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The effect of Food Stamp Nutrition Education on the food insecurity of low-income women participants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19411049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of Food Stamp Nutrition Education (FSNE) in Indiana on participants' food insecurity and food insufficiency.
DESIGN: A single-blind randomized design. A randomized experimental group completed 5 FSNE lessons as an intervention between a pre- and posttest, whereas a control group completed a pre- and posttest without FSNE intervention.
SETTING: Client homes and community locations in 24 Indiana counties.
PARTICIPANTS: Female head-of-household participants >or= 18 years old; n = 219.
INTERVENTION: FSNE lessons targeting food insecurity and nutrition.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Dependent variables food insecurity and food insufficiency were quantified with the 6-item United States Household Food Security Scale and United States Department of Agriculture Food Insufficiency Question, respectively. The independent variable was the randomly assigned treatment group.
ANALYSIS: Participants' characteristics were compared with chi-square analysis. Analyses of covariance models were constructed to find the effect of treatment group on food insecurity and food insufficiency. Significance indicated at P <or= .05.
RESULTS: Food insecurity and food insufficiency in the experimental group compared with the control group were significantly improved (P = .03, P = .04, respectively).
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: FSNE was successful in improving participants' food insecurity and food insufficiency, indicating nutrition education is an appropriate intervention for food insecurity.
Heather A Eicher-Miller; April C Mason; Angela R Abbott; George P McCabe; Carol J Boushey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-07-22     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Consumer and Family Sciences Extension, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Food Services*
Food Supply / statistics & numerical data*
Middle Aged
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Public Assistance*
Single-Blind Method
Women / education*,  psychology*
Young Adult

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