Community-Academic Partnerships to Promote Health Literacy and Address Social Needs Among Low-Income Families During COVID-19.
Haidar, A, Khoei, A, Alex, SE, Blick, C, Lopez, E, Wendt, S, Ghanta, R, Almohamad, M, Cousins, S, Noyola, J, et al
Journal of nutrition education and behavior. 2021;(1):75-78
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Brighter Bites is a school-based health promotion program that delivers fresh produce and nutrition education to low-income children and their families across 6 locations in the US. This article provides a perspective on how, despite coronavirus disease 2019-related school closures, Brighter Bites pivoted rapidly to collaborate with medical and public health institutions to improve health and food literacy among their families. Through these partnerships, Brighter Bites was able to rapidly provide accurate, evidence-based information related to coronavirus disease 2019 and other social needs, including food, housing, transportation, and access to health care, to help fill a needed gap in vulnerable communities.