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4-H Afterschool Program

The 4-H Afterschool Club teaches children basic life skills including math, reading, science, positive communication, goal setting, self-responsibility, decision-making and good nutrition. Youth who have these life skills are less likely to participate in risky behaviors.

Building rockets from straws in a great lesson in propulsion.

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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All 4 Kids

All 4 Kids and its Healthy Kids Festival use activities, music, dance and food to teach kids and their families in Clark and Lincoln Counties nutrition, physical activity and self-acceptance.

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Calming the Waters: Learning to Manage Western Water Conflict

Conflict has surrounded the Truckee, Carson and Walker River Basins for decades. Key issues include historical use on tribal lands, historical and current water rights, threats to water quality, and wildlife habitat protection. This program teaches youth about Nevada’s water issues and helps them develop the skills needed to address future water conflicts.

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Career Edge: Teens Taking Charge of Their Future! A Workforce Readiness Program

A workforce readiness program for high school students focused on skill development for workplace and job success. Career Edge provides information and training on interview skills, résumé development, filling out applications, finding job leads and selecting appropriate clothing for the workplace. In addition, many "soft skills" needed in the workplace such as decision-making, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership are integrated throughout the program.

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Carson City Community Garden

The Community Garden began in 2001 and allows community members who don’t have room for a vegetable garden to rent a 4-by-16-foot garden bed for $20 a season at a 25-bed garden complex on Beverly Drive east of the cemetery. The price includes water, soil preparation, some seeds and fertilizer. 

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Churchill County Community Readiness Network

Nevada communities need rapid access to information during an emergency. In an effort to enhance community preparedness, safety and available resources and by using GPS and GIS mapping. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H youth and adult leaders in Churchill County are working with community emergency managers to address evacuation and shelter mapping.

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Early Childhood Education

Ongoing early childhood professional development that improves the knowledge, skills and abilities of child care providers working with young children. Trainings are approved by Nevada Registry and meet Nevada State Licensing requirements.


Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Many Nevadans suffer from heart problems, are obese or have diabetes. In Nevada, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is administered by University of Nevada, Reno to engage adults and youth to boost nutrition through building basic skills. Participants learn how to read food labels, save money on groceries, plan meals, safely handle food, make healthy food choices, and be more active.

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Family Storyteller Literacy Program

National award-winning Family Storyteller is a literacy program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the literacy development of their children. The statewide program creates an opportunity for parents and young children to interact around literacy and language activities.

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Food for Thoughts, School Garden

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Food for Thoughts Program offers children an alternative site for learning, promotes awareness of the desert environment, demonstrates the geographic sources of their food, and encourages healthy eating and activities.

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Food Safety Project

Cooperative Extension has been instrumental in bringing about the "Nevada Food Safety Task Force," which strives to provide a working forum for food safety experts and to improve communication between all entities that are held accountable for food safety and security within our state.Improving Food Safety Education for Child and Adult Care Providers in Nevada. Also food handling and eating preferences questionnaires were mailed to elderly/adult care and child care facilities in Nevada to determ

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Fun to Play

The program targets families where, due to the young age, inexperience or limited resources of the parents, young children are placed at-risk for developmental delays and later school difficulties.

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Grow Yourself Healthy

Grow Yourself Healthy works with students at Libby Booth Elementary School and Mariposa Academy in Washoe County to increase their willingness to taste new fruits and vegetables, overall consumption of vegetables, and physical activity. The program also aims to decrease their screen time and consumption of sugary drinks.

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Healing gardens in Las Vegas

Extension healing gardens essentially become outdoor sanctuaries for people who are hospitalized as well as their families and the staff that works with them.

A healthy meal: chicken sandwich and grapes on a plate and a glass of water.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

The Healthy Eating on a Budget program has been integrated into the TANF Work Readiness workshop as a SNAP-Ed program. The purpose of the 8-lesson series is to provide SNAP recipients with education on healthy nutrition and physical activity practices, food resource management, food safety and food security. 

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Healthy Kids Festival

The goal of the Healthy Kids Festival is to provide sustainable tools and opportunities for low-income families with children ages 3-8 to make healthy choices as they approach the adolescent years. The event, hosted by Extension’s All 4 Kids Program in collaboration with local community partners provides long-term solutions to childhood obesity through physical activity, healthy eating and other behaviors related to childhood obesity prevention. 

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Healthy Kids Resource Center

A one-stop shop for evidence-based research, resources, curricula, activities and materials that focus on obesity prevention for teachers and parents of young children. It is designed to educate parents and teachers as well as provide the tools needed to teach young children how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Healthy Kids, Early Start (for pre-K children and their parents)

Policy, systems and environmental approach to early childhood health, nutrition, physical activity and healthy weights through assessment and interventions in early childhood sites and teacher professional development.

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Heart & Shield: Rural Domestic Violence Prevention Program

Program works to promote resiliency, strengthen positive future relationships and stop the domestic violence cycle

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Just in Time Parenting

Just in Time Parenting is an electronically delivered age-paced parenting newsletter originally developed by a national network of Extension Family Life Specialists in 2008. The program was designed to reach parents at teachable, transitional moments.

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Let's Discover STEM

Let’s Discover STEM (Descubramos STEM) is a 7-week program that focuses on STEM enhancement and parent engagement for families with preschoolers and kindergarteners.

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Little Books & Little Cooks

Healthy eating, family literacy and positive parent-child interaction is promoted in this 7-week program for families with preschool aged children. It also promotes children's school readiness skills. An important component of the program is the involvement of both parents and children, especially during the hands-on cooking activities.

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Nevada Radon Education Program

The Nevada Radon Education Program is a partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.

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Nevada Youth Range Camp

A needs assessment performed by Cooperative Extension in 2001 indicated that the public places very high importance on natural resources education for youth. However, most of Nevada’s youth live in large urban environments, with little exposure to rangelands, forests or agricultural environments, and the products and services rangelands provide. This program teaches over 1,500 students ages 14-18. In June 2018, 25 campers from eight Nevada counties experienced life in Nevada’s rangeland for a we

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Pick a better snack™

This evidence-based campaign focuses on building fruit and vegetable consumption in children through healthy snacking. Pick a better snack™ is a monthly, in-school nutrition education program for primary grade children in at-risk elementary schools in Clark and Washoe counties in Nevada. In addition to direct instruction, staff works with school wellness coordinators to build meaningful and sustainable programming to create a well environment in every school.

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Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help

A guide outlining and identifing some of the resources that can help you.

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Seniors Eating Well

Healthy eating and nutrition education for older adults.


Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Exercise and fall prevention for older adults

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Team Nutrition “Smart Choices”

This program strives to address the public health issue of childhood obesity through building basic skills related to food selection and promoting an increased variety of nutritious foods consumed especially vegetables and fruits.

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The Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project serves as a teaching facility for hands on programs at the Carson City High School. Students help to cultivate and distribute vegetables and herbs for culinary classes and community food ban.


Veggies for Kids

Veggies for Kids teaches children about healthy eating habits and improves accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables.


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

The curriculum teaches youth to raise quality swine, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, dairy goats, rabbits, and poultry.

Youth Horticulture Education Program

Youth Horticulture Education Program

Youth Horticulture Education Program is the overarching program of horticulture projects that involve youth, families and educators.

Children, Youth & Families News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Growth, Obesity and Energy Balance. Lindsay, A. R., Sigman-Grant, M. J., Byington, T. A. 2014, UNCE Publication AV-14-01
Children Are What They Eat. Sigman-Grant, M. J., Lindsay, A. R., Byington, T. A. 2014, UNCE Publication AV-14-02
All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit CD© Lindsay, A. 2009, UNCE Audio Visual AV-09-01, Copyright American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit DVD© Lindsay, A. 2009, UNCE Audio Visual AV-09-02
Book Chapter(s)
School-based prevention programs. In G.L. Fisher & N.A. Roget (eds.). Encyclopedia of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery (pp. 803-806)
The scope includes behavioral addictions such as eating disorders, gambling and compulsive shopping. Preparation of the profession is heavily featured in numerous articles on standards, training, ethics and professional organizations.
Luna, N. (2009). In G.L. Fisher & N.A. Roget (eds.) 2009, Thousand Oak, CA: Sage.
Substance abuse prevention: The intersection of science and practice
This cutting-edge book responds to the growing need for a textbook that addresses the rapid development of the substance abuse prevention profession.
Hogan, J. A., Gabrielsen, K., Luna, N., & Grothaus, D. 2003, Pearson
2020 Nevada Radon Poster Contest Flyer
The 2020 Nevada Radon Education Program Poster Contest is underway!
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Curriculum Materials
Teacher and family connections curriculum: A supplement to the All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit obesity prevention program. Sigman-Grant, M, Van Brackel, A., Byington, T. and Lindsay, A. 2013, UNCE Publication CM-13-01
Anahuac school and community engagement program, Participant Manual
This participant manual is a companion to the facilitator manual. The curriculum is designed to increase positive ethnic identity and thus increasing protective factors and reducing risk factors primarily for school dropout.
Luna, N., Rodriguez, A., & Hawk, S. 2012, Reno: University of Nevada, Reno.
All 4 Kids: Healthy, Happy, Active, Fit Classroom Education for Young Children. Lindsay, A., Byington, T., & Sigman-Grant, M. 2010, UNCE Curriculum Material CM-10-06
Healthy Steps to Freedom: A Health and Body Image Curriculum. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2009, UNCE Curriculum Material CM-09-02
Anahuac school and community engagement program facilitator’s manual
This curriculum is based on the cultural values, traditions and heritage of Mexican origin or descent youth; however, participants of all ethnic groups may participate. The curriculum is designed to increase positive ethnic identity and thus increasing protective factors for high school success.
Luna, N., Rodriguez, A., & Hawk, S. 2009, Reno: University of Nevada, Reno
Substance abuse prevention specialist training (SAPST) manual
Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, this foundational training helps practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness.
Luna, N., Hogan, J.A., Gabrielsen, K., Fisher, G., & Grothaus, D. 2000, University of Nevada, Reno
Fact Sheets
Engineering in the Preschool Classroom
Children are natural engineers. Adults can help develop children’s beginning engineering skills by giving them things to build with and to take apart, asking questions, and providing them with safe opportunities and places to test out their ideas. In this fact sheet we focus on the engineering-related skills of building and construction, and movement and force.
Weigel, D., Byington, T. and Kim, Y. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-19-04
Domestic Violence’s Effect on Children
Children don’t have to be victims of domestic violence to suffer from it. Simply witnessing violence (seeing or hearing it) can damage a child’s ability to connect with and trust others, preventing them from building the crucial relationships they need to succeed to their fullest potential.
Baker-Tingey, J., Powell, C., and Powell, P. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet 17-06
Cocinando Con Niños Pequeños (Cooking with Young Children) Kim, Y. 2017, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet, FS-17-01
Little Free Libraries: Strategic Future Locations in the Reno Sparks Area
Little Free Libraries (LFLs) provide opportunities for increased access to books and reading material for children. LFLs are small custom-built freestanding boxes that house 20 to 100 books. Over 32,000 officially registered LFLs exist; they are in all 50 U.S.
Burge, P. and Rebori, M. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-16-08
Math in the Preschool Classroom Number Identification, Counting and One-to-one Correspondence, and Addition and Subtraction
In this fact sheet, we focus on the following number sense skills: number identification, counting and one-to-one correspondence, and addition and subtraction.
Byington, T., Kim, Y., and Weigel, D. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-16-14
Math in the Preschool Classroom Spatial relations, Geometry and Measurement
In this fact sheet we focus on three fundamental math skills — spatial relations, geometry (shapes) and measurement.
Byington, T., Kim, Y., and Weigel, D. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-16-13
Family Storytelling and the Benefits for Children
Parents are encouraged time and time again to read stories from books with their young children, as the benefits are many – improved literacy skills, increased school success, parent-child bonding, developing a lifetime interest in reading and more.
Kim, Y. 2016, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-16-07
Infant Language Development
From the moment babies are born, they are learning how to communicate. Babies first communicate by crying and then begin to coo and babble. Infants’ speech develops as they are exposed to sounds and language, spoken and unspoken. Gestures, facial expressions and sounds are all part of language development.
Byington, T. and Kim, Y. 2015, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-15-06
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Toddler Language Development
During the toddler years (12 to 35 months), children’s language development grows rapidly. Toddlers gain the ability to say words clearly, combine words into phrases, and express their needs and wants.
Byington, T. and Kim, Y. 2015, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-15-05
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Cooking With Young Children
Cooking with children can be considered a fun learning activity for both young children and their parents. Cooking is one of a few activities that can improve many abilities at once. Children can enhance math, science, language, motor development, art and social skills through cooking.
Kim, Y. 2015, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet-15-03
Jugar es el Aprendisaje de los Niños (Play is Children's Learning) Kim, Y. 2015, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-15-07
Emergent Writing Byington, T., & Kim, Y. 2014, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-14-08
Los Niños Pequeños en la Edad Digital (Young Children in the Digital Age) Kim, Y. 2014, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet, FS-14-10
Play is Children's Learning
Children these days spend a lot of time watching television, using smartphones or playing with other tech toys, but children need to spend more time dressing up, making dens, singing, dancing and playing outside. Children learn through play and play contributes to children's brain development and school readiness.
Kim, Y. 2014, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet, FS-14-09
Building Vocabulary
A variety of techniques can be used to promote the development of language and literacy skills in young children. Building a child’s vocabulary is a great way for parents and teachers to nurture children’s oral language skills and influences a child’s ability to comprehend written words in the future.
Teresa Byington & YaeBin Kim 2014, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-14-07
Young Children in the Digital Age
In the 21st century, babies to school-age children are digital consumers, often using TV, computers, gaming systems, even smartphones and tablets. This fact sheet explains possible concerns and benefit associated with children's media use and suggest what parents/caregivers can do.
Kim, Y. 2013, UNCE Fact Sheet, FS-13-22
Como Apoyar a Los Aprendices de Dos Idiomas en Los Primeros Años de Vida (How to Support Dual Language Learners in the Early Years) Kim, Y. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS 12-18
Los Niños Pequeños Que Aprenden Control De Si Mismo Tienen Más Posibilidades Para El Éxito (Young Children Who Learn Self Control Have More Chances for Success) Kim, Y. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-12-17
How to Support Dual Language Learners (DLL) in the Early Years
It is important for young Dual Language Learners (DLL) s to be exposed to diverse early literacy experiences (e.g., reading books, sharing nursery rhymes, taking children to the library, helping children learn about letters) either at home or in child care programs,
Kim, Y. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet, FS-11-68
Young Children Who Learn Self Control Have More Chances for Success
Preschoolers who are better at self control become more self-confident, more independent, better at handling stress and frustration, and better in academic performance during adolescence. Parents and child care providers play a vital role in helping young children develop self control skills.
Kim, Y. 2011, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Fact Sheet FS-11-57
Get Active! Lindsay, A. & Constantino, N. 2010, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-10-81
Get Fit! Lindsay, A. & Constantino, N. 2010, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-10-73
Get Moving! Lindsay, A. & Constantino, N. 2010, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-10-76
Get Regular! Lindsay, A. & Constantino, N. 2010, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-10-79.
Get Up, Get Out! Lindsay, A., & Constantino, N. 2010, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-10-80
Get Ready, Get Set, Let’s Go! Lindsay, A. & Constantino, N. 2008, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-08-35
Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. (2008). Using a Pedometer, A Guide to Help Step it Up. UNCE Fact Sheet FS-08-32. Weighing in on Fat. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. (2008). Using a Pedometer, A Guide to Help Step it Up. UNCE Fact Sheet FS-08-32. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2008, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-08-49.
Dying to Be Thin, How Far Will You Go? Body Image and Cultural Standards of Beauty. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2007, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-07-47.
What a Girl Wants! What a Girl Needs! Living Healthy without Methamphetamine. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2007, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-07-45
Have it Your Weigh! Portion Sizes & Dining Out. Lindsay, A., Wilson, M., & Velasquez, S. 2007, UNCE Fact Sheet FS-07-46.
How to leverage your state's land grant Extension system: Partnering to promote physical activity.
The purpose of this manuscript is to describe Extension and provide case studies on physical activity promotion within this setting.
Harden, S., Gunter, K., Lindsay, A. R. 2018, Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine 3(15):113-118
Interrater Reliability of a Field-Based Preschool Movement Skills Assessment
To determine the interrater reliability of the Preschool Movement Assessment (PMA), a unique field-based movement assessment tool for use by early childhood professionals in preschool settings.
Lindsay, A., Dyrek, A., Blitstein, J., Byington, T. & Sigman-Grant, M. 2018, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 50(10):1040-1045.
Welcoming Latino youth to California 4-H! Fabregas Janeiro, M.G., Horrillo, S. 2017, Annual Conference Cambio de Colores Proceedings. Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunities, 15, 61-68.
A Qualitative Study of the Emotional and Spiritual Needs of Hispanic Families in Hospice
To address the underlying disparities in the cultural, emotional, and spiritual aspects of hospice care, the objective of the present qualitative study was to examine the emotional and spiritual needs of Hispanic patients' families while in hospice.
Nuñez, A., Holland, J. M., Beckman, L., Kirkendall, A., & Luna, N. 2017, Palliative and Supportive Care
Family Evaluation of Hospice Care: Examining Direct and Indirect Associations with Overall Satisfaction and Caregiver Confidence
The Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey is widely employed by hospices, and several studies have examined this information to help inform and enhance end-of-life services. The present study aimed to examine the mediating effects of demographic factors, length of stay, timing of referral, and others.
Holland, J., Kirkendall, A., Keene, J., Luna, N. 2016, Journal of Palliative and Supportive Care. 13, 901-908.
Evaluation of Hospice Care by Family Members of Hispanic and non-Hispanic Patients
This study relied upon information from the family evaluation of hospice care survey provided by 2980 caregivers, 152 of whom cared for a Hispanic patient and 2828 who cared for a non-Hispanic patient.
Kirkendall, A., Holland, J., Keene, J., Luna, N. 2016, American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 32:3, 313-321
Indigenous Mexican culture, identity and academic aspirations: Results from a community-based curriculum project for Latina/Latino students
This study examines a community-based cultural program about indigenous Mesoamerican traditions and heritage. Results of the mixed-method evaluation study include quantitative and qualitative data for 225 high school students who were primarily Latina/Latino.
Luna, N., Evans W. & Davis, B. 2015, Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Education. 8:3, 341-362
Healthy choices start early Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A., Sigman-Grant, M. J. 2014, Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 69(5), 14-21
Sadness, Anxiety, and Experiences with Emotional Support among Veteran and Non-Veteran Patients and their Families at the End of Life
Although many veterans are progressing into older adulthood and a substantive subset of people who die each year in the United States served in the military, there is limited evidence on the role of military service at the end of life.
Holland, J., Currier, J., Kirkendall, A., Keene, J., Luna, N. 2014, Journal of Palliative Medicine. 17:6, 708-711
Field assessment for obesity prevention in children and parents: Physical activity, fitness and body composition.
This report will assist educators in identifying and selecting appropriate field-based assessments for measurement of PA, physical fitness, and body composition for children and adults. Specific guidelines, references, and resources are given for selecting assessment methods and test within these 3 areas.
Lindsay, A., Hongu, K., Spears, K., Dyrek, A. & Manore, M. 2014, Journal of Nutrition Education Behavior 46 (1):43-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.03.013
Head Start families thoughts and beliefs about health, nutrition, and physical activity. Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A. R., Loesch-Griffin, D., Brumett, S., & Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, National Head Start Association, NHSA Dialog, 16(3), 64-76.
Influencing Head Start families thoughts and beliefs about health, nutrition, and physical activity. Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A. R., Loesch-Griffin, D., Brumett, S., & Sigman-Grant, M. 2013, National Head Start Association, NHSA Dialog, 16(3), 160-164
A Qualitative Study Using Community Cultural Wealth to Understand the Educational Experiences of Latino College Students
The Latino population is the largest minority group in the United States and has the highest high school dropout rate of any ethnic group. If the U.S. is to compete in the global economy, it is important to understand factors that facilitate Latino education success.
Luna, N. and Martinez, M. 2013, Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education. 7:1
Preschoolers can distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods: The All 4 Kids Study
This study determined changes in preschoolers' ability to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods and stated food preferences after participation in a nutrition education program.
Sigman-Grant, M., Byington, T., Lindsay, A., Lu, M., Mobley, A., Fitzgerald, N. & Hildebrand, D. 2013, Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 03/2014, Volume 46, Issue 2
A Gender-specific approach to improving substance abuse treatment for women: The Healthy Steps to Freedom (HSF) Program
This study tested the efficacy of a supplemental health and body image curriculum designed for women in substance abuse treatment who report weight concerns called Healthy Steps to Freedom (HSF).
Lindsay, A., Warren, C., Velasquez S., & Lu, M. 2012, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43(1), 61-69.
Weight-related concerns related to drug use for women in substance abuse treatment: Prevalence and relationships with eating pathology.
This study examined two intertwined issues: (1) the prevalence and nature of weight-related concerns related to drug use and (2) whether women who endorse weight-related concerns related to drug use differ from those without weight-related concerns on body dissatisfaction, eating pathology and thin internalization.
Warren, C., Lindsay, A., White, E., Claudat, K., & Velasquez, S. 2012, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 44(5), 494. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2012.08.222
A media effort addressing preschool inactivity through family, community, and Extension collaboration
To improve healthy eating and movement in children, a media project was developed with the help of community partners that promoted dance and play through music. Results indicated that children who participated in the program demonstrated improvement in healthy behaviors (significant at p < .05).
Lindsay, A. 2010, Journal of National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 5 (11).
Community readiness to address Latino school dropout in Clark County
This article documents the assets, needs and community readiness related to addressing the school dropout rate in Clark County. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) faculty conducted interviews with nineteen key stakeholders and informants in Clark County who were connected to the issue of school dropout.
Luna, N. 2009, Border-Lines Journal of the Latino Research Center. 3, 64-109
Lay or Popular Publications
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The hard truth about domestic violence
Intimate partner violence doesn't discriminate. It can happen to anyone. Learn more about its impacts on victims, survivors and the economy, and find local and national resources.
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension and other University programs
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension programs
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Special Publications
Parenting Needs for Parents of Young Children in Southern Nevada
In order to develop new parenting programs or maintain existing programs, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) conducted this comprehensive needs assessment study to identify parenting education needs in southern Nevada.
Kim, Y. 2012, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, Special Publication, SP 12-10
Nevada substance abuse treatment providers – Assessing the needs & characteristics of female clients in recovery. Lindsay, A. & Velasquez, S. 2012, UNCE Special Publication SP-12-09
Marketing Farmers’ Markets: Ideas for Market Vendors & Managers in Nevada
In 1994, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) began tracking the number of farmers’ markets nationwide. At the start there were 1,755 farmers’ markets across the country; in 2008 there were 4,685, an increase of nearly 168 percent (USDA-AMS, 2008).
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Understanding graduation and dropout rate calculations
This publication describes the various ways of calculating high school graduation rates and drop out rates.
Luna, N. 2009, University of Nevada Special Publication. SP-09-03 (11 pages)
Nevada’s health and nutrition needs – Preferred methods of health information delivery. Seymour, K., Spears, K., Lindsay, A., Collins, C., Leontos, C., Sigman-Grant, M., Wilson, M. & Woodson, J. 2009, UNCE Special Publication SP-09-18
A comparison of beliefs and attitudes about body image, eating and weight between incarcerated and non-incarcerated females.
This study looks at behavioral health associated with weight concerns, body image, obesity and eating pathologies. Left untreated these may serve as triggers for relapse. The study observed differences in beliefs and attitudes about body image, eating and weight between incarcerated females and non-incarcerated sample.
Lindsay, A. 2015, UNLV Dissertation