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Woman with babyPenn State University (PSU) with the support of Hamilton Health Center (HHC) will be providing educational instruction through the use of the About Eating Curriculum to women who receive services through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program at the HHC site location in Harrisburg, Pa.

The Hamilton Health Center project will adapt About Eating to target low-income women. About Eating 
is a multi-lesson web-based module that

  • encourages learners to address food acceptance
  • teaches dietary variety and energy balance including self-awareness of hunger and fullness
  • changes attitudes toward eating healthy, being physically active, and focusing on meals
  • focuses on food purchase, selection and budget management issues.

This is the only online module that encompasses all constructs in the eating competence model.
 For detailed information on the About Eating program, click here!

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Rhonda Belue

Specifically, we plan to 1) assess satisfaction and general perceptions of About Eating, 2) adapt About Eating based on participant input, then retest it, 3) examine the effect of About Eating on eating competence with pre and post administration of the validated Satter Eating Competence Inventory.

Women will be given 3-4 weeks to complete the online curriculum; if necessary, support is available from the HHC Nutritionist or PSU staff. Web access will be made available onsite, however, a list of ‘free’ internet locations will be made available to participants. At the completion of the course, a PSU staff member will follow up and schedule interviews to discuss the success or concerns of the project.

The purpose of the Hamilton Health Center project is to adapt the web-based curriculum About Eating, to a community health care setting.

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About Eating is a multi-lesson web-based module targeting low-income women. About Eating encourages learners to address food acceptance and dietary variety, energy balance including self-awareness of hunger and fullness, attitudes toward eating healthy, being physically active, and focusing on meals, as well as food purchase, selection and budget management issues. This is the only online module that encompasses all constructs in the eating competence model.

Specifically, we plan to 1) assess satisfaction and general perceptions of About Eating, 2) adapt About Eating based on participant input, then retest it, 3) examine the effect of About Eating on eating competence with pre and post administration of the validated Satter Eating Competence Inventory.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Rhonda Belue, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Health Policy Administration and Biobehavioral Health
rzb10@psu.edu

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