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Minkow, Sarah; Gray, Virginia; Rodriguez, Selena Nguyen; Reiboldt, Wendy; Childers, James – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Cooking attitudes and behaviors among college students--and related implications to dietary quality--are largely unexplored. This study assessed the relationship between college students' fruit and vegetable intakes and cooking attitudes, confidence, and frequency (N = 448) using a cross-sectional survey. Hierarchical linear regression models…
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Fish, Adi; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
This cross-sectional study examined the association between added sugar consumption and levels of depression in adult women (N=74). The 97-item online survey included Patient Health Questionnaire-9 depression scale, Block Fat/Sugar/Fruit/Vegetable Screener, added sugar knowledge questions, and a question regarding nutrition education referral…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Nutrition, Mental Disorders, Females
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Rembles, Jessica; Vollmer, Rachel L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Fathers of preschoolers (N 47) responded to six open-ended questions regarding snacks via Qualtrics to understand how fathers perceive snacks. Most fathers were White (85%), well educated (72% had bachelor's degree or higher), and married (98%). Content analysis was applied to survey responses, and themes were identified. Three overarching themes…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Fathers, Food, Parent Attitudes
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O'Neill, Barbara; Xiao, Jing Jian; Ensle, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2019
This study explored relationships between health-related practices and performance of 10 positive personal finance practices. Data came from a 20-question online quiz that provides a simultaneous assessment of individuals' health and financial practices. The sample included 8,128 persons who completed the survey instrument from July 2015 through…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Sleep, Physical Activity Level
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Spangler, Alice A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to explore coverage of obesity-related topics in the early years of "Journal of Home Economics (JHE)." Utilizing HEARTH, a Boolean search for obesity-related terms and topics was used to analyze volumes beginning with 1909, continuing to 1910, and every five years to 1940. Coverage of the obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Nutrition
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Kang, Hye Won; Lee, Sung-Jin; Walker, Jane – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The purpose of this study is to examine breakfast-eating behaviors of Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students in conjunction with their breakfast awareness and eating habit satisfaction. A self-administered survey was distributed in fall semester 2016 (N 289 students). Results show…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Black Colleges, Nutrition, Breakfast Programs
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Schuster, Margaret; Painter, Jim; Bernas, Ronan; MacKenzie, Julia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Material, bodily, and social well-being are three of the basic human needs. This study investigates consumers' social feelings after reading the food labels and consuming six leading snack foods. Our hypothesis: snack choice is associated with feeling social. Consumers were provided leading snack brands that varied in nutritional value and…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Eating Habits, Food Standards, Merchandise Information
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Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Obesity has been increasing in all age groups worldwide for the past several decades. Yet for hundreds of years before the last quarter of the 20th century, obesity was not an issue. The etiology and the cure for the obesity epidemic have been elusive. Weight reduction diets and behavior therapy have not produced the desired results. Perhaps…
Descriptors: Obesity, Consumer Science, Etiology, Intervention
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Tripp, Paula J.; Choi, Jin Young – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purposes of this exploratory qualitative research were to describe perceptions related to childhood obesity of rural parents, teachers, and school administrators and to examine how their perceptions shape their choices and behaviors for children's eating and physical exercise. The results showed that the perceptions of childhood obesity in the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Child Health, Parent Attitudes
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Dunn, Carolyn; Jayaratne, K. S. U.; Baughman, Kristen; Levine, Katrina – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Cook Smart, Eat Smart (CSES) is a 12-hour cooking school that teaches participants to prepare nutritious, delicious food using simple, healthy preparation techniques, basic ingredients, and minimal equipment. The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the impact of CSES on food preparation and meal consumption behavior. Program outcomes include…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Food, Health Promotion
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Kihm, Holly Spencer; Rolling, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Although the prevalence of childhood obesity has not increased in recent years, it remains unacceptably high and warrants continued study. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential relationship between weight status and length of sleep (both daytime and nighttime) among preschool children. Special attention was given to the role…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Prevention, Obesity
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Robinson, Cheryl Malone; McNulty, Betty; McCoy, Merwin A.; Johnston, Linda – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Families today are very busy: parents hurry to jobs, workouts, school, church, and a plethora of other commitments and children are often hurried off to school or daycare. As a result, quality time for families seems to be scarce. Mealtimes, during which the family members sit down together for a relaxed time of eating and sharing, may be a thing…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Time Management, Family Relationship, Eating Habits
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Boyer, Luann K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
In 2009, Colorado had the lowest rate of obesity and overweight in the United States with less than 20% of the adult population considered obese or overweight. The health implications are serious because being overweight and/or obese increases the risks for chronic diseases. As a consequence, the incidence of Type II diabetes in adults has tripled…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Education, Physical Activities, Nutrition Instruction
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Carson, Diane E.; Reiboldt, Wendy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Research shows that parents agree to purchase their children's food requests 45% to 65% of the time. This study examined an after-school nutrition education intervention in terms of its effects on parents' agreement to purchase healthy snack foods requested by their children. Survey data from 755 parents were analyzed. Of the 67% of parents asked…
Descriptors: Intervention, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction
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Pobocik, Rebecca S.; Haar, Christine M.; Dawson, Erin E.; Coleman, Priscilla; Bakies, Karen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
A nutrition education module for a family and consumer sciences curriculum was developed and evaluated with junior high school students (n = 63) using a quasi-experimental design. The multivariate interaction between time of measurement and intervention was significant, F (2, 50) = 8.68, p = 0.001.The univariate interaction between pre and post…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Self Efficacy, Consumer Science, Nutrition Instruction
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