CNEP Educational Tools
CNEP Produces Nationally Recognize Learning Packages.
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The need for NEAs' in-service education has resulted in the development of three learning packages. The packages include a facilitator's guide and a videotape that was produced in Oklahoma. The funding for the videotape productions was sponsored by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service and the facilitator's guides sponsored by Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. The learning packages are helping the CNEP NEAs improve their skills as nutrition teachers.
Available Learning Packages:
A remake of our most popular training package, The 24-Hour Food Recall: An Essential Tool in Nutrition Education (2nd Edition) keeps pace with emerging research and the changing needs of community nutrition education. The training package utilizes the USDA 5-Step Multiple Pass Method and provides guidance on conducting recalls with groups, setting goals, and other skills to ensure an accurate dietary recall. Developed with the training needs of nutrition educators in mind, the hands on activities and discussion topics are effective with all adult learners. This is an excellent training resource for all facilities and professionals that rely on accurate dietary recalls to meet their objectives.
Perhaps the largest audience an NEA faces today is the adult learner. Strengthening the learner-educator relationship and developing mutual respect brings a wealth of experience to the learning environment. The Learning Journey reinforces the importance of building these relationships and translating knowledge learned into positive behavior changes.
There are more older adults now than at any other time in history. As we move in to the new millenium, one out of every eight (33 million) Americans is 65 years or older. The One Program has enrolled many older adults who receive food stamp assistance. NEAs who understand the aging process and challenges faced by older adults can adapt a teaching style to improve the amount of learning and behavior changes achieved by the older enrolled families. Consequently, CNEP developed the Tailoring Nutritional Education to Older Adults learning package. The learning package has been well received by the nutrition education community in Oklahoma and across the nation. In less than 6 months, nutrition educators from 15 states have ordered the learning package.