Intention to Change Nutrition-Related Behaviors in Adult Participants of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education.

Auteur(s) :
Savoie-Roskos MR., Mispireta M., Rankin LL., Neill K., LeBlanc H., Christofferson D.
Date :
Sep, 2014
Source(s) :
J Nutr Educ Behav.. #47:1 p81-85
Adresse :
Kasiska School of Health Professions, Pocatello, ID; Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, UT. Electronic address: Mateja.savoie@usu.edu

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OBJECTIVE
To determine whether participation in selected Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) lessons had an impact on the intent to improve nutrition-related behaviors of participants.

METHODS
A quantitative study using a retrospective post-then-pre design to measure SNAP-Ed outcomes of 203 adult participants after selected nutrition lessons in 14 counties across the state of Utah. After the intervention participants completed a retrospective post-then-pre survey evaluating intent to improve nutrition behaviors related to the SNAP-Ed lessons. Wilcoxon signed rank test with Bonferroni correction and paired t test were used.

RESULTS
Participants reported sometimes engaging in nutrition related behaviors before attending SNAP-Ed lessons and intent to usually engage in these behaviors after attending SNAP-Ed lessons.

CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
This study demonstrated that participation in selected SNAP-Ed lessons was positively related to the intent of participants to improve nutrition-related behaviors.

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