Campus Units

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Document Type

Poster

Conference

FNCE 2020

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2020.06.083

Publication Date

10-20-2020

Journal or Book Title

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

Volume

120

Issue

S9

First Page

A83

DOI

10.1016/j.jand.2020.06.083

Conference Title

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

Conference Date

October, 17-20, 2020

City

Indianapolis, IN

Abstract

Background: Low-income men’s use of food pantries, and dietary intakes including pulses is understudies. Food pantries can help, but resource restriction limits ability to prepare meals. Convenience foods may not be optimal for nutrition. Pulses (beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas) count as a vegetable and provide fiber, iron, folate, and other shortfall micronutrients. Increased pulse consumption could improve diet quality. Purpose: The study evaluated low-income men’s use dietary intakes including pulses. Methods: Men aged 25-64 years who utilized food pantry services were eligible. Men completed survey questions on demographics, nutrition assistance programs use, fruit/vegetable/fiber dietary intakes, and pulse consumption patterns. Men received $5 for survey completion. Results: Forty-seven men (46 years ±11) from 10 pantries completed the survey. Seventy-three percent had low food security with 29% receiving SNAP benefits. Fifteen percent met fruit/vegetable recommendations and 35% met fiber goals. Although 32% never ate pulses, 15% ate them 4 times per week. Sixty percent expressed concern with nutrition content of food. Conclusion: Further inquiry on actual nutrition knowledge is needed to guide suggestions for improving dietary intakes of male food pantry users. Increased pulse consumption could improve dietary quality.

Comments

This accepted poster is published as Winham, D., Davitt, E., Male Food Pantry Users Have Low Fruit, Vegetable, and Pulse Intakes Despite Interest in Food Nutrition Content. Poster at FNCE 2020 (Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo) Indianapolis, IN. October, 17-20, 2020. 120(S9); A83. Doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2020.06.083. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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