Sharon B Sugerman

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OBJECTIVE Examine the effect of the California Children's Power Play! Campaign's School Idea & Resource Kits for fourth/fifth grades on the psychosocial determinants of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and physical activity (PA). METHODS Randomized, controlled trial (n = 31 low-resource public schools; 1,154 children). Ten grade-specific, 50-minute(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare total fruit and vegetable intake in cup equivalents and its individual components among Hispanic subgroups in California. METHODS Data are from the adult portion of the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. Hispanic/Latino subjects (n=7,954) were grouped into six subcategories (Mexican, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a retail grocery instrument with weighted scoring to be used as an indicator of the food environment. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING Twenty six retail food stores in low-income areas in California. INTERVENTION Observational. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Inter-rater reliability for grocery store survey instrument. Description of store scoring(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of fresh fruit availability at worksites on the fruit and vegetable consumption and related psychosocial determinants of low-wage employees. DESIGN A prospective, randomized block experimental design. SETTING Seven apparel manufacturing and 2 food processing worksites. PARTICIPANTS A convenience sample of 391 low-wage(More)
The chemopreventive effects of beta-carotene are usually attributed to its antioxidant properties. To determine the effects of beta-carotene supplementation on different parameters of oxidative metabolism, 15 normal young male subjects (18-30 yrs) were placed on a carotenoid-free liquid diet for two weeks prior to entry into the study. Blood was then(More)
The authors explored changes in dietary behavior, nutrition knowledge, and parental support among inner-city, low-income, Hispanic American families. Thirty-eight families were randomly assigned to receive a 12-week, culture-specific dietary intervention or be in a control group. Results showed that parental support was related to changes in diet, nutrition(More)
PURPOSE To understand the extent to which family planning clinic patients have health insurance or access to other health care providers, as well as their preferences for clinic versus private reproductive medical care. METHOD An anonymous self-report questionnaire was administered at three Planned Parenthood clinics in Los Angeles County to 780 female(More)
Nutrition education programs and social marketing campaigns frequently focus on low-income audiences with the goal of improving dietary intake and quality, weight management practices, and physical activity. The impact of nutrition education can be assessed by measuring change in relation to any or all of these broad variables. Unfortunately, little(More)
This study was performed to determine (1) the normal serum response to a single oral dose of beta-carotene (BC), (2) the effect of meal timing and serum response to meal lipids on serum BC, (3) the effect of administered BC on other serum carotenoids and retinoids, and (4) the relationship of body composition to serum BC response. Subjects consumed one BC(More)
We previously showed that daily intake of beta-carotene, a nontoxic antioxidant, reduces lipid peroxidation as assessed by serum lipid peroxide levels. An alternative method to detect lipid peroxidation is the measurement of pentane in breath. Pentane is a five-carbon hydrocarbon that is released when an omega-6 unsaturated fatty acid undergoes(More)