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Am J Health Behav. 2008 Jan-Feb;32(1):40-51.

Feasibility of an 8-week African American web-based pilot program promoting healthy eating behaviors: Family Eats.

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Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA. kcullen@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To assess log-on rates and change in mediating variables achieved from a web-based nutrition intervention for African American families.

METHODS:

A parent and 9- to 12- year-old daughter (n=67 families) completed questionnaires measuring dietary change mediating variables.

RESULTS:

Overall log-on rate was 59%. Significant positive changes were noted in mother-reported menu planning, self-efficacy, fruit/vegetable availability self-efficacy, modifying meat-fat practices, substitution fat practices, and healthy restaurant selection, and daughter-reported parent modeling of eating fruit and vegetables.

CONCLUSION:

An Internet-delivered nutrition intervention for families was successful in achieving change in some mediating variables, with modest log-on rates. Future research should investigate impact on dietary behaviors.

PMID:
18021032
DOI:
10.5555/ajhb.2008.32.1.40
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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