Pilot Nutrition Education Program Receives High Marks from Culturally Diverse Teens with Lupus and their Families
A recent HSS study shows promising results for a hospital-based education program specially designed for a culturally diverse group of teens with lupus and their families to learn about healthy nutrition together. The curriculum focused on learning about the nutritional benefits of whole grains/fiber, calcium/ vitamin D, fruits/vegetables, protein foods, and snacks/ fast foods. Several key topics were included throughout all 5 sessions, including portion control, food labels, sodium and culturally appropriate recipe examples.
Authors HSS: Jillian A. Rose, LMSW (above left) Roberta Horton, LCSW, ACSW (above right) Dariana M. Pichardo Dana Friedman, MPH Robyn Wiesel, CHES Sandra Goldsmith, MA, MS, RD Sotiria Everett, MS, RD, CDN, CSSD Morgan Stanley Childrenâ€™s Hospital, New York-PresbyterianColumbia University Medical Center: Lisa F. Imundo, MD
94% of participants rated overall content as excellent. 94% of the participants reported that the program led them to include more nutritious foods in their diet. The benefits of this pilot series will be further expanded in future programs, which will consider adding more communication tools and social media.
Presented by Jillian Rose, LMSW, at 2012 ACR Annual Meeting Full details on HSS.edu
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