Reports and articles for the educator working to promote behavior change with regards to dietary and economic choices.
Behavior ChangeA Chaotic View of Behavior Change: A Quantum Leap for Health Promotion
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Resource takes a look at various dynamics that can affect behavior change.
Reading Across My Pyramid, a nutrition and health education curriculum, increases the health behavior knowledge of lower elementary students
School Nutrition Association. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management.
Report on an evaluation of Reading Across My Pyramid (RAMP), a literacy-promoting nutrition and health education curriculum.
Dietary Assessment of Major Trends in U.S. Food Consumption, 1970-2005
USDA. Economic Research Service.
This report examines major trends in the amount of food available for consumption in the United States between 1970 and 2005. The report also estimates whether Americans are meeting Federal dietary recommendations for each of the major food groups. Findings show that for Americans to meet these recommendations, they would need to substantially lower their intake of added fats, refined grains, and added sugars and sweeteners and increase their consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat milk and milk products. March 2008
Behavior Change Tips for Weight Control
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Nutrition Services.
Quick and easy tips for weight management.
Guide to Behavior Change
DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. Obesity Education Initiative.
Tips on modifying behaviors to promote weight control.
How Stable Are Stages of Change for Nutrition Behaviors in the Netherlands?
Oxford Journals. Department of Health Promotion International.
Resources discusses the Stages of Change model and how it relates to nutrition behavior changes.
Nutrition Behavior Change Among EFNEP Participants Is Higher at Sites That Are Well Managed and Whose Front-Line Nutrition Educators Value the Program
The American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Journal of Nutrition.
Resource describes the effect of educators' value of programs on participants' willingness to change behavior.
The Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program Focuses on the Learner
Journal of Extension Vol 45, Number 2, April 2007
"This study sought to determine how California Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program educators are implementing learner-centered approaches. Learner-centered education requires advanced preparation to implement successfully; educators may need to be more assertive with agencies to achieve results." April 2007