Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2002

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Family and Consumer Science

Volume

94

Issue

2

First Page

40

Last Page

47

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand how low-income fam­ ilies meet their food and nutrition needs. The low-income families studied used five primary strategies: ( 1 ) relying on others; ( 2 ) adjust- ing resources; (3) food consumption; (4) making trade-offs; and (5) acquiring nutrition and shopping knowledge and skills. To help families meet their food and nutrition needs. it is essential for ( I / families to have a voice and involvement in food and nutrition policy and program decisions and ( 2 ) service providers to deliver family-centered services that respond to individual family needs. By accomplishing modest goals through family-centered nutrition education, people may become empowered, them to achieve greater personal responsibility and self-sufficiency

Comments

This article is from Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 94(2); 40-47. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf