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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 ...

Assessing Situational Leadership within a Crisis Context in Hotel Operational Settings 

Owens, Emmanuella (2024-05-03)  ETD File Embargoed
The only thing constant is change. With the onset and incremental increase in environmental and economic instability over the last few decades, businesses including hotels have had to rapidly evolve to brace against the ...

An Assessment of Alabama Food Pantry Nutrition Environments 

Sanchez, Sofia (2024-05-03)  ETD File Embargoed
The US Dietary Guidelines recommend following a nutrient-dense dietary pattern while limiting added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat for all to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent diet-related disease. However, a ...

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, ...

Closing the Gap on Interventions and Strategies to Address College Student Food Insecurity 

Hickey, Abbigail (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Food insecurity is a condition of limited or inconsistent access to adequate food for a healthy, active lifestyle. Approximately 32 percent of college students experience food insecurity compared to 10.5 percent of households ...

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)
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 ...

The effect of omega-3 fish oil supplementation on cognition and neuroinflammation in a mouse model of Western diet induced obesity. 

Altonji, Olivia Mae (2022-08-01)  ETD File Embargoed
The Western diet (WD) is generally characterized by high sugar and saturated fat content, which result in caloric excess and obesity. However, it includes suboptimal intake of some nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids. ...

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 ...

Eight weeks of supplementation with Vitamin D3 improves serum concentrations but does not affect strength or body composition in young-adult resistance training females 

Zandieh, Nilophar (2023-12-11)  ETD File Embargoed
Various lines of evidence suggest vitamin D exerts a range of beneficial effects in skeletal muscle. Nonetheless, there are limited and mixed data regarding the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation on body composition and ...

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)
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, ...

Exploring the Impact of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Nerve Growth Factor, and Exercise on Skeletal Muscle 

Jun, Lauren (2024-05-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Skeletal muscle is the largest organ of the body with many essential functions. Recent studies have linked obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with skeletal muscle loss and dysfunction. The first objective of this ...

Exploring the role of online visual information in pre- and post- tourism experiences 

Liu, Sijun (2022-08-04)  ETD File Embargoed
Visual information significantly influences tourists' pre and post tourism experiences; it creates a vivid stimulation of the experiences and can provoke the tourists' imagination to better convey the favorable information. ...