Nutrition in Minnesota
Investing in nutrition education is more important than ever with 23% of Minnesotan children overweight or obese in 2007, 63% of Minnesotan adults overweight or obese in 2011, and 19% of Minnesota adults aged 20 and over reporting no leisure physical activity (National Survey of Children’s Health, 2007; Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2011; County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, 2009).
|59%||Youth involved in USDA Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Programs (EFNEP) who now eat a variety of food (National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2011)|
|89%||Individuals who better nutrition decisions after participating in EFNEP (National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2011)|
|49%||Individuals who more often do at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day after participating in EFNEP (National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2011)|
|Up to $10||How much every dollar spent on nutrition education saves in long-term public health care costs (University of Wisconsin, 2010)|
|67K||Number of adults and children reached by University of Minnesota Extension Health and Nutrition staff (University of Minnesota, 2011)|
Health Indicator Tools
State Level Food System Indicators — The Food Industry Center — Comprehensive food system indicators that can be readily access, updated, and compared across locations and overtime.
Kids Count Data Center (data center) — The Annie E. Casey Foundation — Access hundreds of measures of child well-being in Minnesota.
Minnesota County Health Ranking (data center) — University of Wisconsin — Ranks counties by health outcomes and health factors.
Food Environment Atlas (interactive map) — Economic Research Service — Maps 90 indicators of the US food environment.
Simply Good Eating 2011 Fact Sheet (115 K PDF) — Evaluation facts and figures on who was served and how behaviors changed.
Nutrition for the Underserved: The Implications — Summary reports for focus groups conducted on our Nutrition Education Programs.
About Senior Hunger — Meals on Wheels Association of America — Senior Hunger Research and rankings of senior hunger issues.
Food Research and Action Center (web site) — News and resources for the fight against hunger.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (web site) — IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farms, and trade systems.
SNAP to Health (web site) — A virtual town hall on SNAP (food stamps) and nutrition in the United States.
Hunger Solutions Minnesota (web site) — A comprehensive hunger relief organization that works to end hunger in Minnesota.
National Survey of Children's Health. (2007). Child Health Measures: Indicator 1.4 — BMI for age. Data query from the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health website.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. (2011). Weight Classification by Body Mass Index (BMI). Data query from the Prevalence and Trends data, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps. (2009). Health Factors: Health Behaviors — Physical Inactivity. Data query from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute website.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (2011). FY2011: NIFA — National Data. National Data Report from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Impacts, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture website.
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. (2010). The Public Value of Nutrition Education. Nutrition, Food, and Health, Family Living Programs, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension website.
University of Minnesota. (2011). Nutrition Education Programs. Health and Nutrition, Family Development, University of Minnesota Extension website.