Pediatric obesity is highly prevalent, especially among low-literacy populations, and novel interventions are needed to combat the problem in this unique population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief, novel, visual cue dietary intervention with low-income urban families. Eleven families completed the small, in-home pilot study. A decrease was seen in maternal variables, including body mass index, calories per day, and percentage of calories from fat. Regarding foods in the home, the percentage of (green) healthy foods increased, but only slightly, and green foods remained the least prevalent food type in the home.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Clinical Psychology