Guide for Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education

The Guide for Effective Nutrition Interventions and Education (GENIE) is provided for your use by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation with funding support from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. GENIE was designed as a simple, practical, and evidence-based tool to help nutrition education practitioners design high quality and effective programs. Program planners can benefit from GENIE during the designed process to build effective nutrition education programs with a higher likelihood of achieving their outcomes. Program reviewers can also use GENIE to efficiently compare various nutrition education program proposals and inform funding decisions.

We invite you to view these brief video presentations and welcome you to this exciting resource:

² An Introduction to GENIE
² Guide for Effective Nutrition Intervention and Education 
² Message from ConAgra and ConAgra Foods Foundation

GENIE was designed as a self-assessment tool. The results of your assessment will not be shared with anyone and the feedback is intended to help you improve your education programs. A high score is indicative of a high quality program, but does not necessarily indicate that your program may be more likely to receive funding. Keep in mind that while many of GENIE's criteria will apply to your program goals, some may not.

Clicking the I Agree/Start button below takes you directly to the GENIE checklist. If this will be your first time using GENIE, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the tool first before assessing your program. Click on the "How to Use GENIE' tab at the top of the page to access our sample proposals and scoring benchmarks. These tools were designed to help you learn how to effectively rate programs using GENIE. You can also skip directly to GENIE's resources by clicking on the Videos and Resource Kit table at the top of the page. When you're ready to evaluate your program, click on the Home tab to return to this page.