LT11: Unexpected Benefits

This indicator focuses on unanticipated or unexpected benefits occurring during the period assessed that accrued incidental to Adoption, Implementation, and/or Maintenance of SNAP-Ed programming conducted by Implementing Agencies. It reports the number, type, and sectors in which the benefits occurred. The benefits may take many different forms, be associated with SNAP-Ed activities conducted in environmental settings or in a broader, multi-sector context at the local, state, territorial, or tribal levels, and take form in the public, nonprofit or business sectors. The benefits will be serendipitous, resulting from new priorities, indirect relationships, or word-of-mouth information that occurred with little direct involvement or intentional planning by SNAP-Ed staff.

LT10: Planned Sustainability

This indicator focuses on the planned activities undertaken during the period assessed to sustain effective SNAP-Ed programming conducted by Implementing Agencies. It captures the process of sustaining SNAP-Ed strategies and interventions adopted and implemented in MT5, MT6, LT5, and LT6.

Organizations that implement SNAP-Ed interventions can only deliver benefits if they are able to sustain activities over time. Sustaining these investments and services becomes critical if they are to effectively address the nutrition and physical activity needs of SNAP-Ed constituents.

LT9: Leveraged Resources

This indicator focuses on the planned or intentional contributions of SNAP-Ed partners and other stakeholders. It captures the dollar value and type of resources that partners and other stakeholders invested over the period assessed for implementation of discrete interventions in MT5, MT6, LT5, and LT6 in one or more domains or settings. Implementing Agencies may choose which interventions have required significant, measurable fiscal inputs by SNAP-Ed and partners and use a case study approach to document how SNAP-Ed [glossary]funding[/glossary] and activities encouraged partners to co-invest in new, ongoing, or sustained interventions and community efforts within each domain or setting.

LT8: Media Coverage

Number and percentage of commercial and organizational outlets with estimated reach to SNAP-Ed and total audiences that reported favorable attributions to SNAP-Ed marketing and PSE projects:

  • Local outlets (commercial TV, radio, and print)
  • National outlets (commercial TV and print)
  • Web sites
  • Social media, including those of partnering organizations (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)

LT7: Program Recognition

This indicator focuses on organizations that have met and been publicly recognized for achieving authoritative, externally established performance standards. This indicator reports the number of organizations and sites in each domain whose work achieving new standards is attributable, in whole or in part, to the efforts of SNAP-Ed during the period assessed. Since comprehensive changes take time, many recognition programs have established increments for awards that help organizations show progressive accomplishments. For such recognition programs, this indicator also captures movement from one level of performance to another, as well as maintenance of effort.

At the national level, recognition programs that bring together efforts among multiple agencies in entire communities and multiple sectors include Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties; Let’s Move! in Indian Country; and STAR Communities (please see LT19, Community-wide Recognition Programs).

LT6: Physical Activity Supports Implementation

This indicator measures implementation and effectiveness of PSE changes. Implementation is defined as the aggregate number of sites or organizations in each type of setting within the eat, live, work, learn, shop, and play domains that report a multi-component and multi-level intervention. Effectiveness is defined as the aggregate number of sites or organizations with improved physical activity environment assessment scores.

LT5: Nutrition Supports Implementation

This indicator measures implementation and effectiveness of PSE changes. Implementation is defined as the aggregate number of sites or organizations in each type of setting within the eat, learn, live, play, shop, and work [glossary]domain[/glossary]s that report a multi-component and multi-level intervention. Effectiveness is defined as the aggregate number of sites or organizations with improved food environment assessment scores.

MT5: Nutrition Supports*

Sites and organizations that adopt PSE changes and complementary promotion often including favorable procurement, meal preparation activities, or other interventions that expand access and promote healthy eating; associated potential audience reached.

*SNAP-Ed Priority Outcome Indicator

ST7: Organizational Partnerships*

Partnerships with service providers, organizational leaders, and SNAP-Ed representatives in settings where people eat, learn, live, play, shop, and work.

*SNAP-Ed Priority Outcome Indicator