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1. Clark, John. Assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, social support at the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District.

Degree: MS, Allied Health Sciences: Nutrition, 2019, University of Cincinnati

Objective: The Northern Kentucky Sanitation District No.1 (SD1), like many small employers, is concerned about the increasing cost of healthcare and employee health. The objective of this study is to assess dietary intake and eating behavior, social support for healthy eating, physical activity, and cardiovascular disease risk for the employees of SD1. Methods: An on-line survey containing questions regarding participants dietary intake and eating habits, social support for healthy eating, physical activity level, and personal background was administered in Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). The survey was provided to all full and part time employees of SD1, 18 years of age or older. The results were analyzed using Microsoft Excel 365. Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, and frequency) were conducted to summarize the survey information.Results: Of the 259 employees of SD1, 79 employees participated in the survey (response rate of 30.5%). The average age of the participants was 41 years old. The employee’s average daily consumption of whole grains, fruit, vegetables and dairy products were below the recommendations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) MyPlate (based on a 2,000-calorie plan). Based on the dietary intake and eating habits responses, most participants were in the preparation stage of readiness to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Seventy four percent of participants felt that social support was important in helping them eat a healthy diet. However, the participants had a much higher perception of social support for healthy eating at home by members of their household verses at work by co-workers. A majority of the participants had high physical activity levels. Thirty five percent of participants received an intermediate or high risk score for developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10-years.Conclusion: Over a third of the participants had an intermediate or high risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the next ten years based on the self-reported data. While participants consumption of fruits and vegetables was below recommendations, the majority are ready to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Most participants felt that social support was important in helping them eat a healthy diet, but they did not believe they are receiving social support from co-workers compared to members of their households for healthy eating. Implications: A future SD1 workplace wellness program may build on the employees’ readiness to increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. The program may focus on increasing consumption of whole grains, fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Additional components of the program may be to encourage co-worker social support for healthy eating and include an intervention and activities aimed at increasing physical activity for SD1 employees. Advisors/Committee Members: Lee, Seung-Yeon (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Nutrition; Workplace Wellness Program

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APA (6th Edition):

Clark, J. (2019). Assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, social support at the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District. (Masters Thesis). University of Cincinnati. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1562842559108558

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Clark, John. “Assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, social support at the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District.” 2019. Masters Thesis, University of Cincinnati. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1562842559108558.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Clark, John. “Assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, social support at the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District.” 2019. Web. 17 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Clark J. Assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, social support at the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Cincinnati; 2019. [cited 2019 Nov 17]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1562842559108558.

Council of Science Editors:

Clark J. Assessment of nutritional status, physical activity, social support at the Northern Kentucky Sanitation District. [Masters Thesis]. University of Cincinnati; 2019. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1562842559108558

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