Sherri L Bisset

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The Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) is an ongoing participatory research and intervention project aimed at the primary prevention of type 2 diabetes. Formally initiated in 1994 with strong community support, KSDPP provides a fertile opportunity to learn about how a community came to identify the need for preventive action on a health(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to provide an intermediate impact assessment of the nutrition intervention Petits cuistots--parents en réseaux (Little Cooks--Parental Networks) on: 1) knowledge, attitude, capacity and experience with regard to nutrition, diet and cookery, and 2) parental and/or family participation in school. PARTICIPANTS A total of 388(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether value-added education is associated with lower risk of substance use among adolescents: early initiation of alcohol use (regular monthly alcohol consumption in grade 7), heavy alcohol use (>10 units per week) and regular illicit drug use. DESIGN Cross-sectional self-reported survey of alcohol and drug use. Analysis used(More)
OBJECTIVES This narrative systematic review explored (1) how neighbourhood interventions promote positive youth development (PYD) and (2) the role of context for these interventions. We asked: How do neighbourhood interventions become effective in promoting PYD for adolescents aged 12-18 years? METHODS Articles (n = 19) were analyzed using a framework(More)
This work presents a theoretical framework in which health promotion and health education program implementation can be conceived as an open dynamic system. By tracing the evolution of an elementary school-based nutrition program from its conception to its recent form, we construct a program genealogy. Data were derived from two interviews and three(More)
Food insecurity is steadily increasing in developed countries. Traditional interventions adopted to tackle food insecurity, like food banks, address the urgent need for food. By contrast, alternative interventions, such as community gardens and kitchens, are oriented towards social integration and the development of mutual aid networks. The objective of(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe patterns of dietary behaviours specific to low quality snacking, fruit and vegetable, and fast food consumption during the transition from childhood to adolescence and to examine how these behaviours are associated with tendencies towards dietary restraint and the occurrence of overweight and obesity in mid-adolescence. DESIGN A(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify childhood body mass index (BMI) trajectories and to describe their association with subsequent academic and cognitive outcomes. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort: Height and weight measured annually from 4 to 7 years. A mixture of regressions approach grouped children into BMI trajectories (n=1959 children; n=5754 BMI measures).(More)
AIM To show that schools achieving higher examination pass and lower truancy rates than expected, given that their pupil populations (high value-added schools) are associated with a lower incidence of smoking among pupils (13-14 years). DESIGN Value-added scores for schools were derived from standardized residuals of two regression equations predicting(More)