October 9, 2012

Department of Family Science (FMSC) Post-Doctoral Scholar Katherine E. Speirs, doctoral students Lauren Messina and Ashley L. Munger, and Faculty Research Associate and University of Maryland Extension Family Specialist Stephanie Grutzmacher reported results from a convenience sample of 154 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-eligible adults in the 23rd volume of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Their article, "Health Literacy and Nutrition Behaviors among Low-Income Adults," presents findings suggesting that health practitioners should ensure nutrition-related messages are accessible to all of their clients, especially those with the lowest health literacy levels. Read the abstract.