EFNEP's impact on exemplary educators' quality of life
Procter, Sandra B.
Steger, Michael F.
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Objective: To determine how the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) affects the quality of life (QoL) of its exemplary paraprofessional educators. Methods: Qualitative telephone interviews with EFNEP supervisors (15), educators (28), and agency partners (15). Template analysis based on the University of Toronto's QoL constructs. Results: The EFNEP had a positive impact on 6 of 9 a priori categories: physical being, psychological being, social belonging, community belonging, practical becoming, and growth becoming. Conclusions and Implications: The EFNEP enhances the QoL of its exemplary educators, which suggests that the program's benefits go beyond those documented in participants.
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