Date of Award
Master of Science
Objective: To evaluate awareness of local nutrition programs in Memphis, TN in low socioeconomic status populations.Design: This study is a cross sectional survey design evaluating the knowledge of nutrition education resources available for low socioeconomic (SES) groups with high nutrition related health risks.Participants:66 participants recruited at a local grocery store met low SES eligibility criteria.Results: Overweight and obesity prevalence in the sample population matched national and state averages. 60% of the participants surveyed were aware of the Hope and Healing Center in general, however, there was little awareness (40%) of the nutrition education programs that they provide. 67% of the participants reported that they had no access to internet in their home. Conclusions:Memphis' low SES population showed to be at national averages for overweight and obesity and a low awareness of health resources available can put this population at a disadvantage for making nutrition and health changes.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Haller, Josephine Marie, "Assessing Awareness of Local Nutrition Education Programs Among Memphis Low Socioeconomic Adults" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 134.