Look at other notes from community needs assessment, straighten this up
Do I need this?
Do I need this?
Do I need this?
“ VIVIENDO MEJOR”: APRENDER, PRACTICAR Y COMPARTIR IDEAS PARA ‘VIVIR MEJOR’. “LIVING BETTER”: LEARNING, PRACTICING AND SHARING WAYS TO ‘LIVE BETTER’. AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR HISPANIC IMMIGRANTS IN GREENWOOD, SC NUTRITN 572 : Nutrition Education Project Implementation & Evaluation Prepared by Lynsey Bock Online MPH in Nutrition Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Greenwood County, SC Source: http://geology.com/county-map/south-carolina-county-map.gif
Results of Community Needs Assessment of Hispanic Immigrants in Greenwood, SC, October 2011
Greenwood County, SC
obesity rate of 33% (County Health Rankings, 2011)
higher than average rates of poverty and unemployment (Your Food Environment Atlas, 2010)
lower than average income levels and persons meeting guidelines for recommended physical activity (USDA Agricultural Research Center, 2009).
Hispanic immigrants in Greenwood
greater obesity risk due to other factors that contribute to poor health and disproportionately affect Hispanics (Lopez-Quintero et al., 2009): low socioeconomic status, lack of education, inability to readily access healthcare and public resources, etc.
no public transportation to healthful grocery stores (Your Food Environment Atlas, 2010)
little to no knowledge about local community gardens (Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods, 2011)
inconvenience of Farmers’ Markets or produce stands (Your Food Environment Atlas, 2010)
few consistent and dependable primary care options (due to immigrant status)
lack of access to some entitlement programs (due to immigrant status)
“ Despite the obvious necessity for intervention, there are no programs in Greenwood County to address the issue of obesity among the Hispanic immigrant population . Programming is needed to educate, counsel and support those who are obese or at risk of being obese.”
Statement of the Nutritional Problem, Community Needs Assessment of Hispanic Immigrants in
Barriers to preventing or reversing obesity among Hispanic immigrants in Greenwood
This educational program will equip participants with the knowledge to identify local health and community resources, to associate diet and lifestyle to weight and overall health, and also to recognize the affects of acculturation within their population — both positive and negative — in efforts to reduce the prevalence of obesity among Hispanic immigrants in Greenwood, South Carolina.
1. The Hispanic immigrants participating in this educational program will increase their knowledge of local resources that provide fresh produce (e.g. community gardens, farmers’ markets and stands, food pantries), as well as knowledge of recreational opportunities and available primary care clinics in Greenwood by identifying at least two of each when prompted at the completion of the course.
2. The Hispanic immigrants participating in this educational program will demonstrate increased health literacy and nutritional knowledge by scoring higher on a post-assessment at the completion of the course than they did on their pre-assessment when the course began.
3. The Hispanic immigrants participating in this educational program will communicate both positive and negative acculturation practices that are prevalent in their community through facilitated group discussion and individually identify five key behaviors associated with acculturation that they could focus on after completion of the course.
1. The community nutritionist will conduct two 2 hour sessions per week for a total of four weeks and 16 hours to cover the core curriculum of the program.
2. The community nutritionist will provide within each session an intentional 20 minute time-frame for “Q&A” from the clients for specific questions, and should note any supplemental resources or information that she can bring to upcoming sessions to meet individual needs.
3. The community nutritionist will conduct both pre- and post- assessments with the program participants to determine baseline knowledge and newly acquired-knowledge through participation, as indicated in the curriculum timeline.
Misleading Labeling Claims (This is a teacher resource, not a student handout.) Adapted from http://www.cncahealth.com/health-info/general/fooled-by-food-labels.htm
Take Home Handout: Practice Reading Labels Source: http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_printables/food-labels/spanish-comparing-food-labeling-nutrition-facts-fill-in-blanks-food-label-worksheets.pdf
Class Three: The Whole Family: Infant and Child Nutrition
Benefits of breastfeeding handout
Preschool Nutrition handout
Activity: Create a “kid-friendly” healthy snacks at several snack stations.
Homework: Students complete dietary recall survey (to be used the following week)
“ Working with moms, it is important to teach them (with examples) how to cook different kinds of food for their kids. It is difficult for them to change their own traditions but if you tell them is important for their kids’ health, this may motivate them.” -Edith Pineda, La Puerta de Esperanza translator
Benefits of Breastfeeding Handout Adapted from http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/breastfeeding/advantages.aspx
Class Eight: Chronic Disease: Warning Signs and Interventions
RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY
Chronic Disease and Obesity handout (Review BMI). Discuss: What are these diseases?
Guest Speakers: Family medicine doctor from La Clinica Gratis speaks to patients about obesity, chronic disease and implications for health and lifestyle. Diabetes counselor from La Clinica also attends to discuss diabetes. Extended Q & A session.
Post-assessment and evaluation.
Healthy Snack: Homemade veggie pizza with whole-wheat crust; salad with a variety of dressings
Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods. Community Produce Garden Grants. Retrieved on October 8, 2011 from http://www.healthygreenwoodneighborhoods.org/?page_id=130.
Healthy Greenwood Neighborhoods. Neighborhood Wellness. Retrieved on October 8, 2011 from http://www.healthygreenwoodneighborhoods.org/?page_id=40
Kelloggs Nutrition. L.A.U.N.C.H. Grades 6-8. Retrieved on November 8, 2011 from http://www.kelloggsnutrition.com/files/KELL365_MN6-8span_1017.pdf.
Lopez-Quintero C., Berry E., Neumark Y. (2009). Limited English Proficiency is a barrier to receipt of advice about physical activity and diet among Hispanics with chronic diseases in the United States. American Dietetic Association , 109: 1769-1774.
My Pyramid.gov. MiPiramide. Retrieved on November 8, 2011 from http://www.choosemyplate.gov/foodgroups/downloads/sp-MiniPoster.pdf.
Nourish Interactive. Carta de Referencia de Reclamaciones Nutritivas. Retrieved on November 8, 2011 from http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_printables/Spanish_family_nutrition/Nutrient_Claims_Reference_Chart.pdf.
Nourish Interactive. Guía de Referencia Para La Etiqueta Alimenticia. Retrieved on November 8, 2011 from http://www.nourishinteractive.com/free_printables/hco/spanish-kids-how-to-read-food-labels-easy-chart-children-learning-food-labeling-nutrition.pdf.
Public Health: Seattle and King County. How breastfeeding is best for you and your baby. Retrieved on October 5, 2011 from http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/personal/breastfeeding/advantages.aspx.
USDA Agricultural Research Service. South Carolina Nutrient Intakes. Retrieved on September 28, 2011 from http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=15727.
Your Food Environment Atlas. Greenwood Food Environment Data. Retrieved on September 28, 2011 from http://maps.ers.usda.gov/FoodAtlas/foodenv5.aspx.