Abstract

This case study describes how a cooperative extension adult educator partnered with community health educators to provide nutrition education for low-income, low-literacy, Mexican Americans. It offers strategies for adult educators facing language, personnel, and financial challenges that threaten community education programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed).

Keywords

nutrition education, cooperative extension, health literacy, SNAP-Ed

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Facing Language, Funding, and Personnel Barriers? How Adult Education Principles and Practices Facilitate Nutrition Education for Low-Income Mexican American Audiences

This case study describes how a cooperative extension adult educator partnered with community health educators to provide nutrition education for low-income, low-literacy, Mexican Americans. It offers strategies for adult educators facing language, personnel, and financial challenges that threaten community education programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed).