Gabrielle M Grode

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BACKGROUND Health professionals recommend that individuals with overweight and obesity lose weight by reducing energy intake while maintaining a healthful diet. This study was designed to examine trends in weight loss attempts and strategies for adults with overweight or obesity among different sociodemographic groups. METHODS Data from the 1996 and 2003(More)
BACKGROUND The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) assists child care centers serving low-income preschoolers and regulates the quality and quantity of food served. The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional quality of lunches served at 38 child care centers and examine how current practices compare to proposed meal pattern(More)
BACKGROUND Licensed child-care centers represent an opportunity to positively influence children's health behaviors. Valid and easy-to-use measures of the child-care environment are needed to assess the influence of environmental change on health. OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a self-administered survey to assess the nutrition and physical activity(More)
BACKGROUND Child care centers influence physical activity levels among children, yet little is known about the specific aspects of the environment that support generous amounts of activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the practices, and environmental aspects of the child care center that are associated with children's moderate and vigorous(More)
BACKGROUND Philadelphia's Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Out-of-School Time (OST) Initiative led by the Health Promotion Council developed 10 Healthy Living Guidelines for Out-of-School Time Programs to support a healthy environment for Philadelphia youth in 200 OST programs. Health Promotion Council participated in an enhanced cross-site evaluation with(More)
i BSTRACT ackground Health professionals recommend that individals with overweight and obesity lose weight by reducing nergy intake while maintaining a healthful diet. This tudy was designed to examine trends in weight loss ttempts and strategies for adults with overweight or besity among different sociodemographic groups. ethods Data from the 1996 and 2003(More)
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