Infographic: Incentivizing Healthy Snacks During Out-of-School-Time Through Grocery Store Partnerships
A report published in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, “Incentivizing Healthy Snacks During Out-of-School-Time Grocery Store Partnerships,” examines partnerships between grocery stores and out-of-school-time (OST) programs, such as 4-H, scouting, and youth sports, to determine promising avenues for promoting healthier snacks during OST. Lead author Stephanie Anzman-Frasca and her colleagues assess discounts offered through grocery store partnerships to help address cost barriers in volunteer-led OST programs. The Snack It Up (SIU) intervention was designed to promote fruit and vegetable (FV) snacks to volunteer-led OST programs through weekly $5 grocery store discounts. The study assessed the following: (1) discount redemption among SIU leaders; (2) snacks served by SIU and comparison group leaders via photographs from 3 to 4 OST program sessions during SIU implementation; and (3) SIU leader perspectives using key informant interviews before and after implementation. The infographic below provides a convenient summary for practitioners and policy makers.
Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo where she leads the Child Health and Behavior Lab in the Division of Behavioral Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bucknell University and MS and PhD degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. The overarching goal of Dr. Anzman-Frasca’s research is to promote healthy developmental trajectories beginning in early life, with focus areas including children’s eating behavior, parenting, and intersections between obesity prevention efforts and children’s socio-emotional development. More information on her work is available at stephanieanzman.weebly.com and ubhablab.weebly.com.
Christina Economos, PhD, is a Professor, the New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, and Chair of the Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, & Behavior Change at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Medical School at Tufts University. She leads a research team housed at the Friedman School studying behavioral interventions, strategic communications, and promotion of physical activity to reduce childhood obesity. As the principal investigator of large-scale research studies, Dr. Economos has generated over $50 million in funding with a goal to inspire behavior, policy, and environmental change to decrease obesity and improve the health of America’s children. She has authored more than 150 scientific publications and speaks frequently at scientific and professional meetings. She is also the co-Founder and Director of ChildObesity180, a unique organization that brings together leaders from diverse disciplines to generate urgency and find solutions to the childhood obesity epidemic. Dr. Economos received a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, a Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University and a Doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University.