EARS Training

Computer monitor with the letters Online Training Module: An Introduction to EARS

A self-paced online learning module providing an in depth overview of the Education and Administrative Reporting System (EARS). Consisting of 6 lessons, a knowledge check, and case study, An Introduction to EARS is suitable for both new and experienced users of EARS.

This web-based learning module requires Adobe Flash player and contains optional audio content.


2010 EARS National Webinar (WMV | 53MB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

A recording of the 2010 Education & Administrative Reporting System (EARS) webinar originally held on September 15th, 2010. The 90 minute presentation provides:

          • an overview of EARS implementation
          • a review of completing the entire EARS form
          • a description of problems areas and trends
          • an analysis of 2009 national EARS data
          • a question and answer session.

note:.wmv file requires Windows Media Player or other video player software.


Historical EARS Training Materials

EARS/Food Programs Reporting Systems Training (WMV | 9,672KB)

Download the third EARS/FPRS training presentation. September 11, 2008. The presentation is a Windows Media (TM) Video file and requires a .wmv player such as Windows Media Player or RealPlayer.


EARS National Conference Call (PDF | 225 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Transcript from the November 15, 2007 EARS conference call. Topics includes the FY2008 reporting requirements, the roles and responsibilities of the state, implementing and federal agencies, the training plan and the tentative training schedule.


National Conference Call: Q&A's (PDF | 134 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Transcripts from the March 29, 2007 FSNE conference call. Topics include EARS, Evaluation, Financial Management, and the FY 2008 Guidance.


Re-engineering Food Stamp Program Nutrition Education: Policy Initiatives & Program Opportunities (PDF | 2.75MB)

Part 1 of 2 presented by Alicia White and Maura McCormick at the Society for Nutrition Education's Annual Conference. July, 2007.


The Food Stamp Education & Administrative Reporting System (EARS): Progress and Plans (PDF | 1.45MB)

Association of State Nutrition Network Administrators.

FNS Presentation delivered at the 2007 Association of State Nutrition Network Administrators (ASNNA) Conference held on February 21-22, 2007 in Denver, Colorado.