ISOBEL RUTH CONTENTO

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Review and analysis of evaluation measures used in nutrition education intervention research
    Isobel R Contento
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 34:2-25. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Understanding the food choice process of adolescents in the context of family and friends
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:575-82. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Nutrition education: linking research, theory, and practice
    Isobel R Contento
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:176-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Enhancing personal agency and competence in eating and moving: formative evaluation of a middle school curriculum--Choice, Control, and Change
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:S179-86. 2007
  5. pmc Adolescents demonstrate improvement in obesity risk behaviors after completion of choice, control & change, a curriculum addressing personal agency and autonomous motivation
    Isobel R Contento
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1830-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Body image, weight, and food choices of Latina women and their young children
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:236-48. 2003
  7. pmc Fat avoidance and replacement behaviors predict low-fat intake among urban African American adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Nutr Res 28:358-63. 2008
  8. pmc Computer-mediated intervention tailored on transtheoretical model stages and processes of change increases fruit and vegetable consumption among urban African-American adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:336-41. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Dietary energy density and diet variety as predictors of outcome in anorexia nervosa
    Janet E Schebendach
    Eating Disorders Research Unit, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:810-6. 2008
  10. pmc Dietary fat intake among urban, African American adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Eat Behav 9:251-6. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Review and analysis of evaluation measures used in nutrition education intervention research
    Isobel R Contento
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525W 120th St, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 34:2-25. 2002
    ..We will then be better able to make judgments about the effectiveness of nutrition education...
  2. ncbi request reprint Understanding the food choice process of adolescents in the context of family and friends
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:575-82. 2006
    ..To understand from the adolescents' own perspective the decision-making processes they use to make food choices on an everyday basis and how they resolve their need for personal control over food choices with the values of family and peers...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nutrition education: linking research, theory, and practice
    Isobel R Contento
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:176-9. 2008
    ..These are evaluated through the use of appropriate designs and instruments. Nutrition education programs that link research, theory, and practice are more likely to be effective...
  4. ncbi request reprint Enhancing personal agency and competence in eating and moving: formative evaluation of a middle school curriculum--Choice, Control, and Change
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 39:S179-86. 2007
    ..A strategy based on fostering personal agency, cognitive self-regulation, and competence can be effective in increasing healthful eating and physical activity behaviors in middle school children and should be explored further...
  5. pmc Adolescents demonstrate improvement in obesity risk behaviors after completion of choice, control & change, a curriculum addressing personal agency and autonomous motivation
    Isobel R Contento
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1830-9. 2010
    ..The rapid increase of obesity and diabetes risk beginning in youth, particularly those from disadvantaged communities, calls for prevention efforts...
  6. ncbi request reprint Body image, weight, and food choices of Latina women and their young children
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:236-48. 2003
    ..To investigate body image perceptions of women about themselves and their young children and their relationship to their food choices and those of their children...
  7. pmc Fat avoidance and replacement behaviors predict low-fat intake among urban African American adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Nutr Res 28:358-63. 2008
    ..Dietary interventions to lower fat intake among urban African American adolescents should promote the adoption of these behaviors...
  8. pmc Computer-mediated intervention tailored on transtheoretical model stages and processes of change increases fruit and vegetable consumption among urban African-American adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Health Promot 22:336-41. 2008
    ..To examine the efficacy of an intervention based on the transtheoretical model (TTM) for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents...
  9. ncbi request reprint Dietary energy density and diet variety as predictors of outcome in anorexia nervosa
    Janet E Schebendach
    Eating Disorders Research Unit, New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:810-6. 2008
    ..Maintenance of a healthy diet is central to the recovery process, but the relation between diet and relapse has not been investigated in AN patients...
  10. pmc Dietary fat intake among urban, African American adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Eat Behav 9:251-6. 2008
    ..Urban, African American adolescents can benefit from intervention to lower their fat intake. Programs that target and address the food preferences and eating habits of this population are clearly needed...
  11. pmc Criterion validity and user acceptability of a CD-ROM-mediated food record for measuring fruit and vegetable consumption among black adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:3-11. 2009
    ..To determine the criterion validity and user acceptability of the Healthy Eating Self-Monitoring Tool (HEST), a CD-ROM-mediated food record for measuring fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged black adolescents...
  12. pmc Criterion validity of the Healthy Eating Self-monitoring Tool (HEST) for black adolescents
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:321-4. 2007
    ..With further development and validation, the HEST can be used to measure fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged black adolescents...
  13. pmc Application of the transtheoretical model to fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents: preliminary findings
    Jennifer Di Noia
    Columbia University School of Social Work, New York, New York 10027, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:342-8. 2006
    ..To examine the application of the transtheoretical model (TTM) to fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents...
  14. ncbi request reprint Relationship of cognitive restraint of eating and disinhibition to the quality of food choices of Latina women and their young children
    Isobel R Contento
    Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Prev Med 40:326-36. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of these constructs with quality of food choices for women and for their young children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns of reservation and non-reservation Native American youths
    Jennifer Di Noia
    School of Social Work, Columbia University, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:705-12. 2005
    ..To bridge this gap, this study measured the eating patterns of Native American youths in the northeastern United States...
  16. ncbi request reprint A media literacy nutrition education curriculum for head start parents about the effects of television advertising on their children's food requests
    Toby J Hindin
    Department of Heath and Behavior Studies Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:192-8. 2004
    ..To evaluate whether a media literacy nutrition education curriculum about the effects of television advertising on children's food choices influenced the behavior, attitudes, and knowledge of Head Start parents...

Research Grants8

  1. CURRICULUM LINKING SCIENCE EDUCATION AND HEALTH LITERACY
    Isobel Contento; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Results of the evaluation will be used to revise the program for dissemination. ..
  2. Choice, Control and Change: An inquiry-based science education
    Isobel Contento; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A leader teacher model will be used to institutionalize C3 to help assure that schools continue to implement C3 after SEPA funding. ..