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
"Education helps decision-making for affordable, healthy food and control"  Diabetes Voice, June 2014
Project ended November 2014
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.