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OBJECTIVE To determine the content quality, general readability, and usability characteristics of consumer nutrition information on the World Wide Web. DESIGN Almost 500 Web sites were identified for evaluation through 2 different approaches. Of these, 150 were included for further evaluation. Each site was rated on a 27-item tool covering content(More)
BACKGROUND To improve diet quality and overall population health, the need to develop nutritional rating systems that are comprehensive in scope and easy for the consumer to understand and use at the point-of-purchase has emerged. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to examine the effect of a comprehensive storewide supermarket point-of-purchase nutrition navigation(More)
To address the childhood obesity epidemic, it is necessary to understand parents' and caregivers' concerns and beliefs regarding their children's weight problems and best practices for addressing those concerns. Formative research methods were used to identify obesity-related concerns of Hispanic, Black, and White parents of young children (5-8 years old)(More)
BACKGROUND Although colorectal cancer screening is recommended by major policy-making organizations, rates of screening remain low. Our aim was to develop a patient-directed, computer-based decision aid about colorectal cancer screening and investigate whether it could increase patient interest in screening. METHODS We used content from evidence-based(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe food and beverage brand placements in a large representative sample of popular movies. METHODS We identified and coded brand placements for foods, beverages, and food retail establishments in the top 20 US box office movie hits for each year from 1996 to 2005. We also coded general movie(More)
Bile acids are reported to enhance experimentally-induced colonic tumorigenesis. Previously we have reported that cholic acid, a known tumor promoter, actually reduced the number of aberrant crypt foci (ACF), purported preneoplastic lesions (B.A. Magnuson and R.P. Bird, Cancer Lett., 68 (1993), 15-23). This observation was unexpected and has prompted us to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine food and beverage choices of preschool-aged children. DESIGN Semistructured observational study. While pretending to be adults during a role-play scenario, children selected food and beverage items from a miniature grocery store stocked with 73 different products, of which 47 foods and beverages were examined in this analysis. Parents(More)
Television viewing is associated with an increased risk in childhood obesity. Research surrounding food habits of tweens largely bypasses snacking preferences while watching television in the home. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to describe snacking prevalence by tween sex and to describe parental rules surrounding snacking while watching(More)
PURPOSE . To describe the collaborative process between a grocery retailer and a panel of nutrition experts used to develop a nutrition guidance system (Guiding Stars) that evaluates the nutrient profile of all edible products in the supermarket, and to report the results of the food and beverage ratings. DESIGN . A collaboration between a private retailer(More)
BACKGROUND Direct entry of personal health survey information into a computer by patients could streamline clinical data collection, improve completeness and accuracy of health information available to providers, and provide data for tailoring health education messages. Few computerized programs, however, have been developed to adapt the interface to(More)