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Increasing Dark Green Leafy, Yellow/Orange, Cruciferous Vegetables, Tomatoes, And Physical Activity In A Low-Income Population: An Evaluation Of A Critical Thinking Approach , Ingrid Richards-Adams Jan 2006

Increasing Dark Green Leafy, Yellow/Orange, Cruciferous Vegetables, Tomatoes, And Physical Activity In A Low-Income Population: An Evaluation Of A Critical Thinking Approach , Ingrid Richards-Adams

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Intakes of dark green leafy, yellow/orange, cruciferous vegetables, and tomatoes (target vegetables), and involvement in physical activity have been shown to be protective actions against chronic diseases. Low-income individuals generally consume lower amounts of these target vegetables, engage in less physical activities, and experience higher incidences of chronic diseases. The study evaluated the effectiveness of a critical thinking approach in increasing (a) knowledge, (b) positive attitudes, (c) critical thinking skills of low-income parents related to vegetable offerings and physical activity, (d) the number of target vegetables low-income parents offer their children, and (e) the amount of time spent on ...


Korean Female Adolescents' Food Attitudes And Food Intake Relative To The Korean Food Tower , Kyeung-Eun Kim Park Jan 1999

Korean Female Adolescents' Food Attitudes And Food Intake Relative To The Korean Food Tower , Kyeung-Eun Kim Park

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A survey was conducted to examine food intake and food attitudes of 285 Korean female students attending a high school in Seoul. Food intake was assessed using a food frequency based on the Korean Food Tower consisting of five food groups, i.e., grain products, vegetables and fruits, meat, milk, and fats and sweets. The food attitude scale consisted of 22 items that were categorized into five factors with items about conscious choice of food, health concerns, economics and time influence, interest in foods, and foods that energize in regard to each of the five food groups;An analysis of ...


The School Lunch Program As A Vehicle For Nutrition Education In Iowa Public Schools , Chi-Ting Chen Jan 1999

The School Lunch Program As A Vehicle For Nutrition Education In Iowa Public Schools , Chi-Ting Chen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the Iowa public school food service (SFS) district directors incorporated nutrition education into SFS programs. A preliminary qualitative study was conducted to obtain in-depth information about nutrition education in SFS programs. The resulting information from interviews with 12 private SFS directors was used to develop a self-administered questionnaire for this study;The questionnaire consisted of three parts: demographic information, nutrition education activities, and attitudes toward nutrition education. The questionnaire was pilot tested, revised, and mailed to 377 Iowa public SFS district directors. The return rate was 74% (n ...


The Interrelationships Among Nutritional Status, Living Environment, And School Performance Of First Through Third Grade Primary School Children Living In Low Socioeconomic Areas In Khartoum, Sudan , Sidiga A. Rahim Washi Jan 1992

The Interrelationships Among Nutritional Status, Living Environment, And School Performance Of First Through Third Grade Primary School Children Living In Low Socioeconomic Areas In Khartoum, Sudan , Sidiga A. Rahim Washi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this research was to investigate the interrelations among and between indicators of nutritional status, living environment, and school performance of first through third grade primary school children living in low socioeconomic areas in Khartoum, Sudan. Subjects were 198 first through third grade males and females enrolled in six primary schools in three urban, low socioeconomic areas of Khartoum. An interview form was developed to obtain information from the subjects' mothers or female guardians regarding demographic and living environment information, food behavior patterns, and common illnesses of their children. At school, anthropometric characteristics (weight and height) were measured ...