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Prevent It: Using Grocery Store Tours as an Educational Tool to Promote Heart Health

Baic, Sue M.Sc., R.D., R.Nutr; Thompson, Janice L. Ph.D., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/01.FIT.0000257707.07363.a0
Learning Objectives 
  • to understand the acceptability and effectiveness of grocery store tours as nutrition education interventions for clients interested in heart health
  • to be knowledgeable about important "lessons learned" from running store tours and how to plan and evaluate these tours

Grocery store tours are a popular, cost-effective, and efficient nutrition/education intervention for clients interested in heart health. Learn how they can effectively and successfully be conducted by practitioners with a good understanding of both nutrition theory and practical nutrition knowledge related to improving heart health.

Sue Baic, M.Sc., R.D., R.Nutr, is a lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at the University of Bristol, U.K. She is program director for the Master of Science in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Public Health. Ms. Baic also is a member of the British Dietetic Association Public Relations Committee. She was regional research coordinator for the BBC-funded Diet Trials research study and is a co-author of the U.K. edition of Nutrition For Dummies.

Janice L. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, is a professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Bristol, U.K. Her research focuses on developing and testing healthful lifestyle interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases among high-risk communities. She has served on the editorial board of ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® and is currently conducting a diabetes prevention study with young urban American Indian women. She is the author of three nutrition textbooks.

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