Performance Improvement 2013-2014. Will the Physical Activity and Nutrition Community Moderators' Guide/Curriculum Promote Positive Behavior Change?

01/01/2014

This project developed, implemented and evaluated a community-based curriculum for adults with limited health literacy, in an effort to promote use of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The community moderators' guide/curriculum was pilot-tested locally, implemented in a select number of sites nationwide, and evaluated for usability and effectiveness in promoting positive behavior change.

Participants found the workshops useful, informative, and effective. Following each workshop, over 90 percent of participants cited that they intended to make a behavior change. Sixty-four percent of participants reported that they made changes to their dietary intake or physical activity routines and 94 percent who made changes attributed the changes to the Community Workshop series.

Report Title: Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshop Series
Agency Sponsor: OASH, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Federal Contact: Holly McPeak, 240-453-8267
Performer: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Record ID: 9857 (April 10, 2012)

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