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Blichfeldt, Bodil Stilling; Gram, Malene – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2013
Findings from transition studies as well as studies of student food show that the transition from living at home to independent living influences student food consumption and that food consumption might be problematic during this period. Furthermore, both students' enactment of being in transition and the food habits and practices they bring with…
Descriptors: Living Standards, Independent Living, Nutrition Instruction, Focus Groups
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Wood, Brenna K.; Flanagan, Timothy F. – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
Researchers conducted the present case study to address the immediate need of a student who consumed food at home and refused all food and liquids in her elementary school setting. In order to increase in-school food consumption, researchers developed a multicomponent treatment package that included antecedent adjustments (time and place food was…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Eating Disorders, Food, Elementary School Students
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Cisse-Egbuonye, Nafissatou; Liles, Sandy; Schmitz, Katharine E.; Kassem, Nada; Irvin, Veronica L.; Hovell, Melbourne F. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: This study examined the availability of foods sold in vending machines and school stores in United States public and private schools, and associations of availability with students' food purchases and consumption. Methods: Descriptive analyses, chi-square tests, and Spearman product-moment correlations were conducted on data collected…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Equipment, Retailing
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Canterberry, Melanie; Francois, Samantha; van Hattum, Taslim; Rudov, Lindsey; Carton, Thomas W. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Louisiana has one of the highest rates of overweight and obese children in the United States. The Healthy School Food Collaborative (HSFC) was created to allow New Orleans's schools to select their own healthy school Food Service Provider (FSP) with requirements for higher nutritional standards than traditional options. The goal of…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Health Promotion, Food Service
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Chen, Xuewei; Cisse-Egbuonye, Nafissatou; Spears, Erica C.; Mkuu, Rahma; McKyer, E. Lisako J. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Due to the disproportionately high rates of obesity within the US Hispanic community, there is a critical need to address this health disparity issue. The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between parents' socio-demographic characteristics and their children's food consumption. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hispanic American Students, Grade 4, Health Behavior
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Mumby, Stephanie; Leineweber, Meghan; Andrade, Jeanette – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2018
Purpose/Objectives: In 2009, the Smarter Lunchroom Movement (SLM) strategy was created to provide schools across the United States (US) with evidence-based solutions to encourage healthier eating among children. Results, though, are inconsistent with how well this movement impacts school-aged children's healthy food selection and consumption.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Practice, Eating Habits
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Cvjetan, Branko; Utter, Jennifer; Robinson, Elizabeth; Denny, Simon – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the association between the school nutrition climate and students' eating behaviors and body mass index (BMI). Methods: Data were collected as part of Youth'07, a nationally representative health survey of high school students in New Zealand. Overall, 9107 randomly selected students from 96…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Nutrition, Educational Environment
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Harris, David E.; Blum, Janet Whatley; Bampton, Matthew; O'Brien, Liam M.; Beaudoin, Christina M.; Polacsek, Michele; O'Rourke, Karen A. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Objective: To examine the relationship between stores selling calorie-dense food near schools and student obesity risk, with the hypothesis that high availability predicts increased risk. Methods: Mail surveys determined height, weight, and calorie-dense food consumption for 552 students at 11 Maine high schools. Driving distance from all food…
Descriptors: Proximity, Obesity, Body Composition, Mail Surveys
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McReynolds, Katie; Gillan, Wynn; Naquin, Millie – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Although organic foods have been available for decades, they are an emerging trend with increasing prevalence of organic food choices in mainstream markets. College-aged students' consumer behaviors are understudied in this industry. Purpose: This study examined college students' knowledge, perceptions, and current behaviors regarding…
Descriptors: College Students, Knowledge Level, Correlation, Food
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Moore, Virginia; Sumrall, William; Mott, Michael; Mitchell, Elizabeth; Theobald, Becky – Social Studies, 2015
Methods for facilitating students' standards-based consumer literacy are addressed via the use of problem solving with food and product labels. Fifth graders will be able to: (1) provide detailed analysis of food and product labels; (2) understand large themes, including production, distribution, and consumption; and (3) explore consumer…
Descriptors: Literacy, Consumer Economics, Problem Solving, Food
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Vericker, Tracy C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Childhood obesity is emerging as a considerable public health problem with no clear antidote. The school food environment is a potential intervention point for policy makers, with competitive food and beverage regulation as a possible policy lever. This research examines the link between competitive food and beverage availability in school and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Competition, Eating Habits, Food
Neff, Roni A.; Laestadius, Linnea I.; DiMauro, Susan; Palmer, Anne M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Urban food systems have changed considerably over the past half century. Older adults' descriptions of place-based, personal food system history can help inform student learning and may contribute to expert understanding of food system change. Structural and social shifts in food purchasing and consumption contribute to diet-related disease and…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Older Adults, Food, Oral History
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Alacam, Nur; Sahin, Elvan – College Student Journal, 2017
This study investigated the food consumption and nutrition perceptions of pre-service early childhood teachers using a mixed method research design. Data was gathered from 37 pre-service early childhood teachers through survey consisting of items in rating scale and open-ended questions. Descriptive analyses were conducted to report pre-service…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Preservice Teachers
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Thompson, Emily; Johnson, David C.; Leite-Bennett, Amy; Ding, Yingmei; Mehrotra, Komal – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Hennepin County partnered with schools to implement lunchroom strategies to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption. An in-depth evaluation measured changes in consumption following implementation of encouragement strategies including slicing apples and attractive labels. Methods: A pre-post prospective evaluation measured changes in…
Descriptors: Food, Elementary School Students, Pretests Posttests, Eating Habits
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Shuttleworth, Jay – Social Studies, 2015
Understanding the pressing need for humans to limit their consumption to more supportable levels, this study investigated how one social studies teacher taught the social issues associated with a sustainable food supply. This article discusses what the teacher's curricular, pedagogical, and assessment strategies were in engaging students with…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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