Karen Cullen

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Socioenvironmental influences on children's fruit, juice and vegetable consumption as reported by parents: reliability and validity of measures
    K Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 3:345-56. 2000
  4. pmc Improvements in middle school student dietary intake after implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:111-7. 2008
  5. pmc Fruits, vegetables, milk, and sweetened beverages consumption and access to à la carte/snack bar meals at school
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:463-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of an 8-week African American web-based pilot program promoting healthy eating behaviors: Family Eats
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:40-51. 2008
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint The youth/adolescent questionnaire has low validity and modest reliability among low-income African-American and Hispanic seventh- and eighth-grade youth
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1415-9. 2004
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications56

  1. 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...
  2. 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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  3. ncbi request reprint Socioenvironmental influences on children's fruit, juice and vegetable consumption as reported by parents: reliability and validity of measures
    K Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Public Health Nutr 3:345-56. 2000
    ..To pilot test theory-based questionnaires to measure socioenvironmental influences on children's fruit, juice and vegetable (FJV) consumption as reported by parents...
  4. pmc Improvements in middle school student dietary intake after implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:111-7. 2008
    ..We assessed the effect of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy on middle school student lunchtime food consumption...
  5. pmc Fruits, vegetables, milk, and sweetened beverages consumption and access to à la carte/snack bar meals at school
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:463-7. 2004
    ..We assessed the impact of access to school snack bars on middle school students' fruit, vegetable, milk, and sweetened beverage consumption...
  6. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of an 8-week African American web-based pilot program promoting healthy eating behaviors: Family Eats
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Health Behav 32:40-51. 2008
    ..To assess log-on rates and change in mediating variables achieved from a web-based nutrition intervention for African American families...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint The youth/adolescent questionnaire has low validity and modest reliability among low-income African-American and Hispanic seventh- and eighth-grade youth
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1415-9. 2004
    ..The ability of seventh- and eighth-grade low-income African-American and Hispanic youth to report usual intake over a period of time appears to be limited and may not provide a valid measure of consumption...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint Texas school food policy changes related to middle school a la carte/snack bar foods: potential savings in kilocalories
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:1952-4. 2005
    ..These findings should provide some assurance that changes in food portion sizes in school food environments could impact energy balance...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Relative reliability and validity of the Block Kids Questionnaire among youth aged 10 to 17 years
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:862-6. 2008
    ..These results suggest that the Block Kids Questionnaire has validity for some nutrients, but not most food groups assessed, and appears more useful for adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint Exploring changes in middle-school student lunch consumption after local school food service policy modifications
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 9:814-20. 2006
    ..This study assessed the impact of changes in school food policy on student lunch consumption in middle schools...
  17. doi request reprint Middle-school students' school lunch consumption does not meet the new Institute of Medicine's National School Lunch Program recommendations
    Karen W Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:1876-81. 2011
    ..These new lunch menu patterns increase fruit to one serving and vegetables to two servings, with 50 % wholegrain food...
  18. doi request reprint Creating healthful home food environments: results of a study with participants in the expanded food and nutrition education program
    Karen Weber Cullen
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:380-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate a modified curriculum for the 6-session Texas Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) promoting healthful home food environments and parenting skills related to obesity prevention...
  19. doi request reprint The impact of school socioeconomic status on student lunch consumption after implementation of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Sch Health 79:525-31; quiz 561-3. 2009
    ..This study compares the impact of the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy on lunch consumption of low- and middle-income students in sixth through eighth grades...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fat practices and consumption among African-American adolescent Boy Scouts: the impact of meal source
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:193-8. 2002
    ..Interventions targeting African-American adolescents should focus on building skills for choosing low-fat foods at all meal locations, particularly restaurants...
  21. pmc Intake of soft drinks, fruit-flavored beverages, and fruits and vegetables by children in grades 4 through 6
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030 USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1475-8. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of questionnaires measuring associations between behavioral factors and diabetes care for youth with type 2 diabetes
    Karen W Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Pediatr Diabetes 8:21-7. 2007
    ..Because of the recency of the large numbers of youth diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D), measures of adherence behavior and family response to diabetes have not been developed or tested...
  23. ncbi request reprint Children's dietary fat intake and fat practices vary by meal and day
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1773-8. 2002
    ..This research examined the relationship between the dietary fat intake and fat practices of children by meal, day of week, and weekend day vs weekday...
  24. doi request reprint Knowledge about type 2 diabetes risk and prevention of African-American and Hispanic adults and adolescents with family history of type 2 diabetes
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Diabetes Educ 35:836-42. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess type 2 diabetes knowledge, perceptions, risk factor awareness, and prevention practices among African American and Hispanic families with a history of diabetes...
  25. doi request reprint Differences in fruit and vegetable exposure and preferences among adolescents receiving free fruit and vegetable snacks at school
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Department of Pediatrics, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, United States
    Appetite 52:740-4. 2009
    ..Future research should investigate the connection between food exposure, preferences and consumption in adolescents...
  26. pmc The impact of the Texas public school nutrition policy on student food selection and sales in Texas
    Karen W Cullen
    United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:706-12. 2009
    ..We assessed the statewide impact of the 2004 Texas Public School Nutrition Policy on foods and beverages served or sold in schools...
  27. 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...
  28. 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
    ....
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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
    ....
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Improving the school food environment: results from a pilot study in middle schools
    Karen W Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030 2600, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:484-9. 2007
    ..Implementing longer-term and more ambitious changes and assessing cost issues and the potential enduring impact of these changes on student dietary change and disease risk reduction merits investigation...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. ncbi request reprint Quality of life, family behavior, and health outcomes in children with type 2 diabetes
    Barbara J Anderson
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pediatr Ann 34:722-9. 2005
  40. 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...
  41. 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
    ....
  42. pmc A Serious Video Game to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Elementary Aged Youth (Squire's Quest! II): Rationale, Design, and Methods
    Debbe Thompson
    USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 1:e19. 2012
    ..Video games offer a controlled venue for conducting behavioral research and testing hypotheses to identify mechanisms of effect...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Effects of promotional materials on vending sales of low-fat items in teachers' lounges
    Amy Fiske
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:90-3. 2004
    ..Results of this study, although not statistically significant, suggest that environmental change may be a realistic means of positively influencing consumer behavior...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Familial concordance of dietary fat practices and intake
    Karen Weber Cullen
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Fam Community Health 25:65-75. 2002
    ..Parent LFP was a significant predictor of child LFP. Family intervention programs targeting dietary fat behaviors should encourage use of low-fat dietary behaviors...

Research Grants8

  1. INCREASING SCHOOL SNACK BAR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE INTAKE
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Positive findings from this study should be applicable to middle schools where snack bars are available. ..
  2. Familys' Web: Cancer Prevention for Daughters
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This feasibility or pilot study will provide the foundation for a full scale intervention focused on dietary change. ..
  3. Exploring strategies to increase school breakfast consumption in middle schools
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Improving SB participation may be an important public health environmental intervention with both significant health and academic outcomes. ..
  4. Family Eats: Cancer Prevention for Families
    Karen Cullen; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This is a relatively low cost method for improving health and quality of life. ..