National WIC Association

Factors affecting low-income women’s food choices and the perceived impact of dietary intake and socioeconomic status on their health and weight

Dammann KW, Smith C. Factors affecting low-income women’s food choices and the perceived impact of dietary intake and socioeconomic status on their health and weight. J Nutr Educ Behav. July/Aug 2009;41(4):242-253.

Researchers investigated factors that affect food choices and health beliefs among low-income women. They found that the women were concerned about diabetes, hypertension, and overweight/obesity. In addition, most also believed that their health status had genetic or metabolic origins. They also perceived healthy foods as unaffordable.

Categories: Nutrition Education