86185 Food Cost and Perceptions: through the lens of coaches providing family-based childhood obesity treatment

Melissa Ramel, Denise Wilfley, Rachel Tabak
2021 Journal of Clinical and Translational Science  
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more » ... d Implementation 86185 Food Cost and Perceptions: through the lens of coaches providing family-based childhood obesity treatment ABSTRACT IMPACT: This work will help to identify ways to adapt family-based obesity treatment based on families' food purchasing behaviors and beliefs. OBJECTIVES/GOALS: Families in obesity treatment are encouraged to make dietary changes. Dietary changes are impacted by food choices, which can be influenced by food cost. The objective of this research is to explore families' food purchase behaviors and beliefs from the perspective of their health coach, and to assess how health coaches adapt treatment to address these. METHODS/STUDY POPULATION: Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 10 health coaches in the Effectiveness of Family-Based Weight Loss Treatment Implementation in Primary Care (PLAN) study across four geographic locations in MO, NY, and OH. Topics covered were professional background, perspectives on working with families, and discussions with families regarding cost perception and food choice. Conventional content analysis was used through 'open-coding' of transcribed text by reading the transcripts and assigning labels. Codes were then organized into themes. In addition to the interviews, coaches were asked to complete a FRAME checklist to identify adaptations or modifications that were made to the treatment. RESULTS/ANTICIPATED RESULTS: The coaches reported that cost is a barrier to making
doi:10.1017/cts.2021.552 fatcat:lx52nauxvffy7f2duxi742kwda