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Spangler, Alice A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to explore coverage of obesity-related topics in the early years of "Journal of Home Economics (JHE)." Utilizing HEARTH, a Boolean search for obesity-related terms and topics was used to analyze volumes beginning with 1909, continuing to 1910, and every five years to 1940. Coverage of the obesity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Nutrition
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Staiano, Amanda; Kihm, Holly S.; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Obesity and weight management in children and youth continue to be challenging to address, affecting one-third of children and adolescents in the United States. Fewer than half of children (ages 6-11 years) and 8% of adolescents meet recommendations for daily physical activity. However, exergaming (a physical form of controlling video games) has…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Video Games, Obesity, Body Weight
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Kihm, Holly S.; Staiano, Amanda; Sandoval, Patricia – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
In Louisiana, 33% of adolescents and 28% of children are overweight or obese (Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, 2011). It is projected that as many as 24,000 more children in Louisiana may become obese by 2020 if the trend continues (Broyles et al., 2011). Researchers have identified several strategies to address overweight among…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Well Being, Student Improvement, Obesity
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Slater, Joyce – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
We live in the most complex food environment in human history. Our global food system, which rose over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries, has had an enormous impact on what and how we eat. This arrangement, currently dominated by a small number of "agri-food" companies, has produced an abundance of inexpensive, readily…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy, Nutrition Instruction, Cooking Instruction
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Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Obesity has been increasing in all age groups worldwide for the past several decades. Yet for hundreds of years before the last quarter of the 20th century, obesity was not an issue. The etiology and the cure for the obesity epidemic have been elusive. Weight reduction diets and behavior therapy have not produced the desired results. Perhaps…
Descriptors: Obesity, Consumer Science, Etiology, Intervention
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Smith, Mary Gale – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
In 2003, Jennifer Grossman wrote an opinion piece for "The New York Times" titled "Food for Thought (and for Credit)" with the opening sentence: "Want to combat the epidemic of obesity? Bring back home economics." That thought seemed to simmer for awhile and then in 2011, Professor Helen Zoe Veit wrote another opinion…
Descriptors: Obesity, Discourse Analysis, Consumer Economics, Consumer Science
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Tripp, Paula J.; Choi, Jin Young – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2015
The purposes of this exploratory qualitative research were to describe perceptions related to childhood obesity of rural parents, teachers, and school administrators and to examine how their perceptions shape their choices and behaviors for children's eating and physical exercise. The results showed that the perceptions of childhood obesity in the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Child Health, Parent Attitudes
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Kihm, Holly Spencer – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
The incidence of overweight and obesity among children and young adolescents remains unacceptably high and places our youth at risk for several negative outcomes. Recognizing the need for a youth-focused weight management program in our community, the researcher developed, implemented, and evaluated a small pilot study, FitKids. The aims of…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Early Adolescents, Body Weight
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Kihm, Holly Spencer; Rolling, Peggy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Although the prevalence of childhood obesity has not increased in recent years, it remains unacceptably high and warrants continued study. The purpose of this study was to explore the potential relationship between weight status and length of sleep (both daytime and nighttime) among preschool children. Special attention was given to the role…
Descriptors: Sleep, Preschool Children, Prevention, Obesity
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Frank, Gail C.; Beaudoin, Jessica; Rascon, Mayra; Garcia-Vega, Melawhy; Rios-Ellis, Britt – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2013
The health of Hispanics is greatly influenced by level of education, socioeconomic status, and access to healthcare (United States Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2011). To address this issue and to reduce health disparities among all ethnic groups, community based interventions with culturally appropriate and linguistically…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic Americans
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Shirley, Lindsey; Roark, Mark F.; Lewis, Lisa – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Utah State University Cooperative Extension programming, provided through the historic land-grant system, is one method used to meet the needs of residents located in rural communities. Residents in a Central Utah county need Cooperative Extension programs to address the health and wellness of their rural community. According to the Utah…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Activities, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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McWhinney, Sharon; McDonald, Andrea; Dawkins-Moultin, Lenna; Outley, Corliss; McKyer, E. Lisako; Thomas, Audrene – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
A comprehensive understanding of the barriers inhibiting physical activity among children is critical in the fight against childhood obesity. This qualitative interview study examined parents' and children's perceptions of the barriers to physical activity in rural communities of low socioeconomic status. Parents and children concurred that the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Rural Areas, Barriers
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Boyer, Luann K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2011
In 2009, Colorado had the lowest rate of obesity and overweight in the United States with less than 20% of the adult population considered obese or overweight. The health implications are serious because being overweight and/or obese increases the risks for chronic diseases. As a consequence, the incidence of Type II diabetes in adults has tripled…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Education, Physical Activities, Nutrition Instruction
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Carson, Diane E.; Reiboldt, Wendy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2010
Research shows that parents agree to purchase their children's food requests 45% to 65% of the time. This study examined an after-school nutrition education intervention in terms of its effects on parents' agreement to purchase healthy snack foods requested by their children. Survey data from 755 parents were analyzed. Of the 67% of parents asked…
Descriptors: Intervention, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction
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Broberg, Danielle M.; Broberg, Katharine A.; McGuire, Jenifer K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
Policies originally designed to address food insecurity are in need of revision due to rising rates of obesity among those they serve. Within the context of national policies, this article uses an ecological perspective to consider the links between food insecurity and obesity. The recommendations include adjusting the nutritional standards of the…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Obesity, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
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