The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify and categorize the research representing the first 40years (1969-2009) of the Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The program that is part of the Cooperative Extension Service was developed to help low-income individuals learn about nutrition and enable them to prepare healthy meals for their families. Five hundred and fifty (550) studies about the EFNEP program clientele, curricula, and staff were found. The topics that occurred most often in the studies were diet, knowledge and practices (92 studies), and program evaluation (100 studies). Filemaker Pro™ software was used to sort, make comparisons, and serve as a foundation for an on-line searchable database.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cultural Studies
- Sociology and Political Science