Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 16, issue 1, P111-126 2005 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2005.0008 View full text
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Jennifer McLeod Dannelly, Jana R. Kicklighter, Barbara L. Hopkins, Brenda A. Rivers

Abstract: Focus groups were used to gain insight into the nutrition-related attitudes and motivations of overweight African-American adolescents and young adults enrolled in the Atlanta Job Corps Center in preparation for designing an effective and culturally appropriate nutrition intervention for this population. Eighteen students and 18 staff members participated in six different focus groups. Focus group themes suggest that an intervention with this target group should address overeating, proper diet composition, emo…

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