Pilot testing an intervention to educate and promote nutritious choices at food pantries
This study aimed to assess the impact of the Supporting Wellness at Pantries (SWAP) system on client food selections at a food pantry. In a pre–post comparison study design, a client-choice food pantry implemented SWAP by reorganizing its inventory to promote healthy options. Each product was ranked as “choose often” (green), “sometimes” (yellow), or “rarely” (red) based on saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. Signage was added to indicate each item’s SWAP rank and healthier foods were placed at eye level.
Full citation: McKee, S.L., Gurganus, E.A., Atoloye, A.T. et al.Pilot testing an intervention to educate and promote nutritious choices at food pantries.J Public Health (Berl.)(2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-021-01570-6