Haire-Joshu D, Brownson RC, Nanney MS, Houston C, Steger-May K, Schechtman K, Auslander W. (2003). Improving Dietary Behavior in African Americans: The Parents As Teachers High 5, Low Fat Program. Preventive Medicine, 36, 684-691.
Parents As Teachers (PAT) High 5 Low Fat Program
|Program Title||Parents As Teachers (PAT) High 5 Low Fat Program|
|Purpose||Designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and promote healthy dietary habits. (2003)|
|Program Focus||Awareness building and Behavior Modification|
|Population Focus||Medically Underserved|
|Age||Young Adults (19-39 years)|
|Race/Ethnicity||Black, not of Hispanic or Latino origin|
|Funded by||NCI (Grant number(s): CA68398)|
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Twelve school districts, already offering Parents As Teachers (PAT) in the St. Louis area were paired, and then within each pair, randomly assigned to the High 5, Low Fat group or a control group. PAT parent educators specifically recruited high-needs families because such designation entitles these families to receive home visits. In addition to scheduling regular PAT home visits, parent educators conducted five home session visits for the express purpose of delivering H5LF intervention materials. These sessions included the following topics: 1) assessing current intake, 2) reading and interpreting nutrition labels, 3) providing shopping tips to purchase the most nutrition for the least cost, 4) learning tips for choosing lower fat foods at fast food restaurants, and 5) modifying recipes to lower fat and increase fruit and vegetable intake. Additionally, H5LF parents received bimonthly newsletters and monthly calendars to modify unhealthy nutrition patterns. Participants were surveyed before and after the intervention.
- H5LF participants increased their fruit and vegetable consumption to 4.8 servings compared with a reduction to 4.5 servings in the control group, a net difference of 0.53 servings.
- Relative to control participants, more H5LF participants reported increasing the frequency with which they performed low-fat and fruit and vegetable eating behaviors.
Kelly CM, Baker EA, Williams D, Nanney MS & Haire-Joshu D. (2004). Organizational Capacity's Effects on the Delivery and Outcomes of Health Education Programs. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 10, 164-170.
Haire-Joshu D, Brownson RC, Schechtman K, Nanney MS, Houston C, Auslander W. (2001). A Community Research Partnership to Improve the Diet of African Americans. American Journal of Health Behavior, 25, 140-146.
Tibbs T, Haire-Joshu D, Schechtman KB, Brownson RC, Nanney MS, Houston C, Auslander W. (2001). The Relationship between Parental Modeling, Eating Patterns, and Dietary Intake among African-American Parents. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 101, 535-541.
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