Journal Club 7 - HEROs: Design of a Mixed-Methods Formative Research Phase for an Ecocultural Intervention to Promote Healthy Eating and Activity Behaviors in Rural Families With Preschoolers

Recorded on 11/09/2020

The objective of the HEalthy EnviROnments study (HEROs) is to develop and test a technology-based, interactive family intervention to promote healthy eating and activity behaviors (and ultimately weight outcomes) for young children in the home environment. Ecocultural theory was the proposed framework for informing and designing the HEROs intervention. In addition, a mixed-methods iterative design approach was used throughout the entirety of HEROs to understand the interactions between individual behaviors and environments. This webinar will outline the formative research phase of HEROs and the methodologies proposed to garner insights into 4 key topic areas: food behaviors and environments, physical activity behaviors and environments, mobile device use, and daily life.

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competency: Nutrition Education Research Methods

Related JNEB article. 

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About the Presenters

  • Laura Bellows, PhD, MPH, RDN, Colorado State University
  • Susan Johnson, PhD, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Education Benefits

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

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies

  • 2.1 Identify the primary dietary issues for each phase of the life cycle.
  • 8.1 Assess the nutritional and behavioral needs of the population (to establish behavior change goals).
  • 8.3 Identify the theory-based mediators and facilitators of behavior change, using a participatory approach, including social and environmental influences.

CDR Performance Indicators

  • 6.1.4 Collects qualitative and quantitative data using mixed methodologies and interprets information.
  • 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population.
  • 9.1.5 Assesses, evaluates and applies educational theories.

CDR Learning Need Codes

  • 4020 Community program development
  • 6010 Behavior change theories, techniques
  • 9020 Evaluation and application of research