Cost-Effectiveness Model for Youth EFNEP Programs: What Do We Measure and How Do We Do It?

Elena Serrano, Mary McFerren, Michael Lambur, Michael Ellerbock, Kathy Hosig, Nancy Franz, Marilyn Townsend, Susan Baker, Peter Muennig, George Davis

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The Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is one of the United States Department of Agriculture's hallmark nutrition education programs for limited-resource youth. The objective of this study was to gather opinions from experts in EFNEP and related content areas to identify costs, effects (impacts), and related instruments to develop a cost-effectiveness model (instrument) for youth EFNEP, which does not exist. A cost-effectiveness model determines the economic or financial cost of producing an impact. The findings highlight several challenges in identifying inputs through consensus and provide a roadmap for the creation of a model that can be adopted by state EFNEP coordinators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-302
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Cost effectiveness
  • Limited resource
  • Nutrition
  • Program
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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