Eating, And Nutritional Obits

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The Change to Win program entails an intervention framework that aims to change the nutritional habits [list making, shopping, cooking, and eating] of the target population of South Los Angeles / SPA 6, thus decreasing the risk for being overweight and/or becoming obese. Literature has shown (Große, Daufratshofer, Igel, & Grande, 2012) that reducing the risk of chronic illness, that is a complication of being overweight and obese, is by eating healthy [eating fresh produce and fruit] and engaging in the daily exercise. However, the behavioral change that comes before eating healthy must include education on how to make a list, show to read labels, how to shop, and how to prepare meals in a healthy fashion. By eliminating these two…show more content…
Those in California, are primarily the largest demographic and as stated above live where there are food deserts, rely on food assistance programs, leaving to eat fast food. For those that are acculturating, thus eating the American way; foods that are packaged and of convenience, and that are made up of fat, salt, and sugar, find their health status to have poor outcomes. Additionally, acculturation includes more than just eating differently, it includes in a shift in “attitudes, values, customs, beliefs, and behaviors” (Pérez-Escamilla, 2009). Lastly, another study, whose hypothesis was that food insecurity could be predicted by English language proficiency did not prove to be true, rather it was directly related to acculturation. The longer or more American the immigrant family becomes, comes a preference for the English language, which correlated with household insecurities. Because of these complexities, it is pertinent that these most vulnerable groups and their traits of acculturation be known. The health belief model is a best practice model for nutrition education because it is used so often to reveal what the barriers are to behavioral change (Mohebi et al., 2013) See Diagram #1. One example where HBM was used with a minority population, included acculturation and its relationship with Diabetes and Mexican-Americans (Bereolos, 2007). It was found that the perceived severity played a part in the participants’ perception,

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