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SNAP-Ed PSE Impact in School Settings Report FY2018


January 4, 2019 - Author:

The Big Picture

  • 12,627 Youth and Adults Reached
  • 164 Total Nutrition and Physical Activity Supports
  • 127 Nutrition Supports
  • 30 Physical Activity Supports
  • 14 Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies

MSU Extension Action

MSU Extension partners with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), a free nutrition education program to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits.

The Impact

As a result of Fuel-Up to Play 60 PSE coaching with MSU Extension, the schools reported the following increases in the School Wellness Investigation assessment responses:

  • 9% from (64.76 to 71.42) was reported in the nutrition services module
  • 7% from (47.17 to 56.92) in the physical education/ physical activity module
  • 3% from (47.50 to 48.83) in the family and community module
  • 25% of schools promote the benefits of consuming low-fat or fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole-grains to students throughout the school environment
  • 27% of school districts now have a policy that states specific time requirements for students to participate in physical activity during the school day
  • 26% increase (20.89 to 28.19) in the number of environmental supports in the school lunchroom after the Smarter Lunchroom PSE intervention
  • 33% increase in youth who participate in taste tests to help select school meals

Coaching Process

Assemble team → Assess environment, policies, practices and readiness to change → Coaching and education → Action plan and implement → Reassess environment, policies, practices and readiness to change


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