Examples of National Award-Winning Entries

This section contains five examples of NEAFCS Awards & Recognition entries which were judged as National Award Winners in 2008. They are provided as helpful examples for those applying for NEAFCS Awards in the future.


Dean Don Felker Award, 2008 National Winner

Shirley Peterson and Team (CA)

50-word Summary

Addressing what and how teens said they wanted to learn about money, Money Talks increases the financial literacy of teens to help them make fiscally sound decisions. Comprised of fun and interactive teen guides, leader's guides, website, and videos, teens can explore, learn and apply valuable financial life skills.

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Money Talks for Teens website

Early Childhood Child Care Training Award, 2008 National Winner

Karen Benson and Susan Seal (MS)

50-word Summary

In The Reality Classroom, childcare provider training is broadcast live via video conference from a childcare center classroom to county extension sites, increasing provider access to improve the learning environment and the number of literacy activities in the classroom.

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Distance Education Website, Mississippi State University

Food Safety Award, 2008 National Winner

Amy Peterson and Alice Henneman (NE)

50-word Summary

Promoting local foods sold at Farmers' Markets helps add to community economic development and educates about the benefits of fresh and healthy foods. The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmers' Market program materials were made available via the Internet with over 2,500 educators downloading them, to date.

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The Garden Grocery: Food Safety & Selection at the Farmers' Market

Healthy Lifestyles Education Grant, 2008 National Winner

Sarah Francis (WY)

50-word Summary

Utilizing Social Marketing Theory principles, Francis is modifying a heart healthy nutrition curriculum to meet the needs and preferences of residents in Carbon and Albany counties (Wyoming). The original curriculum was created and tested by Francis in North Carolina and resulted in improved morale, self-efficacy, and nutrition practices.

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Communications Awards - Radio, 2008 National Winner

Beth Gaydos (OH)

50-word Summary

This late morning interview broadcast is aired weekly on six sister stations and reaches 100,000 listeners in a multi-county area of southeastern Ohio. Topics apply to a general audience and include practical information or program announcements. This interview featured tips for purchasing, handling, and washing fresh fruits and vegetables safely.

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