Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Chicago (USA)
Location of the project:
September 1, 2011 - November 1, 2014
Healthy eating is a key component of successful diabetes self-management. In urban, low-income neighborhoods, the obstacles to adopting healthy eating practices include access to healthy, affordable food, knowledge of what constitutes a healthy meal, and difficulties consistently preparing and choosing healthy menu items. We propose testing the feasibility of expanding an existing diabetes education program with additional interactive healthy meal planning/cooking classes in a medical center serving a low-income, diverse, uninsured population combined with additional culinary/wellness training and improved healthy food access in community grocery stores. Outcomes include healthy weight changes, metabolic control, and eating indicators
BRIDGES (Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems) is a programme initiated by the International Diabetes Federation, and supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.