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The purpose of the study described in this article was to assess the walkability and bikeability of 15 U.S. postsecondary education campuses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's evidence-based Healthier Worksite Initiative Walkability Audit was modified to rate campus walking and biking path segments for path safety, quality, and comfort.(More)
PURPOSE Assess effectiveness of an intervention to improve fruit and vegetable consumption in economically disadvantaged young adults. DESIGN Randomized treatment-control, pre-post design. SETTING Ten states. SUBJECTS Young adults (n = 2024, ages 18-24) were recruited from noncollege venues; 1255 (62%) completed assessment interviews at baseline and(More)
This study assessed the nutritional quality of snacks and beverages sold in vending machines. The contents of snack and beverage vending machines in 78 buildings on 11 US post-secondary education campuses were surveyed. Of the 2607 snack machine slots surveyed, the most common snacks vended were salty snacks (e.g., chips, pretzels) and sweets (i.e., candy(More)
OBJECTIVE Assess validity of the ecSatter Inventory (ecSI) to measure eating competence (EC). DESIGN Concurrent administration of ecSI with validated measures of eating behaviors using on-line and paper-pencil formats. SETTING The on-line survey was completed by 370 participants; 462 completed the paper version. PARTICIPANTS Participants included 863(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess dietetic students' and interns' skills to effectively apply a lifestyle-oriented nutrition-counseling model. METHODS Between 1999 and 2004, 121 dietetics students and interns (82% retained) were trained to provide nutrition counseling and certified using a standardized patient evaluation format. Supervising registered dietitians and(More)
This study determined whether psychosocial, weight satisfaction, and dietary pattern variables discriminate between the Stages of Change for fruit and vegetable intakes among young men and women. A random sample of 18 to 24 year-olds, from 10 states returned 1438 surveys. Discriminant analyses for fruit intake conveyed that between precontemplation and(More)
PURPOSE To examine the stages of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy constructs in relation to fruit and vegetable intakes by young adults 18-24 years old. DESIGN A cross-sectional project was conducted by 10 states in January-July 2000 to examine decisional balance and self-efficacy in relation to stage of change for increasing fruit and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the motivational effect of the Project WebHealth study procedures and intervention components on weight-related health behavior changes in male and female college students. DESIGN Process evaluation. SETTING Eight universities in the United States. PARTICIPANTS Project WebHealth participants (n = 653; 29% men). MAIN OUTCOME(More)
Adequate fruit and vegetable intake is strongly associated with a reduced risk for various chronic diseases. US national surveys show that 18- to-24-year-olds are not consuming enough of these foods. Theory-based nutrition interventions, e.g. stage-tailored education programs, are needed for promoting fruit and vegetable consumption in this age group.(More)
PURPOSE To examine the appropriateness of the five-stage schema developed for addictive behaviors when applied to nonaddictive behaviors such as fruit and vegetable consumption. DESIGN A cross-sectional mail survey was conducted. SETTING Self-administered questionnaires were mailed to the home addresses of respondents recruited in 10 states and returned(More)