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Individual and environmental influences on adolescent eating behaviors.
Food choices of adolescents are not consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Food intakes tend to be low in fruits, vegetables, and calcium-rich foods and high in fat. Skipping meals isExpand
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Environmental influences on eating and physical activity.
Obesity has increased dramatically over the past two decades and currently about 50% of US adults and 25% of US children are overweight. The current epidemic of obesity is caused largely by anExpand
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Food Advertising and Marketing Directed at Children and Adolescents in the US
  • M. Story, S. French
  • Medicine
  • The international journal of behavioral nutrition…
  • 10 February 2004
In recent years, the food and beverage industry in the US has viewed children and adolescents as a major market force. As a result, children and adolescents are now the target of intense andExpand
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Family dinner meal frequency and adolescent development: relationships with developmental assets and high-risk behaviors.
PURPOSE To examine associations between family meal frequency and developmental assets and high-risk behaviors among a national sample of adolescents. METHODS Anonymous surveys were distributed toExpand
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Ethnic/racial differences in weight-related concerns and behaviors among adolescent girls and boys: findings from Project EAT.
OBJECTIVE To compare weight-related concerns and behaviors across ethnicity/race among a population-based sample of adolescent boys and girls. METHODS The study population included 4746 adolescentsExpand
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Pricing and promotion effects on low-fat vending snack purchases: the CHIPS Study.
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of pricing and promotion strategies on purchases of low-fat snacks from vending machines. METHODS Low-fat snacks were added to 55 vending machines in aExpand
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Effects of calorie labeling and value size pricing on fast food meal choices: Results from an experimental trial
BackgroundAlthough point-of-purchase calorie labeling at restaurants has been proposed as a strategy for improving consumer food choices, a limited number of studies have evaluated this approach.Expand
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Consequences of dieting to lose weight: effects on physical and mental health.
  • S. French, R. Jeffery
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the…
  • 1 May 1994
Concern has been raised that negative physiological and psychological effects of dieting may outweigh aesthetic and health benefits. This review of the literature concludes the following: (a) TheExpand
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Pricing effects on food choices.
  • S. French
  • Business, Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 March 2003
Individual dietary choices are primarily influenced by such considerations as taste, cost, convenience and nutritional value of foods. The current obesity epidemic has been linked to excessiveExpand
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Predictors of weight change over two years among a population of working adults: the Healthy Worker Project.
The present study examined behavioural predictors of body weight cross-sectionally and longitudinally in a cohort of 1639 male and 1913 female employees in 32 companies participating in a worksiteExpand
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