Lunch4TotsGroup 1: Elizabeth Griffin, Katy Hamlin, Donna Javellana,Liyana Abdul Kadir, Judy Mendel
Background Concept: A texting program focusing on the importance and  practice of packing healthy, well-balanced lunches ...
Objectives Behavioral Objective: Increase the number of fruits,  vegetables and whole grains parents pack for their 2 – 5...
Communication Objectives Basedon the Health Belief Model Perceived Benefits: By the midpoint of the study, 100% of  paren...
Communication Objectives Basedon the Health Belief Model Self-Efficacy: By the end of the texting campaign, 75% of  paren...
Lunch4Tots Text MessagingProgram Recruited 7 mothers   Eligibility criteria:     Have children between the ages of two ...
Message & Construct ExamplesMessage                                                   HBM ConstructLunch4Tots: Make meal p...
Participants 6 out of 7 participants completed the pre/post test Average age: 37.8 years Race:   33.3% white (2 partic...
Results  What are the recommended daily servings of fruits for toddlers?               Pre-test:                        Po...
Results  Which of the following foods listed below is a good source of protein for your                                   ...
Results             I am confident that my toddler’s diet meets the                recommended daily nutritional standards...
Results     I am confident in my ability to utilize time management skills            in order to pack a healthy lunch for...
What did moms think? How often did you use a Lunch4Tots tip to help you pack a lunch?   Sometimes – 83.3% (5 participant...
Recommendations from Moms What would you like to see improved?   Shorten URLs – links hard to read on smart phone   Adj...
SAM Evaluation  Fry Graph and Reading Grade Level  • Nine sets of 100 words in Lunch4Tots  • Average # of sentences = 11.9...
SAM Areas For Improvement Consider including a summary or review of messages Provide more context before message   SMS ...
Considerations for Future & App Design graphic sections of Lunch4Tots with SAM evaluation  in mind     Cover graphics sh...
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  1. 1. Lunch4TotsGroup 1: Elizabeth Griffin, Katy Hamlin, Donna Javellana,Liyana Abdul Kadir, Judy Mendel
  2. 2. Background Concept: A texting program focusing on the importance and practice of packing healthy, well-balanced lunches and snacks for toddlers. Target Population: Parents of toddlers, age 2 – 5, who attend a daycare/preschool/pre-K that requires parents to provide packed lunches in the greater D.C. metropolitan area.
  3. 3. Objectives Behavioral Objective: Increase the number of fruits, vegetables and whole grains parents pack for their 2 – 5 year olds lunches/snacks over the course of 2 weeks by 40%. Health Objective: To increase by 50% the percent of toddlers within the program who achieve the recommended daily nutritional standards for their age group, as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  4. 4. Communication Objectives Basedon the Health Belief Model Perceived Benefits: By the midpoint of the study, 100% of parents will be aware of the health benefits of packing a healthy home-made lunch for their toddler. Perceived Barriers: By the midpoint of the study, 100% of parents will be aware of time management tips to prepare healthy meals. Perceived Severity: By the end of the first week of the campaign, 80% of parents will be aware of the serious consequences poor nutrition can have on a developing toddler.
  5. 5. Communication Objectives Basedon the Health Belief Model Self-Efficacy: By the end of the texting campaign, 75% of parent participants will feel confident in their ability to pack healthy lunches. Cues to Action: By the end of the texting campaign, 50% of parent participants will use a text tip to help pack a healthy lunch for their toddler.
  6. 6. Lunch4Tots Text MessagingProgram Recruited 7 mothers  Eligibility criteria:  Have children between the ages of two and five years  Reside in the D.C. metro area  Have a toddler attending a daycare or preschool that requires them to bring a packed lunch each day Pre-test administered Two week text messaging pilot program ~2 text messages sent/day Post-test administered at end of pilot program
  7. 7. Message & Construct ExamplesMessage HBM ConstructLunch4Tots: Make meal planning easy. Create Perceived Barriersa grocery list for the whole week.Lunch4Tots: Challenge your little ones to follow the Perceived Benefitsrainbow! Pack colorful fruits and veggies, they willget a healthy boost of vitamins and minerals.Lunch4Tots: Try making tiny tea sandwiches on Cue to Actionwhole grain bread. Cucumber and low-fat creamcheese or egg salad are yummy fillings.Lunch4Tots: An interactive lunch-packing activity! Self EfficacyHelp your tots make trail mix with their favorite driedfruit and whole grain cereal.
  8. 8. Participants 6 out of 7 participants completed the pre/post test Average age: 37.8 years Race:  33.3% white (2 participants)  33.3% Asian American (2 participants)  16.7% Did not specify (1 participant)  16.7% Latina (1 participant) Number of toddlers in household  83.3% with 1 toddler (5 participants)  16.7% with 2 toddlers (1 participant)
  9. 9. Results What are the recommended daily servings of fruits for toddlers? Pre-test: Post-test:¼ cup ¼ cup – 16.7% (1 participant)½ cup ½ cup – 16.7% (1 participant)1cup – 83.3% (5 participants) 1 cup – 50.0% (3 participants)3 cups - 16.7% (1 participant) 3 cups – 16.7% (1 participant) What are the recommended daily servings of vegetables for toddlers?¼ cup ¼ cup – 16.7% (1 participant)½ cup – 16.7% (1 participant) ½ cup – 16.7% (1 participant)1cup – 33.3% (2 participants) 1 cup – 50.0% (3 participants)3 cups - 50.0% (3 participants) 3 cups – 16.7% (1 participant)
  10. 10. Results Which of the following foods listed below is a good source of protein for your toddler?Hummus Hummus - 16.7% (1 participant)Eggs EggsChicken ChickenTuna TunaAll of the above - 100% (6 participants) All of the above - 83.3% (5 participants) Which of the following represents the LEAST healthy option for your toddlers lunch?Pita pockets Pita pocketsWheat bread – 16.7% (1 participant) Wheat breadWhite Bread – 66.7% (4 participants) White Bread – 83.3% (5 participants)English muffins – 16.7% (1 participant) English muffins – 16.7% (1 participant) Which beverage item has the most nutritional value for your toddler?Skim Milk – 100% (6 participants) Skim Milk – 100% (6 participants)Fruit flavored juice Fruit flavored juicePowdered drink mix (sugar added) Powdered drink mix (sugar added)Soda Soda
  11. 11. Results I am confident that my toddler’s diet meets the recommended daily nutritional standards. Pre-test: Post-test:Strongly Agree – 16.7% (1 participant) Strongly Agree – 16.7% (1 participant)Agree Agree – 33.3% (2 participants)Neutral – 16.7% (1 participant) Neutral – 33.3% (2 participants)Disagree – 66.7% (4 participants) Disagree – 16.7% (1 participant)Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree I am satisfied with the lunches I pack for my toddler.Strongly Agree Strongly Agree – 16.7% (1 participant)Agree – 20% (1 participant) Agree – 66.7% (4 participants)Neutral – 20% (1 participant) Neutral – 16.7% (1 participant)Disagree – 60% (3 participants) DisagreeStrongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
  12. 12. Results I am confident in my ability to utilize time management skills in order to pack a healthy lunch for my toddler. Pre-test: Post-test:Strongly Agree – 16.7% (1 participant) Strongly AgreeAgree –16.7% (1 participant) Agree – 66.7% (4 participants)Neutral – 33.3% (2 participants) Neutral –16.7% (1 participant)Disagree – 33.3% (2 participants) Disagree –16.7% (1 participant)Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree Text messages help me remember to pack a healthy lunch for my toddler.Strongly Agree Strongly AgreeAgree Agree – 50% (3 participants)Neutral – 100% (6 participants) Neutral – 16.7% (1 participant)Disagree Disagree – 33.3% (2 participants)Strongly Disagree Strongly Disagree
  13. 13. What did moms think? How often did you use a Lunch4Tots tip to help you pack a lunch?  Sometimes – 83.3% (5 participants) What did you like about the Lunch4Tots text messaging program?  I like the concise information.  It was encouraging.  Creative tips for lunch-packing (i.e ants on a log) Would you recommend Lunch4Tots to a friend/family member?  Yes – 50% (3 participants)  Maybe – 16.7% (1 participant)  No – 33.3% (2 participants)
  14. 14. Recommendations from Moms What would you like to see improved?  Shorten URLs – links hard to read on smart phone  Adjust timing and frequency of text messages  Send tips via e-mail  Link to user-friendly (less text heavy) websites  Provide more specific lists of options to pack
  15. 15. SAM Evaluation Fry Graph and Reading Grade Level • Nine sets of 100 words in Lunch4Tots • Average # of sentences = 11.9 • Average # of syllables = 134.6 • 4th Grade Reading Level = Superior
  16. 16. SAM Areas For Improvement Consider including a summary or review of messages Provide more context before message  SMS limits Improve and incorporate layout factors  Visual cuing devices  Consistent sequence of information Match to cultural logic, language, experience (LLE)  Foods rarely eaten or unavailable Cultural images and examples  Cultural images and foods presented in positive way
  17. 17. Considerations for Future & App Design graphic sections of Lunch4Tots with SAM evaluation in mind  Cover graphics show purpose  Type of graphics  Relevance of illustrations  List, tables, etc. explained  Captions used for graphics Recalculate SAM score to incorporate changes in program
  18. 18. Questions?

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