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Characterization of Non-Nutritive Sweetener Intake in Rural Southwest Virginian Adults Living in a Health-Disparate Region
(Mdpi Ag, 2017-07-01)
Few data assessing non-nutritive sweetener (NNS) intake are available, especially within rural, health-disparate populations, where obesity and related co-morbidities are prevalent. The objective of this study is to ...
Factors influencing high respiratory mortality in coal-mining counties: a repeated cross-sectional study
Abstract Background Previous studies have associated elevated mortality risk in central Appalachia with coal-mining activities, but few have explored how different non-coal ...
Disparities in obesity among rural and urban residents in a health disparate region
Background The burden of obesity and obesity-related conditions is not borne equally and disparities in prevalence are well documented for low-income, minority and rural adults in the United States. The current literature ...
Changes in the Healthy Beverage Index in Response to an Intervention Targeting a Reduction in Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption as Compared to an Intervention Targeting Improvements in Physical Activity: Results from the Talking Health Trial
(Mdpi Ag, 2015-12-04)
The recently developed Healthy Beverage Index (HBI) was designed to evaluate overall beverage intake quality (including total fluid consumption and beverage calories), yet no known intervention studies have assessed ...
Investigating the Spatial Dimension of Food Access
The purpose of this article is to investigate the sensitivity of food access models to a dataset’s spatial distribution and the empirical definition of food access, which contributes to understanding the mixed findings of ...
Impact of Individual and Worksite Environmental Factors on Water and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Overweight Employees
(Centers Disease Control, 2014-05-01)
Participatory development and pilot testing of iChoose: an adaptation of an evidence-based paediatric weight management program for community implementation
Abstract Background To describe the identification, adaptation, and testing of an evidence-based pediatric weight management program for a health disparate community. ...
Supporting maintenance of sugar-sweetened beverage reduction using automated versus live telephone support: findings from a randomized control trial
Background Although reducing sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) intake is an important behavioral strategy to improve health, no known SSB-focused behavioral trial has examined maintenance of SSB behaviors ...
National, Regional, and State-Level Estimates of Returns to Scale in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-05)
The effectiveness of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program in achieving its goals at the national, regional, and state level is unknown. Using US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data from all states and ...
From Bright Bodies to iChoose: Using a CBPR Approach to Develop Childhood Obesity Intervention Materials for Rural Virginia
This community-based participatory research (CBPR) project used a collaborative process to develop a culturally relevant workbook for parents of overweight children. We followed a mixed methods iterative process to assess ...