Noreen D Willows

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc High adiposity is associated cross-sectionally with low self-concept and body size dissatisfaction among indigenous Cree schoolchildren in Canada
    Noreen Dianne Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 13:118. 2013
  2. doi request reprint A socioecological framework to understand weight-related issues in Aboriginal children in Canada
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 37:1-13. 2012
  3. pmc Prevalence of anemia among Quebec Cree infants from 2002 to 2007 compared with 1995 to 2000
    Noreen Willows
    Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 58:e101-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Diabetes awareness and body size perceptions of Cree schoolchildren
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P5, Canada
    Health Educ Res 24:1051-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and sociodemographic risk factors related to household food security in Aboriginal peoples in Canada
    Noreen D Willows
    Alberta Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1150-6. 2009
  6. pmc Prevalence estimates of overweight and obesity in Cree preschool children in northern Quebec according to international and US reference criteria
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:311-6. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of Canadian Cree infants' birth size using the WHO Child Growth Standards
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, Agriculture Forestry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Hum Biol 23:126-31. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Anxiety about food supply in cree women with infants in Quebec
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:55-64. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Associations among the food environment, diet quality and weight status in Cree children in Québec
    Shauna M Downs
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, 4 10 Agriculture Forestry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1504-11. 2009
  10. doi request reprint From paper to practice: barriers to adopting nutrition guidelines in schools
    Shauna M Downs
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:114-22. 2012

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Publications29

  1. pmc High adiposity is associated cross-sectionally with low self-concept and body size dissatisfaction among indigenous Cree schoolchildren in Canada
    Noreen Dianne Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    BMC Pediatr 13:118. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint A socioecological framework to understand weight-related issues in Aboriginal children in Canada
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2P5, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 37:1-13. 2012
    ..This research needs to be done with the full participation of Aboriginal communities as partners in the research...
  3. pmc Prevalence of anemia among Quebec Cree infants from 2002 to 2007 compared with 1995 to 2000
    Noreen Willows
    Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 58:e101-6. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Diabetes awareness and body size perceptions of Cree schoolchildren
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2P5, Canada
    Health Educ Res 24:1051-8. 2009
    ..7 versus 63.3%, odds ratio 3.48 and 95% confidence interval 1.53-7.91). Culturally appropriate health education programs to increase schoolchildren's diabetes awareness and possibility to have a healthy body weight are important...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and sociodemographic risk factors related to household food security in Aboriginal peoples in Canada
    Noreen D Willows
    Alberta Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1150-6. 2009
    ..The Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2 Nutrition, was used to compare the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of food insecurity between non-Aboriginal and off-reserve Aboriginal households...
  6. pmc Prevalence estimates of overweight and obesity in Cree preschool children in northern Quebec according to international and US reference criteria
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Public Health 97:311-6. 2007
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of Canadian Cree infants' birth size using the WHO Child Growth Standards
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, Agriculture Forestry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Am J Hum Biol 23:126-31. 2011
    ..The WHO Child Growth Standards (CGS) which were recently adopted by the Canadian Pediatric Society were used to assess the relative size of Cree newborns...
  8. ncbi request reprint Anxiety about food supply in cree women with infants in Quebec
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta
    Int J Circumpolar Health 64:55-64. 2005
    ..The objectives were to document the prevalence of maternal anxiety about food supply in Cree women who had 9-month-old infants, and to understand maternal and infant characteristics associated with anxiety...
  9. doi request reprint Associations among the food environment, diet quality and weight status in Cree children in Québec
    Shauna M Downs
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, 4 10 Agriculture Forestry Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 12:1504-11. 2009
    ..To explore the relationship among children's diet quality, weight status and food environment in subarctic Canada...
  10. doi request reprint From paper to practice: barriers to adopting nutrition guidelines in schools
    Shauna M Downs
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:114-22. 2012
    ..To explore the barriers associated with the adoption of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth in schools according to characteristics of the innovation (guidelines) and the organization (schools)...
  11. doi request reprint Overweight children and adolescents referred for weight management: are they meeting lifestyle behaviour recommendations?
    Geoff D C Ball
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G2R3, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:936-45. 2008
    ..Intervention studies are needed to determine whether overweight boys and girls who achieve the lifestyle behaviour targets included in this study are able to successfully manage their weight and (or) reduce obesity-related health risks...
  12. doi request reprint Central adiposity and associated lifestyle factors in Cree children
    Shauna M Downs
    University of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, Agriculture Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:476-82. 2008
    ..45 (95% CI 0.24 - 0.84), and for relative fitness was 0.12 (95% CI 0.04 - 0.33). CA was prevalent in children who were overweight and obese. Preventive strategies might include promoting a healthy diet, physical activity, and fitness...
  13. ncbi request reprint Beliefs and practices of First Nation women about weight gain during pregnancy and lactation: implications for women's health
    Helen Vallianatos
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Can J Nurs Res 38:102-19. 2006
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Dietary inadequacy is associated with anemia and suboptimal growth among preschool-aged children in Yunnan Province, China
    Noreen D Willows
    Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Nutr Res 31:88-96. 2011
    ..Consuming more protein-, fat-, zinc-, iron-, and vitamin A-rich foods may improve growth and reduce anemia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Infection and anemia in Canadian aboriginal infants
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Can J Diet Pract Res 65:180-2. 2004
    ..3%, p = 0.06); this is probably because serum ferritin is a positive acute-phase protein. This study indicates the difficulty of isolating the contribution of infection to anemia from the separate effects of dietary iron deficiency...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcomes of First Nations women in relation to pregravid weight and pregnancy weight gain
    Erin A Brennand
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:936-44. 2005
    ..To determine the effect of pregravid weight and pregnancy weight gain on pregnancy outcomes in Cree women...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth: awareness and use in schools
    Shauna M Downs
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Can J Diet Pract Res 72:137-40. 2011
    ..We evaluated the awareness of and intent to use the guidelines in Alberta schools, and sought to determine whether organizational characteristics were a factor in adoption of the guidelines...
  18. doi request reprint Dairy foods are an important source of calcium and vitamin D among Canadian-born and Asian-born Chinese in Edmonton, Alberta
    Yan Han Yu
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Nutr Res 32:177-84. 2012
    ..7% of vitamin D. For CBC, red meats contributed to 11.1% of vitamin D. Dietary intakes of calcium and vitamin D need to be increased in Chinese Canadians through the promotion of dairy and culturally relevant sources of these nutrients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Obesity, adiposity, physical fitness and activity levels in Cree children
    Carmina Ng
    Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 65:322-30. 2006
    ..To describe the levels of obesity, adiposity measures, physical activity and fitness in Cree children aged 9-12 years...
  20. doi request reprint Using first nations children's perceptions of food and activity to inform an obesity prevention strategy
    Ashlee Ann E Pigford
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Qual Health Res 22:986-96. 2012
    ..Informed by children's perspectives, these findings offer guidance for developing an obesity prevention strategy for First Nations children in this community...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predominant breast-feeding from birth to six months is associated with fewer gastrointestinal infections and increased risk for iron deficiency among infants
    Eva C Monterrosa
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, T6G 2P5 Edmonton, Canada
    J Nutr 138:1499-504. 2008
    ..09). In this low-income population, our results suggest that PRBF should be promoted and the risk for ID managed using public health and nutrition strategies...
  22. ncbi request reprint Determinants of healthy eating in Aboriginal peoples in Canada: the current state of knowledge and research gaps
    Noreen D Willows
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 96:S32-6, S36-41. 2005
    ..Given the diversity of Aboriginal peoples, research to address the gaps should take place at both the national level and at a more local level. Research would be important for each of Inuit, Métis and First Nations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Blood lead concentrations and iron deficiency in Canadian aboriginal infants
    Noreen D Willows
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Sci Total Environ 289:255-60. 2002
    ..Few infants (5.3%) ate traditional food daily...
  24. doi request reprint Should Canadians eat according to the traditional Mediterranean diet pyramid or Canada's food guide?
    Shauna M Downs
    Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:527-35. 2008
    ..The TMD is an alternative to the CFG for Canadians if sources of vitamin D are included in the diet and wine consumption is limited or is imbibed in moderation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity in university students receiving financial aid
    Liesel A Meldrum
    Nutrition and Food Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Diet Pract Res 67:43-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate the adequacy of loans funding and the risk for food insecurity in students living away from home and receiving loans at the University of Alberta...
  26. ncbi request reprint Rating of figures used for body image assessment varies depending on the method of figure presentation
    Michelle Doll
    Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Int J Eat Disord 35:109-14. 2004
    ..To determine the effect of method of figure presentation on figure rating scales used for body image assessment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Feasibility study of asset mapping with children: identifying how the community environment shapes activity and food choices in Alexander First Nation
    David Dyckfehderau
    First Nations Child Health, Department of Agriculture, Food, and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Rural Remote Health 13:2289. 2013
    ..Asset mapping with children was used to understand how community resources impacted children's activity and eating options...
  28. pmc Definitions of pediatric obesity
    Geoff D C Ball
    CMAJ 172:309-10; author reply 310-1. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Nutritional quality and price of university food bank hampers
    Noreen D Willows
    University of Alberta
    Can J Diet Pract Res 67:104-7. 2006
    ..8%) were children. The nutritional adequacy of food hampers and cost saving to students were evaluated in the current study...