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dc.contributor.advisorFountain, Brent
dc.contributor.authorMcCracken, Caroline Ruth
dc.date2008
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-19T17:50:35Z
dc.date.available2020-06-19T17:50:35Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/17873
dc.description.abstractThe Mississippi Delta has been recognized for its poverty level and high rate of obesity. As an effort to combat the obesity issue while also considering the poverty issue of the population, a descriptive analysis was developed to understand what intervention might be beneficial. Focus groups were conducted to determine barriers to healthy eating behaviors for children, grades K-2. Focus groups (n=6) with parents or guardians of children from the six elementary schools in the Mississippi Delta were conducted in the Spring of 2007. The emergent themes included, perceived healthy foods, where diet information had been retrieved, and the efforts associated with meal preparation. Participants also voiced concern regarding the school policy on vending and coke machines that provide high-calorie non-nutritious foods.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.lcshObesity in children--Mississippi.
dc.subject.lcshFood habits--health aspects.
dc.subject.lcshObesity in children--Prevention.
dc.subject.lcshParents--Nutrition--Attitudes.
dc.subject.otherMississippi Delta
dc.subject.otherHealthy Eating
dc.subject.otherFocus Groups
dc.titleExploratory Study of the Caregivers' Perceived Barriers to Healthy Eating in the Mississippi Delta
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion.
dc.date.authorbirth1983
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.contributor.committeeRader, Nicole
dc.contributor.committeeByrd, Sylvia


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