Extension educators presented two projects at the 2017 Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference

Michigan State University Extension’s work with diverse populations presented in the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference.

Imelda Galdamez MSU Extension Associate Program Leader-EFNEP (left) and  Andrea Aguilar MSU Extension Disease Prevention and Management Educator (right) with their presentation poster.

Imelda Galdamez MSU Extension Associate Program Leader-EFNEP (left) and Andrea Aguilar MSU Extension Disease Prevention and Management Educator (right) with their presentation poster.

Michigan State University Extension provides a variety of educational programs for every community member. With presence in every county in Michigan, Extension educators provide tools to improve community member’s health, lifestyle and/or work demands. 

Last month, on July 21-22, MSU Extension educators from the Health and Nutrition Institute presented two posters in the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference 2017, in Washington, DC. The projects selected were related to the work that MSU Extension is doing with Seasonal and Migrant workers in Michigan and Nutrition Education for Cognitive Impaired audiences. A brief summary of these two projects:

Culturally Relevant Nutrition Education for Migrant Head Start Parents

Nearly 100,000 adult and youth seasonal and migrant workers work in Michigan. Their lives are heavily impacted by the effects of agricultural work, poverty and patterns of migration.  Michigan State University Extension provides culturally relevant SNAP-Ed nutrition and physical activity education to seasonal and migrant workers with young children.

Nutrition Education for Cognitive Impaired Audiences

Individuals with development disabilities and cognitive impairments often have poor eating habits and are at in increased risk for chronic diseases. MSU Extension examined the effectiveness of a nutrition education curricula design for this population.

Through these successful projects Michigan State University Extension is empowering vulnerable residents of Michigan to improve and maintain their health and well-being by providing opportunities for evidence-based education and skill building in areas related to nutrition and physical activity.

If you would like to learn more MSU Extension special projects visit Michigan State University Extension. Michigan State University Extension offers various educational programs for adults, families and children that focus on lifestyle changes to promote healthy eating. For more health and nutrition tips, visit Michigan State University Extension.

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