Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

181

Date

2010

Date of Award

12-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Clinical Nutrition

Committee Chair

Ruth Williams

Committee Member

Michelle Stockton

Committee Member

Robin Roach

Abstract

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.

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Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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