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URBAN EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (UEFNEP). “ NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THE MOVE”. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Alabama A & M University. UEFNEP Staff and Counties… . Dr. Donnie Cook, PI/Project Manager Terence Martin , MS - Program Coordinator.

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URBAN EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (UEFNEP)

“NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THE MOVE”

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Alabama A & M University


Uefnep staff and counties
UEFNEP Staff and Counties…

Dr. Donnie Cook,

PI/Project Manager

Terence Martin , MS - Program Coordinator


Alabama hispanics facts
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
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
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
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
MAJOR PROBLEM

  • Mobile Unit before Restoration

    • Purchased by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Program Unit

Limited participation from audience

  • Solution: “Take the classroom to the people”


County partners
COUNTY PARTNERS

WIC Staff and Program Assistant Carolina Hurtado

(Limestone County)


Programming session
PROGRAMMING SESSION

Program Participants In Limestone County


Food demo
FOOD DEMO

Food Demonstration



Youth group
YOUTH GROUP

Madison County





EXPECTED OUTCOMES…

Participants will:

  • Makewise food choices

  • Plan healthier meals

  • Applyfood safety skills when purchasing, preparing/cooking, and storing foods

  • Be physically active


Uefnep sponsors
UEFNEP SPONSORS

United States Department of Agriculture

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Urban Affairs & Nontraditional Programs


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