Nutrition Evidence-based Interventions

Example Evidence-based Interventions at a Glance
INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Campaigns and Promotions
Food for Thought Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Worksite  
Food Friends Infant/Toddler All Preschool  
Four Heart Supermarket Program Young adults, Adults, Seniors      
Go for 2 & 5 All All Community  
Inexpensive prompts in a national fast-food restaurant to increase the sales of salads All All Community  
Labeling low-fat menu items at Target store restaurants All All Community  
Lifestyle 2000 Adults All Community  
Point-of-purchase (POP) labeling for healthy eating Young adults All Community  
SALUD! Campaign Teens, Young adults, Adults Hispanic Community  
Use of heart symbols to promote low-fat choices at point of purchase Adults, Seniors White, Hispanic Worksite  
Wheeling 1% or Less Campaign All All Community  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Provider Education
The CADRE Study Group Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Health care facility  
Nutrition education program for health care providers Adults All Health care facility  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY
  Age Race/Ethnicity   Group Education
Heart At Work/Start! Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Worksite  
Just for Kids! Children All School  
Lifestyle intervention in obese pregnant women Young adults, Adults White Health care facility  
MEND Toddler, Children, Teens, Adults All Community  
Mothers as agents of change for 1-3 year olds Infant, Toddler, Adult White, African-American, Hispanic Community  
Nutrition education targeted at people with financial problems Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Community  
Nutrition Intervention Group Program for College Students Young adults All School  
Planet Health Children All School  
The Students and Parents Actively Involved in Being Fit After-school Program Children, Adults African-American School  
WAY Children All School  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY
  Age Race/Ethnicity   Individual Education
Increasing fruit and vegetable intake through a tailored newsletter Seniors All Health care facility  
Little-By-Little All All Community  
Nutrition newsletters for older adults Seniors White Home  
Prevention-Oriented System for Child Health Project (PORSCHE) Infants/Toddlers, Children, Young adults, Adults All Home  
Self-help materials promoting dietary interventions Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Health care facility  
Squire’s Quest Children All School  
StampSmart/FoodSmart Infants/Toddlers, Children, Young adults, Adults Hispanic, All Community  
A tailored intervention to increase fruit and vegetable intake Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Home  
Web-based tailored nutrition education Adults All School  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Supportive Relationships
Brief dietary intervention to decrease consumption of fat and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables Adults, Seniors All Home, Health care facility  
Changing eating patterns through provider advice and self-help materials All All Health care facility  
Home-based nutrition interventions for older adults Seniors All Home  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Environments and Policies
Baltimore Healthy Stores Adults All Community  
Changing school food service to improve cardiovascular health Teens All School  
Fruit and vegetable subscription in Danish schools Children, Adults All School  
The Green Keyhole Adults, Seniors All Community  
Healthy Start Infants/Toddlers Black, Hispanic School  
Pick the Tick Program All All Community  
Pricing strategy to promote sales of lower fat foods in high school cafeterias Teens All School  
Norwegian School Fruit Program Children All School  
Recipe modification and display of nutrition information at restaurants All All Community  
Restricting snacks in elementary schools Children All School  
STOPP Children All Worksite  
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INTERVENTION POPULATION SETTING STRATEGY

 

Age Race/Ethnicity   Multiple Strategies
All’s Well That Eats Well Children All School, Home Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Supportive Relationships
APPLE Children All School, Community Group Education, Environment & Policy
Black Churches United for Better Health All Black Faith, Community Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
Body and Soul All Black Faith Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
Cafeteria Power Plus Project Children All School Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Changing individuals’ purchase of snacks (CHIPS) All All School, worksite Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
The CHILDREN Study Children All School Group Education, Environment & Policy
Classroom-based experience with low-fat foods Children All School Group Education, Environment & Policy
Dietary changes through worksite organization efforts Adults, Seniors Black Worksite Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Individual Education
Dine to Your Heart’s Delight All All Community Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Discouraging Students from Drinking Soda Children All School Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education
The Eat and Learn Nutrition Program Seniors All Community, Home Group Education, Environment & Policy
EAT 5 Girl Scout Badge Children All Community Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Eat for Life Adults, Seniors Black Faith Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
EatSmart Adults, Seniors All Health care facility Provider education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Education aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable intake among healthy women Young adults, Adults, Seniors Other Health care facility Group Education, Supportive Relationships
5-A-Day Achievement Badge for African-American Boy Scouts Children Black Community Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education
Food Dudes Children All School Group Education, Environment & Policy
Food for Heart Program All All Health care facility Provider Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Food on the Run Teens All School, Community Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Environment & Policy
Garden-enhanced Nutrition Curriculum Children All School Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Genesis Project Adults African-American Faith Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
Gimme 5 Teens All School Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
Gimme 5 Fruit, Juice and Vegetables for Fun and Health Children All School Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Healthy Living Program Seniors All Community Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education
Increase variety and decreased pricing of fruits and vegetables Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Worksite Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Increasing children’s selection of low-fat foods during school lunch Children, Adults, Seniors All School Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Increasing fruits and vegetables through peer-modeling Children All Community, Home Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
In-store PSAs and audiotapes to increase produce consumption Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Community Campaigns & Promotion, Individual Education
Lowfat Lucy: Promoting the selection of low-fat milk in elementary school cafeterias in an inner-city Latino community Children Hispanic School Group Education, Environment & Policy
LUNCHPOWER Children All School Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Environment & Policy
Maryland WIC 5-A-Day Promotion Program Young adults, Adults Black, Hispanic Health care facility Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Individual Education
Media literacy nutrition education curriculum for parents Adults Black, Hispanic School, Home Group Education, Individual Education
Motivational and social cognitive interventions for promoting fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity Children, Teens Black School Group Education, Supportive Relationships
National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) dietary therapy Adults, Seniors All Health care facility Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Nutrition education for health care providers Teens, Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Health care facility Provider Education, Individual education
The Parents As Teachers High 5, Low Fat Program (H5LF) Infants/Toddlers, Teens, Young adults, Adults Black Home Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Peer education through cliques in the worksite setting Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Black Campaigns & Promotion, Supportive Relationships
Pricing strategy to promote fruit and vegetable purchase in high school cafeterias Teens All School, Community Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Project LEAN (Low-fat eating for Americans now) chef component All All Community Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Environment & Policy
Promoting low-fat items in vending machines Adults, Seniors All Worksite Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Rock on Café Children, Teens All School Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Romp & Chomp Infant, Toddler All Preschool Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Environment & Policy
The Salad Bar Program Children Black, Hispanic School Group Education, Environment & Policy
Shape Up Somerville Children All School, Community Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Environment & Policy
Stanford Nutrition Action Program (SNAP) Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Worksite Group Education, Supportive Relationships
Tailored self-help intervention through health care providers Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Health care facility Provider Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Teens eating for energy and nutrition at school (TEENS) Children, Teens All School, Home Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
TEENS: Peer-led, school-based nutrition education Children All School Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
The Tooty Fruity Veggie Project Children, Adults, Seniors All School Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Environment & Policy
Treatwell: Worksite Nutrition Program All All Worksite, Health care facility Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Supportive Relationships, Environment & Policy
Trying alternative cafeteria options in schools (TACOS) Teens All School Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
Using health messages and lower prices to promote healthy food choices All White Community Campaigns & Promotion, Environment & Policy
WISEWOMAN nutrition components Adults Black, Hispanic, Other Community, Health care facility Campaigns & Promotion, Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Worcester area trial for counseling in hyperlipidemia (WATCH) All All Health care facility Group Education, Individual Education, Supportive Relationships
Worcester area trial for counseling in hyperlipidemia (WATCH) All All Health care facility Provider Education, Supportive Relationships
Working Well Trial Young adults, Adults, Seniors All Worksite Campaigns & Promotion, Individual Education, Environment & Policy


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