Michelle L Abel

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BACKGROUND Increasing school breakfast participation has been advocated as a method to prevent childhood obesity. However, little is known about children's breakfast patterns outside of school (e.g., home, corner store). Policies that increase school breakfast participation without an understanding of children's breakfast habits outside of school may result(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this case study were to develop role models for health in the fire service through knowledge and behaviour change, to improve the role models' own health, and to facilitate behaviour change in other firefighters through their example. DESIGN Volunteers interested in improving their own health and serving as role models to(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess caloric knowledge of participants and determine if an e-mail and/or text message intervention could increase knowledge of recommended daily caloric intake. DESIGN Randomized, control trial. SETTING Johns Hopkins Hospital Cobblestone Café. PARTICIPANTS The 246 participants reported eating at the Café at least twice/week. (More)
BACKGROUND Universal access to the School Breakfast Program (SBP) is intended to help low-income and food-insecure students overcome barriers to eating breakfast. However, SBP participation is often still low despite universal access. Further information is needed with regard to these children's breakfast behaviors, and in particular breakfast behaviors(More)
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