Table 1

Steps to identify relevant foods to target in a dietary intervention

Steps to Determine Foods for a Dietary Intervention

Key Characteristics that Effect Dietary Intake


Define Sociodemographic Variables

Marital status

• Married, Divorced, Separated, Single, Widowed

Race

• Caucasian, African American, Pacific Asian, Native American, and Other

Gender

• Male, Female

Age

• 0–12 Months, Years

Define Geographic Variables

Regional

• North, South, East, West, Midwest

Urbanization

• City, Suburban, Rural

Identify Changeable Foods to Target

Consumption Frequency

• Rank % between 25 and 75


Nanney et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:34   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-34

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