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OBJECTIVE: Although the majority of Canadian provinces have indicated that they have adopted new school nutrition policies, there have been few if any systematic evaluations of these policies. In Prince Edward Island, a nutrition policy for elementary schools was adopted province-wide in 2006. In th...
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Over the past decade, the health-care system in Canada has changed in response to rising costs, changing demographics, and consumers' increased interest in directing their own medical care. Many health professions have begun to promote a practice approach that includes the client as an important par...
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A cross-sectional survey was conducted of a select sample of home-delivered meals recipients, aged 65 years and over, living in a small Canadian city. The objectives were to assess dietary adequacy and to determine the nutritional contribution of the consumed portion of the home-delivered meal to th...
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Purpose: The study was conducted to identify the enabling and barrier factors in the development of nutrition policies in Prince Edward Island elementary and consolidated schools. Methods: A document review and in-depth interviews were conducted with key stakeholders (n=12). Results: Principals were...
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Purpose: We explored dietetic students' beliefs about what becoming a dietitian means. Methods: A phenomenological approach to inquiry was used. Thirteen undergraduate students enrolled in a dietetics program were interviewed, and data were analyzed thematically. Results: The overarching theme was s...
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R?sultats. Les participantes ?taient d'accord pour dire que la plupart des sujets ?num?r?s dans le questionnaire Delphi devraient ?tre inclus dans une approche ax?e sur le client; cependant, lorsqu'on s'enqu?rait sur leur exp?rience dans ces domaines, les r?ponses m?dianes et/ou les i...
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Purpose: Prince Edward Island adolescents' food use was examined, as were possible associations between food use and grade, sex, and academic performance. Methods: Participants (n=325) were purposively selected from four junior high schools. Dietary data were collected using an adaptation of the 200...
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Lack of knowledge was also a barrier. Some lacked food and food preparation knowledge; others lacked nutrition knowledge. Several participants noted that they didn't know what to do with the new fruits and vegetables available at the grocery store. One said, "The thing is you go to [... the sto...
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Purpose: We assessed principals' perceptions about the level of school nutrition policy (SNP) implementation in Prince Edward Island elementary schools, objectively evaluated how closely elementary schools are following SNP regulations for types and frequency of foods offered at school, and explored...
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Purpose: We explored parent and student perceptions of barriers and facilitating factors influencing the implementation of school nutrition policies (SNPs). Specifically, we focused on the changes made to the school food environment and the acceptance of those changes. Methods: This paper is a repor...
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MacLellan et al seek to summarize the findings of the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Nutrition Survey. A random sample of 1,995 adults aged 18-74 were interviewed in their homes and weights, heights, and waist circumference measurements were obtained. Results show that almost one third of PEI adults are...
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Objective: To assess the nutritional quality of lunchtime food consumption among elementary-school children on Prince Edward Island according to the source of food consumed (home v. school). Design: Students completed a lunchtime food record during an in-class survey. Dietary adequacy was assessed b...
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This paper elicited context specific underlying beliefs for physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption and smoke-free behaviour from the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), and then determined whether the TPB explained significant variation in intentions and behaviour over a 1 month period in...
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The process of professionalization has been widely studied in nursing, but little is known about it in dietetics. We explored the process of professionalization using an integrative review of nursing literature. Three research questions were addressed: 1. What are the stages of professional socializ...
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The majority of Canadian provinces have adopted school nutrition policies (SNP) in an effort to improve children‟s eating habits and reduce childhood overweight and obesity. While a number of provinces have implemented SNPs, there has been little in terms of evaluation across the country. All elem...
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The purpose of this survey was to estimate the prevalence of nutritional risk among a group of community-dwelling older persons on Prince Edward Island, aged 70 years and over, and to examine the relationships between health-related factors and nutritional risk. Subjects (n = 215) were interviewed a...
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It was not until I was asked to teach clinical nutrition that I began to understand the source of my frustrations. When you have to teach someone how to 'be clientcentred' you have to truly understand what that means - and I realized that I did not. Further, in talking with my colleagues i...
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Purpose: Dietitian and consumer perspectives on nutrition education needs and preferences were explored, as these relate to health status Methods: Phases 1 and 2 of a three-phase, mixed-methods study are reported. Phase 1 was a national online survey of dietitians, which was designed to inform the d...
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Purpose: To assess adults' knowledge of dietary recommendations, food sources of key nutrients, food choices, and diet-disease relationships. Methods: A previously validated survey, designed to assess nutrition knowledge, was adapted for use in Prince Edward Island and mailed to a random sample of 3...
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Purpose: The prevalence of micronutrient inadequacies was assessed among adult residents of Prince Edward Island (PEI) in the PEI Nutrition Survey. Methods: A peer-reviewed protocol was used in this cross-sectional survey, in which 24-hour recalls were administered during in-home interviews. A strat...