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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Lucinda K Bell, Rebecca A Perry, Ivanka Prichard
Childhood obesity remains a significant public health issue. Because lifestyle behaviors and weight are established early and track through life stages, prevention strategies must commence in the first years of life. Traditionally, such strategies target parents or formal child care providers. Yet grandparents are increasingly providing care to grandchildren and therefore have an important role in their eating and activity behaviors, which creates a major research gap. This commentary piece, focusing on the Australian context, argues that it is imperative and timely for obesity prevention research to include investigations regarding the role of grandparents in the prevention of obesity-related behaviors in young children...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Teresa Drake, Roberta J Ogletree
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate an instrument to assess attitudes toward Health at Every Size (HAES) principles. METHODS: Survey items were generated based on 5 HAES principles. A panel of reviewers was recruited to establish content validity. A convenience sample of college students in health education was recruited for pilot survey administration. Internal reliability was assessed using Cronbach α and test-retest reliability was assessed with Pearson correlation...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Temitope Erinosho, Amber Vaughn, Derek Hales, Stephanie Mazzucca, Ziya Gizlice, Dianne Ward
OBJECTIVE: Describe foods and beverages offered, nutrition practices, and nutrition policies of family child care homes in Mississippi and differences by participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted between fall, 2015 and spring, 2016. SETTING: Mississippi. PARTICIPANTS: Random, stratified sample of 134 family child care homes that enroll 3- to 5-year-olds. Providers completed a modified version of the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation-self-report tool...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Stacy A Blondin, Jeanne P Goldberg, Sean B Cash, Timothy S Griffin, Christina D Economos
OBJECTIVE: To determine predictors of fluid milk waste in a Breakfast in the Classroom School Breakfast Program. DESIGN: Cross-sectional with 3 repeated measures/classroom. SETTING: Elementary schools in a medium-sized, low-income, urban school district. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty third- through fourth-grade classrooms across 6 schools. MAIN OUTCOMES: Dependent variables include percentage of total and served milk wasted...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Jayna M Dave, Yan Liu, Tzu-An Chen, Deborah I Thompson, Karen W Cullen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Kids Café Program (KCP) nutrition education and assess its impact on children's diet quality and body mass index (BMI) percentile. DESIGN: An experimental design consisting of pretest-posttest comparison groups using mixed methods to evaluate a 6-session nutrition education intervention. SETTING: Four Boys and Girls Club sites PARTICIPANTS: A total of 120 9- to 12-year-old children in the KCP (60 intervention and 60 comparison); 89% completed posttest evaluations...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Sharon Iron-Segev, Janerose Nasimiyu Lusweti, Elizabeth Kamau-Mbuthia, Aliza H Stark
OBJECTIVE: Geophagia, the deliberate consumption of rocks, soil, or clay, is prevalent in developing countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Health risks associated with this behavior include parasitosis, heavy metal poisoning, nutrient deficiencies, and poor birth outcomes. This pilot study was designed to reduce geophagic practices and improve nutrition among rural Kenyan women. METHODS: The researchers used snowball sampling to recruit participants (n = 135; aged 15-49 years) from low socioeconomic areas who consumed geophagic materials...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Chichen Zhang, Xiao Zheng, Huang Huang, Chunhui Su, Huining Zhao, Haitao Yang, Yanqing Guo, Xiaojie Pan
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the applicability of the Health Action Process Approach in predicting and explaining the healthy dietary behavior of college students. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. The data were collected though the self-administrated questionnaires. SETTING: Eight universities in Shanxi province, China. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1,933 undergraduates were randomly selected using random cluster sampling from Shanxi, China (92...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Mary J Christoph, Katie A Loth, Marla E Eisenberg, Ann F Haynos, Nicole Larson, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the relationship between use of Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods and weight-related behaviors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey in 2015-2016. PARTICIPANTS: Young adult respondents (n = 1,817; 57% women; average age 31.0 ± 1.6 years) to the Project Eating and Activity in Teens and Young Adults-IV survey, the fourth wave of a longitudinal cohort study. VARIABLES MEASURED: Use of Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods; healthy, unhealthy, and extreme weight control behaviors; intuitive eating; binge eating...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Carol A Smathers, Theresa M Ferrari
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December 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Sarah Oropeza, Mary Grace Sadile, Chantine Nguyen Phung, Moana Cabiles, Sandy Spackman, Myleen Abuan, Fe Seligman, Maria Rosario Araneta
OBJECTIVE: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations have elevated prevalence of dietary-related chronic conditions; however, culturally relevant dietary interventions are lacking. This article describes the methodology for a community-based participatory intervention. Strategies to Reach and Implement the Vision of Health Equity, San Diego! aims to increase access to healthy food in AANHPI restaurants, grocery stores, and farmers' markets. DESIGN: Time series quasi-experimental study design...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Katherine Marie Halloran, Kathleen Gorman, Megan Fallon, Alison Tovar
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and fruit/vegetable intake among Head Start teachers and their classroom mealtime behaviors (self-reported and observed). DESIGN: Cross-sectional design using observation and survey. SETTING: Sixteen Head Start centers across Rhode Island between September, 2014 and May, 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Teachers were e-mailed about the study by directors and were recruited during on-site visits...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Jean A Butel, Jinan C Banna, Rachel Novotny, Karen L Franck, Stephany P Parker, Laura Stephenson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate content and face validity of a collaboration readiness assessment tool developed to facilitate collaborative efforts to implement policy, systems, and environment changes in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed). METHODS: Evaluation of the validity of the tool involved 2 steps. Step 1 was conducted with 4 subject matter experts to evaluate content validity. Step 2 used an iterative cognitive testing process with 4 rounds and 16 SNAP-Ed staff and community partners to evaluate face validity...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Heather D Gibbs, Edward F Ellerbeck, Byron Gajewski, Chuanwu Zhang, Debra K Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: To test the reliability and validity of the Nutrition Literacy Assessment Instrument (NLit) in adult primary care and identify the relationship between nutrition literacy and diet quality. DESIGN: This instrument validation study included a cross-sectional sample participating in up to 2 visits 1 month apart. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: A total of 429 adults with nutrition-related chronic disease were recruited from clinics and a patient registry affiliated with a Midwestern university medical center...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Sumathi Venkatesh, Lorraine J Weatherspoon
OBJECTIVE: To examine food behaviors and dietary acculturation of Asian Indians in the US. DESIGN: Qualitative focus group discussions. SETTING: Public library and university. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty Asian Indian adults in a US Midwestern state. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Participant perceptions of food behaviors and 24-hour modified weekday and weekend dietary recalls. ANALYSIS: Eight focus group transcripts and participant dietary recalls were independently analyzed by 2 Asian Indian moderators using the constant comparison method...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Francine Overcash, Allison Ritter, Traci Mann, Elton Mykerezi, Joseph Redden, Aaron Rendahl, Zata Vickers, Marla Reicks
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a vegetable-focused cooking skills and nutrition program on parent and child psychosocial measures, vegetable liking, variety, and home availability. DESIGN: Baseline and postcourse surveys collected 1-week after the course. SETTING: Low-income communities in Minneapolis-St Paul. PARTICIPANTS: Parent-child dyads (n = 89; one third each Hispanic, African American, and white) with complete pre-post course data; flyer and e-mail recruitment...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Megan H Pesch, Alison L Miller, Danielle P Appugliese, Katherine L Rosenblum, Julie C Lumeng
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of mother and child characteristics with use of direct imperatives to restrict eating. METHODS: A total of 237 mother-child dyads (mean child age, 70.9 months) participated in a video-recorded, laboratory-standardized eating protocol with 2 large portions of cupcakes. Videos were reliably coded for counts of maternal direct imperatives to restrict children's eating. Anthropometrics were measured. Regression models tested the association of participant characteristics with counts of direct imperatives...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Laura Helena McArthur, Lanae Ball, Ariel C Danek, Donald Holbert
OBJECTIVES: To measure prevalence and correlates of food insecurity among college students in Appalachia, compare food-insecure and food-secure students on correlates, and identify predictor variables. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, online questionnaire. SETTING: University in Appalachia. PARTICIPANTS: Nonprobability, random sample of 1,093 students (317 male [30.1%]; 723 females [68.4%]). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Food insecurity, coping strategies, money expenditure, academic progress, and demographics...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Marilyn Tseng, Dawn B Neill, Stephanie F Teaford, Aydin Nazmi
OBJECTIVE: Compare saturated fat, sugar, and sodium in the US Department of Agriculture sample menu with a version in which menu items were replaced with comparable ultra-processed foods. DESIGN AND SETTING: The authors modified 7 days of a US Department of Agriculture sample menu providing approximately 2,000 kcal/d by replacing foods with comparable ultra-processed alternatives and then visited 2 chain supermarkets in San Luis Obispo, CA (August, 2016) to locate shopping list items for the 2 menu versions...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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February 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Karen Chapman-Novakofski
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February 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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