Nutrition interventions for low-income, elderly women

Cheryl J. Rainey, Katherine L. Cason

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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