OBJECTIVE: Many adults struggle with eating healthfully. To address this problem, dietitians and a physician at a worksite wellness center designed and implemented a healthy eating program to identify and reduce barriers and to improve nutrition knowledge, confidence, and eating habits. METHODS: A single cohort study design of members of a worksite wellness center who attended the program. RESULTS: Eight-six participants demonstrated significant improvement in reducing perceived barriers (P < 0.001), improving nutritional knowledge (P = 0.001), increasing confidence (P < 0.001), and increasing the frequency of preparing healthy meals (P < 0.001) and intake of fruits and vegetables (P < 0.001). These improvements were maintained at the 6-month follow-up. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that participation in a 6-week nutrition education program at a worksite wellness center decreases barriers to healthy eating and improves dietary intake.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health