Title

DVD multimedia nutrition education curriculum for self-study

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Utah Affiliate Family Consumer Science

Volume

11

Issue

1

Publication Date

1-1-2010

First Page

34

Last Page

46

Abstract

The State of Utah has one of the highest food insecurity rates in the nation. It is ranked in the top 4% in the nation of being food insecure and 34% of the state is considered low-income, defined as at or below 185% of poverty level (LeBlanc, Christofferson, & Christensen, 2008). These trends place Utah’s low-income population at increased risk of obesity and chronic disease. The Center of Hunger and Poverty reported a high rate of obesity among low-income individuals, with hunger, poverty, and obesity frequently occurring at the same time (USDA, 2009). With limited income, quantity is often more important than quality of food. Lower cost coupled with increased quantity foods usually equals foods that are higher in calories, fats, and sugars (Food Research and Action Center, 2006).

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