National WIC Association

Identifying healthy eating strategies in low-income pregnant women: applying a positive deviance model

Fowles ER, et al. Identifying healthy eating strategies in low-income pregnant women: applying a positive deviance model. Health Care Women Int. 2005;26(9):807-820.

Using a positive deviance methodology, this study identified the strategies that have helped some low-income pregnant women eat healthy diets. These included learning  about how to eat balanced meals, having family support, being willing to prepare foods that were different from those of other family members, and eating at home more frequently.

Categories: Nutrition Education