North Central Region Logic Model


  • NIFA/FNS Funding for WRNECE
  • Associate Directors for Communications and Implementations
  • Director
  • Evaluation Consultation Group
  • Associate Director for Center Assessment
  • Grantees
  • Database development
  • Compenium development
  • Director and Associate Director for Communications
  • Director and staff



  • Build partnerships and address challenges and opportunities
  • Establish and maintain information networks
  • Develop signature low-income nutrition education/obesity prevention research programs and foster their sustainability
  • Review and evaluate impacts of low-income nutrition education/obesity prevention research programs and foster their sustainability
  • Work collaberatively with the National Coordination Center
  • Manage resources effectively


  • North Central Research and implementing partners
  • Directors
  • Steering Committee
  • Affiliates
  • Evaluation Consultation Group
  • Director
  • Associate Director for Center Assessment
  • Evaluation Consultation Group
  • Grantees
  • Associtate Directors for Implementation, Communication, and Center Assessment
  • Affilitates
  • Director
  • Associate Director for Communications
  • Steering Committee
  • Director
  • Grantees
  • Staff


SHORT TERM - Knowledge Change

  • Generate new knowledge
  • Adapt existing knowledge to new nutrition education situations
  • Engage broadest possible scientific, Extension, health, and other communities in challenges faced to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors in low-income environments
  • Produce web-based, other digital, and traditional media information that allows communication among the scientific community and among the research, teaching, Extension and outreach communities, stakeholders and consumers
  • Provide original material for eXtension CoPs

MEDIUM TERM - Action Change

  • Increased coordination of research, education, Extension and outreach efforts
  • Enhanced responsiveness to critical priorities for improving nutrition and physical health behaviors among vulnerable populations
  • New and more stakeholders applying evidence-based practice
  • New best-practices used in low-income nutrition education/obesity prevention programs
  • Regional and national trans-disciplinary focus on improving programs through applying evidence-based practices
  • Networks that impove the flow of information among researchers, program implementers, key stakeholders and decision makers

LONG TERM - Condition Change

  • Improved cost benefit analyses of low-income nutrition education
  • Increased environmental supports that facilitate improved behaviors
  • Adoption of sustainability evidence-based practices
  • Improved nutrition and physical health condition among vulnerable populations
  • Improved food security
  • Innovation in hunger through food security practices with vulnerable populations
  • Increased synergy and collaboration among sectors of the population that contributes to feeding and educating low-income individuals and families
  • Abundant supply of safe, affordable and high-quality foods for consumers