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Krug, Maddison Marie (2010) THE EFFECTS OF A NUTRITION INTERVENTION ON ADULTS IN A COMMUNITY PROGRAM. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The Effects of a Nutrition Intervention on Adults in a Community ProgramMaddison M. Krug, Amy D. Otto, Robert J. Robertson, FACSM, Diane L. Helsel, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Obesity continues to be a national epidemic affecting many individuals in our communities today. One way to positively affect these individuals may be through a community intervention program focused on healthy eating behaviors; however, there is currently no data on the effects of this program. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of a nutrition intervention program on adults in a community program called the Community Leisure Learn Program (CLLP) at the University of Pittsburgh. METHODS: Twenty-two men and women participated in a 10-week behavioral weight-loss nutrition intervention as part of an ongoing community program that provided physical activity opportunities as a primary focus. Participants were assigned to either a Non-Interactive Nutrition Intervention Program (NINIP) group or an Interactive Nutrition Intervention Program (INIP) group. In addition to the community program activities undertaken by both groups, INIP received a weekly behavioral weight-loss class and 1200-1500 kcal/20% fat diet. Baseline to 10 week differences between the NINIP and INIP groups were determined for body weight (kg), Eating Behavior Inventory (EBI), Paffenbarger Physical Activity Questionnaire, and a nutrition exam. Mean age was 38.3 ± 7.1 years and mean body mass index (BMI) was 34.1 ± 5.5 kg/m². RESULTS: Significant baseline to 10 week differences between the INIP and NINIP groups were found for the nutrition exam scores and EBI. CONCLUSION: Significant improvements were seen in the nutrition exam and EBI for the INIP group. However, there was not a significant difference in weight change and physical activity between the NINIP and INIP groups. A longer program with a physical activity focus may be necessary to achieve significant weight and physical activity changes. Supported by the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Student Research Grant.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Krug, Maddison Mariemmk45@pitt.eduMMK45
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRickman, Amy Dayotto@pitt.eduAYOTTO
Committee MemberHelsel, Diane Lynndih1@pitt.eduDIH1
Committee MemberRobertson, Robertrrobert@pitt.eduRROBERT
Date: 17 December 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 3 December 2010
Approval Date: 17 December 2010
Submission Date: 16 November 2010
Access Restriction: 5 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 5 years.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Health, Physical, Recreational Education
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community; Intervention; Nutrition
Other ID:, etd-11162010-182907
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:05
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:51


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