George GC, et al. Compliance with dietary guidelines and relationship to psychosocial factors in low-income women in late postpartum. J Am Diet Assoc. Jun 2005;105(6):916-926.
This study evaluated whether low-income late postpartum women complied with the dietary guidelines. Researchers found low compliance rates for recommended intake of grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy foods, total fat, and added sugar. They also found that several psychosocial factors were associated with unhealthy diets, including neglect of self-care, weight-related distress, negative body image, stress, and depressive symptoms.