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Assessing the fidelity of the Fuel for Fun cooking and tasting classroom lessons in year 1 of program intervention using 3 process evaluation measures READ MORE
Assessing the validity of weighing both individual fruit and vegetable (FV) pieces and salad bar pans of specific FV for estimating amounts taken from self-service salad bars. READ MORE
Fuel for Fun: Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play is an integrated research, extension, education project targeting 4th-grade students. Its long-term goal of reducing the risk of childhood obesity will be addressed by promoting healthful food and activity environments, policies and behaviors through: 1)... READ MORE
Examines impact of Fuel for Fun (FFF), a school-based experiential cooking intervention on self-efficacy (SE) and attitude (AT) toward cooking and on fruit and vegetable preference. READ MORE
Examines outcomes and feasibility of measuring change in recess activity using System for Observing Play and Leisure Activity in Youth (SOPLAY) in impact assessment of Fuel for Fun, a school-based nutrition education program. READ MORE
Low-income Pennsylvanian parents of 10-14 year olds reveal stressors that challenge obesity prevention efforts. J Nutri Educ Behav. 2015;47(4S):S68. Objective: To describe the psychographics of a lower income, parent/caregiver population recruited to evaluate My Child’s Weight, a program that addresses parent/caregiver concerns about their... READ MORE