Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Podcasts

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior podcasts provide readers with convenient access to authors of JNEB articles featured in press releases and other articles that highlight emerging issues and practices relevent to nutrition education and behavior worldwide. The podcasts also provide interviews and commentary from authors and nutrition experts about select JNEB articles and important topics.

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A Qualitative Exploration of Approaches Applied by Nutrition Educators Within Nutrition Incentive Programs
Sarah Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDCES; Elise Mitchell, MS, MPH; Morgan Szczepaniak, MS, RDN; Joanna Akin, MSPH; Hollyanne Fricke, MPH; and Carmen Byker Shanks, PhD, RDN
Interview: Lead researcher Sarah A. Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDCES, from the Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, discusses a new study that explores the many roles played by nutrition educators in providing participant-centered education supporting nutrition incentive and food security programs.
March 2023
Duration: 14:38 min
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Evaluation of a Synchronous, Online Diabetes Nutrition Education Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives With Type 2 Diabetes: Facilitators and Participants’ Experiences
Sarah A. Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDE; Kelly R. Moore, MD; Monica McNulty, MS; Kelli Begay, MS, MBA, RDN; Lisa Scarton, PhD, RN; Luohua Jiang, PhD; Ibukunoluwa Adedoyin; Angela G. Brega, PhD
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Interview: Lead researcher Sarah A. Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDCES, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health, shares the results of a successful culturally adapted, online diabetes nutrition education program for AI/AN adults based on the ADA’s What Can I Eat? Healthy Choices for American Indians and Alaska Natives with Type 2 Diabetes (WCIE).
February 2023
Duration: 14:08 min
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Using Educational Videos and Perspective-Taking to Communicate Gene-By-Environment Interaction Concepts about Eating Behavior: Effects on Empathy and Weight Stigma
Alison Jane Martingano, PhD; Sydney H. Telaak, BA; Emma M. Schopp, BS; Christopher Fortney, BFA; Alexander P. Dolwick, BS; Susan Carnell, PhD; Sapna Batheja, PhD; and Susan Persky, PhD
Interview: Discrimination against people with higher weight is sometimes viewed as an acceptable form of negative bias. Susan Persky, PhD, talks about a new study that found that increasing education about the role of genetics in eating behavior may help alleviate weight stigma by reducing the extent to which individuals are blamed for their weight.
January 2023
Duration: 11:20 min
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Knowledge, Messaging, and Selection of Whole-Grain Foods: Consumer and Food Industry Perspectives
Katrina R. Kissock, PhD, APD; Elizabeth P. Neale, PhD, AdvAPD; and Eleanor J. Beck, PhD, FDA
Interview: Consumers are confused by whole grain food labeling. Katrina R. Kissock, PhD, APD, School of Medical, Indigenous and Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, talks about a new study that shows that whole-grain food consumption is impacted by consumer skepticism and lack of labeling standard.
December 2022
Duration: 6:13 min
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Patterns in Mothers’ Recollection of Health Care Providers’ Young Child Feeding Recommendations
Andrea McGowan, MPH; Ellen O. Boundy, ScD; Jennifer M. Nelson, MD and Heather C. Hamner, PhD
Interview: Lead investigator Andrea McGowan, MPH, discusses a new study that shows mothers' recall of early childhood feeding guidance from health care providers is inconsistent. For example, less than half of mothers surveyed remembered advice to limit kids’ use of electronic devices during meals.
November 2022
Duration: 7:29 min
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Emotion Regulation Moderates the Associations of Food Parenting and Adolescent Emotional Eating
Joanna Klosowska, MSc; Sandra Verbeken, PhD; Caroline Braet, PhD; Stefaan De Henauw, PhD, MD; and Nathalie Michels, PhD
Interview: Lead author Joanna Klosowska, MSc, Ghent University, discusses a new study focusing on adolescent vulnerability to emotional eating and how various feeding practices used by parents, such as restriction, food as reward, and child involvement, influence eating behavior.
September 2022
Duration: 9:03 min
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Children's Daily Negative Affect Patterns and Food Consumption on Weekends: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study
Christine H. Naya, MPH; Daniel Chu, PhD; Wei-Lin Wang, PhD; Michele Nicolo, PhD; Genevieve F. Dunton, MPH, PhD; and Tyler B. Mason, PhD
Interview: Lead investigator Christine H. Naya, MPH, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences, University of Southern California, reports on the results of a new study that looked at how children's unhealthy food choices, especially over weekends, are related to emotion.
July 2022
Duration: 14:26 min
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Campus food pantries lead to healthier public university students
Suzanna M. Martinez, MS, PhD; Gwen M. Chodur, MSPH, RDN; Erin E. Esaryk, MPH; Sevan Kaladigian, MA; Lorrene D. Richie, PhD, RD; and Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR
Interview: Lead author Suzanna M. Martinez, MS, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, discusses the impact of the availability of campus food pantries on students at 10 University of California campuses. Results show how their use of a campus food pantry can positively affect their physical health, mental health and lead to improvements in sleep.
June 2022
Duration: 6:56 min
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The US Military's Battle With Obesity
Sara B. Police, PhD, and Nicole Ruppert, MS
Interview: Co-author Sara B. Police, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, talks about obesity in the US military and how it impacts national security by limiting the number of available recruits, decreasing re-enlistment candidacy, and potentially reducing mission readiness.
May 2022
Duration: 7:59 min
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Flint Families Cook: A Virtual Cooking and Nutrition Program for Families
Amy Saxe-Custack, PhD, MPH, RD, and Sarah Egan, MPH, RD
Interview: Amy Saxe-Custack, PhD, MPH, RD, Michigan State University-Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, reports on the benefits of a virtual cooking/nutrition program on cooking self-efficacy and nutrition knowledge. The program, Flint Families Cook, was developed by a team of local dietitians, chefs, and researchers. This article is the latest addition to the GEM (Great Educational Material) collection.
April 2022
Duration: 8:34 min
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Weight Measurements in School: Setting and Student Comfort
Emily Altman, MPH; Jennifer Linchey, MPH; Gabriel Santamaria, BA; Hannah R. Thompson, PhD, MPH; and Kristine A Madsen, MD, MPH
Interview: Emily Altman, MPH, discusses a new study that points to an association between how a diverse group of fourth to eighth grade students feels about themselves and their discomfort with the process of being weighed in school independent of the number on the scale.
March 2022
Duration: 8:13 min
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Healthy Eating Determinants and Food Security Resource Opportunities: Urban-Dwelling American Indian and Alaska Native Older Adults Perspectives
Sarah A. Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDE; Luciana E. Hebert, PhD; Adrianne Maddux, BASc; and Kelly R. Moore, MD, FAAP
Interview: Urban dwelling American Indian and Alaska Native older adults face multiple layers of challenges related to social determinants of health that present barriers to healthy eating. Lead author Sarah A. Stotz, PhD, MS, RDN, CDE, discusses a new study that illustrates how the social and cultural value placed on sharing and supporting one another within these communities can help improve healthy food access for these older adults.
February 2022
Duration: 8:04 min
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Position of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: Healthful Food for Children is the Same as Adults
Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RD; Lynn Fredericks, BA; Margaret Rush Dreker, MPA, MLS; Rachael Patusco, DCN, RDN, CSP; and Jane Ziegler, DCN, RDN, LDN
Interview: Lead author Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD, RD, discusses the new Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior position paper on the detrimental effects of diets favoring “kids’ food” on children’s preferences and tastes, and how nutrition educators play key roles in shifting consumer demand and social norms about food choices.
January 2022
Duration: 20:41 min
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Lessons in Adapting a Family-Based Nutrition Program for Children with Autism
Brenda Manzanarez, MS, RD; Samantha Garcia, MS; Ellen Iverson, MPH; Megan R. Lipton-Inga, MA, CCRP; and Kevin Blaine, MA Ed
Interview: Lead investigator Brenda Manzanarez, MS, RD, discusses a pilot program that demonstrated how children with autism can benefit from group-based weight management. Children aged 7−12 years with autism and their parents participated in the Kids N Fitness© program developed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
December 2021
Duration: 5:11 min
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Examination of Factors That Contribute to Breastfeeding Disparities and Inequities for Black Women in the US
Melissa Petit, MN PH, BA, RN, IBCLC; Denise Smart, DrPH, MPH, BSN, RN; Victoria Sattler, PhD, MN, RN; and Natsuko K. Wood, PhD, RN
Interview: Authors Melissa Petit and Denise Smart from the College of Nursing at Washington State University discuss the institutionalized racism Black women continually experience, which has a direct impact on their breastfeeding rates and experiences, according to a new article in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
November 2021
Duration: 16:05 min
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Consequences of Picky Eating in College Students
Lauren A. Dial, PhD; Amy Jordan, MS; Elizabeth Emley, MA; Harrison D. Angoff, BA; Aniko Viktoria Varga, MA; and Dara R. Musher-Eizenman, PhD
Interview: Lauren Dial talks about a new study of how picky eating in childhood can persist into adolescence and adulthood. Researchers reporting in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that college students who self-identified as picky eaters ate significantly less fiber and vegetables and reported greater levels of social phobia than non-picky eaters.
October 2021
Duration: 6:26 min
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Feature Availability Comparison in Free and Paid Versions of Popular Smartphone Weight Management Applications
Telema Briggs, BS; Virginia Quick, PhD, RD; William K. Hallman, PhD
Interview: Telema Briggs talks about a new study conducted at Rutgers University that assessed nutrition smartphone apps. They found an abundance of features dedicated to dietary intake, anthropometrics, and physical activity, but the apps are notably devoid of content features dedicated to behavior change.
September 2021
Duration: 7:36 min
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Caregiver’s Provision of Non-Recommended Commercially Prepared Milk-Based Drinks to Infants and Toddlers
Maria J. Romo-Palafox, PhD, RD; Jennifer L. Harris, PhD, MBA
Interview: Maria J. Romo-Palafox, PhD, RD, discusses a new study in which more than one-third of infant caregivers surveyed reported serving at least one non-recommended milk type to their infant in the past month. Factors such as the child’s age, household income, racial and ethnic background of the caregiver, and the product’s marketing claims were associated with which milk type the children received.
August 2021
Duration: 8:33 min
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Predictors of Plant-Based Alternatives to Meat Consumption in Midwest University Students
Elizabeth D. Davitt, MS; Donna M. Winham, DrPH; Michelle M. Heer, BS; Mack C. Shelley, PhD; and Simon T. Knoblauch, BS
Interview: Lead author Elizabeth Davitt, MS, Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University, discusses a new study that determined positive environmental attitudes are predictive of plant-based alternative consumption among Midwest college students.
July 2021
Duration: 5:50 min
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Comparing Online and In-Store Grocery Purchases
Laura Y. Zatz, ScD, MPH; Alyssa J. Moran, ScD, MPH; Rebecca L Franckle, ScD, MPH; Jason P. Block, MD, MPH; Tao Hou, MPH; Dan Blue, BA; Julie C. Green, MPH; Steven Gortmaker, PhD; Sara N. Bleich, PhD; Michele Polacsek, PhD, MHS; Anne N. Thorndike, MD, MPH; and Eric B. Rimm, ScD
Interview: First author Laura Y. Zatz, ScD, MPH, talks about a new study that showed when shopping online, consumers surveyed spent more money, purchased more items, and spent less on candy and desserts than when they shopped in-store.
June 2021
Duration: 8:53 min
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Impact of Messaging Strategy on Consumer Understanding of Food Date Labels
Catherine Turvey, MPH; Meghan Moran, PhD; Jennifer Sacheck, PhD; Ashley Arashiro, MPH; Qiushi Huang, MS, MPH; Katie Heley, MPH; Erica Johnston; and Roni Neff, PhD
Interview: Lead author Catherine Turvey, MPH, discusses a new study assessing how well consumers understand food date labels. Do they mean “spoiled - throw it out,” or “might not taste as good as it could anymore?” Results show misunderstanding is common.
May 2021
Duration: 6:15 min
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Self-Efficacy for Healthy Eating Moderates the Impact of Stress on Diet Quality Among Family Child Care Home Providers
Authors: Phillip Dobson, BSPH; Regan Burney, PhD; Derek Hales, PhD; Amber Vaughn, MPH, RD; Alison Tovar, PhD; Truls Østbye, MD, PhD; and Dianne Ward, EdD
Interview: Lead investigator Dianne Ward, EdD, underscores how important diet self-efficacy really is for family child care home providers for stress management and nutritional health and how professional nutritionists can help.
April 2021
Duration: 8:51 min
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Virtual Avatar Coaching With Community Context for Adult-Child Dyads With Low Income
Authors: Jared T. McGuirt, PhD, MPH; Basheerah Enahora, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN; Omari L. Dyson, PhD; Gina L. Tripicchio, PhD, MS, MSEd; Lauryn Mallard; and Christopher K. Rhea, PhD
Interview: Lead investigator Jared T. McGuirt, PhD, MPH, talks about the development of new a virtual reality avatar computer program as a way to get kids engaged in learning about nutrition education. The goal was to make this a program that could work to prevent childhood obesity.
March 2021
Duration: 6:12 min
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Examining Front-of-Package Product Names and Ingredient Lists of Infant and Toddler Food Containing Vegetables
Authors: Mackenzie J. Ferrante, PhD, RDN; Kameron J. Moding, PhD; Laura L. Bellows, PhD, MPH, RDN; Alyssa J. Bakke, PhD; John E. Hayes, PhD; and Susan L. Johnson, PhD
Interview: Authors Susan L. Johnson and Mackenzie J. Ferrante discuss how front-of-package product names and ingredient lists of infant and toddler food can be hard to navigate, and how nutritionists can help.
February 2021
Duration: 6:10 min
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School Nutrition Professionals’ Employee Safety Experiences During the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Authors: Emily Vaterlaus Patten, PhD, RDN, CD; Emma Beckstead, RDN, CD; Mckenna Jones, RDN, CD; Lori Andersen Spruance, PhD, CHES; and Dayle Hayes, MS, RDN
Interview: Emily Vaterlaus Patten, PhD, RDN, CD, talks about a new study that explores real-time personal and employee safety experiences and perspectives of school nutrition professionals ranging from frontline staff to state leadership across the US during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic. “They’re veritable heroes. They’ve worked and self-sacrificed to mitigate food insecurity in their communities during this difficult time.”
January 2021
Duration: 6:38 min
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Feeding Students During COVID-19–Related School Closures: A Nationwide Assessment of Initial Responses
Authors: Gabriella M. McLoughlin, PhD; Sheila Fleischhacker, PhD, JD, RD; Amelie A. Hecht, PhD; Jared McGuirt, PhD, RD; Carolyn Vega, MPH; Margaret Read, MA; Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, ScD; and Caroline G. Dunn, PhD
Interview: Lead author Gabriella M. McLoughlin, PhD, talks about a new study that investigates the initial responses of child nutrition administrative agencies in all 50 US states and DC, 5 US territories, and the US Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Education as schools across the US are grappling with remote and hybrid learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
December 2020
Duration: 4:55 min
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Pilot Intervention Enhances Preschoolers’ Self-Regulation and Food Liking
Authors: Sara A. Schmitt, PhD; Frank Snyder, PhD; Irem Korucu, PhD; Lindsey M. Bryant, BS; and Jennifer K. Finders, PhD
Interview: Lead investigator Sara A. Schmitt, PhD, Purdue University, reports that an intervention using mindfulness training and engaging in classroom-based games can influence self-regulation and food liking for fruits and vegetables when introduced during the preschool years.
November 2020
Duration: 8:25 min
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How Online Grocery Stores Support Consumer Nutrition Information Needs
Authors: Kelly Olzenak, MPH, RD; Simone French, PhD; Nancy Sherwood, PhD; Joseph P. Redden, PhD; and Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD
Interview: Lead investigator Kelly Olzenak, MPH, RD, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, discusses a new study that examines the availability of nutrition-related information on leading grocery store websites.
October 2020
Duration: 4:15 min
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Pester Power: Examining Children's Influence as an Active Intervention Ingredient
Authors: Taren Swindle, PhD, Nichole McBride, MPH, Audra Staley, BS, Collin Phillips, BS, Julie M. Rutledge, PhD, Janna R. Martin, BSBA, and Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, EdD
Interview: Lead investigator Taren Swindle, PhD, discusses a new study that highlights how children’s pester power may influence food consumption and habits at home. A future target for interventions.
August 2020
Duration: 7:32 min
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Investigating the Relationship Between Fatherhood and Provider Weight-Related Practices and Counseling in Clinical Settings
Authors: Alicia Boykin, MD, MS; Jill Demirci, PhD, RN; and Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Interview: Lead investigator Alicia Boykin, MD, MS, discusses a new study that found that overweight and obese men who are fathers were more likely than men without children to be referred for nutrition or exercise counseling.
July 2020
Duration: 4:13 min
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Family Meal Practices and Weight Talk Between Adult Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery Patients and Their Children
Authors: Keely J. Pratt, PhD; Joseph A. Skelton, MD, MS; Kristina H. Lewis, MD; Chris A. Taylor, PhD; Colleen Spees, PhD; and Callie L. Brown, MD
Interview: Keely J. Pratt, PhD, talks about the first study specifically looking at family meal practices among adult patients enrolled in weight-management or weight-loss surgery programs and how engaging in family meals starts with healthy family communication.
June 2020
Duration: 11:27 min
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How Children Search for Health Information Online: An Observational Study
Authors: Paul Branscum, PhD, RD, FAAHB; and Natalie Patricio-Agosto, MS
Interview: Children looking for health information online could end up more prone to obesity. A new study shows a lack of digital health literacy can lead children to misinterpret portions, adopt recommendations intended for adults, or take guidance from noncredible sources.
May 2020
Duration: 9:37 min
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Child-Oriented Marketing on Cereal Packaging: Associations with Sugar Content and Manufacturer Pledge
Authors: Sarah E. Vaala, PhD, and Matthew E. Ritter, PhD
Interview: Parents may let their children consume more sugar from their breakfast cereal than intended due to insufficient industry nutritional guidelines. Little improvement in nutritional value of cereals marketed to children despite 12 years of industry self-regulation, according to new study.
March 2020
Duration: 14:24 min
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How to Ensure That Teaching Kitchens Are Age-Friendly
Authors: Marissa Black, MD, MPH; Robin LaCroix, RD, CSO; Katherine Ritchey, DO, MPH; Dana Herring, MS, RDN; and Stephen Thielke, MD, MSc
Interview: Investigators discuss how the Veterans Affairs’ Healthy Teaching Kitchen, an interactive nutrition education program offered by the Veterans Health Administration’s Nutrition and Food Services Department, is successfully addressing several aging-related issues like social connection, nutrition, and self-care.
February 2020
Duration: 7:35 min
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Watching TV Cooking Programs: Effects on Actual Food Intake Among Children
Authors: Frans Folkvord, PhD; Doeschka Anschütz, PhD; and Marieke Geurts, MSc
Interview: Frans Folkvord, PhD, of Tilburg University, discusses the results of a new study that found that television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood.
January 2020
Duration: 4.23 min
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Family Eating Behavior and Child Eating Patterns Differences Between Children With and Without Siblings
Authors: Chelsea L. Kracht, PhD; Susan B. Sisson, PhD, RD, CHES, FACSM; Emily Hill Guseman, PhD; Laura Hubbs-Tait, PhD; Sandra H. Arnold, PhD; Jennifer Graef, PhD, RD/LD; and Allen Knehans, PhD
Interview: Chelsea L. Kracht, PhD, discusses the results of a new study that found that only-children had less healthy family eating practices, beverage choices, and total Healthy Eating Index 2010 score, coming in lower on three out of the 12 areas measured.
November-December 2019
Duration: 6:00
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Nutrition and Health Improvements After Participation in an Urban Home Garden Program
Authors: Kartika Palar, PhD; Lee Lemus Hufstedler, BA; Karen Hernandez, MS; Annie Chang, MD, MS; Laura Ferguson, PhD; Raul Lozano; and Sheri D. Weiser, MD, MPH
Interview: Food deserts are an increasingly recognized problem in the United States, but a new study from JNEB indicates urban and home gardens – combined with nutrition education – could be a path toward correcting that disadvantage. Lead author Kartika Palar, PhD, discusses new research.
October 2019
Duration: 7:37
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Multiple vs Single Target Vegetable Exposure to Increase Young Children’s Vegetable Intake
Authors: Astrid A.M. Poelman, PhD; Conor M. Delahunty, PhD; Maeva Broch, MS; and Cees de Graaf, PhD
Interview: Although food preferences are largely learned, dislike is the main reason parents stop offering or serving their children foods like vegetables. Lead author Astrid A.M. Poelman, PhD, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Sensory, Flavour and Consumer Science, highlights a new study that demonstrated that repeatedly offering a variety of vegetables increased acceptance and consumption by children.
September 2019
Duration: 5:33
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Examining Household Changes in Produce Purchases Among New Parents
Authors: Betsy Q. Cliff, MS; Tarlise Townsend, BS; and Julia A. Wolfson, MPP, PhD
Interview: Although adult food preferences are considered relatively stable, major life events such as becoming parents may serve as a cue to behavior. Betsy Q. Cliff talks about a new study conducted at the University of Michigan that found that new parents increased their spending on produce in middle- and high-income households. The authors recommend further support to help low-income new parents increase produce as a part of their families’ diet.
July-August 2019
Duration: 7:30
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Child-Centered Nutrition Phrases Plus Repeated Exposure Increase Preschoolers’ Consumption of Healthful Foods, but Not Liking or Willingness to Try
Authors: Jane Lanigan, PhD; Rachel Bailey, PhD; Alexandra Malia Timpson Jackson, MS, RDN, LD; and Valerie Shea, MS
Interview: Jane Lanigan, PhD, presents a new study that shows that child-centered nutrition phrases encourage healthy eating, especially when introducing new foods. Repeated opportunities for children to become familiar with the foods without pressure helped them understand the benefits of healthy eating and increased consumption.
May 2019
Duration: 6:32
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Use of an Online Diet Goal-Setting Tool: Relationships With Gestational Weight Gain
Authors: Christine M. Olson, PhD; Myla S. Strawderman, MS; and Meredith L. Graham, MS
Interview: Christine M. Olson, PhD, discusses a new study that found online diet goal-setting helped pregnant women achieve healthy weight gain if they started the study with a normal body weight, but it was not effective for women with a higher BMI.
April 2019
Duration: 7:40
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Yes We Can: Eating Healthy on a Limited Budget
Authors: Karen M. Jetter, PhD; Jennymae Adkins; Susie Cortez; Gesford Kane Hopper Jr; Vicki Shively, RN, PHN, MPA; and Dennis M. Styne, MD
Interview: Karen M. Jetter, PhD, talks about a new study that determined that families living in low-income households could create meals that meet the USDA dietary guidelines presented in MyPlate nutrition education materials.
March 2019
Duration: 7:40
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Nutrition Counseling for Hypertension Within a Grocery Store: An Example of the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood Model
Authors: Rosanna P. Watowicz, PhD, RDN, LD; Randell K. Wexler, MD, MPH, FAAFP; Rick Weiss, MS; Sarah E. Anderson, PhD; Amy R. Darragh, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, RDN, LD, FAND
Interview: Rosanna P. Watowicz, PhD, RDN, LD, discusses a successful patient-centered medical neighborhood model in which nutrition education for patients with hypertension was offered at the grocery store, reinforcing dietary changes in the environment where food decisions are made.
February 2019
Duration: 5:06
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Position of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior: The Importance of Including Environmental Sustainability in Dietary Guidance
Authors: Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD; Martin C. Heller, PhD; and Christina A. Roberto, PhD
Interview: Dr. Diego Rose and SNEB Past President Dr. Adrienne White discuss why environmental sustainability should be inherent to dietary guidance, whether working with individuals or groups about their dietary choices or in setting national dietary guidance.
January 2019
Duration: 4:43
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Changing Diet and Physical Activity in Nurses: A Pilot Study and Process Evaluation Highlighting Challenges in Workplace Health Promotion
Authors: Luciana Torquati, PhD; Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, PhD; Toby Pavey, PhD; and Michael Leveritt, PhD
Interview: Luciana Torquati, PhD, discusses the results of a new study to evaluate and understand key factors to overcome the barriers to creating programs to help nurses change unhealthy behaviors.
November 2018
Duration: 7:48
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Digital Promotion of Energy Drinks to Young Adults is More Strongly Linked to Consumption Than Other Media
Authors: Limin Buchanan, BSc (Hons); Heather Yeatman, DPH; Bridget Kelly, PhD; Kishan Kariippanon, MD, MPH
Interview: Lead author Limin Buchanan discusses a new study that found that digital marketing of energy drinks was more persuasive with young adults than other marketing methods. Engagement with digital marketing did increase consumption within this group.
October 2018
Duration: 5:26
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Concern Explaining Nonresponsive Feeding: A Study of Mothers ’and Fathers’ Response to Their Child’s Fussy Eating
Authors: Holly A. Harris, PhD; Elena Jansen, PhD; Kimberley M. Mallan, PhD; Lynne Daniels, PhD; and Karen Thorpe, PhD
Interview: Dr. Holly Harris discusses a new study that found that concern over fussy eating prompts both mothers and fathers to use non-responsive feeding practices such as pressuring or rewarding for eating.
September 2018
Duration: 8:25
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The Unequal Impact of Food Insecurity on Cognitive and Behavioral Outcomes among 5-Year-Old Urban Children
Authors: Savannah Hobbs, MEd, and Christian King, PhD
Interview: Dr. Christian King discusses how behavioral problems and poor cognitive outcomes may be linked to food insecurity in children.
July 2018
Duration: 5:00
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Digital Education to Limit Salt in the Home (DELISH) Program Improves Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Behaviors Among Children
Authors: Carley Ann Grimes, PhD; Alison Booth, PhD; Durreajam Khokhar; Madeline West; Claire Margerison, PhD; Karen Campbell, PhD; and Caryl A. Nowson, PhD
Interview: Carley Ann Grimes, PhD, discusses a promising new study that found that a web-based salt education program improved salt-related knowledge, self-efficacy, and behaviors among children ages 7-10 years.
June 2018
Duration: 8:15
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Self-Perceived Cooking Skills in Emerging Adulthood Predict Better Dietary Behaviors and Intake 10 Years Later: A Longitudinal Study
Authors: Jennifer Utter, PhD, MPH, RD; Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN; Melissa N. Laska, PhD, RD; Megan Winkler, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC; and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
Interview: Jennifer Utter, PhD, MPH, RD, discusses a new study that determined that opportunities to develop cooking skills by adolescents can result in long-term benefits for nutritional well-being in adulthood.
May 2018
Duration: 4:52
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Ability to Categorize Food Predicts Hypothetical Food Choices in Head Start Preschoolers
Authors: Jody S. Nicholson, PhD; Jennifer M. Barton, MS; and Ali L. Simons, BS
Interview: Jody S. Nicholson, PhD, reports on a new study in which preschoolers who learned how to classify food as healthy or unhealthy were more likely to say they would choose healthy food as a snack. Successful preschool nutrition education programs should simplify information into developmentally appropriate concepts.
March 2018
Duration: 7:15
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Implementation of Media Production Activities in an Intervention Designed to Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Among Adults
Authors: Kathleen J. Porter, PhD, RD; Yvonnes Chen, PhD; Hannah G. Lane, PhD, MPH; Jamie M. Zoellner, PhD, RD
Interview: Kathleen J. Porter, PhD, RD, talks about how adults in behavioral interventions can meaningfully engage with media production activities, like modifying advertising slogans and creating truthful nutrition labels, which have been shown to help demystify media messages.
March 2018
Duration: 6:35
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Daily and Seasonal Influences on Dietary Self-monitoring Using a Smartphone Application
Authors: Christine A. Pellegrini, PhD; David E. Conroy, PhD; Siobhan M. Phillips, PhD, MPH; Angela Fidler Pfammatter, PhD; H. Gene McFadden, BA; Bonnie Spring, PhD
Interview: Christine A. Pellegrini discusses a new study examining weekly and seasonal patterns of dietary self-monitoring, particularly when using a smartphone app. Results indicate that the amount of time in a study and day of the week affected dietary self-monitoring but not season.
January 2018
Duration: 5:20
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Informing Intervention Strategies to Reduce Energy Drink Consumption in Young People: Findings From Qualitative Research
Authors: Jacinta Francis, PhD; Karen Martin, PhD; Beth Costa, PhD; Hayley Christian, PhD; Simmi Kaur, BPhm; Amelia Harray, BSc, RD; Ann Barblett, BPE; Wendy Hazel Oddy, PhD, RPHNutr; Gina Ambrosini, PhD; Karina Allen, PhD, LCP; Gina Trapp, PhD, RPHNutr
Interview: Jacinta Francis details the results of a new study that provides unique insights into intervention strategies suggested by young people themselves to reduce consumption of energy drinks.
October 2017
Duration: 5:00
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Maternal Distraction During Breast- and Bottle Feeding Among WIC and non-WIC Mothers
Authors: Alison K. Ventura, PhD; Simone Teitelbaum, BS
Interview: Alison K. Ventura discusses a new study that assessed the level and type of distractions that affect mothers during infant feeding and the potential impact on mothers and babies. Distractions occurred in close to half of feedings, with ~60% of distractions attributable to technological devices.
July 2017 Supplement
Duration: 6:08
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Following Suit: Using Conversation Cards for Priority Setting in Pediatric Weight Management
Authors: Maryam Kebbe, BSc; Jillian L. S. Byrne, PhD; Samah Damanhoury, MSc; and Geoff D. C. Ball, PhD, RD
Interview: Maryam Kebbe and Geoff D. C. Ball discuss a new study from the University of Alberta that investigated the way families use Conversation Cards© as a tool to promote pediatric weight loss and how their card selections aligned with family characteristics.
July 2017
Duration: 5:36
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Testing a Beverage and Fruit/Vegetable Education Intervention in a University Dining Hall
Authors: Mary J. Scourboutakos, PhD; Catherine L. Mah, MD, PhD; Sarah A. Murphy; Frank N. Mazza; Nathanael Barrett; Bill McFadden; and Mary R. L'Abbé
Interview: Mary Scourboutakos, PhD, discusses a new study from the University of Toronto and Memorial University of Newfoundland, which determined that messaging encouraging fruit, vegetable, and water intake positively influenced the eating habits of university students.
June 2017
Duration: 5:19
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A Multicomponent, School-Based Intervention, the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, Improves Nutrition-Related Outcomes
Authors: Rachel E. Scherr, PhD, Jessica D. Linnell, PhD, Madan Dharmar, MBBS, PhD, Lori M. Beccarelli, PhD, Jacqueline J. Bergman, PhD, Marilyn Briggs, PhD, RD, Kelley M. Brian, MPH, Gail Feenstra, EdD, RD, J. Carol Hillhouse, MS, Carl L. Keen, PhD, Lenna L. Ontai, PhD, Sara E. Schaefer, PhD, Martin H. Smith, EdD, Theresa Spezzano, MS; Francene M. Steinberg, PhD, RD, Carolyn Sutter, MS, Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, PhD
Interview: Rachel E. Scherr, PhD, discusses the dramatic decrease in BMI, although unexpected in the short time frame of the intervention. This demonstrated that the SHCP was effective due to positive health messages and reinforcing nutrition concepts throughout the school and home environments.
May 2017
Duration: 7:11
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Healthier Children’s Meals in Restaurants: An Exploratory Study to Inform Approaches That Are Acceptable Across Stakeholders
Authors: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD; Sara C. Folta, PhD; Meaghan E. Glenn, MS, MPH; Anita Jones-Mueller, MPH; Vanessa M. Lynskey, MPH; Anjali A. Patel, MPH, RD; Lisa L. Tse, MPH; Nanette V. Lopez, PhD
Interview: Areas of attitude convergence among parents, children, and restaurant executives offer opportunities for health promotion in restaurants, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.
April 2017
Duration: 8:22
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College Students' Perceived Differences Between the Terms Real Meal, Meal, and Snack
Authors: Jinan Banna, PhD, RDN, Rickelle Richards, PhD, MPH, RDN, and Lora Beth Brown, EdD, RDN
Interview: According to a new survey, students perceive a “real meal” as nutritious or healthy and reflecting recommendations such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In education campaigns or clinical counseling, the term "real meal" could be an effective tool to encourage healthy eating habits. Jinan Banna, PhD, RDN, discusses the results.
March 2017
Duration: 8:13
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Reasons Parents Buy Prepackaged, Processed Meals: It Is More Complicated Than "I Don’t Have Time"
Authors: Melissa L. Horning, PhD, RN, PHN; Jayne A. Fulkerson, PhD; Sarah E. Friend, MPH, RD; and Mary Story, PhD, RD
Interview: Having items like boxed entrees and frozen dinners available at home can contribute to a poor diet, which led researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University to examine reasons why parents purchase prepackaged, processed foods.
January 2017
Duration: 7:22
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Compliance With Recommended Food Safety Practices in Television Cooking Shows
Authors: Nancy L. Cohen, PhD, RD, LDN, FAND; Rita Brennan Olson, MS
Interview: Television cooking shows are an important resource for home cooks, but when these shows fail to model recommended food safety measures, it may lead to poor practices among consumers. Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst assessed food safety on television food shows to determine whether they present positive or negative models for viewers.
November-December 2016
Duration: 9:51
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Compliance With the Healthy Eating Standards in YMCA After-School Programs
Authors: Michael W. Beets, MEd, MPH, PhD; R. Glenn Weaver, PhD; Brie Turner-McGrievy, PhD, MS, RD; Aaron Beighle, PhD; Justin B. Moore, PhD; Collin Webster, PhD; Mahmud Khan, PhD; Ruth Saunders, PhD
Interview: Michael W. Beets, MEd, MPH, PhD, discusses a new study detailing that South Carolina YMCA after-school programs are still not in full compliance with the Healthy Eating guidelines and highlights he difficulties in meeting these standards.
September 2016
Duration: 8:00
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This Way to Produce: Strategic Use of Arrows on Grocery Floors Facilitate Produce Spending Without Increasing Shopper Budgets
Authors: Collin Payne, PhD; Mihai Niculescu, PhD; David Just, PhD; Michael Kelly, PhD
Interview: Collin Payne, PhD, describes how in-store marketing efforts moved shoppers to purchase healthier foods while not increasing budgets. This intervention showed that the produce spending proportion increase is possible without increasing overall spending per shopper transaction and could trigger a public health shift.
July/August 2016
Duration: 5:30
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Fit Families Program Improves Self-Perception in Children
Authors: Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD; Dawn VanLeeuwen, PhD; Carol Turner, EdD, RD
Interview: Martha Archuleta, PhD, RD, reports on how participation in Fit Families, a community-based childhood obesity intervention, provides a holistic approach to weight management that promotes positive self-perception.
June 2016
Duration: 13:46
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Meal-Specific Dietary Changes From Squires Quest! II: A Serious Video Game Intervention
Authors: Karen W. Cullen, DrPH, RD; Yan Liu, MS; Debbe I. Thompson, PhD
Interview: Karen W. Cullen, DrPH, RD, reports how playing a serious online video game designed to both entertain and promote behavior change helped a group of 400 4th and 5th graders set nutrition goals, which resulted in improved fruit and vegetable consumption.
May 2016
Duration: 10:30
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Assessing the Availability of Healthier Children’s Meals at Leading Quick-Service and Full-Service Restaurants
Authors: Sarah Sliwa, PhD; Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, PhD; Vanessa Lynskey, MPH; Kyle Washburn, MEd, MBA; Christina Economos, PhD
Interview: Sarah Sliwa, PhD, reports on a new study that found that while the majority of children’s meal combinations at leading restaurants meet calorie criteria, they still exceed recommendations for fat, saturated fat, and sodium levels.
April 2016
Duration: 8:00
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Adolescent Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Caffeine and the Consumption of Caffeinated Beverages
Authors: Paige Turton, MScFN, RD; Len Piché, PhD, RD; Danielle S. Battram, PhD, RD
Interview: Danielle S. Battram, PhD, RD, reports on a new study regarding how negative outcomes of caffeine consumption could be curbed in adolescents, the fastest-growing population of caffeine users, with more instruction to correct misconceptions.
March 2016
Duration: 6:52
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Self-Weighing Throughout Adolescence and Young Adulthood: Implications for Well-Being
Authors: Carly R. Pacanowski, PhD, RD; Katie A. Loth, PhD, RD; Peter J. Hannan, MStat; Jennifer A. Linde, PhD; Dianne R. Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
Interview: Using data from Project EAT researchers from the University of Minnesota found an association between frequent self-weighing and psychological state, including body dissatisfaction and depression, in teens and young adults.
November/December 2015
Duration: 11:27
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The Food Environment Through the Camera Lenses of 9- to 13-Year-Olds Living in Urban, Low-Income, Midwestern Households: A Photovoice Project
Authors: Lindsay Heidelberger, BS, RD, LD; Chery Smith, PhD, MPH, RD
Interview: Using the Photovoice method researchers from the University of Minnesota were able to engage participants and learn about the food environments and eating habits of 9- to 13-year-old children eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
September/October 2015
Duration: 9:16
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The Cost of a Healthier Diet for Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Authors: Susana R. Patton, PhD, CDE; Kathy Goggin, PhD; Mark A. Clements, MD, PhD
Interview: Using the USDA Thrifty Food Plan as a basis, researchers found that a modified, healthier meal plan that is more beneficial for children with type 1 diabetes was about 18% more expensive, according to a new study.
July/August 2015
Duration: 15:02
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Using a Grocery List Is Associated With a Healthier Diet and Lower BMI Among Very High-Risk Adults
Authors: Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, MSc, SM; Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH; Christina Huang, MPH; Robin Beckman, MPH; Rebecca L. Collins, PhD
Interview: Researchers from the RAND Corporation have found that use of a list when shopping by high-risk, low-income, predominantly African-American participants living in a food desert was associated with a better-quality diet and lower weight – a tool that is easily implemented at practically no cost.
May/June 2015
Duration: 12:30
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Vitamin D Intake Among Young Canadian Adults: Validation of a Mobile Vitamin D Calculator App
Authors: Samantha Goodman, MSc; Barbara Morrongiello, PhD; Janis Randall Simpson, PhD, RD; and Kelly Meckling, PhD.
Interview: Canadian adults are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 IU/d on average. Researchers from the University of Guelph examined the validity of a mobile app for tracking vitamin D and calcium intake and found that it’s a valuable tool for physicians and dietitians when counseling patients to increase their intake.
May/June 2015
Duration: 8:30
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Nutrition Education Intervention for Women with Breast Cancer: Effect on Nutritional Factors and Oxidative Stress
Authors: Cecilia C. Schiavon, MsC; Francilene G. K. Vieira, PhD; Vanessa Ceccatto, MsC; Sheyla de Liz, MsC; Alyne L. Cardoso, MsC; Cristiane Sabel, BHSc; David A. Gonzalez-Chica, PhD; Edson L. da Silva, PhD; Daisy Galvan, MsC; Carlos G. Crippa, PhD; Patricia F. Di Pietro, PhD
Interview: In a new study researchers provided Brazilian breast cancer patients with nutrition education to reduce consumption of red and processed meat and increase fruit and vegetable intake. Lead author Cecilia C. Schiavon, MsC discusses how this intervention could benefit patients and may help prevent reoccurrence of the cancer.
January/February 2015
Duration: 6:25
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Nutritional Comparison of Packed and School Lunches in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Children following the Implementation of the 2012-2013 National School Lunch Program Standards
Authors: Alisha R. Farris, MS, RD, Sarah Misyak, PhD, Kiyah J. Duffey, PhD, George C. Davis, PhD, Kathy Hosig, PhD, RD, Naama Atzaba-Poria, PhD, Mary M. McFerren, EdD, and Elena L. Serrano, PhD
Interview: In the first study comparing packed lunches to National School Lunch Program (NSLP) lunches, researchers from Virginia Tech found that school lunches have greater nutritional quality. Findings suggest that nutrition education programs targeting children, parents, and perhaps even school policy around packed lunches should be encouraged to promote healthier options within packed lunches.
November/December 2014
Duration: 9:03
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Influence of Behavioral Theory on Fruit and Vegetable Intervention Effectiveness Among Children: A Meta-Analysis
Authors: Cassandra S. Diep, PhD; Tzu-An Chen, PhD; Vanessa F. Davies, MSc; Janice C. Baranowski, MPH, RD; Tom Baranowski, PhD
Interview: In a systematic, in-depth review focused on the use of behavior theory in interventions aimed to increase fruit and vegetable intake among children, researchers found theory-based interventions to be beneficial for vegetable intake only. The authors determined the effects of theory use to be limited overall.
November/December 2014
Duration: 6:10
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Dietary Self-Monitoring, But Not Dietary Quality, Improves With Use of Smartphone App Technology in an 8-Week Weight Loss Trial
Authors: Christopher M. Wharton, PhD; Carol S. Johnston, PhD, RD; Barbara K. Cunningham, MEd, MS, RD; Danielle Sterner, MS, RD
Interview: Researchers from Arizona State University examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined that smartphones may offer users an advantage over traditional methods when tracking diet data. Christopher Wharton, PhD, discusses the results of this study.
September/October 2014, (
Duration: 8:33 min
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Body Size Perception Among African American Women
Authors: Elizabeth B. Lynch, PhD, and John Kane, MS
Interview: According to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss. Elizabeth B. Lynch, PhD, explains in the accompanying podcast.
September/October 2014, (
Duration: 13:09 min
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Adolescent Consumption of Sports and Energy Drinks: Linkages to Higher Physical Activity, Unhealthy Beverage Patterns, Cigarette Smoking, and Screen Media Use
Authors: Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN; Jessica DeWolfe, MPH; Mary Story, PhD, RD; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD
Interview: Weekly consumption of sports and energy drinks among adolescents is significantly associated with higher consumption of other sugar-sweetened beverages, cigarette smoking, and screen media use, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Duke University to build understanding of health behavior patterns and inform intervention strategies to reduce consumption of these sugar-sweetened beverages. Lead investigator Nicole Larson, PhD, MPH, RDN, discusses these findings.
May/June 2014, (
Duration: 5:28 min
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WIC Cash Value Voucher (CVV) Use in Arizona: A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers and Strategies Related to Fruit and Vegetable Purchases
Authors: Farryl M.W. Bertmann, PhD, RD; Cristina Barroso, PhD, MPH; Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, PhD, RD; Jeffrey S Hampl, PhD, RD; Karen Sell, RD; Christopher Mack Wharton, PhD
Interview: WIC provides cash value vouchers (CVV) to participants specifically for fruit and vegetable products, however, researchers have discovered that some barriers to purchasing nutrient-dense foods still exist for WIC participants. Christopher Wharton, PhD, discusses a recent study of WIC participants in Arizona.
May/June 2014 WIC Supplement, (
Duration: 9:10 min
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The Influence of Home Food Environments on Eating Behaviors of Overweight and Obese Women
Authors: Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH; Iris Alcantara, MPH; Regine Haardörfer, PhD; Julie A. Gazmararian, PhD; Denise Ballard, MEd; Darrell Sabbs
Interview: A new study concluded that although fruit and vegetables in the home were plentiful, preparation methods and availability of high-calorie foods in the home may be contributing to obesity. Likewise, eating in front of the television was fairly common, and may be a challenging practice to address. Michelle C. Kegler, DrPH, discusses this examination of the home food environment in Georgia.
May/June 2014, (
Duration: 9:24 min
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Healthy Eating in Summer Day Camps: The Healthy Lunchbox Challenge
Authors: Falon Tilley, MS; Robert G. Weaver, MEd; Michael W. Beets, MEd, MPH, PhD; Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, PhD, MS, RD
Interview: Falon Tilley and Michael W. Beets discuss the successful implementation of the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge, an innovative theory and incentive-based program, at four large-scale, community-based summer day camps. They observed significant increases in the amount of healthy food brought by children, as well as decreases in untargeted foods such as sugar-sweetened beverages and salty snacks.
February 18, 2014 (
Duration: 11:55 min
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Manga Comic Influences Snack Selection in Black and Hispanic New York City Youth
Authors: May May Leung, PhD, RD; Gina Tripicchio, MSEd, MS; Alen Agaronov, MS, RDN; Ningqi Hou, PhD
Interview: May MayLeung, PhD, RD, discusses how a recent pilot study in Brooklyn, New York, with minority students found that exposure to Manga comics (Japanese comic art) promoting fruit intake significantly improved healthy snack selection. This innovative intervention successfully captured the attention of youth living in a multimedia environment.
February 10, 2014 (
Duration: 11:30 min
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Using PRECEDE to Develop a Weight Management Program for Disadvantaged Young Adults
Authors: Jennifer R. Walsh, PhD, RD; Adrienne A. White, PhD, RD; Kendra K. Kattelmann, PhD, RD
Interview: Jennifer R. Walsh, PhD, RD, discusses how a team of registered dietitian nutritionists has now developed a weight management intervention program that is particularly relevant for disadvantaged young adults. The PRECEDE model (Predisposing, Reinforcing, Enabling, Constructs in Education/Ecological Diagnosis and Evaluation) was effective in identifying or "diagnosing" the concerns of these young adults.
January 21, 2014 (
Duration: 6:38 min
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Development of Young Adults Eating and Active for Health (YEAH) Internet-Based Intervention via a Community-Based Participatory Research Model
Authors: Kendra K. Kattelmann, PhD, RD; Adrienne A. White, PhD, RD; Geoffrey W. Greene, PhD, RD; Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, PhD, RD; Sharon L. Hoerr, RD, PhD, FACN; Tanya M. Horacek, PhD, RD; Tandalayo Kidd, PhD, RD; Sarah Colby, PhD, RD; Beatrice W. Phillips, EdD, RD; Mallory M. Koenings, PhD; Onikia N. Brown, PhD, RD; Melissa Olfert, DrPH, MS, RD; Karla P. Shelnutt, PhD, RD; Jesse Stabile Morrell, MS
Interview: Kendra K. Kattelmann, PhD, RD, talks about the collaboration of researchers from 14 institutions to develop a tailored, theory-based, web-delivered course to prevent excessive weight gain in young adults and promote healthy decision making. The resulting course, Project YEAH (Young Adults Eating and Active for Health), represents an intervention that pilot-test college student participants found relevant and useful, gained participants' attention, instilled confidence in participants' ability to apply the information gained, and provided a sense of satisfaction.
January 21, 2014 (
Duration: 11:32 min
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Nutritional Value of Meals at Full-service Restaurant Chains
Authors: Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH; Beth L. Leonberg, MS, RD, CSP, FADA, LDN; Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH; Samantha Bellitz, MS, MPH; Andrew Ricchezza, MS; Allison Jervis, MS
Interview: Amy Auchincloss, PhD, MPH, talks about a new study that evaluated more than 2,600 menu items served at full-service restaurant chains operating in Philadelphia and concluded that foods served at these locations are high in calories, saturated fat, and sodium, and that standard definitions are needed for "healthy choice" tags and for entrees targeted to vulnerable age groups.
January/February 2014 (Vol 46, Issue 1, Pages 75-81)
Duration: 9:38 min
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Few Changes in Food Security and Dietary Intake From Short-term Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Among Low-income Massachusetts Adults
Authors: Cindy W. Leung, ScD, MPH; Sarah Cluggish, MBA; Eduardo Villamor, MD, DrPH; Paul J. Catalano, ScD; Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH; Eric B. Rimm, ScD
Interview: Lead investigator Eric Rimm, Harvard School of Public Health, ScD, discusses a new study indicating that after participating in SNAP for a few months, a substantial proportion of SNAP participants still reported marginal, low, or very low food security, which suggests that SNAP could do more to adequately address the problem of food insecurity.
November 15, 2013,
Duration: 8:21 min / 2 MB
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Do Food Blogs Serve as a Source of Nutritionally Balanced Recipes? An Analysis of 6 Popular Food Blogs
Authors: Elizabeth P. Schneider, Emily E. McGovern, Colleen L. Lynch, Lisa S. Brown
Interview: Consumers are using online search more than ever. Elizabeth P. Schneider, MS, RD, cautions that the public should be aware of the nutritional limitations of popular food blogs and discusses the potential opportunities that exist for dietitians in the evolving food blogging culture. Dietitians could assist in modifying blog recipes and partner with bloggers to improve the nutritional profile of recipes.
November/December 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 6, Pages 696-700, DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.07.002)
Duration: 10:14 min / 2 MB
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Perceived Importance of Dietary Protein to Prevent Weight Gain: A National Survey among Midlife Women
Authors: Noel D. Aldrich, PhD; Courtney Perry, MS, RD, PhD; William Thomas, PhD; Susan K. Raatz, PhD, RD; Marla Reicks, PhD, RD
Interview: Atkins Diet, Zone Diet, South Beach Diet, etc. Chances are you have known someone who has tried a high protein diet. Noel Aldrich, PhD, University of Minnesota, discusses a new study that found a relatively high proportion of women who reported using the practice of ‘‘eating more protein’’ to prevent weight gain, which was associated with reported weight loss.
May/June 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 3, Pages 213-220, doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2012.08.002)
Duration: 9:25 min / 2 MB
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Improving Weight Maintenance Using Virtual Reality (Second Life)
Authors: Debra K. Sullivan, PhD; Jeannine R. Goetz, PhD; Cheryl A. Gibson, PhD; Richard A. Washburn, PhD; Bryan K. Smith, PhD; Jaehoon Lee, PhD; Stephanie Gerald, BS; Tennille Fincham, BS; and Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD
Interview: When avatars lose weight in the virtual world of Second Life, so do their real-life counterparts. Debra K. Sullivan, PhD, RD, The University of Kansas Medical Center, talks about a new study that found virtual reality compares favorably with face-to-face for weight loss and may facilitate greater weight maintenance.
May/June 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 3, Pages 264-268, doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.10.007)
Duration: 13:15 min / 3 MB
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From Policy to Practice: Implementation of Water Policies in Child Care Centers in Connecticut
Authors: Ann E. Middleton, MPH; Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD; and Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD
Interview: Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD, Director of School and Community Initiatives at the Yale Rudd Center, talks about the first study to document availability and accessibility of water in compliance with state and federal policy and accreditation standards in child care centers.
March/April 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 2, Pages 119-125, doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.05.015)
Duration: 11:39 min / 11 MB
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Expanding Children's Food Experiences: The Impact of a School-Based Kitchen Garden Program
Authors: Lisa Gibbs, PhD; Petra K. Staiger, PhD; Britt Johnson, BHSc; Karen Block, MPH; Susie Macfarlane, BScPsych; Lisa Gold, PhD; Jenny Kulas; Mardie Townsend, PhD
Interview: Lisa Gibbs, PhD, talks about a true farm to fork initiative in an educational setting. School-based kitchen garden programs, particularly those with dedicated cooking components, successfully introduce students to healthier foods and increase willingness to try new ones.
March/April 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 2, Pages 137-146, doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.09.004)
Duration: 11:02 min / 3 MB
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Measuring Parent Time Scarcity and Fatigue as Barriers to Meal Planning and Preparation: Quantitative Scale Development
Authors: Amy Storfer-Isser, MS, MA, and Dara Musher-Eizenman, PhD
Interview: The time and energy for meals and meal planning scales can be completed quickly by busy and tired parents. As many children do not eat nutritious diets, a better understanding of the barriers that parents face is critical and may help inform interventions tailored to the needs of tired, busy parents.
March/April 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 2, doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.08.007)
Duration: 8:41 min / 7.95 MB
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The 2013 JNEB Journal Club - Learn how to facilitate theJNEB Journal Club at your institution
Interview: Sarah Colby, JNEB Journal Club Coordinator, discusses with Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Editor in Chief, how the Journal Club can be facilitated in an institution. The JNEB Journal Club features weekly webinars presented by authors from the latest issues of JNEB who will review and discuss their research articles. This allows students to interact with the author and other students from around the world who are also participating during the live Journal Club. In addition, discussion questions for each topic will be shared with facilitators of the Journal Club.
Duration: 6:07 min / 1.4 MB
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Texting for Health: The Use of Participatory Methods to Develop Healthy Lifestyle Messages for Teens
Authors: Melanie Hingle, PhD, MPH, RD; Mimi Nichter, PhD; Melanie Medeiros, MA; and Samantha Grace, BA
Interview: Melanie Hingle, PhD, MPH, RD, University of Arizona, discusses the effectiveness of using text messaging to engage adolescents in ‘‘conversations’’ about health using a familiar communication method – that is in 160 characters or less!
January/February 2013 (Vol 45, Issue 1, Pages 12-19)
Duration: 10:02 min / 2 MB
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Parenting an Overweight or Obese Teen: Issues and Advice from Parents
Authors: Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD; Shira Feldman, MPH, RD; and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, RD
Interview: Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD, discusses the important role parents have in helping their children and adolescents to adopt healthful behaviors and the challenges parents can have in interventions for adolescents.
November/December 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 6, Pages 500-506)
Duration: 10:19 min / 2.36 MB
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The Relationship between Practices and Child Care Providers’ Beliefs Related to Child Feeding and Obesity Prevention
Author: Jane D. Lanigan, PhD
Interview: Jane D. Lanigan, PhD, talks about the challenges to observational studies, in addition to the potential for early learning professionals to contribute to the childhood obesity solution.
November/December 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 6, Pages 521-529)
Duration: 7:13 min / 1.65 MB
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Decrease in Television Viewing Predicts Lower Body Mass Index at 1-Year Follow-Up in Adolescents, but Not Adults
Authors: Simone A. French, PhD; Nathan R. Mitchell, MPH; and Peter J. Hannan, M Stat
Interview: Simone A. French, PhD, discusses the results of a year-long study demonstrating how reducing adolescents' television viewing may be an effective strategy to prevent excess weight gain. Parents can help prevent excess weight gain among their children by changing the home environment and household television viewing norms.
September/October 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 5, Pages 415-422)
Duration: 13:14 min / 3 MB
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2012 Best JNEB Article - Can Low-income Americans Afford to Satisfy MyPyramid Fruit and Vegetable Guidelines?
Hayden Stewart, PhD; Jeffrey Hyman, BA; Elizabeth Frazao, PhD; Jean C. Buzby, PhD; Andrea Carlson, PhD
Interview: 2012 Best JNEB Article recipient, Hayden Stewart, PhD, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, discusses how low-income Americans facing national average food prices can satisfy MyPyramid fruit and vegetable guidelines. The best article was selected by a committee from 79 published articles, briefs, and reports.
Duration: 9:15 min / 2 MB
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2012 Best JNEB GEM - Catering Trucks in California Promote Healthful Eating in Low-Wage Worksites
Desiree Backman, DrPH, MS, RD; Jacqueline Cheung, MBA; Dona Francis, MPH; Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA; Curtis Granger, BS
Interview: 2012 Best JNEB GEM recipient, Desiree Backman, DrPH, Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health and Public Health Institute, discusses how point-of-purchase merchandising at catering trucks that service workers in low income census tracts increases the sales of selected healthful entrees. The best GEM was selected by a committee from 17 published GEMs.
Duration: 7:00 min / 1.6 MB
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Exploring Parent Perceptions of the Food Environment in Youth Sport
Authors: Megan Thomas, MPH, RD; Toben F. Nelson, ScD; Eileen Harwood, PhD; and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, RD
Interview: Toben F. Nelson, ScD, discusses how the food environment in youth sport exposes kids and their families to many unhealthful food and beverages and few healthful options. Nelson and his co-investigators provide a set of recommendations that can be implemented to promote healthful dietary habits in youth sports participants.
July/August 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 4, Pages 365-371)
Duration: 5:57 min / 1 MB
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Revised WIC Food Package Improves Diets of WIC Families
Authors: Shannon E. Whaley, PhD; Lorrene D. Ritchie, PhD, RD; Phil Spector, PhD; Judy Gomez, MPH, RD
Interview: Dr. Shannon Whaley discusses the impact of the new Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food package on WIC participant consumption of fruit, vegetables, wholegrain food, and lower-fat milk.
May/June 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 3, Pages 204-209)
Duration: 10:14 min / 2.34 MB
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The Influence of Labeling the Vegetable Content of Snack Food on Children's Taste Preferences: A Pilot Study
Authors: Lizzy Pope, MS, RD and Randi L. Wolf, PhD, MPH
Interview: Chickpea chocolate chip cookies or chocolate chip cookies? Lizzy Pope, MS, RD, discusses the Columbia University study that found that informing children of the presence of vegetables hidden within snack food may or may not alter taste preference. Acceptability of the vegetable-enriched snack food may depend on the frequency of prior exposure to the vegetable.
March/April 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 2, Pages 178-182)
Duration: 6:05 min / 1 MB
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The Effect of a Mindful Restaurant Eating Intervention on Weight Management in Women
Authors: Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN and Adama Brown, PhD
Interview: Gayle M. Timmerman, PhD, RN, discusses The University of Texas at Austin study demonstrating that individuals can eat out frequently and still lose weight. Find out about the intervention employed to help people develop restaurant eating skills to manage intake in the high risk restaurant food environment, a contributor to long-term health.
January/February 2012 (Vol 44, Issue 1, Pages 22-28)
Duration: 6:33 min / 3 MB
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Qualitative Investigation of the Cooking with Kids Program: Focus Group Interviews with Fourth-Grade Students, Teachers, and Food Educators
Authors: Catherine V. Lukas, MS, RD and Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD
Interview: An evaluation of the Cooking with Kids program documents the importance of including cooking in school curriculum, a practical mechanism to promote health, social and educational skills to better prepare students for adulthood, according to Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD, who discusses the results and implications of the study published in the current issue.
November/December 2011 (Vol 43, Issue 6, Pages 517-524)
Duration: 5:39 min / 5 MB
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Biomarker Evaluation Does Not Confirm Efficacy of Computer-tailored Nutrition Education
Authors: Willemieke Kroeze, PhD; Pieter C. Dagnelie, PhD; Martijn W. Heymans, PhD; Anke Oenema, PhD; Johannes Brug, PhD
Interview: Empirical data based on blood cholesterol and lipids reveal no evidence of the efficacy of a computer-tailored nutrition education program, according to Willemieke Kroeze, PhD, who discusses the results of a new study published in the current issue.
September/October 2011 (Vol 43, Issue 5, Pages 323-330)
Duration: 9:00 min / 2 MB
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2011 Best JNEB Article - Family Members' Influence on Family Meal Vegetable Choices
Authors: Tionni R. Wenrich, MS; J. Lynne Brown, PhD, RD; Michelle Miller-Day, PhD; Kevin J. Kelley, PhD; Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS
Interview: 2011 Best JNEB Article recipient, Tionni R. Wenrich, MS, discusses the Pennsylvania State University study on the process of family vegetable selection. The best article was selected by a committee from 58 published articles, briefs, and reports.
July/August 2010 (Vol 42, Issue 4, Pages 225-234)
Duration: 10.59 min / 10.0 MB
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2011 Best JNEB GEM - Getting to Know Your Baby: Development of a 6-week Countdown Calendar for Participants in WIC Program
Authors: Jennifer Bañuelos, MAS; Luz Vera Beccera, MS; M. Jane Heinig, PhD, IBCLC
Interview: 2011 Best JNEB GEM recipient, Jennifer Bañuelos, MAS, University of California, Davis, discusses the 6-week, countdown-style calendar created to address the concerns of new parents by incorporating tips and facts about newborn infants, motivational messages, and breastfeeding support information distributed to pregnant women participating in the WIC program. GEM’s are resources developed to educate on certain topics or distribute programs to help in the nutrition education field. The best GEM was selected by a committee from 13 published GEMs.
May/June 2010 (Vol 42, Issue 3S, Pages S69-S71)
Duration: 8:09 min / 1.87 MB
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California Adults Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption From 1997-2007
Authors: Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA; Susan B. Foerster, MPH, RD; Jennifer Gregson, MPH, PhD; Amanda Linares, MS; Mark Hudes, PhD
Interview: Sharon Sugerman, MS, RD, FADA, Research Scientist for the Network for a Healthy California, discusses how examining fruit and vegetable trends by income demonstrates the importance of being able to survey all population groups, specifically the low-income population, but also the higher-income groups.
July/August 2011 (Supplement 2, Pages S96-S103)
Duration: 9:52 min / 2.25 MB
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Location of Food Stores Near Schools Does Not Predict the Weight Status of Maine High School Students
Authors: David E. Harris, PhD; Janet Whatley Blum, ScD; Matthew Bampton, PhD; Liam M. O'Brien, PhD; Christina M. Beaudoin, PhD; Michele Polacsek, PhD; Karen A. O'Rourke, MPH
Interview: David E. Harris, PhD, discusses the University of Southern Maine study on the influence food store locations near schools has on the student risk of being overweight and student fast-food and sweetened beverage consumption, published in the current issue.
July/August 2011 (Vol. 43, Issue 4, Pages 274-278)
Duration: 7:45 min / 7.25 MB
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Determinants of Children’s Use of and Time Spent in Fast-food and Full-service Restaurants
Authors: Alex McIntosh, PhD; Karen S. Kubena, PhD, RD; Glen Tolle, MS; Wesley Dean, PhD; Mi-Jeong Kim, PhD; Jie-Sheng Jan, MS; Jenna Anding, PhD
Interview: Author Alex McIntosh, PhD, Professor, Texas A&M University, explores the influence of parental styles and work schedules on children's use of and time spent in fast-food and full-service restaurants.
May/June 2011 (Vol. 43, Issue 3, Pages 142-149)
Duration: 13:01 min / 11.4 MB
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