Supervisory Training - K-State College of Human Ecology

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FNP Supervisory Training

FY 2009


October Area meeting 2008

Logo to be put on
all

FNP materials,
incentives and
equipment

Remember in your community
--


NAs and PAs represent KSRE.






KSRE’s reputation with our collaborating
agencies and clients is often resting on
them!

It’s up to the supervising agent to make sure an
assistant has the training she needs.



Provide:


Orientation to



-
KSRE
and your




-
County Extension office




Show her a copy of


KSRE

Risk

Management Manual




(on
-
line)

Brief her on your county’s requirements for
handling risk.

http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/misc
2
/riskmgmt.pdf)


Have your assistant familiarize herself
with FNP’s web manual:


http://intranet.oznet.ksu.edu/fnp




-
regulations




-
resources




-
reporting forms

Spend time with her to



make sure she really understands all



the resources at her finger tips!


Including Dept of Human Nutrition’s
website:

http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/humannutrition/




Human Nutrition Extension Publications


HN Extension Publications

(information and order
forms for many of our publications)


Nutrition News
*
(
hot topics)


Dining on a Dime

(bi
-
monthly newsletter)


Fruits and Vegetables....Good for You

(semi
-
annual newsletter)


Approved Supplementary Materials on FNP site


Streaming training video

Loving Your Family


Nutrition News*

Hot Topics


Update on the Fructose Controversy




Baby Milk Recommendations Changed
when Overweight a Risk




More Bad News about Trans Fats



Facts and Functions of Prebiotics
….




During the first few weeks
--


Arrange for your assistant to travel to
Manhattan to meet with FNP staff to
learn about




-
program resources





(graphic materials, etc)




-
recordkeeping




-
evaluation


Arrange for your assistant to shadow an
experienced assistant (or agent) who
works in a similar program.

A gradual transition is best:


1
. Have your assistant
observe

you


teach
a FNP class for a few times.




2
.Have her
help

you prepare for the

class.

Then…


3
.
Team
-
teach, gradually turning the

classes
over to her.

Remember
--


Her job is
not

to write curriculum or
newsletters.



Her job is to be
out there

educating!!


Encourage her to publicize classes to the
community agency representatives who
can promote her programming.


Always…


Put


Encourage her to publicize classes to the
community agency representatives who
can promote her programming.



Always…


Put the FNP logo on materials for



Grocery stores, convenience stores, Food

Assistance offices, WIC, food pantries, etc

Give her a copy of the FNP reference:

ADA Complete Food and Nutrition Guide.



--
Assign relevant readings that support her
programming.

--
Schedule regular time to talk with her
about her FNP work (weekly, if possible).







Important Supervisory activities:


--
Talk with her about what she going to teach.



--
Have her talk over with you the teaching methods she
plans to use. (ppt should be used sparingly; interactivity
is best).



--
Observe her class from time to time. Check facts and
methodology.


--
Do performance reviews, pointing out the good and the
“improvables.”


….. intranet.oznet.ksu.edu/fnp/hiring/pgmassisteval.pdf



https://

As a supplement, you may want your
assistant to complete the
optional

on
-
line
nutrition curriculum at:



EatingSmart Nutrition Curriculum

http://www.lsuagcenter.com


When working with FNP audiences your
assistant should:



-
Avoid stereotyping her clients.




-
Learn about their cultural







background.




-
Incorporate some of their preferred




foods and/or beliefs to make class




relevant.



She should…


Offer her program in convenient and
comfortable locations for the clients.



If
possible, provide volunteer childcare*


(
Not

matchable)*.


Remind her that her clients:



-
May not have done well in school




-
May not be comfortable in




“classroom
-
type”settings




-
May have low self
-
esteem.




-
May be timid about trying new







things for fear of failure.





Consequently, she should…


-
Avoid school
-
like atmosphere for adult
learners.


-
Keep learning participatory and informal.

*
Incorporate examples of
learners

experiences where possible.

*
Encourage but don’t force participation.

Use partners or small group discussion to
reduce stress .

Sometimes…


-
Having “partners” open up to each other
rather than to the assistant, may lower stress
level and open communication.



-
Playing a little music in the background helps
in getting people to talk with each other.

There may be an occasion when your
PA/NA will need to address clients’
expressed concerns, rather than the
planned program.



*
A

Good reason for her to be familiar

with the
ADA Complete Food and

Nutrition Guide

Depending on the length of session, she
should



-
Avoid overwhelming clients by



minimizing

the number of main ideas.





-
Sometimes only
one or
two idea is


enough!







She should…



Offer positive feedback to clients




-
but make sure it is sincere.




Dress in an appropriate manner.




-
not too formal or informal.


(K
-
State shirts are always good)


Your assistant should ...


-
Be an “active” listener.


-
Concentrate on what the client is saying.


-
Make sure clients feel their contribution are valued.


-
Use non
-
verbal, as well as verbal feedback like
nodding, smiling, etc.

She should…


Ask open
-
ended questions like….



“Tell me about…”



This is more effective than asking


questions that solicit yes or no answers.

She should…


-
Use correct grammar, but still use a
vocabulary that is familiar to the clients.



-
When using visuals make sure they are



-
realistic



-
colorful (if possible)



Games with nutrition messages are often
enjoyed by
all

ages, not just children


Incentives and factsheets can reinforce


the nutrition messages from her class


Always provide some information that is
immediately

useful.

When choosing materials for clients…

your assistant should (if possible)…



-
Select visuals that reflect the

racial/ethnic identity of the majority of the

group.



-
Select materials that are simple and easy

to read.



(Words should read across the page, not


up and down).


Supplementary…


Talk with your assistant about some of
the hidden rules of people who live in
poverty (pg 42
-
43 in Ruby Payne’s
Framework for

Understanding Poverty
.


For those living poverty, often:



The present is most important. Decisions
made for the moment based on feelings
or survival.



Driving forces: survival, relationships,
entertainment


Whereas for those in the middle class:


Future is most important. Decisions are
made against future ramifications.


Driving forces: Work, achievement.


Have your assistant hand out Food
Assistance brochures to
all

adult
classes.



(USDA requirement)

Have her administer evaluation surveys to
all

classes.



Exception: when there is a group too

large to be practical.

Your match time is going, in large part, to
the supervision of a PA or NA.


Let’s provide the best nutrition education
possible for our Food Assistance clients!!


October 2008