Title

Mapping Nutrition: Increasing Access and Strengthening Community Partnerships

Date

6-1-2017 11:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Nursing Education (OHSU)

Session Chair

Angie Docherty

Session Chair

Patty Warkentin

Session Title

Nursing Leadership in Population Health

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patti Warkentin

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Acculturation puts international university students at risk for adopting poor nutritional habits and weight gain (Almohanna, Conforti, Eigel, & Barbeau, 2015). Providing students with healthy food options is crucial to improving their well-being. This project aims to (a) assess the health needs of international students at a local university, and (b) develop a resource map, enhancing access to local health food stores. A survey evaluated the needs of the international student population. Interventions were reviewed following a literature search through CINAHL. The project was refined through the Logic Model framework and strong collaboration with international affairs, health services, and dining services. A project template and detailed resource list was created. Authors mapped grocery stores, global food markets, farmers’ markets, and food pantries with corresponding bus routes, including shopping tips unique to each store. The university media team will create an interactive web-based map from the resources list. A technology driven resource map has the potential to enhance nutrition habits and strengthen university-community partnerships.

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Mapping Nutrition: Increasing Access and Strengthening Community Partnerships

WUC Pacific Room

Acculturation puts international university students at risk for adopting poor nutritional habits and weight gain (Almohanna, Conforti, Eigel, & Barbeau, 2015). Providing students with healthy food options is crucial to improving their well-being. This project aims to (a) assess the health needs of international students at a local university, and (b) develop a resource map, enhancing access to local health food stores. A survey evaluated the needs of the international student population. Interventions were reviewed following a literature search through CINAHL. The project was refined through the Logic Model framework and strong collaboration with international affairs, health services, and dining services. A project template and detailed resource list was created. Authors mapped grocery stores, global food markets, farmers’ markets, and food pantries with corresponding bus routes, including shopping tips unique to each store. The university media team will create an interactive web-based map from the resources list. A technology driven resource map has the potential to enhance nutrition habits and strengthen university-community partnerships.