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Food Cent$--implementing and evaluating a nutrition education project focusing on value for money.
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PMID:  9659779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Food Cent$ Project aimed to show low income earners a new way to allocate their food budget to obtain value for money and balance their diet. It also created an infrastructure for program delivery. Strategies included a recommended spending model, resources that addressed barriers to healthy eating, together with group activities to enhance knowledge and skills. Community volunteers, known as Food Cent$ Advisers, were trained to deliver the project by conducting budget and cooking sessions for people in their social networks. In 1992, the Food Cent$ Project was piloted in the Great Southern Health Region of Western Australia. It successfully reached its target group of low income earners who were identified as those holding Health Care Cards. Health Care Cards were held by 37% of the 150 trained advisers and 52% of the 373 people who attended the budget and cooking sessions. Evaluation results demonstrated positive changes in self-reported dietary, cooking and shopping behaviours.
R M Foley; C M Pollard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of public health     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1326-0200     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Public Health     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-12     Completed Date:  1998-08-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9611095     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Public Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-501     Citation Subset:  IM    
Southern Public Health Unit, Western Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Feeding Behavior
Food / economics*
Food Habits*
Health Education / organization & administration*
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Pilot Projects
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Rural Population
Socioeconomic Factors

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