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Can food vouchers improve nutrition and reduce health inequalities in low-income mothers and young children: a multi-method evaluation of the experiences of beneficiaries and practitioners of the…

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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3 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
33 tweeters

Citations

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35 Dimensions

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277 Mendeley
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Title
Can food vouchers improve nutrition and reduce health inequalities in low-income mothers and young children: a multi-method evaluation of the experiences of beneficiaries and practitioners of the Healthy Start programme in England
Published in
BMC Public Health, February 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-148
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alison McFadden, Josephine M Green, Victoria Williams, Jenny McLeish, Felicia McCormick, Julia Fox-Rushby, Mary J Renfrew

Abstract

Good nutrition is important during pregnancy, breastfeeding and early life to optimise the health of women and children. It is difficult for low-income families to prioritise spending on healthy food. Healthy Start is a targeted United Kingdom (UK) food subsidy programme that gives vouchers for fruit, vegetables, milk, and vitamins to low-income families. This paper reports an evaluation of Healthy Start from the perspectives of women and health practitioners.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 272 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 61 22%
Student > Bachelor 43 16%
Researcher 38 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 9%
Student > Postgraduate 18 6%
Other 48 17%
Unknown 43 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 67 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 49 18%
Social Sciences 39 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 8%
Psychology 13 5%
Other 34 12%
Unknown 53 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 56. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 November 2020.
All research outputs
#505,516
of 19,010,680 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#468
of 12,578 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,939
of 197,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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