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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Impact of Individual and Worksite Environmental Factors on Water and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Overweight Employees
(Centers Disease Control, 2014-05-01)
Who participates in internet-based worksite weight loss programs?
Background: The reach and representativeness are seldom examined in worksite weight loss studies. This paper describes and illustrates a method for directly assessing the reach and representativeness of a internet-based ...
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 ...
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. ...
Who Participates in Internet-Based Worksite Weight Loss Programs?
Background The reach and representativeness are seldom examined in worksite weight loss studies. This paper describes and illustrates a method for directly assessing the reach and representativeness of a internet-based ...