Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Awareness of Individual Daily Caloric Requirements and Food Energy Content and its Relation to Calorie Intake: A Multiple Baseline Design
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Frederick A. Ernst
Dr. Mark Wikel
Dr. Hassan Ahmad
The terms overweight and obesity are used to identify ranges of body weight that are linked to an increased risk for certain diseases and health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, certain cancers, and others. Current estimates indicate that over two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese while one-third of American children are overweight or obese. Therefore, this has become a significant public health issue. One strategy for combating overweight and obesity is to educate people about nutrition and the nutritional content of the food they consume. Nutrition labeling of prepackaged foods and calorie posting in restaurants are policies implemented to provide people with the needed information to make choices about food purchases. Through a multiple baseline design, this study analyzes the effects of caloric requirements knowledge and awareness of food energy content on calorie intake while self-monitoring in a college sample composed of Hispanic females.
University of Texas-Pan American
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