Target Behavior: Healthy Eating
Intervention Type: PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Farmers markets, Childcare (Learn), Community (Live), Retail (Shop/Eat), School (Learn)
Target Audience: Preschool (<5 years), Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women, Parents/Mothers/Fathers, Adults, Other: Public Health &Community Nutrition Practitioners
The online intervention currently includes:
- Assessments related to Farmers’ Markets (FM), Farm to School (F2S), Healthy Food Retail (HFR), and Healthy Eating in Childcare (HEC), Food Pantry (FP), and K-12 Schools (K-12).
- Reports with tailored next step recommendations to support tailored PSE implementation
- Web-based resources for socioeconomic variables, health and chronic disease profiles, food environment profiles, and fruit and vegetable production profiles to help understand community context at the county level
- Library of resources to build capacity and bolster success
- Webinars to foster integration of PSE READI into planning and evaluation.
Resources can be found on the PSE READI website: www.PSEREADI.org
During the evaluation process, practitioners reported variation in the likelihood of using the PSE READI tool. Barriers for delayed use included: PSE implementation not directly related to daily tasks, difficulty in selecting community or PSE topic to get started, lack of knowledge on when to use the tool, lack of funding to implement a PSE change, inability to develop collaborative partnerships for implementation, and time constraints to implement PSE READI interventions. Based on this feedback, unique PSE READI resources were created for two segments of SNAP-Ed practitioners. The first are for those who have a plan to implement PSE changes now or in the near future and would like to connect with others engaged in this work. The second are resources for practitioners who are novice to PSE changes.
Manuscripts that describe methods used to develop the PSE READI tools:
- Lee, Dalton, Ngendahimana, Bebo, Davis, Remley, Smathers, & Freedman (2017). Consensus-based assessment tool of readiness and capacity for implementing community-based nutrition interventions: A case study using farmers’ markets. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7(3); 506-516.
- Lee, Smathers, Zubieta, Ginnetti, Shah, & Freedman (2019). Identifying indicators of readiness and capacity for implementing farm to school interventions. Journal of School Health, 89(5), 373-381.
- Parsons, Monteban, Lee, Bebo, Zubieta, Ginetti, Hewitt, & Freedman (2019). Indicators of Readiness and Capacity for Implementation of healthy eating strategies in childcare settings serving low-income children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51; 465-477.
- Cascio, Lee, Vaudrin, & Freedman (2019). A team-based approach to open coding: considerations for creating intercoder consensus. Field Methods, 31(2); 116-130
- Sanchez-Flack, J. Joshi, K., Lee, E.E., & Freedman, D.A. (2021). Indicators of readiness and capacity for implementation of healthy food retail interventions. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 10(3), 1-17.
- Yamoah, O., Schulte, J., Osborn, L., Ogland-Hand, C., Zubieta, A. C. & Freedman, D. A. (2023). Pantry clients and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education practitioners’ perspectives on factors influencing healthy eating policy, system and environmental interventions in food pantries. Journal of Nutritional Science, 12, e81.
Evidence-based Approach: Practice-tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Sectors of Influence|
ST5: Need and Readiness
- ST5c: 193 organizations completed a total of 216 PSE READI assessments, which documented their readiness level (high, medium, low) for PSE change