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Record: Coalition for Responsible Home Education, “A Complex Picture: Results of the 2014 Survey of Adult Alumni of the Modern Christian Homeschool Movement, Installment Four” Homeschool Alumni Reaching Out (1 April 2015). [Available Here]

Summary: This post reviews the fourth installment of HARO’s survey of homeschool alumni. For the other installments in the series please click on the following links:

  1. Installment 1: Background and Summary
  2. Installment 2: Demographics
  3. Installment 3: Academics and Non-Academics
  4. Installment 4: Food and Health
  5. Installment 5: Religion

The fourth installment of HARO’s survey explores the attitudes of respondents’ families towards food and modern medicine.

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Record: Michelle Cardel et al., “Home-Schooled Children are Thinner, Leaner, and Report Better Diets Relative to Traditionally Schooled Children” in Pediatric Obesity 22, no. 2 (February, 2014): 497-503.  Abstract Here.

Summary:  In this piece 11 authors compare the diets of 47 home schooled children in the Birmingham, AL area with 48 demographically similar children from the same region who attend public schools.

Going into the project the authors wondered, given that both homeschooling and childhood obesity have grown markedly since the 1970s, if homeschooled children might be more prone to obesity.  (more…)

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