Evelyn Whitmer

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BACKGROUND Diabetes mortality at the United States-Mexico border is twice the national average. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasingly diagnosed among children and adolescents. Fragmented services and scarce resources further restrict access to health care. Increased awareness of the incidence of disease and poor health outcomes became a catalyst for(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the case study is to explore a successful community-university partnership through community-based participatory action and to examine the partnership's ability to make policy changes toward improving health behaviors. BACKGROUND Diabetes mortality at the U.S.-Mexico Border is twice the national average. Poor health care access is(More)
OBJECTIVE Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) is linked to obesity. The authors hypothesized that school-based nutrition education would decrease SSB consumption. DESIGN Self-selected interventional cohort with random selection for pre and post measurements. SETTING Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education Program-eligible(More)
What is Dietary Fiber? Dietary fiber is best identified as the source that helps keep food moving through our gastric system effectively. It is a broad term that describes the part of plant foods that our bodies cannot digest. There are two categories of dietary fiber: soluble and insoluble. Most foods contain mixtures of both soluble and insoluble fibers.(More)
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