National WIC Association

Smoking status and stages of change for dietary behaviors among WIC women

Delahanty JC, et al. Smoking status and stages of change for dietary behaviors among WIC women. Am J Health Behav. Nov/Dec 2008;32(6):583-593.

This study examined whether dietary attitudes and demographics differed, based on the smoking status among low-income women participating in a dietary intervention. Results indicated that relative to nonsmokers, current smokers reported significantly higher overall calories; higher percentages of calories from fat, sweets, and alcohol; and a lower percentage of calories from protein. Those who had never smoked and who received the dietary intervention evidenced the greatest dietary changes over time.

Categories: Nutrition Education