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dc.contributor.authorFortin, Kelsey
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Susan
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T17:00:30Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T17:00:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-10
dc.identifier.citationFortin, K.; Harvey, S. Hunger and Health: Taking a Formative Approach to Build a Health Intervention Focused on Nutrition and Physical Activity Needs as Perceived by Stakeholders. Nutrients 2021, 13, 1584. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13051584en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/31708
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dc.description.abstractThe intersections between hunger and health are beginning to gain traction. New interventions emphasize collaboration between the health and social service sectors. This study aimed to understand the nutrition and physical activity (PA) needs as perceived by food pantry stakeholders to inform a health intervention approach. The study used formative research incorporating mixed methods through surveying and semi-structured interviews with three food pantry stakeholder groups: Clients (n = 30), staff (n = 7), and volunteers (n = 10). Pantry client participants reported; high rates of both individual (60%, n = 18) and household (43%, n = 13) disease diagnosis; low consumption (0–1 servings) of fruits (67%, n = 20) and vegetables (47%, n = 14) per day; and low levels (0–120 min) of PA (67%, n = 20) per week. Interviews identified five final convergent major themes across all three stakeholder groups including food and PA barriers, nutrition and PA literacy, health status and lifestyle, current pantry operations and adjustments, and suggestions for health intervention programming. High rates of chronic disease combined with low health literacy among pantry clients demonstrate the need to address health behaviors. Further research piloting the design and implementation of a comprehensive health behavior intervention program in the food pantry setting is needed.en_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.rights© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectFood insecurityen_US
dc.subjectHunger and healthen_US
dc.subjectNutritionen_US
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_US
dc.subjectHealth interventionen_US
dc.subjectFormative researchen_US
dc.titleHunger and Health: Taking a Formative Approach to Build a Health Intervention Focused on Nutrition and Physical Activity Needs as Perceived by Stakeholdersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
kusw.kuauthorFortin, Kelsey
kusw.kuauthorHarvey, Susan
kusw.kudepartmentHealth, Sport and Exercise Sciencesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/nu13051584en_US
dc.identifier.orcid10.3390/nu13051584en_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US
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