Improving the Diet of Low-Income Families
Improving the Diet of Low-Income Families Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Low-income families face multiple challenges related to eating healthfully, including the relatively high cost of healthy foods, the lack of healthful choices in urban neighborhoods, and limited knowledge on how to prepare nutritious meals. Family-focused interventions can help overcome such barriers and promote healthy diets among low-income populations.
The featured Innovations describe two hospital-based programs— one that enhanced access to healthy foods and another that provided support to parents— aimed at improving the diet and overall health of low-income families.
The featured QualityTools provide information and tools for families, educators, and community leaders related to nutrition and the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity.
- Group Sessions and Automated Phone Counseling Help Overweight Children in Low-Income Families Improve Health-Related Behaviors, Quality of Life, and Body Mass Index
- Hospital Enhances Access to Healthy Food Through Onsite Pantry and Cooking Classes, Leading to Better Diet and Health for Low-Income Families
Also in This Issue:
- Multifaceted Program Helps Pediatricians Screen for Maternal Depression and Assess Infant Crying and Toilet Training, Enhancing Their Ability To Prevent, Identify, and Address Cases of Potential Child Abuse
- Health Plan and Psychiatric Hospitals Reduce Readmissions by Reviewing Data and Developing Strategies to Improve Postdischarge Care