Rebecca M Mullis

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Ronald M. Krauss, MD (Chair, AHA Dietary Guidelines Committee); Robert H. Eckel, MD (Chair, Nutrition Committee); Barbara Howard, PhD (Vice Chair, Nutrition Committee); Lawrence J. Appel, MD; Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD; Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD; John W. Erdman, Jr, PhD; Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD; Ira J. Goldberg, MD; Theodore A. Kotchen, MD; Alice H.(More)
On April 27 and 28, 2002, the American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored a scientific conference, “Obesity, a Worldwide Epidemic Related to Heart Disease and Stroke,” in Honolulu, Hawaii. The purpose of the conference was to develop a plan to reduce cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) associated with overweight and obesity. This report discusses the activities(More)
Environmental interventions are an important part of efforts to improve health in populations. With respect to strategies to encourage positive nutrition behavior, environmental approaches help create opportunities for action by removing barriers to following a healthy diet. This article reviews the rationale, conceptual models, program examples, and recent(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes the development of the self-administered Eating Pattern Assessment Tool (EPAT), which is designed to assess dietary fat and cholesterol intake and aid patients and health professionals in achieving control of blood cholesterol levels. DESIGN Test-retest reliability of the instrument over five visits and concurrent validity(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the costs and impact of a nutrition education program following a cholesterol screening. METHODS Forty work-sites were randomly assigned to one of two educational interventions: a "usual" intervention of 5 minutes of counseling, or a "special" intervention of 2 hours of behaviorally based education on(More)
Getting nutrition information to parents is beneficial for several reasons. Children need support from their parents to implement behavior changes learned in primary prevention interventions. In addition, positive eating behavior changes last longer if interventions are aimed at family attitudes and habits rather than individuals. Finally, parents also can(More)
This study explores African American adults' understanding of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and their motivations for making lifestyle changes. African Americans have a greater risk for components of MetS, such as hypertension. Three focus groups were conducted with African American adults (n = 11) with MetS. Content analysis revealed five themes: Threat of(More)
This article reviews environmental and policy intervention approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention through nutrition and recommends opportunities for state and local health departments to initiate and participate in environmental and nutrition policy initiatives. By addressing these complementary aims, the authors hope to stimulate further efforts(More)
Seven consecutive day food records were assessed in 224 free-living adult volunteers to (1) identify the smallest number of days, and which days of the week, would provide most of the information about dietary fat and cholesterol intake (assessed by B score) and (2) whether a complex mathematical formula for weighting certain days was required to achieve(More)