Affiliation: University of Alabama
- What proportion of preschool-aged children consume sweetened beverages?Jen Nickelson
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Science, University of Alabama, PO Box 870311, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0311
J Sch Health 84:185-94. 2014..Compared with their older school-aged counterparts, children ≤5 years depend largely on parents for the purchase and serving of SSBs. Therefore, recognizing parental factors associated with children's intake of SSBs is important...
- A modified obesity proneness model predicts adolescent weight concerns and inability to self-regulate eatingJen Nickelson
Department of Health Science, University of Alabama, Box 870311, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0311, USA
J Sch Health 82:560-71. 2012..The obesity proneness model suggests that parents may influence their offspring's development of disordered eating. This study examined the viability of a modified obesity proneness model in a high school population...
- Associations between parental limits, school vending machine purchases, and soft drink consumption among Kentucky middle school studentsJen Nickelson
Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 0311, USA
J Nutr Educ Behav 42:115-22. 2010..To examine associations between parental limits on soft drinks and purchasing soft drinks from school vending machines and consuming soft drinks among middle school students...
- Characteristics of 'tween' participants and non-participants in the VERB™ summer scorecard physical activity promotion programJen Nickelson
Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B Downs Boulevard MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612 3805, USA
Health Educ Res 26:225-38. 2011..6%). A VSS-style program can be expected to be more effective with tweens who are younger, in a middle SES school, having high self-efficacy and high parental support for physical activity...
- VERB summer scorecard: findings from a multi-level community-based physical activity intervention for tweensRita D DeBate
Florida Prevention Research Center, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Am J Community Psychol 44:363-73. 2009..These findings support the efficacy of multi-level interventions to create effective health behavior change, especially when linkages among community, media, schools, and the home are present...
- Promoting physical activity among youth through community-based prevention marketingCarol A Bryant
Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612 3805, USA
J Sch Health 80:214-24. 2010..Based on the national VERB media campaign, the program offered opportunities for tweens to try new types of physical activity during the summer months...
- A community-school district-university partnership for assessing physical activity of tweensRobert J McDermott
Florida Prevention Research Center, University of South Florida, College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 056, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A15. 2009..Obesity among youth is related to a decline in physical activity, and data on physical activity levels among children in elementary and middle schools are limited...
- Assessing local capacity for health interventionMoya L Alfonso
Florida Prevention Research Center at the University of South Florida College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Eval Program Plann 31:145-59. 2008..This case study also explores how to use capacity assessment results to empower coalitions to serve as catalysts for development of local programs in other communities...