Efficacy of Two Nutrition Education Methods for Older Adults in an Independent Living Community

dc.contributor.author Scheuermann, Kaitlyn
dc.contributor.department Food Science & Human Nutrition
dc.date 2018-02-17T18:53:53.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T04:33:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T04:33:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Older adults are a diverse population with many life experiences. Food is an important part of their lives from cultural and physiological perspectives. As adults age, food and physical activity can promote better health and quality of life. This study took place in an independent living facility. Independent living facility residents live in their own apartments where they cook their own meals and choose their own physical activity. Two methods of nutrition education, in-person and online lessons, were used to discuss key areas of concern for older adults: meal planning, physical activity, protein, and produce consumption. Participants completed interviews to gather perspectives on their community and perceptions of food and nutrition. These results determined topics of interest. Participants also completed the Dietary Screening Tool at the beginning (pre-) and end (post-) of the educational series to assess changes in dietary intake frequency and nutritional risk. Participants were divided into two groups to complete nutrition education in one of the formats. Participants completed post-pre questionnaires to assess self-reported change in familiarity and intention to change. Results were not significant due to a small, non-diverse sample. However, the results suggested a shift toward higher familiarity and likelihood to apply changes.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Nutrition
dc.title Efficacy of Two Nutrition Education Methods for Older Adults in an Independent Living Community
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thesis.degree.discipline Dietetics; Family & Consumer Sciences Education and Studies
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