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Title:Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future: Nutrition Education through the Food Stamp Program
Alt. Title:Ame A Su Familia Alimente Su Futuro: Educacion Nutritcional A Traves Del Programa De Cupones Para Alimentos
Pub. date: June 2007
Edition: 1st
Includes: Staff Support Kit including a handbook and discussion materials, an online training module, participant guidebook including handouts (in Spanish and English), brochure, implementation guide
Audience: Parents, Hispanic, Mothers
Language: English, participant materials available in Spanish
Description:This ground-breaking project provided educational and promotional materials and techniques to help nutrition educators in their work with Food Stamp Program (FSP) participants and eligibles. The client materials were specifically targeted and designed for English and Spanish speaking women with children ages 2 through 18. They were written in simple, easy to read language appropriate for a fifth grade level reader.
Funding Source: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Details
Developer: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Mail: outreach@fns.usda.gov
Reviewers Comments: Presented in a way that addresses cultural, literacy, and language barriers faced by many SNAP families, Loving Your Family, Feeding Their Future featured a variety of cutting-edge communication techniques to help convey important nutrition messages.

The materials were geared towards mothers because they play a key role in choosing and buying food for their families, and serve as role models for their children's eating habits and lifestyles. Loving... reflects advanced communication techniques that capture moms' interest, including:

  • a "self-teaching" format (a mother telling her story to other mothers)
  • full-color images to communicate key information and elicit reader attention
  • design features that emphasize core information using text blocks, bullet lists, and repetition
  • easy, low-cost, and tasty recipes and menus for busy moms on a tight budget
  • real world examples to emphasize instructional points
In December 2014, the Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future initiative was replaced with MyPlate for My Family. Please visit the MyPlate for My Family page for updated materials.
Availability
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Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future (main site): http://snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/nutrition-education-materials-fns/loving-your-family-feeding-their-future
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
    Mail: 3101 Park Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302-1500
    Avail. in Qty: No

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