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Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Maryam Kebbe, Jillian L S Byrne, Samah Damanhoury, Geoff D C Ball
OBJECTIVE: To describe families' selections of Conversation Cards (CCs), a priority-setting tool in pediatric weight management, and examine CC-related differences based on families' anthropometric and sociodemographic characteristics. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was conducted of 2- to 17-year-olds with obesity and their families who enrolled in a pediatric weight management clinic between January, 2012 and September, 2016. RESULTS: Medical records of 146 children were included...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Jacqueline M Branch, Danielle P Appugliese, Katherine L Rosenblum, Alison L Miller, Julie C Lumeng, Katherine W Bauer
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between maternal concern regarding their children becoming overweight and two domains of weight-related parenting; child feeding practices and family meal characteristics. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Low-income mothers (n = 264; 67% non-Hispanic white) and their children (51.5% male, aged 4.02-8.06 years). VARIABLES MEASURED: Maternal concern and feeding practices, using the Child Feeding Questionnaire...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Emily Fitz, Jim Warner, Ashlea Braun, Emily Hill, Kay Wolf, Colleen Spees
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April 22, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Stephanie M Bostic, Jeffery Sobal, Carole A Bisogni, Juliet M Monclova
OBJECTIVE: To examine rural New York State consumers' cognitive scripts for fish and seafood provisioning. DESIGN: A cross-sectional design with in-depth, semistructured interviews. SETTING: Three rural New York State counties. PARTICIPANTS: Adults (n = 31) with diverse fish-related experiences were purposefully recruited. PHENOMENON OF INTEREST: Scripts describing fish and seafood acquisition, preparation, and eating out...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Lindsey Turner, Julien Leider, Elizabeth Piekarz, Rebecca M Schermbeck, Caitlin Merlo, Nancy Brener, Jamie F Chriqui
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether state laws are associated with the presence of school gardens and the use of garden-grown produce in school nutrition services programs. DESIGN: Nationally representative data from the School Health Policies and Practices Study 2014 were combined with objectively coded state law data regarding school gardens. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcomes were: (1) the presence of a school garden at each school (n = 419 schools), and (2) the use of garden-grown items in the school nutrition services program...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Katie A Loth, Melissa Horning, Sarah Friend, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Jayne Fulkerson
OBJECTIVE: To explore how families serve meals and how different service styles are associated with responsive feeding and child dietary and weight outcomes. METHODS: Baseline data from a subset (n = 75) of randomized controlled trial participants (Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment (HOME) Plus study, aged 8-12 years) were analyzed using a series of linear regression models. Adjusted means (95% confidence intervals) and beta coefficients (SEs) are presented...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Deepika Bangia, Donald W Shaffner, Debra M Palmer-Keenan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impacts associated with a grocery store tour point-of-purchase intervention using podcasts about omega-3 fatty acid (n-3)-rich food items. DESIGN: A repeated-measures secondary data analysis of food purchase records obtained from a convenience sample of shoppers' loyalty cards. PARTICIPANTS: Shoppers (n = 251) who had listened to podcasts regarding n-3-rich foods while shopping. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The number of omega-3-rich food purchases made according to food or food category by participants determined via spreadsheets obtained from grocery store chain...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
William J Heerman, Natalie Jackson, Margaret Hargreaves, Shelagh A Mulvaney, David Schlundt, Kenneth A Wallston, Russell L Rothman
OBJECTIVE: To identify eating styles from 6 eating behaviors and test their association with body mass index (BMI) among adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of self-report survey data. SETTING: Twelve primary care and specialty clinics in 5 states. PARTICIPANTS: Of 11,776 adult patients who consented to participate, 9,977 completed survey questions. VARIABLES MEASURED: Frequency of eating healthy food, frequency of eating unhealthy food, breakfast frequency, frequency of snacking, overall diet quality, and problem eating behaviors...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Mary J Scourboutakos, Catherine L Mah, Sarah A Murphy, Frank N Mazza, Nathanael Barrett, Bill McFadden, Mary R L'Abbé
OBJECTIVE: To test the effect of a nutrition intervention that included education and 2 labeling components on students' food choices. DESIGN: Repeat cross-sectional study taking place on 6 dinner occasions before and 6 afterward. SETTING: The study was conducted during dinner meals in a buffet-style dining hall in a university campus residence, where students paid a set price and consumed all they cared to eat. PARTICIPANTS: University students (n = 368 to 510) visited the cafeteria on each of the data collection dates...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Sohyun Park, Eunju Sung, Yuni Choi, Seungho Ryu, Yoosoo Chang, Joel Gittelsohn
OBJECTIVE: To understand the sociocultural factors affecting the eating behaviors of South Korean employees. DESIGN: In-depth individual interviews. SETTING: Two metropolitan areas of South Korea. PARTICIPANTS: Thirteen male and 9 female office workers. PHENOMENON OF INTEREST: The effects of sociocultural factors on office workers' eating behaviors. ANALYSIS: The researchers transcribed and analyzed audio-recorded interviews using thematic analysis...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
David Lohrmann, Wasantha Jayawardene, Mohammad Torabi
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether distinct participant groupings for changes in fruit intake (FI) levels between ages 23 and 31 years are identifiable based on both time-varying and time-invariant sociodemographic and behavioral variables. METHODS: Data were derived from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1997, US. Change in FI frequency constituted the dependent variable. For 21 variables, changes and averages in 2007-2011 were calculated. Classification and regression tree analysis was conducted using Generalized, Unbiased, Interaction Detection, and Estimation software...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Darcy A Freedman, Susan Flocke, En-Jung Shon, Kristen Matlack, Erika Trapl, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Amanda Osborne, Elaine Borawski
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate farmers' market (FM) use patterns among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey administered June to August, 2015. SETTING: Cleveland and East Cleveland, OH. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 304 SNAP recipients with children. Participants lived within 1 mile of 1 of 17 FMs. Most were African American (82.6%) and female (88.1%), and had received SNAP for ≥5 years (65...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Amanda D Peterson, L Suzanne Goodell, Archana Hegde, Virginia C Stage
OBJECTIVE: To develop a theory that explains the process of how teachers' perception of multilevel policies may influence nutrition education (NE) teaching strategies in Head Start preschools. DESIGN: Semistructured telephone interviews. SETTING: North Carolina Head Start preschools. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-two Head Start teachers. PHENOMENON OF INTEREST: All interviews were transcribed verbatim. Following a grounded theory approach, authors coded interview data for emergent themes...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Sanita L Hunsaker, Chad D Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a parent health report on fruit and vegetable consumption among preschoolers and kindergarteners. DESIGN: Pre-post open design trial and a randomized controlled trial. SETTING: A university-sponsored preschool and kindergarten. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 63 parents of preschool and kindergarten students participated in the pre-post open design trial and 65 parents participated in the randomized controlled trial...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Natalie Masis, Jennifer McCaffrey, Susan L Johnson, Karen Chapman-Novakofski
OBJECTIVE: To design a replicable training protocol for visual estimation of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake of kindergarten through second-grade students through digital photography of lunch trays that results in reliable data for FV served and consumed. METHODS: Protocol development through literature and researcher input was followed by 3 laboratory-based trainings of 3 trainees. Lunchroom data collection sessions were done at 2 elementary schools for kindergarten through second-graders...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Garry Auld, Susan Baker, Kathryn McGirr, Kristen Suzanna Osborn, Philip Skaff
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the reliability and validity of a previously validated evaluation instrument in a new context. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the processes and results of testing Cooking Matters' (CM) use of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program's Behavior Checklist as a retrospective pretest/posttest were described. The researchers determined reliability, face and content validity, and response-shift bias with 95 CM participants. RESULTS: Most items had acceptable face validity and moderate reliability; other items lacked reliability, or face or content validity (were unrelated to the CM curriculum)...
May 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Brittany Reese Markides, Sylvia Hurd Crixell, Courtney Thompson, Lesli Biediger-Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of an educational workshop for child care center staff to improve menus. METHODS: Staff from 18 centers attended a nutrition educational workshop that included an activity that compared center menus to MyPlate standards. Four weeks of menus collected before and after the workshop were imported into SuperTracker; the Food Details report produced menu data clustered by day and center. Changes in pre-post menus were assessed using Healthy Eating Index scores and the SAS software macro, MIXCORR...
May 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Claudette Bailey, Jung Sun Lee
OBJECTIVE: Examine associations among weight status, weight perception, and weight management practices of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) participants in Georgia. METHODS: Self-reported weight, height, and weight-related practices were assessed and analyzed in 270 SNAP-Ed participants. RESULTS: Almost three quarters of the sample self-reported overweight or obesity. Among overweight and obese subjects, 39% and 69%, respectively, accurately perceived themselves as overweight...
May 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Estefania Aparicio, Josefa Canals, Núria Voltas, Anna Valenzano, Victoria Arija
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between early emotional symptoms and dietary patterns over 3 years in a school-based sample. DESIGN: Three-year longitudinal prospective study. SETTING: Thirteen schools in Reus, Spain. PARTICIPANTS: From a sample of 562 preadolescents with and without emotional symptoms, 165 were observed and were classified as either showing (n = 100) or not showing emotional symptoms (n = 65)...
May 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Karen Chapman-Novakofski
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May 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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