Knowing Versus Doing
In Project Eden Year One, we conducted focus groups and distributed surveys to assess knowledge, attitude and behavior surrounding healthy eating and physical activity. “The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing.” – Richard Biggs (American Actor- (1960-2004). For Project Eden, we found this gap to be true. Respondents to our community health assessment knew about healthy eating and physical activity, but didn’t always do it, or their behaviors didn’t consistently reflect knowledge. Concerning healthy eating, one participant stated, “…allow self to get hungry then make a meal that isn’t healthy like a microwave pizza or sandwich.” A few participants expressed concerns around lack of motivation. With this in mind, we are working on the implementation of policies, systems and environmental changes in addition to awareness and education that aims to motivate and engage people in healthy eating and physical activity.
About the Grantee
Generations, Inc., a community development corporation, provides comprehensive, coordinated services to meet the needs of families and individuals, providing full access to necessary services for all ages. Innovations Ministries, a non-profit entity within Generations, promotes a proactive approach to personal development, lifestyle management and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.
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