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Nutrition Interventions for Low-income, Elderly Women

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Abstract:

Objective: To help low-income, older South Carolinian women bring their food choices and nutritional practices in closer alignment with broadly accepted recommendations for healthful eating. Methods: Included the creation of an infrastructure of collaborators to examine existing data, develop research questions, and collect and analyze focus group data. Results: Include identification of socioenvironmental, personal, and behavioral factors affecting the nutritional health of elderly women used in the development of nutrition education modules and messages to be delivered through lay educators and videos. Conclusion: Effective nutrition interventions involving low-income, elderly women must use an ecological approach including behavioral and organizational change.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.25.3.11

Affiliations: 1: Department of Public Health Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 2: Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Publication date: May 1, 2001

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  • The American Journal of Health Behavior seeks to improve the quality of life through multidisciplinary health efforts in fostering a better understanding of the multidimensional nature of both individuals and social systems as they relate to health behaviors.

    The Journal aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of personal attributes, personality characteristics, behavior patterns, social structure, and processes on health maintenance, health restoration, and health improvement; to disseminate knowledge of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches to designing and implementing effective health programs; and to showcase health behavior analysis skills that have been proven to affect health improvement and recovery.

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