Development and Implementation: B'More Healthy Communities for Kid's Store and Wholesaler Intervention

Development and Implementation: B'More Healthy Communities for Kid's Store and Wholesaler Intervention

Author Schwendler, Teresa Google Scholar
Shipley, Cara Google Scholar
Budd, Nadine Google Scholar
Trude, Angela Google Scholar
Surkan, Pamela J. Google Scholar
Steeves, Elizabeth Anderson Google Scholar
Sato, Priscila de Morais Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Eckmann, Thomas Google Scholar
Loh, Hong Google Scholar
Gittelsohn, Joel Google Scholar
Abstract Higher rates of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease are prevalent in communities where there is limited access to affordable, healthy food. The B'More Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) trial worked at multiple levels of the food environment including food wholesalers and corner stores to improve the surrounding community's access to healthy food. The objective of this article is to describe the development and implementation of BHCK's corner store and wholesaler interventions through formal process evaluation. Researchers evaluated each level of the intervention to assess reach, dose delivered, and fidelity. Corner store and wholesaler reach, dose delivered, and fidelity were measured by number of interactions, promotional materials distributed, and maintenance of study materials, respectively. Overall, the corner store implementation showed moderate reach, dose delivered, and high fidelity. The wholesaler intervention was implemented with high reach, dose, and fidelity. The program held 355 corner store interactive sessions and had 9,347 community member interactions, 21% of which were with children between the ages of 10 and 14 years. There was a 15% increase in corner store promoted food stocking during Wave 1 and a 17% increase during Wave 2. These findings demonstrate a successfully implemented food retailer intervention in a low-income urban setting.
Keywords process evaluation
program planning and evaluation
health education
community intervention
chronic disease
health promotion
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Thousand Oaks
Language English
Grant number NICHD NIH HHS: U54 HD070725
Date 2017
Published in Health Promotion Practice. Thousand Oaks, v. 18, n. 6, p. 822-832, 2017.
ISSN 1524-8399 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Sage Publications Inc
Extent 822-832
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000413249200008

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