Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Reducing Screen Time
Intervention Type: Direct Education
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Community (Live)
Target Audience: Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women, Parents/Mothers/Fathers, Adults, Older Adults
- Interactive learning activity: aim is to convey the main nutrition concepts in a fun, interactive manner.
- Interactive sharing among participants: aim is to build an intra-class sense of community and accountability.
- Guided PA: aim is to demonstrate easily replicated physical activities that can be done at home with a minimum of equipment thereby increasing total daily minutes of PA.
- Cooking demonstration and recipe tasting: aim is to impact the number of times a week participants choose to cook and eat at home thereby improving nutrient intake and potentially reducing caloric intake.
- Goal setting: aim is to harness the potential of personal goal setting in encouraging positive behavior change around food tracking, physical activity, and intake of sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Food and/or PA tracking homework: aim is to provide tools and structure around moving toward long-term behavior change and meeting goals.
Additional details on FTBU can be found in the following: Stotz, S. A., Sanville, L., Cotwright, C., Reed, R., Habibi, M., Lee, J. S. (2019). Development of a healthful weight management nutrition education curriculum for low-income adults. J Extension (In Press).
Evidence-based Approach: Research-tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Individual||ST1, ST2, ST3||MT1, MT2, MT3|
|Sectors of Influence|
- ST1n: 50.7% reported improved confidence to choose foods/beverages with less sugar
- ST2a: 60.8% reported improved confidence to choose healthy foods for family
- ST3a: 66.9% reported improved confidence to be physically active for 30 minutes on most days of the week
- MT1c: % meeting guideline for eating fruit significantly increased from 26.5% to 38.3%
- MT1d: % meeting guideline for eating vegetables significantly increased from 40.4% to 54.2%
- MT1g: % meeting guideline for drinking water significantly increased from 50.6% to 60.9%
- MT1h: % meeting guideline for drinking sugar-sweetened beverages significantly increased from 36.6% to 43.0%
- MT2a: % meeting guideline for choosing healthy foods for my family on a budget significantly increased from 55.7% to 64.7%
- MT2b: % meeting guideline for comparing labels significantly increased from 32.8% to 43.2%
- MT3c: % meeting guideline for strength building significantly increased from 32.9% to 56.8%
- Formative tools, including focus group and in-depth interview guides
- Participant surveys with measures adopted from the nationally representative surveys and validated measures recommended by the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework
- Class observation tool used for process evaluation and focusing on seven key domains: class organization, lessons, recipe demonstration, diet recall data collection, general data collection, class sharing, and physical activity.
Jung Sun Lee, PhD, RDN