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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: HEALTHY EATING AND LIFESTYLE FOR TOTAL HEALTH (HEALTH)

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit

2009 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
HEALTH is a multi-center study with two broad objectives: (1) to construct culturally appropriate surveys to assess Dietary Guideline adherence barriers and facilitators in children and adults of major U.S. racial/ethnic groups and (2) to examine barriers and facilitators of Dietary Guideline adherence and other factors as they relate to dietary behavior and body mass index (BMI) by administering the U.S. population located in 7 geographic locations served by USDA Human Nutrition Research sites.


1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Objective 1 will enlist focus groups (Nominal Group Technique) and structured cognitive interviews to elicit key factors that inhibit (barriers) and motivate (facilitators) Dietary Guideline adherence. This work will serve to develop a "Barriers and Facilitators" survey instrument, which will be applied to Objective 2 of the research. Objective 2 will be conducted by administering the survey to cross-sections of the U.S. population located in 7 geographic locations served by USDA Human Nutrition Research sites. Documents Trust with Baylor College of Medicine. Log 37829.


3.Progress Report

This project is a multi-center study to construct culturally appropriate surveys to assess Dietary Guideline adherence barriers and facilitators in children and adults of major U.S. racial/ethnic groups and to examine barriers and facilitators of Dietary Guideline adherence and other factors as they relate to dietary behavior and body mass index BMI by administering the U.S. population located in 7 geographic locations served by USDA ARS Human Nutrition Research sites. A project manager (PM) was identified and hired. The focus group moderators/facilitators were also identified and, along with the PM, PI, and back-up personnel, formally trained to conduct the focus group technique, Nominal Group Technique. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) application was written and approved. Our application to conduct the research under this grant was submitted to and approved by the Sacramento City School District. Selected schools were identified, subject recruitment was initiated, and cognitive interviews were initiated.


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