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Introduction: Hello. My name is Candace Hornsby and I am working with my advisor, Dr. Younghee Kim, for my Masters degree in Food and Nutrition from Bowling Green State University (School of Family and Consumer Sciences). My research topic is evaluating in the impact of packed versus purchased lunch of fruit and vegetable consumption. You are being asked to participate in this research project because you work outside of the home and are 25-64 years of age.

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to evaluate the impact of packing lunch on both fruit and vegetable consumption and confidence in performing other positive health-related behaviors in order to determine if this may be an effective strategy for overweight and obese individuals striving to lose weight. It is understood that weight loss is difficult to achieve and the information collected here will be used to enhance understanding of the most effective techniques to aid individuals in this process. There will be no monetary award for participating in the project.

Procedure: You will be required to complete one survey. The survey will be accessed online and will be 20 questions in length. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Data collected in the survey will be utilized by the researcher to determine the impact of the project. In order to access the survey, you will be required to have Internet access.

Voluntary nature: Your participation in this project is completely voluntary. You are free to withdraw at any time. You may decide to skip questions or discontinue participation at any time without penalty. Deciding to participate or not will not affect your relationship with Bowling Green State University or any institution involved in the research.

Anonymity Protection: The data from your surveys will be kept anonymous and will be stored in a password-protected computer. Only the primary researcher will have access to the collected data. The data will be kept until the final project is presented. Your name will not be associated with the project. Instead, your information will be associated with a code. Because this project will be conducted through the Internet, you are encouraged to clear your browser cache after participation and not leave the survey open while using a public computer to protect anonymity.

Risks: There are no risks associated with participation in the project.

Contact information: In the case of questions about the research or your participation in the project, please contact me, Candace Hornsby, at, or my advisor, Younghee Kim, at You may also contact the Chair, Human Subjects Review Board at 419-372-7716 or, if you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this research. Thank you for your time.

I have been informed of the purposes, procedures, risks and benefits of this study. I have had the opportunity to have all my questions answered and I have been informed that my participation is completely voluntary. By clicking the following link, I am indicating my consent to participate in this study: