Addressing barriers to healthy eating for families living in areas of deprivation with Make, Move, Munch Clubs
PHE ePoster Library. Hale K. 09/12/17; 186550; 88
Ms. Katherine Hale
Ms. Katherine Hale
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Abstract Introduction: Make, Move, Munch Clubs (MMMCs) focus on supporting mums living in areas of deprivation with optimising their family food budgets to cover affordable healthier options. The perception that healthy eating is too expensive is a common barrier to changing dietary habits. MMMCs aim to 'makeover' family favourites with affordable healthy changes, highlighting that healthy eating can be for everyone and contributing to healthier, fairer societies.Method: Quantitative data was collected from adult participants at the start and finish of 8-session courses in 5 clubs across the UK. Data was analysed using two-proportion z-test and t-test.Results: At baseline, 53% of participants lived in the top 20% of socio-economically deprived areas, 88% within the top 40%; 65% were in the target group of women aged 25-39 years; and 36% reported difficulties in making their food budgets last the week (n=389). Respondents reported cooking from scratch 3.5 times/week by the end of the programme, up from 2.3 days/week at the beginning (n=33, p=0.004). The proportion of respondents reporting eating ≥5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day increased from 49% to 78% (n=37, p=0.01). Overall, 94% of respondents felt the clubs helped their food budgets go further (n=91).Conclusion: MMMCs have brought families together in cooking activities to facilitate healthy food choices and cooking habits in deprived areas. External funding details MMMCs are funded by the National Charity Partnership (Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation, Tesco) which aims to prevent Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease by helping families eat better and move more.
Abstract Introduction: Make, Move, Munch Clubs (MMMCs) focus on supporting mums living in areas of deprivation with optimising their family food budgets to cover affordable healthier options. The perception that healthy eating is too expensive is a common barrier to changing dietary habits. MMMCs aim to 'makeover' family favourites with affordable healthy changes, highlighting that healthy eating can be for everyone and contributing to healthier, fairer societies.Method: Quantitative data was collected from adult participants at the start and finish of 8-session courses in 5 clubs across the UK. Data was analysed using two-proportion z-test and t-test.Results: At baseline, 53% of participants lived in the top 20% of socio-economically deprived areas, 88% within the top 40%; 65% were in the target group of women aged 25-39 years; and 36% reported difficulties in making their food budgets last the week (n=389). Respondents reported cooking from scratch 3.5 times/week by the end of the programme, up from 2.3 days/week at the beginning (n=33, p=0.004). The proportion of respondents reporting eating ≥5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day increased from 49% to 78% (n=37, p=0.01). Overall, 94% of respondents felt the clubs helped their food budgets go further (n=91).Conclusion: MMMCs have brought families together in cooking activities to facilitate healthy food choices and cooking habits in deprived areas. External funding details MMMCs are funded by the National Charity Partnership (Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation, Tesco) which aims to prevent Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease by helping families eat better and move more.
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