This page collects the research and creative activity of the faculty of the Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University.

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Submissions from 2014

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College Students and Identity Theft: Do Parents Matter?, Laura Lucas and Axton Betz-Hamilton

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Elder Financial Exploitation via Power of Attorney Abuse: An Analysis of In-Depth Interview Data from a Pilot Study, Virginia Vincenti, Axton Betz-Hamilton, Lorna Browne, Karen Goebel, and Cynthia Jasper

Submissions from 2013

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How Does Culture Influences Housing Choices and Behaviors of Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation?: Preliminary Results, Axton Betz-Hamilton

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Learning about Housing Organizations and Agencies as a way to Improve Verbal Communication, Axton Betz-Hamilton

Submissions from 2012

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Comparison of Nutritive Value, Cost, Viscosity and Acceptability among Developed Oral Nutritional Supplements and Commercially-Prepared Supplements, Melanie Burns, Christa R. Huxel, Kathleen A. O'Rourke, and Linda D. Simpson

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Housing Issues and Solutions for the Residents on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Dana Tell and Axton Betz

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Medical Identity Theft, Whitney Walters and Axton Betz

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The Recovery Experiences of Child Identity Theft Victims: Preliminary Results, Axton Betz

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Family and Consumer Science Department: Our History in Pictures, Melanie Burns

Submissions from 2011

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A Content Analysis of Food Advertisements During Children’s Television Programming, Melanie Burns and Jillian Hurt

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An Analysis of Consumer Behavior on Black Friday, Linda Simpson, Lisa Taylor, Kathleen O'Rourke, and Katherine Shaw

Submissions from 2009

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Child Identity Theft and the Need for Consumer Education, Axton Betz

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Gambling Awareness for Youth: An Analysis of the "Don't Gamble Away Our Future" Program, Lisa M. Taylor

Submissions from 2008

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Book Review: Six Arguments for a Greener Diet, Cathy Emberton, Holly Gillespie, Meghan Glow, and Melanie Burns

Submissions from 2007

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Alternative Literature and Tourist Experience: Travel and Tourist Weblogs, Betsy A. Pudliner

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Review: Calcium Counseling Resource (2005), From National Dairy Council, Patty Berry, Audra Cisna, and Melanie Burns

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Review: Celebrate Healthy Eating, Dannon Institute, Inc. (2003), updated 2006. Web site for early childhood professionals: http://www.celebratehealthyeating.org, Chrissy Mitzel, Jae Mukoyama, Gwen Zumwalt, and Melanie Burns

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Review: Eat Smart North Carolina: Guidelines for Healthy Foods and Beverages at Meetings, Gatherings, and Events, Megan McCallister, Kelly Knust, Lindsey Wilson, and Melanie Burns

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Review: Healthy Living Program, Module 6: Fall Prevention, Carol Hendricks, Angie Ison, Jasmine Sufranski, and Melanie Burns

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Review: Water with Lemon, Jessica Petruszak, Mary Jane Hacker, Brie Gulley, and Melanie Burns

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Review: Your Personal Path to Health: Steps to a Healthier You!, Lindsay Schwarz, Jennette Ryan, and Melanie Burns

Submissions from 2006

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Review: Nutrition and an Active Life, W.B. Freire, Melanie Burns and Aaron Grobergieser

Submissions from 2005

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Effects of Family Mealtime Practices on Household Inhabitants, Lindsay A. Schwarz and Melanie Burns

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Sex of Spouse Abuse Offender and Directionality of Abuse as Predictors of Personal Distress, Interpersonal Functioning, and Perceptions of Family Climate, Lisa M. Taylor and Joe F. Pittman

Submissions from 2004

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Educational materials review: Calcium: Are You Getting Enough?, Abigail Field, Christina Pruemer, and Melanie Burns

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Educational materials review: Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program and You Can Control Your Weight as You Quit Smoking., Lee Ann Price, Elizabeth Stanberry, and Melanie Burns

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Review of educational materials: Let’s Get Moving with Exercise and Healthy Foods and Let’s Get Moving with Healthy Snacks and Play, Bridget Schade, Carrie O'Donnell, and Melanie Burns

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Web Site Review: The President’s Challenge, Erin Boester, Lisa Cunningham, and Melanie Burns

Submissions from 2003

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Book Review: Nitrate and Man: Toxic, Harmless or Beneficial?, Jane Kabogo, Jeanette Evans, and Melanie Burns

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Book Review: Wellness Foods A to Z, Kristyn Makoivka, Sandy Hussey, and Melanie Burns

Submissions from 2002

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Nutrition Jeopardy, Melanie Burns, Michelle Benoit, and Denise Bulvan

Submissions from 2000

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School Foodservice Director’s Perceived Compliance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Melanie Burns