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Development and Validity of a 2-Item Screen to Identify Families at Risk for Food Insecurity
OBJECTIVES: To develop a brief screen to identify families at risk for food insecurity (FI) and to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and convergent validity of the screen. PATIENTS AND METHODS:Expand
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Challenge! Health Promotion/Obesity Prevention Mentorship Model Among Urban, Black Adolescents
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate a 12-session home/community-based health promotion/obesity prevention program (Challenge!) on changes in BMI status, body composition, physicalExpand
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Maternal perceptions of toddler body size: accuracy and satisfaction differ by toddler weight status.
OBJECTIVES To examine (1) accuracy of maternal perceptions of toddler body size; (2) factors associated with accuracy of toddler body size; and (3) how maternal satisfaction relates toExpand
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Food swamps and food deserts in Baltimore City, MD, USA: associations with dietary behaviours among urban adolescent girls.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether living in a food swamp (≥4 corner stores within 0·40 km (0·25 miles) of home) or a food desert (generally, no supermarket or access to healthy foods) is associated withExpand
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Association of physical activity and body composition with insulin sensitivity in a community sample of adolescents.
OBJECTIVE To examine how body composition and physical activity are related to insulin sensitivity and secretion in adolescents. DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Baltimore, Maryland. Expand
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Systematic development and validation of a theory-based questionnaire to assess toddler feeding.
This paper describes the development and validation of a 27-item caregiver-reported questionnaire on toddler feeding. The development of the Toddler Feeding Behavior Questionnaire was based on aExpand
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Design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel boronic-chalcone derivatives as antitumor agents.
A series of boronic-chalcone derivatives were synthesized and tested for antitumor activity against human breast cancer cell lines. The results show the boronic-chalcones are more toxic to breastExpand
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Nighttime Sleep Duration and Sleep Behaviors among Toddlers from Low-Income Families: Associations with Obesogenic Behaviors and Obesity and the Role of Parenting.
BACKGROUND Shortened sleep duration is associated with poor health and obesity among young children. Little is known about relationships among nighttime sleep duration, sleep behaviors, andExpand
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Civil Unrest in the Context of Chronic Community Violence: Impact on Maternal Depressive Symptoms
Objectives To examine changes in maternal-child health surrounding the April 2015 civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, following Freddie Gray's death while in police custody. Methods We conductedExpand
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School wellness team best practices to promote wellness policy implementation.
Schools with wellness teams are more likely to implement federally mandated Local Wellness Policies (LWPs, Local Education Agency-level policies for healthy eating/physical activity). Best practicesExpand
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