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Title: Peer led dietary intervention in older adults
Author: Mulvaney, Charlotte E.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 2289
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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The increasing age of the population, both in the UK and in all countries of the World, has sparked an interest in health promotion for older people, to promote healthier living for the later years of life. Diet is at the for front of a healthy lifestyle; many chronic diseases are diet related and as such healthy eating can control and prevent the onset of diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes and obesity. This cluster randomised study, aimed specifically at older adults living in deprived areas of the North East of England, has evaluated the effectiveness of a purpose designed dietary intervention, in the form of a 20 week Food Club, delivered by older adults (peer educators; n=22) to residents in sheltered housing schemes. The dietary intervention aimed to promote healthier food preparation and cooking skills alongside nutrition messages to increase fruit and vegetable intake and promote a healthier diet.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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