Medical Lifestyle Center-Community Healthy Eating Initiative to Improve DM Outcomes (ST10-012)

  • Location :
    Chicago (USA)
    Topic :
    Healthy nutrition
    Duration :
    September 1, 2011 - December 1, 2014
    Main Institution :
    Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Chicago (USA)
    Other institution :
    Principal investigator :
    Leon Fogelfeld
    Other investigator :
    Amount allocated :
    USD 65,000
    Objectives :
    Healthy eating is a key component of successful diabetes self-management. In urban, low-income neighborhoods, the obstacles to adopting healthy eating practices include access to healthy, affordable food, knowledge of what constitutes a healthy meal, and difficulties consistently preparing and choosing healthy menu items. We propose testing the feasibility of expanding an existing diabetes education program with additional interactive healthy meal planning/cooking classes in a medical center serving a low-income, diverse, uninsured population combined with additional culinary/wellness training and improved healthy food access in community grocery stores. Outcomes include healthy weight changes, metabolic control, and eating indicators

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