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Schectman, Gordon; And Others – American Journal of Public Health, 1990
Compares the diets of 296 persons on a "low cholesterol" diet with those of 10,052 nondieters. Utilizes statistical data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II). Findings include a reduced intake of calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol, and no significant difference in vitamin intake for dieters. (FMW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dietetics, Eating Habits, National Surveys
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Antropova, M. V.; And Others – Russian Education and Society, 1996
Presents the results of a study examining the health of Russian youth from the 1930s to the present. Although overall health has improved from the nadir of World War II, several disturbing trends have developed in post-Soviet society. Changing socioeconomic conditions have resulted in fatigue and poor diet. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Educational Research
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Story, Mary; Faulkner, Patricia – American Journal of Public Health, 1990
Identifies and analyzes messages related to food and eating behavior as presented on prime time television programing and commercials. Finds that food references occur an average of 4.8 times per 30 minutes and that over half of all food references were for low nutrient beverages and sweets, which is inconsistent with healthy dietary guidelines.…
Descriptors: Commercial Television, Content Analysis, Dietetics, Mass Media Effects
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Hooks, Paul C.; And Others – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1986
Reports use of social networking to recruit 64 Mexican-American children for an assessment of diet and exercise habits. Describes friendship, social, consanguineal, and coparenthood networks. Compares results of direct contact versus network contact. Discusses implications for recruiting ethnic groups for research. (LFL)
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Traits, Exercise, Information Networks
Vail, Ann, Ed.; Fox, Wanda S., Ed.; Wild, Peggy, Ed. – 2000
This book contains 27 papers on the development of national standards for family and consumer sciences (FACS) education. The following papers are included: "Leadership for Change: Developing the National Standards" (Peggy Wild); "National Standards Model" (Wanda S. Fox); "Reasoning for Action" (Wanda S. Fox, Janet F.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Clothing Instruction, Community Services
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Cawley, John – Future of Children, 2006
In examining the childhood obesity epidemic from the perspective of economics, John Cawley looks at both possible causes and possible policy solutions that work through markets. The operation of markets, says Cawley, has contributed to the recent increase in childhood overweight in three main ways. First, the real price of food fell. In…
Descriptors: Food Service, Obesity, Physical Activities, Nutrition
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Boltvinik, Julio – International Social Science Journal, 1996
Critically evaluates the methodologies used in three recent studies on poverty in Latin America. Maintains that some studies measure the relative nature of nutritional poverty while others record the absolute nature of nutritional poverty (physical survival). Includes a comparative analysis of the studies' results. (MJP)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Disadvantaged Environment, Economics, Foreign Countries