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.

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