|Development of peer-led youth theater as a nutrition education tool to promote the healthy traditional Latino diet
||"The overall purpose of my research was to develop culturally appropriate nutrition education for Latino immigrants. In phase one, a needs assessment was conducted with the low-income Latina population (N=166) in Guilford County, North Carolina. Seve...
|Factors associated with dietary intake of low income African American female caretakers
|| "African American (AA) females are at a high risk for poverty and poor health status. A nutrition needs assessment was conducted with a convenience sample (N=100) of AA female caretakers of children < 12 years recruited from Guilford County, NC's Sp...
|Differences in weight status, dietary quality, and dietary behavior across income and ethnic groups : analysis of 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
||"Research indicates that low income, minorities are at increased risk for poor dietary behaviors leading to weight gain and poor overall health status. A secondary data analysis of the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was co...
|Step up MyPyramid – comparing teaching methods for limited resource elementary school children: a pilot study
||School based nutrition interventions have been shown to improve nutrition behaviors among elementary school-aged children; however, limited research has been done in low- income, ethnically diverse schools. Utilizing constructs from the Social Cognit...
|Development and pretesting of culturally appropriate nutrition education materials and messages for low income Latina immigrants of Guilford County.
||The purpose of this study was to develop and pre-test culturally appropriate, theoretically-based nutrition education materials targeting low-income Latina immigrant caretakers in Guilford County, North Carolina. Six focus groups and three household ...
|Differences in nutrition knowledge, attitudes and beliefs among low income Hispanic and African American women caretakers
||The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine the differences in nutrition knowledge, attitudes, beliefs (KAB), and self efficacy among low income African American and Hispanic women; (2) identify the associations that these variables have on diet ...
|A tailored nutrition intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in low-income African American women
||African Americans suffer disproportionately from higher rates of diet related chronic diseases compared with Caucasians. The purpose of this project was to design and implement a nutrition education intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease risk ...
|Parental perceptions of school meal programs in Guilford County, NC
||The purpose of this study was to assess parental perceptions of school meal programs (SMP) and the extent to which school meal participation helps meet monthly household food needs. Focus groups and individual interviews using a semi structured quest...
|Obesity, dietary behaviors, and level of physical activity among low- income children in Guilford county
||Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past four decades and disproportionately affects low-income and minority populations. The objective of this study was to examine and compare obesity rates and diet and physical activity behaviors of lo...
|Medical staff perceptions regarding pediatric weight management from a low-income community health clinic
||Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last thirty years and currently one in three children are overweight or obese. Primary care providers identify and provide counseling to parents with overweight and obese children. There is evidence that ...