Journal Club 8: Barriers to Healthy Eating in a Community That Relies on an Emergency Food Pantry

Recorded on 4/27/2020

This presentation will describe the process of conducting a qualitative research study and highlight results from a study that explored the perceived barriers to healthy eating among those experiencing food insecurity and relying on food pantries as supplemental food sources. Overall, the study participants greatly desired to consume healthy foods; however, they felt limited by a lack of nutrition or cooking knowledge, adequate resources, special dietary needs, and culture and family influences. The discussion of these research findings will inform attendees of some essential elements for the development of future nutrition education programs and for promoting health in low-income communities.

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About the Presenter

Tracy Oliver, PhD, RDN, LDN, Villanova University
Tracy L. Oliver, Ph.D., RDN, LDN is an Associate Professor in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University. Her research interests concentrate on addressing food insecurity and healthy eating and food access through the “Community Cooks” program, which provides nutrition education within an emergency food pantry serving a low-income community.

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Behavior and Education Theory
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation
Nutrition Education and Research Methods

CDR Performance Indicators
6.1.4, 6.2.4, 12.1.1

CDR Learning Need Codes

3010, 3020, 4010