WDC_W_TEMP_4005: Developing synergistic approaches to healthy weight in childhood through positive relationships, diet quality and physical activity

(Multistate Research Project)

Status: Inactive/Terminating

SAES-422 Reports


Publications by W3005 Working Groups

Extension Working Group

Norman-Burgdolf, H., Lindsay, A.R., Webber, K.H., Parker, J., Adams, I.K.R., Idris, R., Hubbs-Tait, L., Chapman-Novakofski, K. (in press). Development and piloting of a novel evaluation tool for childhood obesity prevention programs. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.


Research Working Group

Tomayko, E.J., Tovar, A., Fitzgerald, N., Howe, C.L., Hingle, M.D., Murphy, M.P., Muzaffar, H., Going, S.B., & Hubbs-Tait, L. (2021). Parent involvement in diet or physical activity interventions to treat or prevent childhood obesity: An umbrella review. Nutrients, 13, 3227. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093227


Relevant Publications by W3005 Members Related to the Objectives of W3005

Organized by Year (FY) of the Project


FY 2018 Publications: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

Journal Articles:

Bost, K. K., Teran-Garcia, M., Donovan, S. M., & Fiese, B. H., the STRONG Kids Team (2018). Child body mass index, genotype and parenting in the prediction of restrictive feeding. Pediatric Obesity, 13, 239-246.


Fiese, B. H. Time allocation and dietary habits in the United States: Time for re-evaluation? (2018). Physiology and Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.02.040.


Harrist, A. W., Topham, G. L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Shriver, L. H. and Swindle, T. M. (2017). Psychosocial factors in children's obesity: Examples from an innovative line of inquiry. Child Development Perspectives, 11, 275–281. doi:10.1111/cdep.12245


Helton, J. J., Schreiber, J. C., & Fiese, B. H., (2017). Foster parents’ nutritional strategies and children’s well-being. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 34, 159-169. doi:10.1007/s10560-016-0454-4


Masis N, McCaffrey J, Johnson S, Chapman-Novakofski K. Design and Evaluation of a Training Protocol for a Photographic Method of Visual Estimation of Fruit and Vegetable Intake among K-2nd Grade Students. J Nutr Educ Behav, 49(4): 346-351, 2017


Masis N, McCaffrey J, Johnson S, Chapman-Novakofski K. Fruit and Vegetable Preferences and Identification by K-2nd graders with or without the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). J Nutr Educ Behav 49(9): 752-758, 2017.


Metcalfe, J. J., & Fiese, B. H. (2018) Family food involvement is related to healthier dietary intake in preschool aged children. Appetite, 126, 195-200.


Muzzafar, H., Metcalfe, J. J., Fiese, B. (2018). Narrative review of culinary interventions with children in schools to promote healthy eating: Directions for future research and practice. Current Developments in Nutrition, 6. DOI: 10.1093/cdn/nzy016


O’Connor, T., Masse, L., Tu, A., Watts, A., Hughes, S., Beauchamp, M., Baranowski, T., Pham, T., Berge, E., Fiese, B., Golley, R., Hingle, M., Kremers, S., Rhee, K., Skouteris, H., & Vaughn, A. (2017). Food parenting practices for 5 to 12 year old children: A concept map analysis of parenting and nutrition experts input. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 122


Saltzman, J.A., Balantekin, K. N., Musaad, S., Bost, K. K., Fiese, B. H., and the STRONG Kids Team (2018). Longitudinal factor analysis of the Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire among parents of preschool-aged children. Appetite, 129, 94-102.


Saltzman, J. A., Bost, K.K., Musaad, S. M. A., Fiese, B. H., & Wiley, A. R. (2018). *Predictors and outcomes of mealtime emotional climate in families with preschoolers and the STRONG Kids Team. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43, 195-206.


Saltzman, J.A., Fiese, B. H., Bost, K. K., & McBride, B.A. (2018). Development of appetite self-regulation: Integrating perspectives from attachment and family systems theory. Child Development Perspectives, 12, 51-57.



Chapman-Novakofski K. Children’s food preferences and education programs. J Nutr Educ Behav 50(3): 108, 2018


Conference Publications

Kurzynske, J.S., McGladrey, M., Mullins, J.T., Peritore, N. and Vail, A. (2016). Using a Socio-Ecological Framework for Community-Based Obesity Disparity Reduction Strategies, Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference Paper Series, No: SOC2016-1927 


Refereed Presentations

Kurzynske J.S., McGladrey M., Mullins j., Peritore N., Vail A., ISBN: 978-960-598-037-5 Using the Socio-Ecological for Community-Based Obesity Disparity Reduction Strategies; Sociology Abstracts Tenth Annual International Conference on Sociology 2-5 May 2016, Athens, Greece; page 38. http://www.atiner.gr/abstracts/2016ABST-SOC.pdf Oral Presentation and Abstract Publication.


Smith, C. L., Guseman, E., Hubbs-Tait, L., Graef, J., Arnold, S., Knehans, A., & Sisson, S. B. (2017, October). The influence of child and maternal factors on adiposity in only children and children with siblings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Obesity Society, Washington, DC.


Kracht (Smith), C.L., Guseman, E.H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Graef, J., Arnold, S., Knehans, A., & Sisson, S.B. Difference in eating patterns between children without siblings and with siblings. Oral and Poster presentations at Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior National Conference – Minneapolis, MN, - July 22nd, 2018 


Invited Presentations

Fiese, B. H. (June, 2018). Time Allocation and U.S. Dietary Habits: Time for re-evaluation? American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MA.



FY 2019 Publications

Publications -- October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019


Journal Articles

Adams AK, Tomayko EJ, Prince RJ, Cronin KA, Kim KM, Carmichael L, Parker T. Predictors of Overweight and Obesity in American Indian Families with Young Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2019 Feb;51(2):190-198.


Adams IKR, Figueroa W, Hatsu I, Odei J, Sotos-Prieto M, Leson S, Huling J, Joseph JJ. (2019). An examination of demographic and psychosocial factors, barriers to healthy eating, and diet quality among African American adults. Nutrients, 11(3), 519.


Adams IKR, Okoli CT, C Krok J, Hartel L, Dulin Keita A, Figueroa W, Melfish PA, Kanesiro M. (2019). Examination of physical activity among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(2), 245-258.


Ferguson, G. M., Fiese, B. H., Nelson, M. R., & Gardner, J. M. (2019). Transdisciplinary team science for global health: Case study of the JUS Media? Programme, American Psychologist, 74, 725-739. 


Fiese, B. H., Hammons, A., Koester, B., Garcia, G. L., Parker, L., & Teegarden, D. (2019). Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Research Sciences (TOPRS) curriculum increases knowledge about complex causes and consequences of obesity for undergraduate students. Frontiers in Public Health, 7:232.

Fiese, B. H., Musaad,S., Bost, K. K., McBride, B. A., Lee, S., Teran-Garcia, M., & Donovan, S. M. (2019) The STRONG Kids 2 Birth Cohort Study: A cell-to-society approach to dietary habits and weight trajectories across the first 5 years of life. Current Developments in Nutrition, 3, nzz007.


Fisher, M. C., Villegas, E., Sutter, C., Musaad, S. M., Koester, B., & Fiese, B. H. (2019). Sprouts Growing Healthy Habits: Curriculum development and pilot study. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 1-8.


Grant VM, Tomayko EJ, Prince RJ, Cronin KA, Adams AK. Understanding Correlates of Physical Activity in American Indian Families: The Healthy Children Strong Families 2 Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2018 Nov 1;15(11):866-873.


Hammons, A. J., Hannon, B. A., Teran-Garcia, M., Barragan, M., Villegas, E., Wiley, A., Fiese, B. the Abriendo Caminos Research Team. (2019). Effects of culturally tailored nutrition education on dietary quality of Hispanic mothers: A randomized control trial. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior51, 1168-1176.


Hannon, B. A., Teran-Garcia, M., Nikols-Richardson, S. M., Musaad, S., Villegas, E. M., Hammons, A., Wiley, A., & Fiese, B. H. (2019). Implementation and evaluation of the Abriendo Caminos Program: A randomized control trial intervention for Hispanic children and families. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51, 1211-1219.


Hingle M, Turner T, Ussery C, Going SB, Saboda K, Roe DJ, Kutob R, Stump C. (2019) Feasibility of a family-focused YMCA-based diabetes prevention program in youth: the E.P.I.C. Kids (Encourage, Practice, and Inspire Change) Study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2019;14:100840.


Kracht, C. L., Sisson, S. B., Guseman, E. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Arnold, S. H., Graef, J., & Knehans, A. (2019). Family eating behavior and child eating pattern differences between children with and without siblings. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51, 1188-1193.


Kracht, C. L., Sisson, S. B., Guseman, E. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Arnold, S. H., Graef, J., & Knehans, A. (2019). Difference in objectively measured physical activity and obesity in children with and without siblings. Pediatric Exercise Science, 31, 348-355.


Rutledge, J. M., Harrist, A. W., Hubbs-Tait, L., Larzelere, R. E., Topham, G. L., Shriver, L. H. & Swindle, T. (2019). A longitudinal study of parenting style and child weight with moderation by American Indian ethnicity. Parenting: Science and Practice, 19, 267-292.


Saltzman, J. A., Bost, K. K., McBride, B. A., & Fiese, B. H. (2019). Household chaos, maternal emotional responsiveness, and child eating behavior: A moderation analysis. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 40, 622-632.


Saltzman, J.A., Musaad, S., Bost, K. K., McBride, B. A., & Fiese, B. H. (2019). Associations between father availability, mealtime distractions and routines, and maternal feeding responsiveness: An observational study. Journal of Family Psychology, 33(4), 465-475.


Speirs, K. E., Gordon, R. A., Powers, E. T., Koester, B. D., & Fiese, B. H. (2019). Licensed family child care providers’ participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Greater benefits and fewer burdens in highly urban areas? Early Education and Development..


Sutter, C., Fiese, B. H., Lundquist, A., Davies, E., McBride, B., & Donovan, S. (2018) Sources of information and support for breastfeeding: Alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strategies. Breastfeeding Medicine, 13, 1-9.


Tomayko EJ, Prince RJ, Cronin KA, Kim K, Parker T, Adams AK. The Healthy Children, Strong Families 2 randomized controlled trial improved healthy behaviors in American Indian families with young children. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2018 Nov 16;3(Suppl 2):53-62.


Tomayko EJ, Godlewski B, Bowman S, Settersten R, Weber R, Krahn GL. Leveraging Public Health Research to Inform State Legislative Policy that Promotes Health for Families. Maternal and Child Health. 2019 Jun;23(6):733-738. PMID: 30618021


Tovar A, Vaughn AE, Fisher JO, Benjamin Neelon SE, Burney R, Webster K, Liu T, Ostbye T, Ward DS. Modifying the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) to better capture feeding practices of family childcare home providers. Public Health Nutr. 2019 Feb;22(2):223-234.  


Tovar A., Benjamin-Neelon S. E., Vaughn A., Tsai M., Burney R., Østbye T., & Ward D. S. Nutritional quality of foods served to and consumed by children in family child care. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2018 Dec;118(12):2280-2286



Chapman-Novakofski K. Physical activity and nutrition education programs. J Nutr Educ Behav 50(10): 108, 2018.


Chapman-Novakofski K. The iCook supplemental issue. J Nutr Educ Behav 51(s3): S1, 2019.


Presentations -- October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019


Refereed Presentations

Adams AK, Webber E, Tomayko EJ. Turtle Island Tales: A Story-Based Program to Promote American Indian Family Wellness. Seeds of Native Health: Fourth Annual Conference on Native Nutrition, Prior Lake, MN. September 2019. Workshop (presented twice).


Adams IK, Odei J. Figueroa W, Joseph J. (2018) African Americans High Social Support, Self-efficacy and Low Barriers to Healthy Eating still Translate to Poor Diet Quality Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. [Published abstract]


Adams IK, Figueroa W, Odei J, Joseph J, Leson S, De Soto M, Nickerson M. (2018) Dimension of body image and adiposity in African American adult women. J Nutr Ed behave. [Published abstract]


Jespersen, J. E., Slocum, R. S., Hubbs-Tait, L., Love, J., Hays Grudo, J., Morris, A. S. (2019, March). Preliminary findings evaluating a group-based parenting program focused on responsive parenting, parent self-efficacy, and mindfulness. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD, USA.


Mena NZ, Risica P., Gans K., Lofgren I., Gorman K., & Tovar A. How Parents Communicate with their Family Child Care Home Provider Regarding Foods Young Children Are Eating. Oral presentation. American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MA. Young Minority Investigator Oral Competition Finalist


Mena NZ, Risica P., Gans K., Lofgren I., Gorman K., & Tovar A. How Parents Communicate with their Family Child Care Home Provider Regarding Foods Young Children Are Eating. Student poster presentation. American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MA. 


Nickerson M, Hatsu I, Odei J, Tylka T, Figueroa W, Adams IK. (2018) Poor general health is associated with higher percent body fat and lower appearance satisfaction in African American women. J Nutr Ed Behav. [Published student abstract]


Spees C, Lobb J, Portner J, Braun A, Adams IK. (2018) Summer Harvest Adventure: A garden-based obesity prevention program for children residing in low-resource communities J Nutr Ed Behav. [Published abstract ]


Tovar A., Vaughn A., Burney R., Fede J., Østbye T., & Ward D.S. Predictors of Feeding Practices among Family Child Care Home Providers. Poster presentation. American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MA.


Tovar A, Vadiveloo M, Østbye T, Benjamin-Neelon S. Prevalence of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption among Infants:  Findings from the Nurture Observational Birth Cohort. Poster presentation. American Society for Nutrition. Boston, MA.


Invited Presentations

Fiese, B. H. (February, 2019). The Power of Family Mealtimes. University of North Carolina, Greensboro.


Fiese, B. H. (August, 2019). Why Family Mealtime Matter: The Science and Politics of Food, Family, and Children’s Nutritional Health. State of Indiana WIC Conference, Indianapolis.


Publications -- October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

Journal Articles

Dev DA, Garcia AS, Tovar A, Hatton-Bowers H, Franzen-Castle L, Rida Z, Reddish L, Smith JA, Burger C, Dinkel D, Behrends D, Hulse E, Sheridan S. Contextual Factors Influence Professional Development Attendance Among Child Care Providers in Nebraska. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2020 Mar;52(3):270-280.


Fox K, Risica PM, Mccurdy K, Jennings E, Gorin A, Papandonatos G, Tovar A. Rationale, design and study protocol of the 'Strong Families Start at Home' feasibility trial to improve the diet quality of low-income, ethnically diverse children by helping parents improve their feeding and food preparation practices. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020;19:100583.


Garcia DO, Valdez L, Aceves B, Bell ML, Humphrey K, Hingle M, McEwen M, Hooker S. (2019) A Gender- and Culturally Sensitive Weight Loss Intervention for Hispanic Men: Results from the ANIMO Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Health Education & Behavior; Oct;46(5):763-772. doi: 10.1177/1090198119853011. Epub 2019 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 31216875 


Grant VM, Kingfisher RD, Tomayko EJ. Sleep and physical activity patterns in urban American Indian children. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2020 Jan 1;44(1):67-75. PMID: 31783933


Harden, S., Balis, L., Strayer, T., Prosch, N., Carlson, B., Lindsay, A. R., Estabrooks, P., Dzewaltowski, D., Gunter, K. (2020). Strengths, Challenges, and Opportunities for Physical Activity Promotion in the Century-old National Cooperative Extension System. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 8(31). https://www.jhseonline.com/article/view/834


Harden, S. M., Washburn, L., Berg, A., Pena-Purcell, N., Norman-Burgdolf, H., & Franz, N. (2020). A Brief Report on a Facilitated Approach to Connect Cooperative Extension Southern Region State-Level Health Specialists. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 8(1), 191-205.


Hasin S*, Dev DA, Tovar A. Participation in the CACFP Ensures Availability but not Intake of Nutritious Foods at Lunch in Preschool Children in Child-Care Centers. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020 Oct;120(10):1722-1729.e1.


Hendryx M, Dinh P, Chow A, Kroenke CH, Hingle M, Shadyab AH, Garcia L, Howard BV, Luo J. (2020) Lifestyle and psychosocial patterns and diabetes incidence among women with and without obesity. American Prevention Science; Aug;21(6):850-860. doi: 10.1007/s11121-020-01130-6. PubMed PMID: 32405807 


Kennedy, L., Sneed, C.T., Franck, K.L., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Washburn, L., Jarvandi, S., Mullins, J. (2020). Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change: A Planning Tool for Community Implementation. Journal of Extension. 58(4).


Lindsay, A., Starrett, A., Brian, A., Byington, T., Lucas, J. and Sigman-Grant, M. (2020). Preschoolers Build Fundamental Motor Skills Critical to an Active Lifestyle: The All 4 Kids© Intervention Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 3098. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093098


Luu, L., Manero, J., Lee, S-Y., Nickols-Richardson, S., Chapman-Novakofski, K. Role of seasoning vegetables on consumer behavior: Purchase, intake, liking, and intention to pay for larger servings, Food Quality and Preference, Vol 82, 2020, 103890, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2020.103890.


Mena NZ*, Risica PM, Gans KM, Lofgren IE, Gorman K, Tobar FK*, Tovar A. Communication With Family Child Care Providers and Feeding Preschool-Aged Children: Parental Perspectives. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2020 Jan;52(1):10-20.


Morrill KE*, Lopez-Pentecost M, Ballesteros G, Pfander JL, Hingle MD, Klimentidis YC, Thomson CA, Garcia DO. (2019) Weight Loss Interventions for Hispanic Women: A Protocol for a Systematic Review. Systematic Reviews; Dec 1;8(1):301. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-1213-3. PubMed PMID: 31787110


Muzaffar H., Nickols-Richardson S.M. Feasibility and Reliability of an Adolescent Social Cognitive Theory Tool. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 2019, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 286– 297. DOI: 10.14485/HBPR.6.3.8


Muzaffar, H., Nikolaus, C. J., Ogolsky, B. G., Oakley, A. O., Liguori, C., Nickols-Richardson, S. (2019). Promoting cooking, nutrition, and physical activity in afterschool settings. American Journal of Health Behavior, 43(6), 1050–1063. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.43.6.4


Muzaffar H, Nikolaus CJ, Nickols-Richardson S. (2020). Qualitative evaluation of graduate students’ experience with the PAWS (Peer-education About Weight Steadiness) Club Program. Pedagogy in Health Promotion Journal, doi:10.1177/2373379920960647 


Muzaffar H, Raffaelli M, Teran-Garcia M, Wiley A, Gonzalez M, Hannon BA. A Community-Based Participatory Assessment of the Health Status and Obesity Risks in Children From Rural Farmworker Families in the Midwest. Hisp Health Care Int. 2019 Dec;17(4):149-155. doi: 10.1177/1540415319843078. 


Neuhouser ML, Wertheim B, Perrigue M, Hingle M, Tinker L, Shikany JM, Johnson K, Waring M, Seguin-Fowler R, Vitolins MZ, Schnall E, Snetselaar L, Thomson C. (2020) Associations of eating frequency with type 2 diabetes in the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial. Current Developments in Nutrition, Aug;4(8):nzaa126. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa126. eCollection 2020 Aug. PubMed PMID: 32832844


Rivers P*, Hingle M, Ruiz-Braun G, Blew R, Mockbee J, Marrero DG. (2020) Adapting a Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention Program for Federally Qualified Health Center: A Qualitative Report. The Diabetes Educator, Apr;46(2):161-168. doi: 10.1177/0145721719897587. Epub 2020 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 31910747.


Seitz, H. H., Parker, J. C., Hanna, H. L., & Hooge, G. C. (2021). Evaluation of a Health Education Intervention for Rural Preschool and Kindergarten Children in the Southeastern United States: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 9(1), 46-65. Retrieved from https://www.jhseonline.com/article/view/931


Sneed, C.T., Franck, K.L., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Washburn, L., Kennedy, L., Jarvandi, S., Mullins, J.. (2020). Two States, One Mission: Building PSE Capacity of County Extension Educators. Journal of Extension, 58(4).


Thompson PN, Gunter KB, Schuna JM, Tomayko EJ. Are All Four-Day School Weeks Created Equal? A National Assessment of Four-Day School Week Policy Adoption and Implementation. Education Finance and Policy (accepted, April 2020): https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/


Tomayko EJ, Miller A, Street EM, Ho E. Effectiveness of a Tracking-Based Wellness Challenge to Promote Health Behavior Change. Health Behavior and Policy Review. July 2020;7(4):347-357


Tomayko EJ, Schuna JM, Gunter KB, Thompson PN. Effects of Four-Day School Weeks on Physical Education Exposure and Childhood Obesity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2020 Aug 17;1-5 (epub ahead of print) PMID: 32805713


Tovar A, Risica PM, Ramirez A*, Mena N*, Lofgren IE, Cooksey Stowers K, Gans KM. Exploring the Provider-Level Socio-Demographic Determinants of Diet Quality of Preschool-Aged Children Attending Family Childcare Homes. Nutrients. 2020 May 11;12(5):E1368.


Ward DS, Vaughn AE, Burney RV, Hales D, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Tovar A, Østbye T. Keys to healthy family child care homes: Results from a cluster randomized trial. Prev Med. 2020 Mar;132:105974.


Wright KD, Klatt MD, Adams IKR, Nguyen, CM, Mion, LC, Tan A, Monroe TB, Rose KM, Scharre DW. (2020). Mindfulness in Motion and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) in Hypertensive African Americans. J Am Geriatr Soc:1-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16947


Book Chapters

Adams IKR, Piperata B, Wood-Dawson J (2020). Chapter 1: Diet Quality of African Americans. In "Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Eating". Edited by: Lena Wilson. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Eating – Nova Science Publishers (novapublishers.com)


Refereed Presentations -- October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

Adams IKR, Wright K. Insights into The Diet Quality of African American Adults: Where we are and Where we need to be. NMRI Mid-West Regional Workshop. November 14-15, 2019 Iowa City, Iowa. 


DeWitt, E., Norman-Burgdolf, H. (2020, May). Cooperative Extension’s Collaboration with Faith-based Organizations to Facilitate Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes to Reduce Obesity in Rural Appalachia. National Health Outreach Conference, Virtual format (postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19).


Fitzgerald, N. Tools of the Trade: Using NCCOR’s Measures Registry in Research: How to Use the Registry in a Research Project. (2020). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference (online). 


Gillespie, R., DeWitt, E., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Jones, N. (2020, June). Role of Incentive Influence on Food Purchasing Behavior in an Impoverished Rural Food Environment. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Virtual format (due to COVID-19).


Jespersen, J. E.*, Hubbs-Tait, L., Miller, B., Conner, C., Winn, H., Gandy-Jones, B., & Morris A. S. (2019, October). Extension program shows improvements in child behavior and parenting. Concurrent Session at National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences, Hershey, PA.


Jones, N., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Gillespie, R., DeWitt, E.(2020, June).Perceived Barriers and Its Effect on Physical Activity in Geographically Isolated Rural Communities. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Virtual format (due to COVID-19).


Lindsay, A.R., Coughenour, C., Brian, A., Fryer, V. and Bevell, J. (2020) Pre-K Physical Development Standards: A review of 50 States, National Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium. Virtual due to COVID-19. 


Lindsay, A. R., Crandall, J. and Byrnes, M. (2020) Early Childhood: The Physical and Cognitive Benefits of PA. California Department of Public Health California Statewide SNAP-Ed. Anaheim, CA.


Muzaffar, H., DiFilippo, K. N., Fitzgerald, N., Tidwell, D. K., Idris, R., Kurzynske, J. S., Chapman-Novakofski, K.  A Systematic Review of Interventions to Improve Diet Quality of Children that Included Parents Versus Those Without Parental Involvement, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_2, June 2020, Page 1336, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa059_053. Poster presented at Nutrition 2020 (online) Conference


Norman-Burgdolf, H., Jones, N., DeWitt, E., Gillespie, R. (2020, June). Impact of PSE Strategies on Health Behaviors in a Rural Setting: Baseline Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study. International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Virtual format (due to COVID-19).


Schuna JM, Tomayko EJ, Thompson PN, Gunter KB. Time-Based Changes In Physical Education Offerings In Response To A Legislative Mandate. 2020 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Francisco, CA (meeting canceled: COVID-19). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 52(7S):281, July 2020 


Short E*, Sharma J*, Thompson D, Gonzalez R, Sheava J, Taren D, Hingle M. Client Preferences and Diabetes Management Guidelines Inform the Design and Elements of a Therapeutic Food Box Intervention. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 54, S38. [Face-to-face SBM 2020 meeting cancelled due to COVID19] 


Stephenson, T., Brewer, D., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Syeda, A., Fowler, M., Oo, K., Koempel, A. (2020, July). Recipe Sampling at Farmer’s Market: Implications on self-reported fruit and vegetable intake, dermal carotenoid scores, and intent to prepare. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Meeting, Virtual format (due to COVID-19).


Thompson PN, Tomayko EJ, Schuna JM, Gunter KB, Smith M*. The Effects of Four-Day School Weeks on Adolescent Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Risky Behaviors. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 41st Annual Fall Research Conference. Denver, CO. November 2019. Oral presentation.  


Tomayko EJ, Thompson PN, Schuna JM, Gunter KB. Effects Of Four-day School Weeks On Physical Education Exposure And Childhood Obesity. 2020 Annual Meeting, World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® and World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise in Regenerative Medicine of the American College of Sports Medicine. San Francisco, CA (meeting canceled: COVID-19). Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 52(7S):996, July 2020. 


Turner-McGrievy, Gardner C, Ryan J, Hingle M, Harwatt H. How Behavioral Science Can Play a Role in the Inter-Connection Between Diet and Climate Change. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 54, S195. [Face-to-face SBM 2020 meeting cancelled due to COVID19] 


Wright KD, Klatt M, Adams IKR, Block C, Monroe TB, Lu ZL, Scharre D. Resting state network connectivity, Mindfulness in Motion plus DASH diet in African Americans with mild cognitive impairment and hypertension.  Strength in the Age: Harnessing the power of networks. Abstracts of the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.


Wright, K.D., Klatt, M., Adams, IKR, Mion, L., Scharre, D., Tan, A., & Monroe, T. (2019, December 13). Mindfulness in Motion plus Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) in Blacks with mild cognitive impairment and hypertension [Conference session]. NT RIPS. Columbus, OH.


Wright KD, Klatt M, Adams IKR, Nguyen C, Monroe TB, Lu ZL, Scharre D. Designing a behavioral intervention for African Americans with mild cognitive impairment and hypertension. 41st Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. April 1- April 4, 2020, San Francisco, CA (Conference cancelled). (Published)


Publications -- October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2022 (Final Two Years of W3005)


Balis, L., Gallup, S., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Buck, J., Daniels, P., Remley, D., Graves, L., Jenkins, M., Price, G. (2022). Unifying Multi-State Efforts through a Nationally-Coordinated Extension Diabetes Program. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 10(1).     https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1334&context=jhse


Bassin, S.R., Kohm, K., Fitzgerald, N., Cohen, D.A. (2022). An Assessment of Nutrition Education in Endocrinology Fellowship Programs in the United States. Endocrine Practice. 28(3):310-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eprac.2021.12.012


Breazeale, N., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Counts, K.**, Williams, L.B. (2021). Process Evaluation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program through Kentucky Cooperative Extension: Perceptions of Adopters and Potential Adopters. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 9(3), 189-205. https://www.jhseonline.com/article/view/1116/941


Cardarelli, K., DeWitt, E., Gillespie, R., Graham, R., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Mullins, J. (2021). Policy Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security in rural America: Evidence from Appalachia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(23), 12792. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312792


Cardarelli, K., DeWitt, E., Gillespie, R., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Jones, N., Mullins, J. (2020). “We’re, like, the most unhealthy people in the country”: employing an equity lens to reduce barriers to healthy food access in rural Appalachia. Preventing Chronic Disease, 17(e165), 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd17.200340


Gachupin FC, Caston E, Chavez C, Bernal J, John T, Remitera J, Garcia CA, Romero VM, Gchachu KE, Gchachu CR, Gchachu V, Garcia K, Gchachu BM, Rens E, Slowtalker J, Blew R, Tracy K, Figueroa T, Thomson C, Ranjbar N, Hingle M, O’Connor T, Roe D, Grant V, Swick S, Joe JR. (2021) Primary Disease Prevention for Southwest American Indian Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Camp In a Box. Accepted to: Frontiers in Sociology, January 25, 2021.


Gillespie, R., DeWitt, E., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Dunaway, B.**, Gustafson, A. (2021). Community-based Efforts Aim to Improve the Food Environment Within a High Obese Rural Appalachian County. Nutrients, 13(7), 2200. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072200


Hagedorn RL, Olfert MD, Waity JF, Kern-Lyons V, Hood LB, MacNell L, Soldavini J, Savoie Roskos MR, Esquivel MK, Hingle MD, Mann GR, Wall-Bassett ED, Hege A, Walsh J, Paul C, Houghtaling B, Pearson K, Knol L, Goetz J, Berner M, Lillis JP, Kelly B, Spence M, Anderson, Steeves E, Coleman P, Fontenot MC. (2021) College Student Sleep Quality and Mental and Physical Health are Associated with Food Insecurity in a Multi-Campus Study. Accepted to: Public Health Nutrition, March 28, 2021.


Hingle MD, Blew RM, James K, Mockbee J, Palmer KNB, Roe DJ, Saboda K, Shaibi GQ, Whitlatch S, Marrero DG. (2021) Feasibility and acceptability of a type 2 diabetes prevention intervention for mothers and children at a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center. Accepted to: Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, October 18, 2021.


Hingle M, Byker Shanks C, Parks C, Prickitt J, Rhee K, Wright J, Hiller-Venegas S, Yaroch Y. (2020) Examining Equitable Online Federal Food Assistance During the SARS-CoV-2: A Case Study in Two Regions. Current Developments in Nutrition; Oct;4(10):nzaa154. doi: 10.1093/cdn/nzaa154. eCollection 2020 Oct. PubMed PMID: 33073163.


Jespersen, J. E., Morris, A. S., Hubbs-Tait, L., & Washburn, I. J. (2021). Evaluation of a parent education program emphasizing responsive parenting and mindfulness: An inclusive randomized controlled trial. Child & Youth Care Forum, 50, 859–883. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09597-2


Lawless, M., Shriver, L. H., Hubbs-Tait, L., Topham, G. L., Swindle, T., & Harrist, A. W. (2021). Bidirectional associations between restrained eating and body mass Index in middle childhood. Nutrients, 13(5), 1485.


Lindsay, A., Coughenour, C., Case, L., Bevell, J., Fryer, V., & Brian, A. (2022). A review of motor skill development in state-level early learning standards for preschoolers in the United States. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 10(3), 355-370. https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jmld/10/3/article-p355.xml


Luecking, C.T., Combs, L.M., Norman-Burgdolf, H. (2021). Alternative Community Nutrition Experiential Learning Opportunities for Dietetic Interns during COVID-19. NACTA Journal, 65, 90-95. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/foodsci_facpub/36/


Marrero D.G., Blew R.M., Palmer K.N.B., James K, Roe DJ, Hingle MD. Rationale and design of a type 2 diabetes prevention intervention for at-risk mothers and children at a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center: EPIC El Rio Families Study Protocol. BMC Public Health 21, 346 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10392-w


Morrill KE*, Bland VL, Klimentidis YC, Hingle MD, Thomson CA, Garcia DO. (2021) Assessing the influence of interactions between PNPLA3 and dietary intake on liver fat in Mexican-origin adults. Accepted to: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, June 26, 2021.


Morrill KE*, Crocker R, Hingle MD, Thomson CA, Garcia DO. (2021) Awareness, knowledge, and misperceptions related to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in a community sample of Mexican-origin women: a mixed methods study. Accepted to: Frontiers in Public Health, July 14, 2021.


Morrill KE*, Lopez-Pentecost M, Ballesteros G, Pfander JL, Hingle MD, Klimentidis YC, Thomson CT, Garcia DO. Weight Loss Interventions for Hispanic Women in the United States: A Systematic Review. Accepted to Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, July 28, 2021.


Mullins, J., Walters, J., Najor, J., Mikuska, J., Courtney, A., Norman-Burgdolf, H. (2021). Evaluation of a social marketing approach to healthy, home-cooked family meals for low-income mothers of young children. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10(6), 1312-1321. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibaa037


Muzaffar H, Nickols-Richardson S. (2021). Process evaluation results of a cluster randomized controlled healthy lifestyle intervention with adolescents: the PAWS Club study. Nutrients, 13(11), 3901. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113901


Norman-Burgdolf, H., DeWitt, E., Cardarelli, K., Gillespie, R., Slone, S., Gustafson, A. (2021). Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adults in rural Appalachia. Preventive Medicine Reports, 24, 101642. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101642


Norman-Burgdolf, H., Rieske-Kinney, L. (2021). Healthy Trees – Healthy People: A Model for Engaging Citizen Scientists in Exotic Pest Detection in Urban Parks. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 60, 127067. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2021.127067


Olfert MD, Hagedorn-Hatfield RL, Houghtaling B, Esquivel M, Hood LB, MacNell L, Soldavinin J, Berner M, Roskos MR, Hingle MD, Mann RG, Waity JF, Knol LL, Walsh J, Kern-Lyons V, Paul C, Pearson K, Goetz JR, Spence M, Anderson-Steeves E, Wall-Bassett ED, Lillis JP, Kelly EB, Hege A, Fontenot MC, Coleman P. (2021) Struggling with the basics: food and housing insecurity among college students across twenty-two colleges and universities. J Am Coll Health; Sept 29;1-12. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2021.1978456.


Plasencia, J., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Weatherspoon, L. (2021). Cultural Sensitivity in Dietetics Education. NACTA Journal, 65, 376-382. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/foodsci_facpub/41/


Short E*, Kohler LN, Taren D, Gonzalez R, Roe D, Hingle M. (2020) Diet Quality Following Food Pantry Visit Differs by Ethnicity. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, December 4, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/19320248.2020.1860849


Short E*, Sharma J, Thompson D, Taren D, Gonzalez R, Hingle M. (2022) Food Assistance Use Among Food Bank Clients Affected by Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, January 13; S1499-4046(21)00895-2. Doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2021.11.001. Online ahead of print. 


Teets, C.*, Plonski, P., Adedokun, O., Norman-Burgdolf, H. (2022). Examining the Perspectives and Experiences of Nutrition Educators Working with Clients in Substance Use Recovery Settings. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension. 10(1). 14. https://scholarsjunction.msstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1343&context=jhse


Topham, G. L., Washburn, I. J., Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy, T. S., Rutledge, J. M., Page, M. C., Swindle, T., Shriver, L. H., & Harrist, A. W. (2021). The Families and Schools for Health Project: A longitudinal cluster randomized controlled trial targeting children with overweight and obesity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 8744. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168744


Washburn, L., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Jones, N., Kennedy, L., Jarvandi, S. (2022). Exploring Extension Agent Capacity and Readiness to Adopt Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Approaches. Frontiers in Public Health. 10. 856788. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.856788


Washburn, L., Norman-Burgdolf, H., Franck, K.L., Kennedy, L., Sneed, C.T. (2021). Integrating PSE Work into FCS Extension Programming: Lessons Learned from a Multi-State Training. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 9(1), 194-207. https://www.jhseonline.com/article/view/1031


Extension publications from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2022


Buffington, A. M., & Lindsay, A. (2021). Shopping with kids. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-105.


Buffington, A. M., & Lindsay, A. (2021). Healthy tips for picky eaters. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-102.


Buffington, A. M., & Lindsay, A. (2021). Snack and mealtime routines. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-103.


Buffington, A. M., & Lindsay, A. (2021). Eating healthy at restaurants. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-101.


Buffington, A. M., & Lindsay, A. (2021). Portion sizes/Tamaño de porciones. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-104.


Buffington, A. M., & Lindsay, A. (2021). A Balanced diet. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-106.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Teaching children to make healthy choices. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-85.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Go, slow, and whoa food. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-86.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Learning to like new foods. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-87.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Hunger & fullness. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-88.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Kids win when family meals are a priority. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-89.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Talking positively at mealtimes. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-90.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Healthy tips for families. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-100.


Lindsay, A., & Buffington, A. M. (2021). Energy balance. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-21-99.


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Active kids are active adolescents: Fundamental movement skills. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-12


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Early start, active life: What is physical literacy? UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-13


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Fit kids are healthy kids: The elements of fitness. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-16


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Heart smart: Cardio endurance. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-14


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Reach for the stars: Flexibility. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-15


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Muscles in motion: Muscle and bone strength. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-17


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Active kids are healthy kids: How much is enough? 60-60-60. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-19


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Don’t get play-grounded: Using positive engagement strategies to promote physical activity. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-22


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Active kids are smart kids: How physical activity improves brain and cognitive functions. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-23


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Make time to unplug: Reducing screen time. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-21


Lindsay, A. & Byington, T. (2020). Don’t just sit, and sit and sit: Reducing sedentary behavior. UNR-Extension Publication, Fact Sheet FS-20-20


Lindsay, A., Duncan, T., & Mullis, A. (2020). After the Rain (Indigenous audio and video production). Digital Media. University Nevada-Reno. https://youtu.be/tVTJ-DliPEk


Lindsay, A., Portillo, V., Buffington, A., Russell, K., Allan, K. and Taylor, S. (2022). I am a seed: A seed-to-table experiential journey for preschoolers. University of Nevada, Reno Curriculum Publication CM-22-05.


Lindsay, A., Smith, C., & Mullis, A. (2020). Water (Drink water and be active, 60’s surf sound audio production). Digital, HKRC, University of Nevada Reno. https://youtu.be/3KQsFSIPKoI 


Norman-Burgdolf, H., DeWitt, E. (2022). Macronutrients: Why We Need a Balanced Diet. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Pub # FCS3-633; pp. 4. (Peer-Reviewed, Original Content)


Norman-Burgdolf, H., Huff, N., Mineer, S. (2022). Making the Most of Meals while Traveling. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Pub # FCS3-632; pp. 5. (Peer-Reviewed, Original Content)


Norman-Burgdolf, H., Lewis, K., Kostelic, A., Ashurst, K., Jones, N. (2020). Kick Kentucky Cancer: Managing Nutrition during Cancer. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Pub # FCS8-123; pp.7. (Peer-Reviewed, Original Content)


Norman-Burgdolf, H., Mullins, J., Norris, A. Savor the Flavor: Exploring Cooking Methods. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Pub # FCS3-634; pp. 4. (Peer-Reviewed, Original Content)


Norman-Burgdolf, H., Najor, J. How to Get Out of a Cooking Rut. Lexington, KY: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Pub # FCS3-635; pp. 4. (Peer-Reviewed, Original Content)


Washburn, L., Norman-Burgdolf, H. (2021) Possible Solutions for Everyone: Using PSE Changes to Improve Community Health. Knoxville, TN: Cooperative Extension Service, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Pub # W986; pp. 2. (Peer-Reviewed, Original Content)


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