Chapter_15_Designing_Community_Interventions

Chapter_15_Designing_Community_Interventions - Chapter 15:...

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Chapter 15: Designing Community Nutrition Interventions Gather information about the  target  population. Influence the target population’s  behavior.
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Intervention An intervention is a health promotion  activity armed at changing the behavior  of a target population.
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Intervention Strategy Program directed toward one or more  target groups (p. 477) Individual Community System
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Factors to consider when designing community nutrition interventions Food supply and food availability Income and food prices Socio-cultural factors Food preferences, cognitions, and  attitudes Health beliefs and practices
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Food supply and food availability Food choices are influenced by the types  and amount of food available
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Income and food prices The poor spend a greater proportion of  their income on food purchases.
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Socio-cultural factors Social group influence Family** (most important) Friends Work group Cultural influence Religiosity or devoutness to religious  beliefs
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Food preferences, cognitions, and attitudes Preferences  are likings for certain tastes  and foods. Cognitions  are what we think - the  “knowledge and awareness that we have  of our environment and the judgments  we make related to it.” Attitudes  are the “positive or negative  evaluations of performing a behavior.”
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Health beliefs and practices Health beliefs and practices influence  food choices.
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