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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Carrie M Durward, Mateja Savoie-Roskos, Abiodun Atoloye, Patrice Isabella, Melanie D Jewkes, Brenda Ralls, Kathleen Riggs, Heidi LeBlanc
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the Utah Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program on fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake and food security status among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. METHODS: Data were collected in 2015, using a before-and-after study design. At the farmers' market, a convenience sample of SNAP recipients was recruited for a survey and a 4-week telephone follow-up survey. Differences between the 2 surveys in food security and F&V intake were tested using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Emily Rogers, Lucinda Bell, Kaye Mehta
OBJECTIVE: Early childhood is a crucial time for the development of eating behaviors and food preferences. With increased labor force participation by Australian mothers of young children, grandparents are acting as the main informal carers of grandchildren. Therefore, grandparents have the capacity to influence the feeding of young children and thus their eating behaviors. DESIGN: Eleven semistructured qualitative interviews. SETTING: Suburban Adelaide, South Australia...
October 11, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Katelyn M Daigle, Catherine H Gang, Mariko F Kopping, Kishore M Gadde
OBJECTIVE: To examine relationships between the demographic characteristics of subjects with obesity seeking pharmaceutical-assisted weight loss and their weight loss expectations and perceptions of the causes of their obesity. METHODS: A total of 225 adults with obesity completed an obesity perceptions questionnaire (OPQ), which included 4 attribution subscales: biological, psychological, environmental, and lifestyle. Relations were analyzed among OPQ subscales, subject characteristics, and self-perceived ideal 12-month weight loss...
October 11, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Bijou R Hunt, Maureen R Benjamins, Sabena Khan, Jana L Hirschtick
OBJECTIVE: Examine associations between food insecurity and multiple demographic, socioeconomic, acculturation, social risk factor, and food access variables. DESIGN: Data are from Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0, a cross-sectional, population-based probability survey of adults. SETTING: Ten selected community areas in Chicago. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 18 years and over who completed the Household Food Security Scale (HFSS) portion of the survey were included in the analysis (n = 1,041)...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Karla L Hanson, Jennifer Garner, Leah M Connor, Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts, Jared McGuirt, Raiven Harris, Jane Kolodinsky, Weiwei Wang, Marilyn Sitaker, Alice Ammerman, Rebecca A Seguin
OBJECTIVE: Describe fruit and vegetable (FV) preferences and other factors that may influence participation in community-supported agriculture (CSA). DESIGN: In-depth, semi-structured interviews. SETTING: Eight rural/micropolitan communities in 4 US states. PARTICIPANTS: There were 41 caregivers and 20 children (8-12years of age) from low-income, English-speaking households. PHENOMENA OF INTEREST: Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding FVs; perceived barriers to CSA participation...
October 6, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Ian Yi Han Ang, Randi L Wolf, Pamela A Koch, Heewon L Gray, Raynika Trent, Elizabeth Tipton, Isobel R Contento
OBJECTIVE: Assess impact of school lunch environmental factors on fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption in second and third grade students. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observations in 1 school year. PARTICIPANTS: Students from 14 elementary schools in 4 New York City boroughs (n = 877 student-tray observations). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Dependent variables were F&V consumption collected by visual observation...
October 4, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Daniel T Halperin, Jeffrey Laux, Carlos LeFranc-García, Coloma Araujo, Cristina Palacios
OBJECTIVE: Assess impact of multimodality weight gain prevention intervention. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial among 39 overweight young Puerto Rico college students using 10 weekly peer-support sessions promoting dietary, physical activity, and other lifestyle changes enhanced by stress-reduction and mindfulness approaches. Body mass index (BMI) and self-reported behaviors were measured at baseline and at 10 weeks and 6 months after baseline. RESULTS: At the completion of the intervention, BMIs in the experimental arm were 0...
October 2, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Emily Yarcusko, Natasha Slesnick, Irene Hatsu
OBJECTIVE: We utilized a validated food inventory questionnaire to assess the types and quality of food available at a homeless youth drop-in center. METHODS: Scores for 13 food categories were computed; higher scores indicated a greater availability of foods found in that category. A summative score was computed to assess the presence of obesogenic foods. RESULTS: Dry cereal, vegetables, and meat, were the most available foods; 83.3%, 60...
September 29, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Silvia Lepe, Jennifer Goodwin, Katie T Mulligan, Kate Balestracci, Linda Sebelia, Geoffrey Greene
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a comprehensive process evaluation of a policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change intervention. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental, mixed methods. SETTING: Low-income urban school district. PARTICIPANTS: Fifth-grade students in 4 schools assigned to 2 intervention and 2 comparison schools (intervention, n = 142; comparison, n = 170). INTERVENTION: Both groups received a nutrition curriculum delivered by classroom teachers...
September 28, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Lenka H Shriver, Erin J Reifsteck, DeAnne Brooks
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September 28, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Garry Auld, Susan Baker, Yenory Hernandez-Garbanzo, Natalia Infante, Ruth Inglis-Widrick, Sandra B Procter, Kathryn Yerxa
OBJECTIVE: To determine how the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) affects the quality of life (QoL) of its low-income adult participants. METHODS: A cross-sectional exploratory study using focus groups (n = 15) in 8 states with EFNEP participants (n = 111) 2-4 months after graduation. Focus groups were conducted with non-Hispanic white (4 groups), black (4), English-speaking Hispanic (4), and Spanish-speaking Hispanic (3) respondents...
September 26, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Emily Truman, Charlene Elliott
Food literacy research typically conceptualizes food-related knowledge and skills as contributing to improved health and nutrition; however, there is limited research examining the process that leads to this improvement. This article reviews the literature reporting barriers to food literacy proficiency in order to examine the relationship between food-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Informed by these barrier types, its central objective is to develop a model of food literacy proficiency that highlights the relationship between nutrition education and health-related outcomes...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Lindsey A Zemeir, Nicole Walker
OBJECTIVES: To validate the Healthy Youth Environment Survey, a pre-then-post survey completed by teachers to capture nutrition and physical activity-related changes in the classroom and school environment. METHODS: Analysis included 679 pretest surveys. A factor analysis was conducted to establish construct validity and Cronbach α was established to assess internal consistency reliability. RESULTS: The factor analysis extracted 10 main factors, with 97% of variables loading (≥ +0...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Gaelen Ritter, Lina P Walkinshaw, Emilee L Quinn, Scott Ickes, Donna B Johnson
OBJECTIVE: To explore whether Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) stakeholders (individuals involved in work to increase access to farmers' markets [FMs] for low-income populations) perceive the same barriers to shopping at FMs as those reported by SNAP participants in Washington State. DESIGN: Descriptive study; data included a stratified clustered random sample of SNAP participants and stakeholder interviews. SETTING: Washington State...
September 21, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Anne R Lindsay, Anthony J Dyrek, Jonathan L Blitstein, Teresa Byington, Madeleine Sigman-Grant
OBJECTIVE: To determine the interrater reliability of the Preschool Movement Assessment (PMA), a unique field-based assessment tool for use by early childhood professionals in preschool settings. METHODS: A total of 123 preschool children, aged 3-5years, were assessed by 6 trained raters using the PMA tool in an intervention. Interrater agreement on individual items of the PMA was determined using the kappa (κ) and intraclass correlation coefficient statistics...
September 20, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Ariana DeLong Bailey, Melissa Cater, Carol E O'Neil, Derek Miketinas, Georgianna Tuuri
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a questionnaire to measure adult college students' motivation to prepare healthy foods based on the psychosocial needs identified by Self-determination Theory. DESIGN: This study used a cross-sectional design. SETTING: A major southeastern public university. SUBJECTS: A total of 1,027 free-living adults, aged 18-30years, were recruited. Data from 997 were analyzed. VARIABLES MEASURED: The 5 constructs of Self-determination Theory were validated...
September 19, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Alexandra K Adams, Emily J Tomayko, Kate A Cronin, Ronald J Prince, Kyungmann Kim, Lakeesha Carmichael, Tassy Parker
OBJECTIVE: To describe sociodemographic factors and health behaviors among American Indian (AI) families with young children and determine predictors of adult and child weight status among these factors. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional baseline data. SETTING: One urban area and 4 rural AI reservations nationwide. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 450 AI families with children aged 2-5years participating in the Healthy Children, Strong Families 2 intervention...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Rebecca C Woodruff, Regine Haardörfer, Julie A Gazmararian, Denise Ballard, Ann R Addison, James A Hotz, R B Tucker, Michelle C Kegler
OBJECTIVE: Estimate Healthy Homes/Healthy Families (HHHF) intervention efficacy for improving dietary quality. METHODS: Low-income overweight and obese women (n = 349) recruited from rural community health centers were randomized to receive HHHF, a 16-week home environment-focused coaching intervention or health education materials by mail. Healthy Eating Index-2010 scores were calculated from 2 24-hour dietary recalls collected at baseline and 6- and 12-month follow-up...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Seung Eun Jung, Crystal Bice
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors influencing intention to consume fruits and vegetables (F&V) among college students by applying the Theory of Planned Behavior with the inclusion of self-identity and past behavior. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study conducted in 2017. SETTING: Undergraduate classes at the University of Alabama. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 343 undergraduate students, mean age 20.3 years, participated in the study...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Tony K C Yung, Jean H Kim, Sing-Fai Leung, Rebecca M W Yeung, Annette N Y Poon, Edmond W C Au, Joseph T F Lau
OBJECTIVE: Restrictive food avoidance behavior among Chinese cancer patients is common. Yet, to the authors' knowledge, no study has investigated factors associated with such behavior. This study attempted to validate a new measurement tool, the Cancer Patients Food Avoidance Behaviors Scale (CPFAB), that assessed cancer patients' belief regarding 5 perceived benefits of practicing food avoidance, and to test its applicability. DESIGN: Cross-sectional face-to-face interviews...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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