About Eating: An Online Program With Evidence of Increased Food Resource Management Skills for Low-Income Women

Barbara Lohse, Rhonda Belue, Stephanie Smith, Patricia Wamboldt, Leslie Cunningham-Sabo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: Produce and evaluate About Eating (AE), an online program for low-income women aligned with the Satter eating competence model, congruent with best practices for nutrition education of low-income audiences. Methods: Responses from iterative cognitive interviews and online surveys with diverse samples of low-income women informed lesson revisions. The researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of AE with low-income women to determine its impact on dietary behavior and food security. Results: In all, 284 women reviewed at least 1 AE lesson and endorsed it. After AE, women (n = 288) increased in use of food resource management skills (eg, using a budget [. P = .008] and planning meals to include all food groups [. P = .002]). About Eating participants who were food secure had more confidence in managing money for food (. P = .002) and keeping track of food-related purchases (. P = .02) than food-insecure persons. Conclusions and Implications: Mixed-methods research with life stage and geodiverse samples confirmed the usefulness of AE. Food security assessment may enhance interpretation of intervention effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-272.e1
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

Fingerprint

Eating
Food
Food Supply
Budgets
Practice Guidelines
Mental Competency
Meals
Randomized Controlled Trials
Research Personnel
Interviews
Education
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Cite this

Lohse, Barbara ; Belue, Rhonda ; Smith, Stephanie ; Wamboldt, Patricia ; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie. / About Eating : An Online Program With Evidence of Increased Food Resource Management Skills for Low-Income Women. In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2015 ; Vol. 47, No. 3. pp. 265-272.e1.
@article{e39647b1cf9f4084b9b7364a2797a904,
title = "About Eating: An Online Program With Evidence of Increased Food Resource Management Skills for Low-Income Women",
abstract = "Objective: Produce and evaluate About Eating (AE), an online program for low-income women aligned with the Satter eating competence model, congruent with best practices for nutrition education of low-income audiences. Methods: Responses from iterative cognitive interviews and online surveys with diverse samples of low-income women informed lesson revisions. The researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of AE with low-income women to determine its impact on dietary behavior and food security. Results: In all, 284 women reviewed at least 1 AE lesson and endorsed it. After AE, women (n = 288) increased in use of food resource management skills (eg, using a budget [. P = .008] and planning meals to include all food groups [. P = .002]). About Eating participants who were food secure had more confidence in managing money for food (. P = .002) and keeping track of food-related purchases (. P = .02) than food-insecure persons. Conclusions and Implications: Mixed-methods research with life stage and geodiverse samples confirmed the usefulness of AE. Food security assessment may enhance interpretation of intervention effectiveness.",
author = "Barbara Lohse and Rhonda Belue and Stephanie Smith and Patricia Wamboldt and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo",
year = "2015",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jneb.2015.01.006",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "47",
pages = "265--272.e1",
journal = "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior",
issn = "1499-4046",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "3",

}

About Eating : An Online Program With Evidence of Increased Food Resource Management Skills for Low-Income Women. / Lohse, Barbara; Belue, Rhonda; Smith, Stephanie; Wamboldt, Patricia; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie.

In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 47, No. 3, 01.05.2015, p. 265-272.e1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - About Eating

T2 - An Online Program With Evidence of Increased Food Resource Management Skills for Low-Income Women

AU - Lohse, Barbara

AU - Belue, Rhonda

AU - Smith, Stephanie

AU - Wamboldt, Patricia

AU - Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie

PY - 2015/5/1

Y1 - 2015/5/1

N2 - Objective: Produce and evaluate About Eating (AE), an online program for low-income women aligned with the Satter eating competence model, congruent with best practices for nutrition education of low-income audiences. Methods: Responses from iterative cognitive interviews and online surveys with diverse samples of low-income women informed lesson revisions. The researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of AE with low-income women to determine its impact on dietary behavior and food security. Results: In all, 284 women reviewed at least 1 AE lesson and endorsed it. After AE, women (n = 288) increased in use of food resource management skills (eg, using a budget [. P = .008] and planning meals to include all food groups [. P = .002]). About Eating participants who were food secure had more confidence in managing money for food (. P = .002) and keeping track of food-related purchases (. P = .02) than food-insecure persons. Conclusions and Implications: Mixed-methods research with life stage and geodiverse samples confirmed the usefulness of AE. Food security assessment may enhance interpretation of intervention effectiveness.

AB - Objective: Produce and evaluate About Eating (AE), an online program for low-income women aligned with the Satter eating competence model, congruent with best practices for nutrition education of low-income audiences. Methods: Responses from iterative cognitive interviews and online surveys with diverse samples of low-income women informed lesson revisions. The researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of AE with low-income women to determine its impact on dietary behavior and food security. Results: In all, 284 women reviewed at least 1 AE lesson and endorsed it. After AE, women (n = 288) increased in use of food resource management skills (eg, using a budget [. P = .008] and planning meals to include all food groups [. P = .002]). About Eating participants who were food secure had more confidence in managing money for food (. P = .002) and keeping track of food-related purchases (. P = .02) than food-insecure persons. Conclusions and Implications: Mixed-methods research with life stage and geodiverse samples confirmed the usefulness of AE. Food security assessment may enhance interpretation of intervention effectiveness.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84928928379&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84928928379&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.01.006

DO - 10.1016/j.jneb.2015.01.006

M3 - Article

C2 - 25744780

AN - SCOPUS:84928928379

VL - 47

SP - 265-272.e1

JO - Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

JF - Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

SN - 1499-4046

IS - 3

ER -