This report describes the development and revision of core competencies for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education program leaders, supervisors, and paraprofessional educators across the land-grant university system. The developing curriculum methodologies were used to engage panels of exemplary employees and an advisory panel of program leaders. A crosswalk examined key documents, and a gap analysis explored the competencies of similar professions. The resulting job duties and tasks reflect cultural, environmental, and educational trends. The core competencies are critical for writing job descriptions, guiding hiring, evaluating performance, and providing initial and ongoing training for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior|
|State||Published - Jan 2023|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This project was funded by the land-grant universities System Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) Program Development Team through the National Land-Grant University SNAP-Ed Assessment, grant no. SDSU05162019, 2021. The authors would like to thank the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and SNAP-Ed Program Leaders who served in an advisory capacity. The authors also thank project team member Easter Tucker, who retired from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, for her contributions to the qualitative analysis of job descriptions.
- core competencies
- paraprofessional educators
- program leaders
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Nutrition and Dietetics