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Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI), a widely used measure of colleges' costs, rose by 3.6 percent for the 2008 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. But even as they reported the good news of that moderate increase, experts at the Commonfund Institute who maintain the index noted that broader economic trends could…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Cost Indexes, Operating Expenses, Consumer Economics
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Oliveira-Castro, Jorge M.; Foxall, Gordon R.; Schrezenmaier, Teresa C. – Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 2006
Following the behavior-analytic tradition of analyzing individual behavior, the present research investigated demand elasticity of individual consumers purchasing supermarket products, and compared individual and group analyses of elasticity. Panel data from 80 UK consumers purchasing 9 product categories (i.e., baked beans, biscuits, breakfast…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Purchasing, Food, Behavioral Science Research
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Ott, Dana B. – Journal of Home Economics, 1988
This article discusses developments in food packaging, processing, and preservation techniques in terms of packaging materials, technologies, consumer benefits, and current and potential food product applications. Covers implications due to consumer life-style changes, cost-effectiveness of packaging materials, and the ecological impact of…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Cost Effectiveness, Ecological Factors, Food
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Carson, Diane E. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Childhood obesity is on the rise and there is no indication that the trend is reversing. To reverse this trend, it is critical that children develop and foster healthy eating behaviors and physical activity patterns to help reduce the risk of developing long-term chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and others. One…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Education, Child Health, Health Programs
Frazao, Elizabeth – 1994
The growing evidence of the link between diet and health has not been lost on consumers in the United States. As awareness of the diet-health link has increased through nutrition education, consumers have changed their diets. Although there is still considerable room for improvement in meeting Federal food-guidance recommendations, nutrition…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Patterns, Consumer Economics, Dietetics
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Schwenk, Nancy E. – Family Economics Review, 1991
An overall perspective on trends in food consumption is presented. Nutrition awareness is at an all-time high; consumption is influenced by changes in disposable income, availability of convenience foods, smaller household size, and an increasing proportion of ethnic minorities in the population. (18 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Economic Impact
Welch, Mary A., Ed. – Economic Issues for Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, 1995
This issue uses tomato processing to illustrate the new directions and opportunities available in the food market. Comparative advantage and economies of scale are discussed in relation to markets. Forecasting success in the market is attributed to studying consumer consumption trends by type and monitoring standards of living in 32 newly…
Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Economics, Food
Osceola County School District, Kissimmee, FL. – 1979
This consumer education learning activity package is one of a series of six Project SCAT (Skills for Consumer Applied Today) units. It teaches secondary level students about the importance of a balanced diet and what nutrients are most important to good health. The package includes instructions for the teacher, suggestions for activities, lists of…
Descriptors: Advertising, Bibliographies, Consumer Education, Foods Instruction
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education Services. – 1992
This curriculum guide was developed for teachers to use in planning and implementing a competency-based high school instructional program in foods and nutrition. It contains materials for a 2-semester course, based on the North Carolina Program of Studies (revised 1992), designed to help students learn about food customs and trends and interpret…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Development, Competence, Competency Based Education
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Schlenker, Eleanor D. – Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2001
Analysis of research on food, nutrition, and health in the Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences and Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal 1985-2000 (n=172) identified four categories: (1) changes in dietary standards and nutrient requirements; (2) public policy and guidance on nutrition; (3) food behavior and nutrition intervention; and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Educational Trends, Food, Health
Baran, Nancy H., Ed. – 1988
This student/teacher resource booklet provides information on conserving food dollars while providing nutritious meals. The guide shows how to set up a food budget and explains how scanning the weekly food ads, planning meals around the specials, and compiling a list accordingly can also help consumers get more for their food dollars. Numerous…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Education, Educational Resources, Foods Instruction
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Keil, Beverly J.; Ferris, E. Linda – Journal of Extension, 1996
Volunteers priced grocery items twice per month for three months in eight rural Ohio stores, examined advertising flyers, and surveyed stores weekly for a month to track pricing trends. Advice for consumers on choice of stores and items as well as food budgeting was developed based on the results. (SK)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Consumer Education, Costs, Extension Education
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. – 2001
This document presents design concepts and considerations for planning and developing middle and high school family and consumer sciences education facilities. It includes discussions on family and consumer sciences education trends and the facility planning process. Design concepts explore multipurpose laboratories and spaces for food/nutrition…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Family Life Education
Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Home Economics Curriculum Center. – 1984
This guide is designed to give advanced or upper-level consumer and homemaking education students a chance to take a futuristic look at the roles they will have as consumers in the next years. Divided into 12 units, the first three cover the consumer, the family, and consumer responsibilities. The next eight units are on the goods and services…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Clothing, Consumer Education, Electrical Appliances
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Vocational Education. – 1988
This guide was developed to be used by consumer home economics teachers as a resource in planning and teaching a year-long course in foods and nutrition for high school students in North Carolina. The guide is organized in units of instruction for a first semester course and a second semester course. Each unit contains a content outline, including…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Career Choice, Competence, Competency Based Education
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