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A "contract for change" increases produce consumption in low-income women: a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16256766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study determined whether a "Contract for Change" goal-setting exercise enhanced the effectiveness of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education/Food Stamp Nutrition Education programs to increase produce consumption in low-income (<130% of poverty) women after 4 weeks. Thirty-eight participants were randomized in this three-group parallel arm study: (a) control group participants received life-skills lessons, (b) the education group received the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education/Food Stamp Nutrition Education "Food Guide Pyramid" lessons, and (c) the contract group also received the "Food Guide Pyramid" series and completed a "Contract for Change." It was hypothesized that the contract group would have the greatest increases in advancement toward dietary change and produce consumption. Compared with controls, the contract group significantly moved toward acceptance of vegetable consumption (P < or = .05). Compared with the education group, the contract group significantly increased fruit consumption. Results suggest that nutrition professionals can effectively use goal-setting to assist low-income populations with dietary change.
Karrie Heneman; Amy Block-Joy; Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr; Susan Donohue; Linda Garcia; Anna Martin; Diane Metz; Dorothy Smith; Estella West; Francene M Steinberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-31     Completed Date:  2006-02-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1793-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Diet Surveys
Dietary Services / methods*,  standards
Health Behavior*
Health Promotion / methods,  standards
Nutrition Policy
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Pilot Projects
Self Efficacy

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