Health Literacy Among Young Adults


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Health Literacy Among Young Adults

  1. 2. <ul><li>RQ1: What avenues do young adults age 18 to 24 use to </li></ul><ul><li>obtain information regarding nutrition and diet? </li></ul><ul><li>RQ 2: How knowledgeable are young adults age 18 to </li></ul><ul><li>24 in regard to how their dietary habits may affect </li></ul><ul><li>them later in life? </li></ul><ul><li>RQ 3: Are young adults age 18 to 24 literate in regard to </li></ul><ul><li>the comprehension and application of nutritional </li></ul><ul><li>information? </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Participation Observation </li></ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Group </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Similarities among all locations </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul>Landrum Lakeside Chick-fil-A Starbucks Marketplace
  4. 5. <ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Limitations </li></ul><ul><li>  Results </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Sampling Method </li></ul><ul><li>Five Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Veazey Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator initiated conversation via discussion guide </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Have you ever been taught to read a nutrition label? </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ve never been exactly [taught] what all these words you don’t know mean, ya know? Not taught like that. I look at the big things like calories and stuff but not really in a way that affects what I’m going to eat.” </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you get information regarding nutrition and diet?  </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ve heard a lot [nutritional information] in Health classes, like in college and high school; my mom, and just listening to anything that a doctor has said or reading articles in magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What diseases are contributed to poor dietary patterns? </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t consider [anorexia or bulimia] a disease. I think it’s like a mental health issue. I don’t find that like, a nutrition problem. That’s your problem. Like a mental thing.” </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Displayed beliefs and feelings toward diet and nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Insightful in terms of how target audience obtains information & how its processed. </li></ul><ul><li>Several outlets utilized to obtain dietary information (etc: peers, family, internet, magazines.) </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>1) The primary source of my dietary information comes from: </li></ul><ul><li> a) Peers </li></ul><ul><li> b) Family </li></ul><ul><li> c) Internet </li></ul><ul><li> d) Physicians </li></ul><ul><li> e) Other _________ </li></ul>2) Which of the following descriptions are direct consequences of anorexia and bulimia? Circle all that apply. Blood shot eyes Dry skin Ear aches Hair loss Reproductive problems Vision loss Short-term memory loss Throat and dental damage Negative emotions Numbness in hands and feet
  9. 10. <ul><li>3) Which form of diabetes can be prevented by maintaining a well-balanced diet? </li></ul><ul><li>a) Type I Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>b) Type II Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>4) Match the provided serving requirements with the correct food categories listed in the USDA Food Guide Pyramid below. </li></ul><ul><li>a) 6 oz. </li></ul><ul><li>b) 2.0 cups </li></ul><ul><li>c) 5.5 oz. </li></ul><ul><li>d) 3.0 cups </li></ul><ul><li>e) 2.5 cups </li></ul><ul><li>f) 0 oz </li></ul>* Image provided by the USDA’s
  10. 11. <ul><li>5) Using the Baked Lays nutrition label below please select the amount of sugar consumed if a person ate the entire bag of Baked Lays chips in one sitting. </li></ul><ul><li>a) 2 grams </li></ul><ul><li>b) 4 grams </li></ul><ul><li>c) 16 grams </li></ul><ul><li>d) 20 grams </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>6) The above percent daily values are based on a _______ calorie diet. a) 1,500 calorie diet b) 2,000 calorie diet c) 2,500 calorie diet d) 3,000 calorie diet