Developing and Assessing Nutrition Education Handouts

The Developing and Assessing Nutrition Education Handouts (DANEH) checklist was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation as part of the Future of Food initiative. The purpose of the DANEH checklist is twofold:

  1. To screen existing nutrition education handouts in order to establish the inclusion/exclusion of important quality components
  2. as a tool to use in developing quality nutrition education handouts. The checklist incorporates 21 constructs identified as quality indicators to be included in nutrition education handouts, based on a literature review.

The constructs are categorized into five main topic areas:

  1. content
  2. behavior focus
  3. cultural sensitivity
  4. written word
  5. organization/readability