National WIC Association

Walk Texas! 5-A-Day intervention for Women, Infants, and Children clients: a quasi-experimental study

Bartholomew JB, et al. Walk Texas! 5-A-Day intervention for Women, Infants, and Children clients: a quasi-experimental study. J Community Health. Oct 2008;33(5):297-303.

This study was conducted to evaluate the Walk Texas! Clinical Counseling Guide for Nutrition, a brief, stage-based nutritional counseling guide designed for use in clinical settings. Primary measures included state of change, barriers to change, attitudes toward fruits and vegetables (F&V), self-efficacy, and self-reports of F&V consumption. Results were mixed. Although there was no significant increase in the cognitive constructs (e.g., self-efficacy, attitudes), participants in the intervention clinics reported a significant increase in the state of change and a composite measure of F&V intake.