Latest food choices Stories

2010-06-22 10:38:04

Lively, educational comic strips, geared to 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls, can help these young viewers make better food choices and improve their physical fitness. That's what happened in a preliminary study, reported several years ago, with 78 Internet-savvy African American girls age 8 to 10. Now, the program's creators hope to repeat the study in a larger test with 400 young volunteers and their parents. The scientists also want to develop a version targeted to Hispanic girls....

2009-09-09 09:50:43

Parents use many strategies to cope with competing work and family demands Since most parents in the US are employed, there are competing demands on their time that can compromise food choices for themselves and their children. How parents cope with these demands and how work conditions are related to food choice coping strategies are the subjects of a study in the September/October issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Findings suggest that better work conditions may be...

2009-02-19 07:00:00

Veggie A B Cs at the Culinary Center of Monterey 3.12.09 and Vegging Out Day at MY Museum 3.29.09 MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Salyer American Fresh Foods, a grower of premier produce harvested fresh from its farms in California and Arizona for more than 80 years, is sponsoring two complimentary events in honor of National Nutrition Month this March. National Nutrition Month(R) is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the American Dietetic Association...

2008-05-22 03:00:07

By Brunt, Ardith Rhee, Yeong; Zhong, Li Abstract. Objective and Participants: The authors surveyed 557 undergraduate students aged 18-56 years to assess weight status, health behaviors, and dietary variety. Methods: They used body mass index (BMI) to divide students into 4 weight categories: underweight (BMI 30 kg/m^sup 2^). Results: Approximately 33% of respondents were overweight or obese, and 8% were underweight. Among the weight categories, the authors observed significant differences...

2005-06-01 18:05:00

Parents, take heart: You can teach your child to eat healthier. A study of preadolescent children found that those who attended a behaviorally oriented nutrition education program and were taught to follow a diet low in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol adopted significantly better dietary habits over several years compared to their peers who received only general nutritional information. The study showed that after three years, children in the intervention group consumed more than 67...

2004-11-25 03:00:16

"Multicultural competency is not a luxury or a specialty, but a requirement for every registered dietitian," according to the American Dietetic Association.1 Practitioners who primarily treat clients with type 2 diabetes are familiar with the challenges of intercultural counseling. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among African Americans, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, and American Indians/Alaska Natives is disproportionately high; it is 1.5-2 times greater than in the white population...

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