Tom Baranowski

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Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Influences on children's dietary behavior, and innovative attempts to change it
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Nutr Metab 62:38-46. 2013
  2. pmc Psychometric assessment of scales for a Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices (MGDVPP)
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1100 Bates Street, Houston 77030 2600 TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:110. 2013
  3. pmc Dimensions of vegetable parenting practices among preschoolers
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Appetite 69:89-93. 2013
  4. pmc Prospective BMI category change associated with cardiovascular fitness change
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:294-8. 2013
  5. doi Let's get technical! Gaming and technology for weight control and health promotion in children
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Child Obes 8:34-7. 2012
  6. pmc Comparison of a Web-based versus traditional diet recall among children
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston TX, 77030 2600, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:527-32. 2012
  7. pmc Impact of an active video game on healthy children's physical activity
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 129:e636-42. 2012
  8. pmc 6-n-propylthiouracil taster status not related to reported cruciferous vegetable intake among ethnically diverse children
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nutr Res 31:594-600. 2011
  9. pmc Video game play, child diet, and physical activity behavior change a randomized clinical trial
    Tom Baranowski
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:33-8. 2011
  10. pmc Behavioral science in video games for children's diet and physical activity change: key research needs
    Tom Baranowski
    United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 5:229-33. 2011

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Publications82

  1. doi Influences on children's dietary behavior, and innovative attempts to change it
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Nutr Metab 62:38-46. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Psychometric assessment of scales for a Model of Goal Directed Vegetable Parenting Practices (MGDVPP)
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 1100 Bates Street, Houston 77030 2600 TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:110. 2013
    ..Scales to measure effective and ineffective vegetable parenting practices have previously been validated. This manuscript presents the psychometric characteristics and factor structures of new scales to measure the constructs in MGDVPP...
  3. pmc Dimensions of vegetable parenting practices among preschoolers
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Appetite 69:89-93. 2013
    ..Research is needed on how these parenting practices factors predict child vegetable intake. ..
  4. pmc Prospective BMI category change associated with cardiovascular fitness change
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:294-8. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to test the relationship of change in body mass index (BMI) percentile score group (from sixth to eighth grade) with change in cardiovascular fitness (CVF), baseline BMIz-score, and CVF...
  5. doi Let's get technical! Gaming and technology for weight control and health promotion in children
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Child Obes 8:34-7. 2012
    ..Research needs to clarify optimal procedures for effectively promoting change with each change procedure...
  6. pmc Comparison of a Web-based versus traditional diet recall among children
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston TX, 77030 2600, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:527-32. 2012
    ..Eight- and 9-year-olds had substantial difficulties and often required aid in completing ASA24. Findings from this study suggest that a simpler version of an Internet-based diet recall program would be easier for children to use...
  7. pmc Impact of an active video game on healthy children's physical activity
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatrics 129:e636-42. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc 6-n-propylthiouracil taster status not related to reported cruciferous vegetable intake among ethnically diverse children
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nutr Res 31:594-600. 2011
    ..The primary analyses included 347 students. 6-n-Propylthiouracil sensitivity was not related to intake of cruciferous vegetables. Intakes of the cruciferous vegetables were low, which may explain the lack of relationship...
  9. pmc Video game play, child diet, and physical activity behavior change a randomized clinical trial
    Tom Baranowski
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:33-8. 2011
    ..Video games designed to promote behavior change are a promising venue to enable children to learn healthier behaviors...
  10. pmc Behavioral science in video games for children's diet and physical activity change: key research needs
    Tom Baranowski
    United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 5:229-33. 2011
    ..Such research will permit the optimal design of serious video games for diabetes and obesity prevention in the future...
  11. pmc Steps in the design, development and formative evaluation of obesity prevention-related behavior change trials
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:6. 2009
    ..Building consensus among researchers, funding agencies, and journal editors on distinct intervention development studies should avoid identified limitations and move the field forward...
  12. pmc Development of new physical activity and sedentary behavior change self-efficacy questionnaires using item response modeling
    Russell Jago
    Department of Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TP, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:20. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  13. ncbi Anthropometric, parental, and psychosocial correlates of dietary intake of African-American girls
    Karen W Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Obes Res 12:20S-31S. 2004
    ....
  14. pmc What Hispanic parents do to encourage and discourage 3-5 year old children to be active: a qualitative study using nominal group technique
    Teresia M O'Connor
    Department of Pediatrics, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:93. 2013
    ....
  15. pmc Social support is a primary influence on home fruit, 100% juice, and vegetable availability
    Tom Baranowski
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1231-5. 2008
    ..Social support for purchasing fruit, 100% juice, and vegetables was an important, consistent predictor of home availability. These findings need to be replicated in larger samples...
  16. ncbi Children's food consumption patterns have changed over two decades (1973-1994): The Bogalusa heart study
    Theresa A Nicklas
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1127-40. 2004
    ..To evaluate types of foods and amounts consumed by 10-year-old children during the period from 1973 to 1994...
  17. ncbi Physical activity and health enhancing dietary behaviors in young adults: Bogalusa Heart Study
    Russell Jago
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Med 41:194-202. 2005
    ..Obesity results from energy imbalance. This study used data from the Bogalusa Heart Study to examine relationships between the dietary and physical activity behaviors of young adults...
  18. ncbi Validity and reliability of a behavior-based food coding system for measuring fruit, 100% fruit juice, vegetable, and sweetened beverage consumption: results from the Girls Health Enrichment Multisite Studies
    Karen W Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Prev Med 38:S24-33. 2004
    ..This paper presents the rationale, reliability, and validity of a behavior-based food coding system for measuring fruit (F), juice (J), vegetable (V), sweetened beverage, and water consumption in children...
  19. ncbi Relationship between physical activity and diet among African-American girls
    Russell Jago
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Obes Res 12:55S-63S. 2004
    ..To examine the cross-sectional relationships between physical activity and dietary behaviors among 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls...
  20. doi Food, fun, and fitness internet program for girls: pilot evaluation of an e-Health youth obesity prevention program examining predictors of obesity
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 47:494-7. 2008
    ..This pilot study tested whether an Internet-based intervention could achieve change in fruit, juice, and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and self-efficacy in youth at-risk of obesity...
  21. ncbi Parent outcome expectancies for purchasing fruit and vegetables: a validation
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:280-91. 2007
    ....
  22. ncbi Food category purchases vary by household education and race/ethnicity: results from grocery receipts
    Karen Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1747-52. 2007
    ..To characterize food group purchases from grocery receipts...
  23. ncbi Changes in food group consumption patterns from childhood to young adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Debby Demory-Luce
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Ave, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1684-91. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to assess changes in food group consumption patterns from childhood to young adulthood...
  24. ncbi Covariability in diet and physical activity in African-American girls
    Deborah Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obes Res 12:46S-54S. 2004
    ..Our goal was to examine 12-week covariability in diet and physical activity changes among 8- to 10-year-old African-American girls and if these changes predicted percent change in BMI...
  25. ncbi The Fun, Food, and Fitness Project (FFFP): the Baylor GEMS pilot study
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S30-9. 2003
    ..The Girls health Enrichment Multisite Studies (GEMS) Fun, Food, and Fitness Project (FFFP) was designed to prevent obesity among 8-year-old African-American girls...
  26. doi Boy Scout 5-a-Day Badge: outcome results of a troop and Internet intervention
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX, USA
    Prev Med 49:518-26. 2009
    ....
  27. ncbi Children's meal patterns have changed over a 21-year period: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Theresa A Nicklas
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:753-61. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to analyze children's meal patterns over 2 decades...
  28. pmc TV parenting practices: is the same scale appropriate for parents of children of different ages?
    Tzu An Chen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:41. 2013
    ..Perform differential item functioning (DIF) analysis to test whether item parameter estimates differed across education, language, or age groups...
  29. doi Children's accuracy of portion size estimation using digital food images: effects of interface design and size of image on computer screen
    Tom Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:418-25. 2011
    ..To test the effect of image size and presence of size cues on the accuracy of portion size estimation by children...
  30. pmc Parenting practices are associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in pre-school children
    Teresia M O'Connor
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:91-101. 2010
    ..The present study aimed to assess the association of diverse parenting practices to promote F&V and its consumption among pre-school children...
  31. pmc A model of goal directed vegetable parenting practices
    Melanie Hingle
    Department of Pediatrics, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Appetite 58:444-9. 2012
    ..Understanding these factors could inform the design of interventions to increase parents' use of parenting practices that promote long-term child consumption of vegetables...
  32. ncbi Psychosocial and demographic predictors of fruit, juice and vegetable consumption among 11-14-year-old Boy Scouts
    M Shayne Gallaway
    Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, The University of Texas at Houston, 1200 Hermann Pressler Drive, Suite E 627, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:1508-14. 2007
    ..Psychosocial and demographic correlates of fruit, juice and vegetable (FJV) consumption were investigated to guide how to increase FJV intake...
  33. pmc Home fruit, juice, and vegetable pantry management and availability scales: a validation
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Room 2038, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Appetite 50:266-77. 2008
    ..Item Response Theory parameter estimates revealed easily interpreted patterns in the sequence of items by difficulty of response. These scales are available to help better understand influences on family FJV purchase decisions...
  34. ncbi Measures of self-efficacy and norms for low-fat milk consumption are reliable and related to beverage consumption among 5th graders at school lunch
    Victoria J Thompson
    The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 182, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:421-6. 2008
    ..To determine the reliability and validity of scales measuring low-fat milk consumption self-efficacy and norms during school lunch among a cohort of 5th graders...
  35. pmc Fruit and vegetables are similarly categorised by 8-13-year-old children
    Karina Knight Sepulveda
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:175-87. 2009
    ....
  36. ncbi Components of the diet associated with child adiposity: a cross-sectional study
    Tracey A Ledoux
    Children s Nutrition Research Center USDA ARS, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 30:536-46. 2011
    ..Secondary goals of this study were to determine the extent to which MVPA confounded the associations between diet and adiposity and whether associations between diet and adiposity would differ depending on reporting error...
  37. doi Health professionals' and dietetics practitioners' perceived effectiveness of fruit and vegetable parenting practices across six countries
    Teresia O'Connor
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine USDA Children s Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1065-71. 2010
    ....
  38. pmc Tests of the accuracy and speed of categorizing foods into child vs professional categories using two methods of browsing with children
    Tom Baranowski
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:91-4. 2010
    ..A computerized recall may not be appropriate for children 9 years of age or younger...
  39. doi 6-n-Propylthiouracil sensitivity and obesity status among ethnically diverse children
    Janice C Baranowski
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1587-92. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) sensitivity to BMI while statistically controlling for demographic characteristics in two age groups of children: 9-10 years and 17-18 years (n 1551)...
  40. ncbi Availability, accessibility, and preferences for fruit, 100% fruit juice, and vegetables influence children's dietary behavior
    Karen Weber Cullen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:615-26. 2003
    ..Interventions targeting child dietary behaviors may need to tailor to the home environment, separately by gender. Extra efforts are necessary by parents to enhance accessibility among children who do not like FJV...
  41. ncbi Influences on diet and physical activity among middle-class African American 8- to 10-year-old girls at risk of becoming obese
    Victoria J Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:115-23. 2003
    ..To understand diet, physical activity, and inactivity influences among preadolescent African American girls at risk of becoming obese...
  42. pmc The walking school bus and children's physical activity: a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial
    Jason A Mendoza
    US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatrics 128:e537-44. 2011
    ..To evaluate the impact of a "walking school bus" program on children's rates of active commuting to school and physical activity...
  43. pmc Grains are similarly categorized by 8- to 13-year-old children
    Alicia Beltran
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1921-6. 2008
    ..1%) labels, such as breakfast for the professional category of pancakes, waffles, and flapjacks. These categories may be used to facilitate food search in a computerized 24-hour dietary recall for children in this age group...
  44. ncbi Relationships between maternal and child cardiovascular risk factors: ethnic differences and lack of influence of physical activity
    Russell Jago
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:1125-31. 2004
    ..To obtain information about the relationship between cardiovascular and diabetic risk factors of mothers and their children and to determine whether these relationships differ by physical activity or ethnicity...
  45. pmc Impact of a pilot walking school bus intervention on children's pedestrian safety behaviors: a pilot study
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Health Place 18:24-30. 2012
    ..01) of crossing at the corner/crosswalk but 5-fold lower odds (p<0.01) of stopping at the curb. The protocol appears feasible for documenting changes to school-level PSB...
  46. ncbi Squire's Quest: intervention changes occurred at lunch and snack meals
    Karen W Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Appetite 45:148-51. 2005
    ..Interventions need to incorporate new procedures to more directly target intake at breakfast and dinner...
  47. pmc Overeating styles and adiposity among multiethnic youth
    Tracey Ledoux
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Appetite 56:71-7. 2011
    ..Relationships were not influenced by social desirability nor moderated by age or gender. Overeating styles are related to adiposity in nearly all youth but the nature of these associations are moderated by ethnicity...
  48. ncbi Goal setting is differentially related to change in fruit, juice, and vegetable consumption among fourth-grade children
    Karen W Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Health Educ Behav 31:258-69. 2004
    ..The results show that goal attainment was somewhat effective in promoting dietary change among children...
  49. ncbi Measurement characteristics of diet-related psychosocial questionnaires among African-American parents and their 8- to 10-year-old daughters: results from the Girls' health Enrichment Multi-site Studies
    Karen W Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Prev Med 38:S34-42. 2004
    ..This paper presents the reliability and validity of several diet-related psychosocial questionnaires...
  50. ncbi Innovative application of a multidimensional item response model in assessing the influence of social desirability on the pseudo-relationship between self-efficacy and behavior
    Kathy Watson
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:i85-97. 2006
    ..However, as shown in the observed sample, more research is needed to understand the influence of SocD on the relationship between self-efficacy and behaviors for different populations and for different degrees of SocD response bias...
  51. pmc Active commuting to school and association with physical activity and adiposity among US youth
    Jason A Mendoza
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Phys Act Health 8:488-95. 2011
    ..We also examined whether MVPA mediated the relationships between active commuting and adiposity...
  52. pmc Simulated adaptations to an adult dietary self-report tool to accommodate children: impact on nutrient estimates
    Deirdre Douglass
    a USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, Texas
    J Am Coll Nutr 32:92-7. 2013
    ..To simulate the effect of child-friendly (CF) adaptations of the National Cancer Institute's Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24) on estimates of nutrient intake...
  53. ncbi Squire's Quest! Dietary outcome evaluation of a multimedia game
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Prev Med 24:52-61. 2003
    ..Innovative programs are needed to enable children to increase FJV intake. Psychoeducational multimedia permits the delivery of interventions as designed and capitalizes on known behavior change principles...
  54. ncbi Feasibility study to objectively assess activity and location of Hispanic preschoolers: a short communication
    Teresia M O'Connor
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 USA
    Geospat Health 7:375-80. 2013
    ..This methodology has the potential to provide more precise findings to inform environmental interventions and policy changes to promote physical activity among Hispanic preschool children...
  55. ncbi Food, Fun and Fitness Internet program for girls: influencing log-on rate
    Debbe Thompson
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 23:228-37. 2008
    ..Identifying the reason that this occurred may provide insight into how to further enhance log-on rate. Recruitment method may influence log-on rate...
  56. ncbi Evaluation of quality control procedures for 24-h dietary recalls: results from the Girls Health Enrichment Multisite Studies
    Karen W Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Prev Med 38:S14-23. 2004
    ..Quality control methods are key components of dietary assessment, but have rarely been evaluated...
  57. pmc Mixed foods are similarly categorized by 8-13 year old children
    Alicia Beltran
    Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Room 2025H, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Appetite 50:316-24. 2008
    ..0%) labels, such as vegetables, sandwiches and drinks, or "specific-food item" (23.0%) labels, i.e. the name of the food. These categories may be used to facilitate mixed food search in a computerized 24hdr for children in this age group...
  58. pmc Diverse food items are similarly categorized by 8- to 13-year-old children
    Alicia Beltran
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:149-59. 2008
    ..Assess how 8- to 13-year-old children categorized and labeled food items for possible use as part of a food search strategy in a computerized 24-hour dietary recall...
  59. ncbi Fruit and vegetable shopping practices and social support scales: A validation
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Room 2038, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:340-51. 2006
    ..To assess the psychometric characteristics of new scales of shopping practices and social support for purchasing fruits and vegetables...
  60. doi Testing theories of dietary behavior change in youth using the mediating variable model with intervention programs
    Ester Cerin
    United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:309-18. 2009
    ..To review and critique current experimentally-based evidence of theoretical mechanisms of dietary behavior change in youth and provide recommendations on ways to enhance theory evaluation...
  61. ncbi Item response modeling: an evaluation of the children's fruit and vegetable self-efficacy questionnaire
    Kathy Watson
    USDA ARS, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:i47-57. 2006
    ..The FVSEQ can be improved by including items at the extreme levels of difficulty. DIF analyses identified areas where IRM can be useful to improve the functioning of measures...
  62. pmc Identifying and clarifying values and reason statements that promote effective food parenting practices, using intensive interviews
    Alicia Beltran
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:531-5. 2011
    ..Generate and test parents' understanding of values and associated reason statements to encourage effective food parenting practices...
  63. ncbi Are current health behavioral change models helpful in guiding prevention of weight gain efforts?
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Room 2038, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Obes Res 11:23S-43S. 2003
    ..More research is needed to assess the true potential for these models to contribute to our understanding of obesity-related diet and physical activity practices, and in turn, to obesity prevention...
  64. pmc Self-efficacy and norm measures for lunch fruit and vegetable consumption are reliable and valid among fifth grade students
    Victoria J Thompson
    Archimage Inc, Houston, TX 77006, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:2-7. 2007
    ..To determine the reliability and validity of a questionnaire measuring fruit and vegetable (FV) self-efficacy and social norms during school lunch among 5th graders...
  65. pmc Food insecurity, CD4 counts, and incomplete viral suppression among HIV+ patients from Texas Children's Hospital: a pilot study
    Jason A Mendoza
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates St, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:1683-7. 2013
    ..1. Food insecurity (β = -0.23, 95 % CI [-0.40, -0.01]) was associated with lower CD4 counts and higher odds of incomplete viral suppression (OR = 4.07, 95 % CI [1.02, 13.92]). Food insecurity may adversely impact pediatric HIV outcomes...
  66. pmc Convergent validity of preschool children's television viewing measures among low-income Latino families: a cross-sectional study
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Child Obes 9:29-34. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to test the reliability and convergent validity of four TV viewing measures among low-income Latino preschool children in the United States...
  67. ncbi The food intake recording software system is valid among fourth-grade children
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:380-5. 2002
    ....
  68. doi Engaging parents to increase youth physical activity a systematic review
    Teresia M O'Connor
    U S Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:141-9. 2009
    ..Parents are often involved in interventions to engage youth in physical activity, but it is not clear which methods for involving parents are effective...
  69. ncbi Adolescent patterns of physical activity differences by gender, day, and time of day
    Russell Jago
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:447-52. 2005
    ..More information about the physical activity of adolescents is needed. This study used objective measurement to investigate differences in activity patterns related to gender, body mass index (BMI), day, and time of day...
  70. ncbi School-based obesity prevention: a blueprint for taming the epidemic
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Health Behav 26:486-93. 2002
    ..To review the literature on school-based obesity prevention programs to identify what can be done to minimize the increasing levels of obesity...
  71. ncbi Misclassification associated with measurement error in the assessment of dietary intake
    Carl De Moor
    Departments of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard Box 243, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 6:393-9. 2003
    ..The objective of this study is to demonstrate the extent to which measurement error and eligibility criteria affect the accuracy of classification...
  72. pmc Playing for real: video games and stories for health-related behavior change
    Tom Baranowski
    U S Department of Agriculture ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:74-82. 2008
    ..Video games provide extensive player involvement for large numbers of children and adults, and thereby provide a channel for delivering health behavior change experiences and messages in an engaging and entertaining format...
  73. ncbi Eating patterns and obesity in children. The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Theresa A Nicklas
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:9-16. 2003
    ..Childhood obesity is a growing public health problem. This study examined the association between eating patterns and overweight status in children who participated in the Bogalusa Heart Study...
  74. ncbi Non-curricular approaches for increasing physical activity in youth: a review
    Russell Jago
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Med 39:157-63. 2004
    ..To prevent obesity, the physical activity of youth should be increased. Since time for school physical education has declined and curricular interventions have had limited effects, alternative non-curriculum approaches need to be tested...
  75. pmc Validity of instruments to assess students' travel and pedestrian safety
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:257. 2010
    ..This research validated the SRTS school travel survey and a pedestrian safety behavior checklist...
  76. pmc General versus central adiposity and relationship to pediatric metabolic risk
    Jason A Mendoza
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 10:128-36. 2012
    ..The influence of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and general versus central adiposity on pediatric metabolic risk is not well described...
  77. pmc Self efficacy for fruit, vegetable and water intakes: Expanded and abbreviated scales from item response modeling analyses
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:25. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  78. ncbi Observed environmental features and the physical activity of adolescent males
    Russell Jago
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:98-104. 2005
    ..It has recently been reported that adult physical activity was associated with environmental features. The aim of this study was to determine whether environmental features were associated with physical activity among male adolescents...
  79. ncbi Validation of a fruit, juice, and vegetable availability questionnaire
    Tara Marsh
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:93-7. 2003
    ..To assess the validity of a self-reported fruit, juice, and vegetable home availability measure...
  80. pmc How many days was that? We're still not sure, but we're asking the question better!
    Tom Baranowski
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:S544-9. 2008
    ..More precise estimates of numbers of days to reliably assess physical activity will likely vary by purpose of the study, type of instrument, and characteristics of the sample. This work remains to be done...
  81. ncbi Is there an association between sweetened beverages and adiposity?
    Christine M Bachman
    University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Nutr Rev 64:153-74. 2006
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  82. pmc Conceptual model for the design of a serious video game promoting self-management among youth with type 1 diabetes
    Debbe Thompson
    US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Diabetes Sci Technol 4:744-9. 2010
    ..This article presents a conceptual model of how this may be achieved. It concludes by identifying research needed to refine our knowledge regarding how to develop effective serious video games for health...