Behavior Checklist Validation

Garry Auld, Professor & Susan Baker, Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University; Karen Barale, Associate Professor and State EFNEP Program Leader, Washington State University Extension

NC2169, the multi-state Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) research project looking at EFNEP evaluations, is coordinating with several EFNEP volunteer committees to develop a new Behavior Checklist Questionnaire (BCL).  Since the BCL is used by all EFNEP programs as well as many SNAP-Ed programs, the timely development of a new, validated tool is critical to building the evidence base for both EFNEP and SNAP-Ed.  The RNECE-West will work in conjunction with NC2169 and the EFNEP Behavior Checklist Committees to finalize the validation (including reliability and construct validity testing) on the newly developed questions for the nutrition domain.


  • Start date – previous work has been underway for 3 years
  • Target completion date – September 2016