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  • Translational research

    Translational research is a dynamic process applying science to practice and practice to science. Serrano, Anderson, and Chapman-Novakofski assert that translational research involves not only “bench to bedside” activity but “bench to behavior” outcomes that encompass education, policy, and community area. For example, findings of …

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  • Evidence-Based Nutrition Education

    Conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the nutrition education of individuals/groups.  The practice of evidence-based nutrition education means integrating educator expertise (skills obtained through practice and experience) with the best available external evidence from systematic research about nutrition …

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  • Health Literacy

    Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about your health and medical care. Research indicates that 9 out of 10 people have difficulty using available health information. As a result, in 2010, The U.S. …

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  • Satter Eating Competence Model (ecSatter)

    ecSatter is an intra-individual approach to eating and food-related attitudes and behaviors that entrains positive bio-psychosocial outcomes.  ecSatter addresses eating attitudes and behaviors, internal regulation of intake, food acceptance, and skills related to selecting, preparing, and planning meals. Follow links to learn more and view resources: …

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  • About Eating

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  • Collaborators

    People Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD Associate Professor and Director of the Coordinated Master’s Program   Jodi Krall, PhD Project Director, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Weight Management and Wellness Center Robin Rifkin, MS Health Literacy Consultant, Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF), Health Policy Administration And Biobehavioral Health …

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  • Services

    Our services instill research into nutrition education to impact behavior and integrate education into translational research so that “bench to bedside” is re-aligned as “bench to behavior.” Measurement Data Interventions and Materials Nutrition Education Outcome/Impact Assessment Our Client Base

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  • Food¢ents for Guys

      The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) enable persons living at or below 120% of the poverty level to receive nutrition and education assistance. As noted in the Needs Assessment prepared for Pennsylvania SNAP-Ed. 1 in every 5 Pennsylvania SNAP participants …

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  • NEEDs for Bones

    To begin using NEEDs for Bones in your school or group contact NEEDs by email, using the form below, or if you prefer, call (585)-475-6117.

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