THOMAS A BARANOWSKI

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint 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
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint 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
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Gimme 5 fruit, juice, and vegetables for fun and health: outcome evaluation
    T Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Behav 27:96-111. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Measurement of outcomes, mediators, and moderators in behavioral obesity prevention research
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Prev Med 38:S1-13. 2004
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

Research Grants

  1. Food Intake Recording Software System: Version 4
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. OBESITY PREV AMONG PREPUBERTAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. PROP SENSITIVITY AND OBESITY AMONG ETHNIC CHILDREN
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Home Fruit,Juice and Vegetable Availability
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2002
  5. Middle School Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. ncbi request reprint 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...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint 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...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Gimme 5 fruit, juice, and vegetables for fun and health: outcome evaluation
    T Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Behav 27:96-111. 2000
    ..A theory-based school nutrition education program can help change children's FJV consumption and impact factors at home that predispose to FJV consumption, but changes were small, and their persistence is unknown...
  7. ncbi request reprint Measurement of outcomes, mediators, and moderators in behavioral obesity prevention research
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Prev Med 38:S1-13. 2004
    ..This attenuation may indicate that interventions were not effective, when in truth they were. There has been little assessment of the quality of measurement in obesity prevention trials...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. ncbi request reprint 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
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  12. ncbi request reprint Does participation in an intervention affect responses on self-report questionnaires?
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 21:i98-109. 2006
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Integration of two models, or dominance of one?
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 7030 2600, USA
    J Health Psychol 10:19-21; discussion 37-43. 2005
    ..Furthermore, more work may be necessary to integrate the specific cognitive constructs between CBT and the TPB. Empirical research will be necessary to validate that the integration occurred in a meaningful way...
  14. ncbi request reprint Understanding the mechanisms of change in children's physical activity programs
    Tom Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, USDA ARS, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Exerc Sport Sci Rev 33:163-8. 2005
    ..Using the model to design and evaluate interventions could result in a greater understanding of the mechanisms of children's physical activity behavior change and how to tailor programs to them...
  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 request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. ncbi request reprint Measurement and health locus of control among children
    Tom Baranowski
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Rm 2038, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 23:163-5; discussion 166. 2002
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. 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
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  21. ncbi request reprint 5 a day Achievement Badge for African-American Boy Scouts: pilot outcome results
    Tom Baranowski
    Behavioral Nutrition Group, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Prev Med 34:353-63. 2002
    ..The "5 a Day Achievement Badge" program was presented on a pilot study basis to African-American Boy Scout troops in Houston...
  22. ncbi request reprint Process evaluations of the 5-a-day projects
    T Baranowski
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030 2600, USA
    Health Educ Behav 27:157-66. 2000
    ....
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint 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...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. 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
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  30. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  31. doi request reprint 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint 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...
  35. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of optimism and pessimism: results from the Girls' Health Enrichment Multisite Studies
    Wendell C Taylor
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research CHPPR, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Prev Med 38:S69-77. 2004
    ..026) pessimism by intervention interaction term for MET-adjusted usual activity was found such that the intervention group had a lower change in physical activity per unit increase in pessimism compared to the control group...
  36. ncbi request reprint 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...
  37. ncbi request reprint 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint 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...
  39. doi request reprint 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint 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...
  41. ncbi request reprint 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint 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...
  43. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  44. doi request reprint 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)...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in social correlates of diet
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Health Educ Res 17:7-18. 2002
    ..Few ethnic group differences were detected, suggesting substantial commonality among respondents. Ethnic differences might be accommodated by interventions tailored to particular behaviors among ethnic groups...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...
  48. 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, 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint 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...
  52. ncbi request reprint 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint 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...
  54. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint 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...
  57. ncbi request reprint 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...
  58. ncbi request reprint 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...
  59. ncbi request reprint 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint 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...
  62. doi request reprint 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...
  63. ncbi request reprint 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...
  64. 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...
  65. ncbi request reprint 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...
  66. ncbi request reprint 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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Research Grants10

  1. Food Intake Recording Software System: Version 4
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Increased use of inexpensive dietary assessment tools will be invaluable as part of genetic or disparities research with children, when multiple days of assessment are possible. ..
  2. OBESITY PREV AMONG PREPUBERTAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GIRLS
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This will be the first obesity prevention project to employ a month-long summer camp, web technology, and sophisticated biological measures to assess factors predictive of body composition change. ..
  3. PROP SENSITIVITY AND OBESITY AMONG ETHNIC CHILDREN
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Understanding how PROP sensitivity relates to obesity and food intake could provide an easily determined stratifying variable to which dietary interventions could be tailored. ..
  4. Home Fruit,Juice and Vegetable Availability
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The extent to which this research enhances the validity and reliability of measurement, future research on correlates will be more successful. ..
  5. Middle School Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
    Tom Baranowski; Fiscal Year: 2007
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