2016 Program Impact at a Glance
- Nearly 95 percent of professionals who work with parents and families improved their skills.
- Parents reported significant improvement across seven categories of parenting skills.
- After taking a Parents Forever™ class, 98 percent of parents said they were likely to adjust their parenting practices to better meet their children’s needs.
- Divorcing and unmarried parents improved their coparenting relationships in ways that are known to be effective in supporting positive child outcomes.
- 484 health and nutrition professionals, organizations, and policy makers took action to promote food literacy, active living, and healthy food access. Actions included organizational culture changes and adoption of practices and policies.
- Almost 60 percent of program participants used research-based information from Extension to improve their intake of healthy foods and engagement in physical activity.
- 10 ongoing research projects continued to support families, children, and youth in increasing their understanding of healthy food choices.