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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101766/a-public-health-opportunity-found-in-food-waste
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Shreela V Sharma, Mudita Upadhyaya, Gregory Bounds, Christine Markham
A food waste problem coexists with food insecurity and obesity. Brighter Bites, a school-based food cooperative program, successfully channels primarily donated produce to low-income communities and provides nutrition education, creating an increased demand for and intake of fruits and vegetables. We present the framework used in Brighter Bites and results of operationalizing this framework during 3 years of implementation in Houston, Texas. Results demonstrated that, during 2013 through 2016, more than 12,500 families enrolled in Brighter Bites for 16 weeks in the school year...
November 2, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096410/review-of-education-focused-health-impact-assessments-conducted-in-the-united-states
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Lauren N Gase, Amelia R DeFosset, Maxim Gakh, Celia Harris, Susan R Weisman, Andrew L Dannenberg
BACKGROUND: Health impact assessment (HIA) provides a structured process for examining the potential health impacts of proposed policies, plans, programs, and projects. This study systematically reviewed HIAs conducted in the United States on prekindergarten, primary, and secondary education-focused decisions. METHODS: Relevant HIA reports were identified from web sources in late 2015. Key data elements were abstracted from each report. Four case studies were selected to highlight diversity of topics, methods, and impacts of the assessment process...
December 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094631/acculturation-and-dietary-intakes-by-gender-among-mongolians-in-south-korea-nutrition-education-implication-for-multicultural-families
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Hae Ryun Park, Zuunnast Tserendejid, Joung Hee Lee, Young Suk Lim
We explored the relationship between acculturation and dietary intake by gender for 500 Mongolians residing in South Korea. The high acculturation (HA) group females consumed more fish and shellfish, vegetables, beans, and rice, and less meats, flours, and oil than the low acculturation (LA) group did. However, there was no statistical difference in food group intake between HA and LA group males. HA group females showed higher intake of carbohydrates, fiber, sodium, potassium, calcium, vitamin A, and folate compared with LA group females...
October 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027330/poor-nutrition-from-first-foods-a-cross-sectional-study-of-complementary-feeding-of-infants-and-young-children-in-six-remote-aboriginal-communities-across-northern-australia
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Dympna Leonard, Danielle Aquino, Nyssa Hadgraft, Fintan Thompson, Julia V Marley
AIM: To describe the first foods of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants and young children who were recruited to a nutrition promotion and anaemia prevention program conducted from 2010 to 2012, in six remote communities across northern Australia. METHODS: Food records (24-hour diet history, food variety checklist) were completed on recruitment by interview with a parent or carer. Cross-sectional analysis assessed the proportion of participants consuming recommended and not-recommended foods and drinks and meeting recommendations for meal frequency and dietary diversity...
October 13, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953800/perception-of-body-image-in-early-adolescence-an-investigation-in-secondary-schools
#5
Maria Rosaria Juli
INTRODUCTION: The clinical evidence shows that the onset of eating disorders is increasing in the prepubescent phase or even in childhood. Already starting from the prepubescence the certainties related to the body start to unwind and the individual is encouraged to build new ones, based both on the anatomic transformation of his/her own body and on the social expectation according to the identity. The onset of a Eating Disorders is normally between 13 and 25 years, but in the last years we recorded a lowering in the onset threshold to an age between 11 and 13 years, with some earlier cases at 7 years (Franzoni et al...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948586/-introduction-to-genetic-rare-disease-and-the-application-of-genetic-counseling
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Shao-Yin Chu, Chun-Ying Weng
Genetic disease or hereditary disease is a group of disorders that is caused by mutations in an individual's genome. The mutated genome or gene may be transmitted through the germ line during reproduction, causing certain recurrence risk in offspring and other family members. The heritability of these disorders is thus an important issue to deal with clinically. In Taiwan, a rare disease is defined as a disease that is prevalent in fewer than 1 in 10,000 individuals. As up to 80% of rare disease cases in Taiwan are genetic disease disorders, genetic disease may not rare...
October 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890264/breastfeeding-is-associated-with-higher-retention-in-wic-after-age-1
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Shannon E Whaley, Mike Whaley, Lauren E Au, Klara Gurzo, Lorrene D Ritchie
OBJECTIVE: Examine factors associated with retention on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) after 1 year of age. SETTING: A large California WIC program. PARTICIPANTS: WIC participants 14 months old (9,632) between July and September, 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Recertification in WIC by 14 months of age. ANALYSIS: Multivariate logistic regression was performed and odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were computed to examine factors associated with child retention in WIC at age 14 months...
November 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880840/implementation-of-best-practices-in-obesity-prevention-in-child-care-facilities-the-arizona-empower-program-2013-2015
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Jillian Papa, Joan Agostinelli, Gertrudes Rodriguez, Deborah Robinson
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a major health concern in every US age group. Approximately one in 4 children in Arizona's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is overweight or obese. The Arizona Department of Health Services developed the Empower program to promote healthy environments in licensed child care facilities. The program consists of 10 standards, including one standard for each of these 5 areas: physical activity and screen time, breastfeeding, fruit juice and water, family-style meals, and staff training...
September 7, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851348/assessment-of-nutrition-and-physical-activity-environments-in-family-child-care-homes-modification-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-environment-and-policy-assessment-and-observation
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Amber E Vaughn, Stephanie Mazzucca, Regan Burney, Truls Østbye, Sara E Benjamin Neelon, Alison Tovar, Dianne S Ward
BACKGROUND: Early care and education (ECE) settings play an important role in shaping the nutrition and physical activity habits of young children. Increasing research attention is being directed toward family child care homes (FCCHs) specifically. However, existing measures of child care nutrition and physical activity environments are limited in that they have been created for use with center-based programs and require modification for studies involving FCCHs. This paper describes the modification of the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) for use in FCCHs...
August 29, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840095/food-insecurity-and-physical-activity-insecurity-among-rural-oregon-families
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Katherine B Gunter, Jennifer Jackson, Emily J Tomayko, Deborah H John
Among rural families, rates of both child obesity and household food insecurity (FI) are higher compared to non-rural families. These disparities result from a complex interplay of social and environmental conditions that influence behavior. The Transtheoretical Model suggests individual readiness to change underlies success in modifying obesity-preventing behaviors; however, whether an association between readiness to change obesity-related behaviors and FI status among rural families exists is unknown. We examined the association between readiness to change family-level nutrition and physical activity (PA) behaviors that predict child obesity and family FI status within a sample of rural families to better understand these relationships...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837507/intestinal-rehabilitation-programs-in-the-management-of-pediatric-intestinal-failure-and-short-bowel-syndrome
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Russell J Merritt, Valeria Cohran, Bram P Raphael, Timothy Sentongo, Diana Volpert, Brad W Warner, Praveen S Goday
Intestinal failure is a rare, debilitating condition that presents both acute and chronic medical management challenges. The condition is incompatible with life in the absence of the safe application of specialized and individualized medical therapy that includes surgery, medical equipment, nutritional products, and standard nursing care. Intestinal rehabilitation programs are best suited to provide such complex care with the goal of achieving enteral autonomy and oral feeding with or without intestinal transplantation...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820951/lactation-consultants-perceived-barriers-to-providing-professional-breastfeeding-support
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Erica H Anstey, Martha Coulter, Cecilia M Jevitt, Kay M Perrin, Sharon Dabrow, Lynne B Klasko-Foster, Ellen M Daley
BACKGROUND: Addressing suboptimal breastfeeding initiation and duration rates is a priority in the United States. To address challenges to improving these rates, the voices of the providers who work with breastfeeding mothers should be heard. Research aim: The purpose of this study was to explore lactation consultants' perceived barriers to managing early breastfeeding problems. METHODS: This qualitative study was conducted with a grounded theory methodological approach...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817304/medical-education-and-leadership-in-breastfeeding-medicine
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Julie Scott Taylor, Esther Bell
Physicians' experience with high quality training in breastfeeding during their medical education is historically varied. The process of becoming a board-certified physician entails more than 20 years of education, and although medical school and residency training timelines and courses are relatively standardized across the United States and even internationally, breastfeeding education varies greatly across schools and programs. The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) exists, in part, because historically, physicians have received too little clinical training in breastfeeding and infant nutrition...
October 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816807/a-whooping-cough-education-module-for-wic-clients-in-utah
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Karlen E Luthy, Alicia Anderson, Janelle Macintosh, Renea L Beckstrand, Lacey M Eden, Ryan Amy, Christopher I Macintosh
BACKGROUND: Clients in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are required to complete education modules quarterly to maintain eligibility. The purposes of this project were to: (1) create a whooping cough vaccination education module for WIC clients; (2) evaluate baseline perceptions of WIC clients on the whooping cough vaccine and disease; and (3) evaluate whooping cough knowledge following completion of the module. PROBLEM: A decline in vaccination rates among infants and children using WIC services was reported by a local WIC program director who requested whooping cough vaccination education materials...
September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800292/osteoporosis-knowledge-translation-for-young-adults-new-directions-for-prevention-programs
#15
Alyson Holland
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis prevention is heavily reliant on education programs, which are most effective when tailored to their intended audience. Most osteoporosis prevention education is designed for older adults, making application of these programs to younger adults difficult. Designing programs for young adults requires understanding the information-seeking practices of young adults, so that knowledge about osteoporosis can be effectively translated. METHODS: Individual interviews were conducted with 60 men and women-multiethnic, Canadian young adults-to explore both the sources and types of information they search for when seeking information on nutrition or bone health...
August 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768611/a-smartphone-app-for-families-with-preschool-aged-children-in-a-public-nutrition-program-prototype-development-and-beta-testing
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Pamela Hull, Janice S Emerson, Meghan E Quirk, Juan R Canedo, Jessica L Jones, Violetta Vylegzhanina, Douglas C Schmidt, Shelagh A Mulvaney, Bettina M Beech, Chiquita Briley, Calvin Harris, Baqar A Husaini
BACKGROUND: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in the United States provides free supplemental food and nutrition education to low-income mothers and children under age 5 years. Childhood obesity prevalence is higher among preschool children in the WIC program compared to other children, and WIC improves dietary quality among low-income children. The Children Eating Well (CHEW) smartphone app was developed in English and Spanish for WIC-participating families with preschool-aged children as a home-based intervention to reinforce WIC nutrition education and help prevent childhood obesity...
August 2, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739490/are-single-children-more-likely-to-be-overweight-or-obese-than-those-with-siblings-the-influence-of-china-s-one-child-policy-on-childhood-obesity
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Jungwon Min, Hong Xue, Vivian H C Wang, Miao Li, Youfa Wang
China's one-child policy (1979-2015) has affected Chinese parenting practices and children's health behaviors and also may have contributed to increased childhood obesity. However, very limited research has investigated the association between one-child policy and childhood obesity. We examined characteristics of single-child families and the influence of one-child policy (indicated by single-child status) on children's weight status and related health behaviors. Data from children aged 6-18years old in the 2011 (n=1580) and 2000 (n=2317) China Health and Nutrition Survey were cross-sectionally analyzed with multilevel models...
July 21, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697971/methodology-for-developing-a-new-efnep-food-and-physical-activity-behaviors-questionnaire
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Erin K Murray, Garry Auld, Susan S Baker, Karen Barale, Karen Franck, Tarana Khan, Debra Palmer-Keenan, Jennifer Walsh
OBJECTIVE: Research methods are described for developing a food and physical activity behaviors questionnaire for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a US Department of Agriculture nutrition education program serving low-income families. DESIGN: Mixed-methods observational study. The questionnaire will include 5 domains: (1) diet quality, (2) physical activity, (3) food safety, (4) food security, and (5) food resource management. A 5-stage process will be used to assess the questionnaire's test-retest reliability and content, face, and construct validity...
October 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693602/house-ownership-frequency-of-illness-fathers-education-the-most-significant-socio-demographic-determinants-of-poor-nutritional-status-in-adolescent-girls-from-low-income-households-of-lahore-pakistan
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Fatima Hassan, Muhammad Asim, Shafya Salim, Ayesha Humayun
BACKGROUND: Socio demographic factors besides dietary factors play important role in determining the health status of an individual. Health and nutritional Intervention programs stand a greater chance of success if planned, keeping the socio demographic characteristics of a certain population in focus. The present study was conducted to identify those socio demographic determinants which have a significant association with poor nutritional status in adolescent girls belonging to economically deprived households of Lahore...
July 11, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689608/cooking-matters-for-adults-improves-food-resource-management-skills-and-self-confidence-among-low-income-participants
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Jennifer A Pooler, Ruth E Morgan, Karen Wong, Margaret K Wilkin, Jonathan L Blitstein
OBJECTIVE: Determine the impact of Cooking Matters for Adults (CM) on food resource management (FRM) skills and self-confidence 6 months after course completion. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental design with nonequivalent comparison group and 6-month follow-up. SETTING: Cooking Matters for Adults programs in CA, CO, ME, MA, MI, and OR. PARTICIPANTS: Participants in CM attending classes in April to July, 2016 (n = 332); comparison group (n = 336)...
July 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
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