Hazel A B Hiza

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The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a measure of diet quality in terms of conformance with federal dietary guidance. Publication of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans prompted an interagency working group to update the HEI. The HEI-2010 retains several features of the 2005 version: (a) it has 12 components, many unchanged, including nine adequacy and(More)
The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Lisa Kahle, Information Management Services, Inc., for SAS® programming and data analysis; WenYen Juan, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), for producing the figures and creating the data for the Whole Fruit component; Thea Palmer Zimmerman, Westat, Inc., for coding the exemplary(More)
An index that assesses the multidimensional components of the diet across the lifecycle is useful in describing diet quality. The purpose of this study was to use the Healthy Eating Index-2005, a measure of diet quality in terms of conformance to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to describe the diet quality of Americans by varying sociodemographic(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper was to describe the development and evaluation of an adult physical activity (PA) scoring scheme (SS). METHODS SS was based on the 2000 METs compendium and PA guidance. Scoring credit was assigned to moderate (3-6 METs) or vigorous (>6 METs) activities using a 100-point scale. A point designator for evaluation (80.01-100,(More)
BACKGROUND Previous research has estimated that wasted food in the United States contains between 1,249 and 1,400 kcal per capita per day, but little is known about amounts of other nutrients embedded in the 31% to 40% of food that is wasted. OBJECTIVE This research aimed to calculate the nutritional value of food wasted at the retail and consumer levels(More)
T HE HEALTHY EATING INDEX (HEI) is a measure of diet quality that is based on key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The DGA as well as the HEI are a result of collaborations between nutritionists at the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The current version is HEI-2010, which(More)
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide science-based advice to promote health and reduce risks for major chronic diseases through specific recommendations for physical activity and healthful eating. Translating the Guidelines into practical and actionable advice requires an educational approach with personalized guidance. The Internet is a(More)
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