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Study Finds Rebates an Effective Way to Improve Health Among Low-Income People

Study Finds Rebates an Effective Way to Improve Health Among Low-Income People

By Samantha Jones Toal

November 1, 2015

Ruopeng An, assistant professor of kinesiology and community health, conducted a study that found a cost-effective way to improve the dietary consumption of low-income people.The study was based on a USDA report of the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP). The pilot was a large-scale randomized trial conducted in...

UI study finds disabled adults face malnutrition

By Susan Szuch

February 11, 2015

A study by Ruopeng An, professor in community health, has found that physical, mental and financial barriers can all be obstacles in receiving proper nutrition for adults with disabilities. The study indicated that approximately 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults fall into one or more categories of disa...