Grocery store tours are a popular and cost-effective nutrition education intervention for individuals interested in learning more about heart health and also for clients at risk of CHD and other chronic diseases. These tours seem to be effective in increasing knowledge and in promoting intention to make dietary change, but more research is needed to see if they lead to measurable and sustained dietary improvement for individuals. Practitioners with group facilitation skills and relevant nutritional knowledge could successfully run these tours, and as such, should consider the use of these tours as an alternative to conventional methods of nutrition education. This may be particularly effective in situations where existing resources are stretched to meet increasing demands.
|Translated title of the contribution||Prevent It: Using Grocery Store Tours as an Educational Tool to Promote Heart Health|
|Pages (from-to)||15 - 20|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2007|