To understand the relationship of food shopping and preparation of USDA
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) key nutrition
messages have on other key nutrition messages, a quasi-experimental design
was developed using data from Minnesota’s 2012 SNAP-Ed evaluation system.
SNAP-Ed participants attended a series of nutrition education classes delivered
by Extension staff along with schools and community-based organizations
and completed a retrospective evaluation survey. Correlations were used
to assess self-reported changes for the food shopping and preparation key
message. Results found that food shopping and preparation key message was
significantly correlated with other key messages and mediation association of
food shopping and preparation with low-fat calcium-rich foods, limiting added
sugar, food safety and increasing physical activity were also significant. Food
shopping and preparation key message is relevant when discussing other
nutrition concepts and in future program development and research.
Lovett, Kathleen; Hurtado, G Ali; Bain, Jamie; Sherman, Shelley; Katras, Mary Jo.
Assessing Food Shopping and Preparation as a Mediating Factor Associated with Healthy Outcomes.
University of Minnesota Extension.
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