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  • Evaluation

    Systematic collection and analysis of data needed to make decisions.  Evaluation may focus on process, outcomes or impact.  Impact evaluations contribute the most to an evidence-base for a program or intervention.

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  • Nutrition Education

    Nutrition Education is any combination of educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of food choices and other food- and nutrition-related behaviors conducive to health and well-being. Nutrition education is delivered through multiple venues and involves activities at the individual, community, …

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  • Translational research

    Translational research is a dynamic process applying science to practice and practice to science. Serrano, Anderson, and Chapman-Novakofski assert that translational research involves not only “bench to bedside” activity but “bench to behavior” outcomes that encompass education, policy, and community area. For example, findings of …

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  • Evidence-Based Nutrition Education

    Conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the nutrition education of individuals/groups.  The practice of evidence-based nutrition education means integrating educator expertise (skills obtained through practice and experience) with the best available external evidence from systematic research about nutrition …

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  • Health Literacy

    Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health and medical care. Research indicates that 9 out of 10 people have difficulty using available health information. As a result, in 2010, The U.S. …

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  • Satter Eating Competence Model (ecSatter)

    ecSatter is an intra-individual approach to eating and food-related attitudes and behaviors that entrains positive bio-psychosocial outcomes.  ecSatter addresses eating attitudes and behaviors, internal regulation of intake, food acceptance, and skills related to selecting, preparing, and planning meals. Follow links to learn more and view resources: …

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  • Publicaiton


    NEEDs Center Publications

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  • About Eating

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  • Collaborators

    People Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD Associate Professor and Director of the Coordinated Master’s Program CONTACT Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD 106 Gifford Building Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO  80523-1571 Phone: 970-491-6791 | Fax: 970-491-3875 | Email:   Meg …

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  • Services

    Our services instill research into nutrition education to impact behavior and integrate education into translational research so that “bench to bedside” is re-aligned as “bench to behavior.” Measurement Data Interventions and Materials Nutrition Education Outcome/Impact Assessment Our Client Base

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