM DELIVERY Paraprofessionals are trained to deliver nutrition education under the supervision of nutrition specialists coordinators project manager
Extension is Making a Difference Providing a series of nutrition education classes Creating awareness through flyers, seminars, and health fairs Educating via use of food demonstrations
UEFNEP PROS Partnerships WIC Offices, After-School Programs Churches, and ESL (English Second Language) ELL ( English Language Learner) Programs Bilingual Staff Nutrition Mobile Unit
MAJOR PROBLEM Limited participation from audience Solution: “Take the classroom to the people” Mobile Unit before Restoration Purchased by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Program Unit
COUNTY PARTNERS WIC Staff and Program Assistant Carolina Hurtado (Limestone County)
PROGRAMMING SESSION Program Participants In Limestone County