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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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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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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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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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Koch, Mary – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2006
Twenty-first century science and technology places new demands on educators to better prepare the next generation to acquire and maintain advanced levels of literacy and technological skill. Providing a variety of culturally diverse learning opportunities in family and consumer sciences (FCS) classrooms can open new doors to peace through…
Descriptors: High Schools, Social Responsibility, Obesity, Consumer Science
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Murphy, Ellen P.; Holston, Denise; Tuuri, Georgianna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
In Louisiana, it is estimated that almost 33% of school-age children are at risk for becoming overweight or are already overweight (Louisiana Office of Public Health, 2004). Studies have shown that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and weight problems often associated with being overweight adversely affect academic performance in school…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Public Health, Physical Activities, Obesity