Eat for Life
|Program Title||Eat for Life|
|Purpose||Community-based program designed to promote healthy dietary habits. (2001)|
|Program Focus||Behavior Modification|
|Population Focus||Faith-based Groups|
|Age||Adults (40-65 years), Older Adults (65+ years), Young Adults (19-39 years)|
|Race/Ethnicity||Black, not of Hispanic or Latino origin|
|Setting||Religious establishments, Rural, Suburban, Urban/Inner City|
|Funded by||NCI (Grant number(s): CA69668)|
About the Study
Fourteen African American churches in the Atlanta metropolitan area were matched on socioeconomic status and size, and randomly assigned to: 1) a comparison group that received standard nutrition education materials; 2) an Eat for Life group that received one telephone cue call; or 3) an Eat for Life group that received one cue call and three counseling calls. The additional three telephone counseling calls employed motivational interviewing techniques to alter fruit and vegetable consumption. The first call in both Eat for Life groups served as a cue to use intervention materials. All Eat for Life participants received the videotape and cookbook.
- Participants who received the Eat for Life program with the motivational interviewing calls consumed more fruits and vegetables than those without the calls and those in the comparison group.
Resnicow K, Jackson A, Wang T, Dudley W, De AK, McCarty F, Dudley WN, Baranowski T. (2001). A Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake through Black Churches: Results of the Eat for Life Trial. American Journal of Public Health, 91, 1686-1693.
Resnicow K, Coleman-Wallace D, Jackson A, DiGirolamo A, Odom E, Wang T, Dudley W, Davis M, Baranowski T. (2000). Dietary Change through Black Churches: Baseline Results and Program Description of the Eat for Life Trial. Journal of Cancer Education, 15, 156-163.
Resnicow K, Odom E, Wang T, Dudley WN, Mitchell, D, Vaughan R, Jackson A, Baranowski T. (2000). Validation of Three Food Frequency Questionnaires and 24-hour Recalls with Serum Carotenoids Levels in a Sample of African-American Adults. American Journal of Epidemiology, 152(11), 1072-1080.