Objective: Provide the first baseline census of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) state implementing agencies' (SIAs) intent to use and evaluate 51 indicators described in the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework.
Methods: A cross-sectional study design was used to administer electronic surveys to 124 SIAs who received SNAP-Ed funding in 2017. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the results.
Results: Of 51 indicators, SIAs reported their intent to impact an average of 19 indicators and evaluate an average of 12. More SIAs reported the intention to impact indicators at the individual (59%) and environmental levels (48%), compared with the sectors of influence (20%) and population levels (30%) of the framework. In addition, more SIAs intended to impact and evaluate short- or medium-term indicators, compared with long-term indicators.
Conclusions and implications: These findings illustrate the progress made toward aggregating metrics to measure the collective impact of SNAP-Ed.
Keywords: SNAP-Ed; evaluation; food security; nutrition education; policy.
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