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Renwick, Kerry; Smith, Mary Gale – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
Food literacy (FL) has become a key concept for many family and consumer sciences/home economics (FCS/HE) professionals, especially those with specializations in dietetics and nutrition, food studies, and education. References to food literacy have grown exponentially since its first mention in the 1990s (Begley & Vidgen, 2016) and are used…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy, Dietetics, Nutrition
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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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Nigg, Jessica K.; Arendt, Susan W. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2020
The roots of modern hospitality teachings are evident in the beginnings of family and consumer sciences (FCS). Land-grant universities of the Midwest (such as Iowa State University and Kansas State University) did not simply teach cooking and sewing, but they also taught "budgeting, table service ... and the production and marketing of…
Descriptors: Hospitality Occupations, Tourism, Consumer Science, Education
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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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White, Janis H.; White, Rick C. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Ellen Swallow Richards is traditionally cited as the founder of family and consumer sciences (FCS). A chemist, she drew from her root discipline, applying its concepts to the needs of the family and the individual. Much of what she advocated was based on the work of mid-19th century German chemists, particularly Justus von Liebig. Before Richards…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Chemistry, Scientists, Family Needs
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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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Ghighi, Amanda; Maioriello, Gina; Piper, Darlene; Waters, Betty; Vollmer, Rachel L. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effects of the meaningful addition of vegetables, using cauliflower and zucchini, to a pizza crust on the likeability of taste, texture, appearance, and overall preference of the pizza. The likeability testing revealed that the cauliflower variation produced an unacceptable product in texture,…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Preferences, Cooking Instruction
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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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Holland, Jacqueline M.; Coleman, LaTasha – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
The health and well-being of adolescents continue to be in jeopardy due to a lack of proper nutrition combined with a sedentary lifestyle. A collaborative effort between two Maryland entities, Prince Georges County Family and Consumer Sciences Department and the University of Maryland Expanded Food and Nutrition Program, involved a…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Classroom Techniques, Integrated Activities
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Haroldson, Amber; Yen, Chih-Lun – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this pilot study was to examine the validity of a questionnaire developed to assess adult consumer understanding of nutrition marketing terms and the resulting impact on consumer behavior. Participants (n = 40) completed an electronic questionnaire. Efforts to establish validity and reliability suggest that the questionnaire is a…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Nutrition, Marketing, Pilot Projects
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Lorenz, Lorraine J.; Sawicki, Marjorie A.; Elliott, Michael; White, Melissa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine preservation practices, perceived barriers, and likelihood of parents with young children to home preserve food in the future. Implications of this research relate to family and consumer sciences professionals who endeavor to improve fruit and vegetable intake and provide resources to families and…
Descriptors: Food, Foods Instruction, Preservation, Family Life
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Roofe, Nina; Brinegar, Jennifer; Seymour, Gayle – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
Interdisciplinary service-learning projects are mutually beneficial for communities and students. This service-learning project focused on eating disorder prevention and involved students majoring in nutrition, art, and psychology at a public Southern university. The nutrition majors completed the Eating Attitudes Test before and after the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Eating Disorders, Prevention, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Shirley, Lindsey – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Throughout the profession's history, family and consumer sciences professionals have worked to consider what should be done about various social issues affecting individuals, families, and communities across the world. Hunger is a global issue pertaining to the right to life, human survival, sustainable communities, and promotion of healthy…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Colleges, Problem Solving, Hunger
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