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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Rebecca Anne Perry, Lynne Anne Daniels, Lucinda Bell, Anthea Margaret Magarey
OBJECTIVES: To describe the qualitative research methods used in the Parenting Eating and Activity for Child Health (PEACH) randomized controlled trial and to examine parent-reported facilitators and barriers to the achievement of program goals. DESIGN: Qualitative study using semistructured interviews. SETTING: Parents enrolled in the Australian PEACH randomized controlled trial, a family-focused child weight management program conducted blinded for review...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Guangyu Zhou, Yiqun Gan, Kyra Hamilton, Ralf Schwarzer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to examine the joint effect of self-efficacy, action planning, and received social support on fruit and vegetable intake. DESIGN: The study used a longitudinal design with 3 waves of data collection. SETTING: Major university campus in Beijing, China. PARTICIPANTS: Young adults (n = 286). VARIABLES MEASURED: Age, gender, body mass index, dietary self-efficacy, and baseline behavior were measured at time 1...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Lauren N Tobey, Elaine Schrumpf, Tonya Johnson, Christine Mouzong, Rachael M Veith, Marc T Braverman, Siew Sun Wong, Melinda M Manore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 15, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Candice Taylor Lucas, Mary Jo Messito, Rachel S Gross, Suzy Tomopoulos, Arthur H Fierman, Carolyn Brockmeyer Cates, Samantha Berkule Johnson, Benard Dreyer, Alan L Mendelsohn
OBJECTIVE: Determine maternal and infant characteristics associated with adding cereal into the bottle. DESIGN: Secondary data analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Study participants were immigrant, low-income, urban mother-infant dyads (n = 216; 91% Hispanic, 19% US-born) enrolled in a randomized controlled trial entitled the Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy and Education Success. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Maternal characteristics (age, marital status, ethnicity, primary language, country of origin, education, work status, income, depressive symptoms, and concern about infant's future weight) and infant characteristics (gender, first born, and difficult temperament)...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Joanne F Guthrie
Nutrition education has a long history of being informed by economic thinking, with the earliest nutrition education guides incorporating household food budgeting into nutrition advice. Behavioral economics research goes beyond that traditional role to provide new insights into how consumers make choices. These insights have numerous potential applications for nutrition interventions to promote healthy food choices consistent with the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Research to test the value of such applications can contribute to the development of evidence-based nutrition education practice called for in federal nutrition education programs...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Bradley M Appelhans, Molly A Martin, Marieli Guzman, Tamara Olinger, Andrew Pleasant, Jennifer Cabe, Lynda H Powell
OBJECTIVE: This report describes the development and validation of a technology-based system that integrates data on food choice, nutrition, and plate waste to generate feedback reports summarizing students' dietary intake at school meals. METHODS: Cafeteria staff used the system to document the school lunch choices of seventh-graders (n = 37) in an urban charter school for 5 months. Plate waste was assessed by research staff using a visual estimation method that was validated against directly weighed plate waste...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Melissa L Horning, Jayne A Fulkerson, Sarah E Friend, Mary Story
OBJECTIVE: To investigate reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed meals and associations with parental cooking self-efficacy, meal-planning ability, and home food availability. METHODS: This secondary data analysis uses Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment Plus study data from parents of children aged 8-12 years (n = 160). Associations between reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed meals and the outcomes were assessed with chi-square, Fisher exact, and t tests...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Diana Castaneda-Gameros, Sabi Redwood, Janice L Thompson
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between energy/nutrient intakes and frailty in older migrant women, and to explore perceptions of body weight, dietary intake, and physical function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, mixed-methods study. SETTING: Birmingham, United Kingdom. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-six first-generation migrant women ≥ 60 years of age. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Energy/nutrient intakes (assessed by 24-hour dietary recall), frailty (using the frailty phenotype), and links between perceptions of body weight, dietary intake, and physical function (via semi-structured interviews)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Richard Hardy, Nathalie Kliemann, Taylor Evansen, Jefferson Brand
OBJECTIVE: To identify the relationships between energy drink consumption, nutrition knowledge, and socio-demographic characteristics in a convenience sample of student-athletes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Online survey. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 194 student-athletes (112 female and 82 male). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Socio-demographic characteristics, knowledge of human nutrition, energy drink consumption habits...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Julia M Finnane, Elena Jansen, Kimberley M Mallan, Lynne A Daniels
OBJECTIVE: To identify associations between structure-related and non-responsive feeding practices and children's eating behaviors. DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey design. PARTICIPANTS: Parents (n = 413) of 1- to 10-year-old children. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Parental feeding practices and child eating behaviors were measured via the validated Feeding Practices and Structure and Children's Eating Behaviour questionnaires...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Angeliki Papadaki, Andreas Thanasoulias, Rachael Pound, Simon J Sebire, Russell Jago
OBJECTIVE: Explore employees' perceptions of ability to follow the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet), preferences for setting goals if asked to follow the MedDiet, and expectations of an Internet-based, workplace MedDiet intervention. DESIGN: Seven focus groups to guide intervention development. SETTING: Four workplaces (business/professional services, government branches) in Southwest England. PARTICIPANTS: Employees (n = 29, 51...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, Margaret Giorgio, Alexa Squillaro, Mary McCord, Dodi Meyer
OBJECTIVES: To explore caregiver perceptions of, and barriers and facilitators to, their involvement in school-based obesity prevention programs in underserved Latino immigrant communities. METHODS: Focus groups discussions were conducted with caregivers (n = 42) at 7 elementary schools with an academic partnership-based obesity prevention program. Thematic analysis was used to identify key findings in the data. RESULTS: Caregivers described their role as (1) learners of new and often complex health information using their children as primary messengers and (2) champions within their homes in which healthier choices are assimilated...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Stephanie B Jilcott Pitts, Qiang Wu, Patricia A Sharpe, Ann P Rafferty, Brian Elbel, Alice S Ammerman, Collin R Payne, Beth N Hopping, Jared T McGuirt, Elizabeth D Wall-Bassett
OBJECTIVE: To examine how food store environments can promote healthful eating, including (1) preferences for a variety of behavioral economics strategies to promote healthful food purchases, and (2) the cross-sectional association between the primary food store where participants reported shopping, dietary behaviors, and body mass index. METHODS: Intercept survey participants (n = 342) from 2 midsized eastern North Carolina communities completed questionnaires regarding preferred behavioral economics strategies, the primary food store at which they shopped, and consumption of fruits, vegetables, and sugary beverages...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Maureen L Storey, Patricia A Anderson
OBJECTIVE: To examine intake of selected nutrients and vegetable consumption of women of childbearing age (WCBA) from 19-50 years of age, across race/ethnicities, and annual household incomes. DESIGN: Dietary data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2012 and the Food Pattern Equivalents Database 2009-2012. PARTICIPANTS: The study sample included 3,058 WCBA who were non-Hispanic white (NHW), non-Hispanic black (NHB), Mexican American (MA), and of other races/ethnicities (ORE) with annual household incomes of < $25,000, $25,000-75,000 or > $75,000...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Nancy L Cohen, Rita Brennan Olson
OBJECTIVE: Examine compliance with recommended food safety practices in television cooking shows. METHODS: Using a tool based on the Massachusetts Food Establishment Inspection Report, raters examined 39 episodes from 10 television cooking shows. RESULTS: Chefs demonstrated conformance with good retail practices for proper use and storage of utensils in 78% of episodes; preventing contamination (62%), and fingernail care (82%). However, 50% to 88% of episodes were found to be out of compliance with other personal hygiene practices, proper use of gloves and barriers (85% to 100%), and maintaining proper time and temperature controls (93%)...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, Stephanie Folkens, Sonika Sharma, Deborah Daro, Neilé K Edens
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the effect of a community-based, experiential cooking and nutrition education program on consumption of fruits and vegetables and associated intermediate outcomes in students from low-income families. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental program evaluation by pre-post survey of participating students and their parents. SETTING: Underserved elementary and middle schools in Chicago. PARTICIPANTS: Students (n = 271; 65% girls, 44% Hispanic, 32% African American; 94% eligible for free/reduced price lunch) in grades 3-8 selected by school staff to participate by variable inclusion criteria...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Brian K Lo, Leia M Minaker, Catherine L Mah, Brian Cook
OBJECTIVE: To describe the adaptation and inter-rater reliability assessment of the Toronto Nutrition Environment Measures Survey-Store. METHODS: A total of 55 food stores (2 bakeries, 2 dollar stores, 19 gas/convenience stores, 18 grocery stores, 4 pharmacies, 8 specialty stores, and 2 superstores) were assessed in 2014. Cohen's kappa and intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) were assessed for inter-rater reliability for product availability, price, quality, ethno-cultural accessibility scores, and overall store scores...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Jennifer Utter, Simon Denny
OBJECTIVE: The current study tested the feasibility and acceptability of an intervention that provided families with meal plans, recipes, and ingredients to cook meals at home. METHODS: Ten diverse families (1 adolescent, 1 parent) were provided with the resources to prepare 5 family dinners/wk for 8 weeks. Process data were collected by weekly telephone calls. Outcome data were collected by open-ended interviews with parent or caregiver and adolescents, separately...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Fred Molitor, Sharon B Sugerman, Stan Sciortino
OBJECTIVE: To examine among low-income mothers the consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV), high-fat foods, and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and overall diet quality in relation to levels of reach of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) interventions across 2,907 California census tracts. DESIGN: Cross-sectional telephone survey conducted from April through October, 2014 using the Automated Self-administered 24-Hour Recall dietary assessment...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Loran Morris, Sylvia Smith
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October 2016: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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