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Perceptions of adolescents involved in promoting lower-fat foods in schools: associations with level of involvement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15668683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes perceptions of adolescents involved in peer-led school-based nutrition promotions encouraging lower-fat food purchases and assesses the differences by level of student involvement. Surveys were administered at schools. Data were collected from 397 high school students from 10 Minnesota schools randomized to the intervention condition of the Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools study. Students were categorized as highly involved (n=54) or less involved (n=343) based on their level of involvement in promotional activity implementation. Chi 2 tests were conducted to measure the differences between highly-involved and less-involved students in perceptions and attitudes about lower-fat foods. Highly-involved students were significantly more likely than less-involved students to report more healthful eating behaviors and positive attitudes toward lower-fat foods. Student involvement in nutrition interventions should be integrated into programs aimed at increasing healthful food choices among adolescents.
Samia Hamdan; Mary Story; Simone A French; Jayne A Fulkerson; Helen Nelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-25     Completed Date:  2005-03-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-51     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
School Nutrition Association, Alexandria, VA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Adolescent Psychology
Attitude to Health
Child Nutrition Sciences / education*
Choice Behavior
Diet, Fat-Restricted*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Dietary Services / standards*
Feeding Behavior
Food Preferences / psychology*
Health Education
Health Promotion
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats
Comment In:
J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 Feb;105(2):191   [PMID:  15668668 ]

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