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Alabama Campus Coalition for Basic Needs Engage Assessment 

Hickey, Abbigail (2020-07-28)
To address basic need insecurities at ten four-year Alabama universities, a state-wide, six-phase coalition was mobilized to decrease student-reported food insecurity by increasing collaborative efforts across campuses and ...

An analysis of social-ecological elements influence on weight gain in children from Alabama. 

Ayine, Priscilla (2021-04-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Childhood obesity generally tracks through the life course of an individual and is related to the increased risk of metabolic and chronic disease later in life. Additionally, excess weight during childhood increases chances ...

An Assessment of Food Safety Practices and Training of Food Truck Employees: Initiating a Specialized Food Safety Training Manual 

Ghezzi, Sara (2017-07-28)
Major cities and smaller locations around the United States are seeing a dramatic increase in the number of food trucks. The influx of food trucks has been so overwhelming that several cities have found the regulations ...

Association of DNA Copy Number and Structural Variation with Racial Disparities in Childhood Obesity 

Phillips, Megan (2021-04-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Obesity has become a major public health concern throughout the world. Alabama is 6th highest ranked with obesity in the United States. The development of obesity can be influenced by several factors, such as diet, ...

Developing and Testing a Consumer Attributes Model to Measure the Effectiveness of Facility Naming Rights Sponsorships in a Professional Baseball Setting 

Stephan, John Jr (2017-08-14)  ETD File Embargoed
Although the effectiveness of facility naming rights is generally assumed, there is a general lack of academic research into both how effective these facility naming rights agreements are to both the sponsor and team as ...

Development and characterization of paired in vivo and in vitro models to examine obesity-linked colorectal cancer 

Ahmed, Bulbul (2019-12-05)
Currently, obesity has become a global issue and is referred to as an epidemic. Contemporarily, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. Several epidemiological studies ...

Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for Type 2 Diabetes Improves Patient Outcomes: A Retrospective Chart Review 

Hardin, Amie (2017-04-21)
Background Diabetes self-management education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) improve patient outcomes; poor reimbursement limits access to care. Objectives The aim was to develop methodology for tracking ...

Effectiveness of a Text Messaging Program to Promote Weight Loss and Improve Dietary Behaviors in Low-income Women Ages 19-49 Years 

Griffin, Jamie (2017-04-21)
Combating obesity is a top public health priority in the United States. Currently, Alabama ranks 2nd in the nation for obesity. The goal of this dissertation was to develop My Quest, a 12-week mHealth initiative to evaluate ...

Effectiveness of Home Gardening in Reducing Food Insecurity and Improving Health in Chacraseca, Nicaragua: A Pilot Study 

Tumwebaze, Joel (2018-12-06)
Nicaragua has a high rate of food insecurity determined by factors such as, poverty, employment, education, social capital and climate change. Home gardening and nutrition education can decrease food insecurity and improve ...

The Efficacy of a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Coaching Program for the Ongoing Management of Type 2 Diabetes in North Alabama 

Stanley Chester, Brittannie (2022-05-02)
According to the latest 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.2 million people have diabetes in the United States (10.5% of the population).1 This number has ...

The Evaluation of a Pilot Theory-Based Nutrition Intervention Promoting a Mediterranean diet for the Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in a High-Risk Population of the Southeastern United States: The Healthy Hearts Program 

Willis, Amy (2018-11-30)
In the United States, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for 25% of deaths among adults with morbidity rates highest in the southeastern region of the country. Despite studies showing adherence to a Mediterranean-style ...

Examining the metabolic, physiologic and chronobiologic effects of Western diet-induced obesity in a mouse model 

Woodie, Lauren (2019-12-05)
Obesity is a major public health concern that can result from consuming a Western diet (WD), characterized by a diet high in fat and sugar, including sugar sweetened beverages. A proposed treatment for WD-induced obesity ...

Exploring Restaurant Managers' Awareness, Attitudes, and Motivations towards Mitigating Food Waste 

O'Neill, Sorcha (2021-12-10)  ETD File Embargoed
Food waste is an enormous global issue with severe financial, environmental, and social implications (Williams et al., 2015). The U.S. restaurant industry is a sector known to significantly contribute to food waste (Gunders, ...

Extension Empowers Alabama Youth to Improve Dietary Behaviors 

Terry, Kara (2019-08-23)
The purposes were to determine the outcome and procedural efficacies of Eat Better, Move More (EBMM), an obesity prevention program, and to identify sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the home. A convenience sample of ...

An Eye-tracking study: Do intrinsic and extrinsic cue words of locally grown food menu items associate with consumers’ visual attention and menu item choice at hyper-local restaurants? 

Conoly, Yoonah (2021-07-22)  ETD File Embargoed
Consumers’ interest in locally grown food is growing. However, there has been limited research exploring how certain cue words on menus could be eye-catching and correlate to consumers’ food selection decision. Therefore, ...

High Fat Sugar Diet Induces Skeletal Muscle Degeneration and the Beneficial Effect of Time Restricted Feeding 

Zhang, Yuxian (2020-05-13)  ETD File Embargoed
High fat sugar diet (HFS) is a high-energy diet and has been shown to lead to obesity and many related disorders. Obesity is a risk factor for a lot of diseases and previous studies have suggested that obesity is associated ...

The Impact of the Perceived Challenge and Hindrance Stressors on the Hotel Frontline Employees Organizational Citizenship Behaviors: An Empirical Investigation to the Moderating Role of the Psychological Capital 

Khliefat, Aahed (2016-12-12)
The purpose of this research study was to examine the dynamics of the relationships between the challenge and hindrance stressors and the employees’ levels of engagement in organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) by ...

The Impact of the Physical Environment in the Hospitality Industry 

Nanu, Luana (2022-06-03)  ETD File Embargoed
The physical environment is amongst the few tangible cues available for customers when it comes to hospitality services and is meant to draw the customers into space and create a visual narrative that they can remember ...

Investigating the Role of Servicescape on Site Selection for Traditional and Virtual Event Venues: A Comparative Study 

Ladner, Savanna Brook (2017-07-26)
The meeting and event industry has transformed into one of the leading sectors of the hospitality and tourism industries, making it important for traditional and virtual event venues to understand the logistics behind ...

Leptin's Potential Interactions with Counter-Regulatory Hormones and Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling in Type 1 Diabetic Rats 

Qi, Yijing (2019-12-05)  ETD File Embargoed
Diabetes is a global epidemic and the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. One of the characteristics of diabetes is hyperglycemia. Untreated diabetes can lead to ketoacidosis, which may lead to coma or ...