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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis
Award Year: 2008
Amount of award, fiscal 1998: $225,024.00 fiscal 2004: $180,000.00 fiscal 2006: $180,000.00 fiscal 2008: $179,998.00 fiscal 2005: $179,972.00 fiscal 2007: $179,971.00 fiscal 2003: $179,314.00 fiscal 2002: $179,215.00 fiscal 2001: $159,144.00 fiscal 1999: $150,000.00 fiscal 2000: $150,000.00
Institution: University of California, Davis
Status: Ongoing
Detailed Objective: The Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis is internationally recognized for its leadership in both nutrition education and research. The Nutrition Education Research Group is a collaboration of faculty in the department with interests in the design and evaluation of nutrition education programs. A central focus of their efforts has been to identify approaches to curriculum development and evaluation that are meaningful in ethnically diverse, low-income audiences served by food assistance programs. This group, together with faculty from departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and at Davis, administers the Small Grants Program to support research on the nutritional effects of food assistance. Their program emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches, the relationships between nutrition indicators and other measures of well-being and program costs, and the impact of links between poverty and obesity that may not be addressed by food assistance programs. In fiscal 1999 the Department of Nutrition at University of California, Davis funded five projects, for which detailed project descriptions are not yet available.
Topic: RIDGE (Small Grants) Program
Output:
Anderson, P., K. Butcher, E. Cascio, and D. Schanzenbach. “Is Being in School Better? The Impact of School on Children's BMI when Starting Age is Endogenous,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 30, Issue 5, September 2011.
Derrickson, J., C. Buchanan, G. Asing, and A. Okuma. "Lessons Learned from the "Spend Less. Eat Well. Feel Better. Program Efficacy Trial," Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 35, No. 1, January-February 2003.
Dickin K., Dollahite J., and Habicht J. "Nutrition Behavior Change Among EFNEP Participants is Higher at Sites that are Well Managed and Whose Front-Line Nutrition Educators Value the Program," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 135, Issue 9, September 2005.
Duffy, P., C. Zizza, J. Jacoby, and F. Tayie. “Diet Quality is Low Among Female Food Pantry Clients in East Alabama,” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 41, Issue 6, November 2009.
Hadley, C, and D. Sellen. “Food Security and Child Hunger among Recently Resettled Liberian Refugees and Asylum Seekers: a Pilot Study,” Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Vol. 8, No. 4, October 2006.
Hadley, C., A. Zodhiates, and D. Sellen. “Acculturation, Economics and Food Insecurity Among Refugees Resettled in the USA: a Case Study of West African Refugees,” Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 10, Issue 4, April 2007.
Heneman, K., A. Block-Joy, S. Zidenberg-Cherr, S. Donohue, L. Garcia, A. Martin, D. Metz, D. Smith, E. West, and F. Steinberg. "A "Contract for Change" Increases Produce Consumption in Low-Income Women: A Pilot Study," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 105, No. 11, November 2005.
Herman, D., G. Harrison, A. Afifi, and E. Jenks. “Effect of a Targeted Subsidy on Intake of Fruits and Vegetables Among Low-Income Women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children,” American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 98, No. 1, January 2008.
Herman, D., G. Harrison, and E. Jenks. "Choices Made by Low-Income Women Provided with an Economic Supplement for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Purchase," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 106, No. 5, May 2006.
Ishdorj, A., H. Jensen and J. Tobias. "Intra-Household Allocation and Consumption of WIC-Approved Foods: A Bayesian Approach". Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 23: Bayesian Econometric Methods. S. Chib, B. Griffiths, G. Koop and D. Terrell, eds. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2008.
Kaiser L., H. Melgar-Quiñonez, M. Townsend, Y. Nicholson, M. Fujii, A. Martin, and C. Lamp. "Food Insecurity and Food Supplies in Latino Households with Young Children," Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 35, Issue 3, May/June, 2003.
Kaiser, L., A. Martin, D. Metz, Y. Nicholson, M. Fujii, C. Lamp, M. Townsend, P. Crawford, and H. Melgar-Quiñonez. "Food Insecurity Prominent Among Low-Income California Latinos," California Agriculture, Vol. 58, No. 1, January-March 2004.
Kaiser, L., M. Townsend, H., Melgar-Quinonez, M., Fujii, and P. Crawford. "Choice of Instrument Influences Relations Between Food Insecurity and Obesity in Latino Women," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 80, No. 5, November 2004.
Kavanagh, K., R. Cohen, M. Heinig, and K. Dewey. “Educational Intervention to Modify Bottle-feeding Behaviors among Formula-feeding Mothers in the WIC Program: Impact on Infant Formula Intake and Weight Gain,” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 40, No. 4, July/August 2008.
Kempson, K., D. Keenan, P. Sadani, S, Ridlen S, and N. Rosato. "Educators' Reports of Food Acquisition Practices Used by Limited-Resource Individuals to Maintain Food Sufficiency," Family Economics and Nutrition Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2002.
Kempson, K., D. Keenan, P. Sadani, S. Ridlen, and N. Rosato. “Food Management Practices Used by People with Limited Resources to Maintain Food Sufficiency as Reported by Nutrition Educators,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 102, No. 12, December 2002.
Kraack, V., D. Pelletier, and J. Dollahite. “Food, Health, and Nutrient Supplements: Beliefs Among Food Stamp-Eligible Women and Implications for Food Stamp Policy,” Family Economics and Nutrition Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2002.
Kranz S., L. Mahood, and D. Wagstaff. “Diagnostic Criteria Patterns of U.S. Children with Metabolic Syndrome: NHANES 1999-2002. Nutrition Journal, Vol. 6, 2007.
Kranz, S., A. Siega-Riz, and A. Herring. "Changes in Diet Quality of American Preschoolers Between 1977 and 1998," American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, Issue 9, September 2004.
Kranz, S., J. Findeis, S. Shresta. “Use of the Revised Diet Quality Index for Children to Assess Preschoolers' Diet Quality, its Sociodemographic Predictors, and its Association with Body Weight Status,” Journal de Pediatria, Vol. 84, No. 1, January/February 2008.
Kranz, S., T. Hartman, A. Siega-Riz, and A. Herring. “A Diet Quality Index for American Preschoolers Based on Current Dietary Intake Recommendations and an Indicator of Energy Balance,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 106, No. 10, October 2006.
Lee, J., and E. Frongillo, Jr. "Factors Associated With Food Insecurity Among U.S. Elderly Persons: Importance of Functional Impairments," Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Vol. 56b, No. 2, March 2001.
Lee, J., and E. Frongillo, Jr. "Nutritional and Health Consequences are Associated with Food Insecurity Among U.S. Elderly Persons," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 131, Issue 5, May 2001.
Lee, J., and E. Frongillo, Jr. "Understanding Needs Is Important for Assessing the Impact of Food Assistance Program Participation on Nutritional and Health Status in U.S. Elderly Persons," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 131, Issue 3, March 2001.
Lee, J., M. Johnson, A. Brown, and M. Nord. "Food Security of Older Adults Requesting Older Americans Act Nutrition Program in Georgia Can Be Validly Measured Using a Short Form of the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module," Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 141, No. 7, July 2011.
Maalouf-Manasseh, Z., E. Metallinos-Katsaras, and K. Dewey. “Obesity in Preschool Children Is More Prevalent and Identified at a Younger Age When WHO Growth Charts Are Used Compared with CDC Charts,” The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 141, No. 6, June 2011.
Mazur, R., G. Marquis, and H. Jensen. "Diet and Food Insufficiency Among Hispanic Youths: Acculturation and Socioeconomic Factors in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 78, Issue 6, December 2003.
Metallinos-Katsarus, E., K. Gorman, P. Wilde, and J. Kallio. “A Longitudinal Study of WIC Participation on Household Food Insecurity, Maternal and Child Health Journal, Vol. 15, No. 5, July 2011.
Olson, C. and M. Strawderman. “The Relationship between Food Insecurity and Obesity in Rural Women,” The Journal of Rural Health, Vol. 24, Issue 1, Winter 2008.
Patil, C., C. Hadley, and P. Nahayo. “Unpacking Dietary Acculturation Among New Americans: Results from Formative Research with African Refugees,” Journal of Minority Health, Vol. 11, No. 5, October 2009.
Perez-Escamilla, R., A. Ferris, L. Drake, L. Haldeman, J. Peranick, M. Campbell, Y. Peng, G. Burke, and B. Bernstein. "Food Stamps are Associated with Food Security and Dietary Intake of Inner-City Preschoolers from Hartford, Connecticut," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 130, No. 11, November 2000.
Perez-Escamilla, R., and L. Haldeman. "Food Label Use Modifies Association of Income with Dietary Quality," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 132, Issue 4, April 2002.
Rose, D., J. Bodor, and M. Chilton. "Has the WIC Incentive to Formula-Feed Led to an Increase in Overweight Children?," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 136, Issue 4, April 2006.
Schneider J., M. Fujii, C. Lamp, B. Lonnerdal, K. Dewey, and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. "Anemia, Iron Deficiency, and Iron Deficiency Anemia in 12-36-mo-old Children from Low-Income Families," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 82, No. 6, December 2005.
Schneider, J., M. Fujii, C. Lamp, B. Lonnerdal, and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. “The Prevalence of Low Serum Zinc and Copper Levels and Dietary Habits Associated with Serum Zinc and Copper in 12- to 36-Month-Old Children from Low-Income Families At Risk for Iron Deficiency,” Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 107, Issue 11, November 2007.
Schneider, J., M. Fujii, C. Lamp, B. Lönnerdal, K. Dewey, and S. Zidenberg-Cherr. “The Use of Multiple Logistic Regression to Identify Risk Factors Associated with Anemia and Iron Deficiency in a Convenience Sample of 12–36-mo-old Children from Low-Income Families,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 87, No. 3, March 2008.
Sheldon J., and D. Pelletier. "Nutrient Intakes Among Dietary Supplement Users and Non-Users in the Food Stamps Population," Family Economics and Nutrition Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2003.
Sigman-Grant, M., E. Christiansen, G. Fernandez, J. Fletcher, S. Johnson, L. Branen, and B. Price. “Child Care Provider Training and a Supportive Feeding Environment in Child Care Settings in 4 States,” Preventing Chronic Disease, Vol. 8, No. 5, A113, September 2011.
Sigman-Grant, M., E. Christiansen, G. Fernandez, J. Fletcher, S. Johnson, L. Branen, and B. Price. “Hungry Mondays: Low-Income Children in Childcare,” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 2007.
Tayie, F., and C. Zizza. “Food Insecurity and Dyslipidemia Among Adults in the United States,” Preventive Medicine, Vol. 48, Issue 5, May 2009.
Tayie, F., and C. Zizza. “Height Differences and the Associations between Food Insecurity, Percentage Body Fat and BMI among Men and Women,” Public Health Nutrition, Vol. 12, Issue 10, Oct. 2009.
Wang M., and L. Dixon. "Socioeconomic Influences on Bone Health in Postmenopausal Women: Findings from NHANES III, 1988-1994," Osteoporosis International, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2006.
Wolfe, W., E. Frongillo, Jr. and P. Valois. "Understanding the Experience of Food Insecurity by Elders Suggests Ways to Improve its Measurement," The Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 133, Issue 9, September 2003.
Zizza, C., P. Duffy, and S. Gerrior. “Food Insecurity Is Not Associated with Lower Energy Intakes,” Obesity, Vol. 16, Issue 8, August 2008.

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