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Margo E. Barker
Sheffield Hallam University
88Publications
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#2Jean RussellH-Index: 18
Last.Margo E. BarkerH-Index: 20
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The threat of climate change and population growth has led to calls for the adoption of environmentally sustainable diets; however, concerns have been raised over the nutritional quality of low Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHGE) diets. This study examined the relationship between measures of environmental sustainability and nutrient content of sandwiches and beverages sold in a UK university cafe. GHGE and Water Footprint Impact Indicator (WFII) values for the ingredients of sandwiches and beverages...
#1Margo E. Barker (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
#2Vanessa Halliday (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 7
Last.Jean Russell (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 18
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ABSTRACTFood banks in contemporary Britain are feeding record numbers of people. Little is known about attendees’ level of food insecurity, background diet quality or health. We surveyed 112 food bank attendees. Over 50% had experienced food shortage with hunger on a weekly basis of more often. Obesity and mental health problems were prevalent in women. Diet quality was poor with energy, protein, fibre, iron and calcium intakes inadequate, while saturated fat and sugars intakes were disproportio...
#1E. F. Sprake (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 1
#2Jean Russell (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 18
Last.Margo E. Barker (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
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Background University represents a key transition into adulthood for many adolescents but there are associated concerns about health and behaviours. One important aspect relates to diet and there is emerging evidence that university students may consume poor quality diets, with potential implications for body weight and long-term health. This research aimed to characterise dietary patterns of university students in the UK and their sociodemographic and lifestyle antecedents.
#1Andrew Chappell (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 4
#2Trevor Simper (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 4
Last.Margo E. Barker (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
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Background Competitive bodybuilders employ a combination of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, calorie reduction, supplementation regimes and peaking strategies in order to lose fat mass and maintain fat free mass. Although recommendations exist for contest preparation, applied research is limited and data on the contest preparation regimes of bodybuilders are restricted to case studies or small cohorts. Moreover, the influence of different nutritional strategies on competitive outcom...
#1Lucy Mallinson (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 1
#2Jean Russell (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 18
Last.Margo E. Barker (SHU: Sheffield Hallam University)H-Index: 20
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Genetic modification (GM) of crops provides a methodology for the agricultural improvements needed to deliver global food security. However, public opposition to GM-food is great. The debate has tended to risk communication, but here we show through study of a large nationally representative sample of British adults that public acceptance of GM-food has social, cultural and affective contexts. Regression models showed that metaphysical beliefs about the sanctity of food and an emotional dislike ...
#1Claire Timon (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 3
#2S. E. Cooper (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 1
Last.Elizabeth A. Williams (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 20
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Objectives To investigate the ability of older adults, younger adults and nutritionists to assess portion size using traditional methods versus a computer-based method. This was to inform the development of a novel dietary assessment method for older adults “The NANA system”.
#1Eleanor SprakeH-Index: 1
#2Jacquie LavinH-Index: 1
Last.Margo E. BarkerH-Index: 20
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore factors associated with body weight gain among British university students who were members of a slimming club. Design/methodology/approach Student members of a national commercial slimming programme completed an online survey about cooking ability, weight gain, eating habits and physical activity levels. Non-parametric statistical tests and regression analysis were employed to examine factors associated with weight gain. Findings The data set comp...
Purpose This paper aims to evaluate the dietary advice for cardiovascular health in UK running magazines. Design/methodology/approach A qualitative and quantitative content analysis was carried out on 12 issues (2014/2015) of Men’s Running (MR), Runner’s World (RW) and Women’s Running (WR). Coding of content took place into three themes: diet information, format and cardiovascular health. Findings Dietary advice comprised 17, 18 and 21 per cent of content in MR, RW and WR, respectively. A Medite...
#1H. Ensaff (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 2
#2R. Crawford (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 2
Last.Margo E. Barker (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 20
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Background: Primary schools are increasingly used as arenas for public health initiatives. The aim of this study was to assess a primary school-based food intervention. Methods: The intervention comprised timetabled kitchen classroom sessions (90 min, fortnightly). Pupils prepared and cooked food, which they then ate together. Children's relationship with food, including food enjoyment, experience and food neophobia, were addressed at the intervention school (baseline n = 154; follow-up n = 164)...
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