S A French

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effect of point-of-purchase calorie labeling on restaurant and cafeteria food choices: a review of the literature
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd St Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:51. 2008
  2. pmc Effects of calorie labeling and value size pricing on fast food meal choices: results from an experimental trial
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:63. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Fast food restaurant use among women in the Pound of Prevention study: dietary, behavioral and demographic correlates
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1353-9. 2000
  4. pmc An environmental intervention to promote lower-fat food choices in secondary schools: outcomes of the TACOS Study
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1507-12. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint School-based research and initiatives: fruit and vegetable environment, policy, and pricing workshop
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 39:S101-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint School food policies and practices: a state-wide survey of secondary school principals
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, 1300 S Second St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1785-9. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Pricing effects on food choices
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    J Nutr 133:841S-843S. 2003
  8. pmc Food environment in secondary schools: a la carte, vending machines, and food policies and practices
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455 1015, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1161-7. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint National trends in soft drink consumption among children and adolescents age 6 to 17 years: prevalence, amounts, and sources, 1977/1978 to 1994/1998
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis MN 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:1326-31. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Environmental interventions to promote vegetable and fruit consumption among youth in school settings
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 37:593-610. 2003

Research Grants

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Publications60

  1. pmc Effect of point-of-purchase calorie labeling on restaurant and cafeteria food choices: a review of the literature
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd St Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:51. 2008
    ..The present review evaluates the available empirical literature on the effects of calorie information on food choices in restaurant and cafeteria settings...
  2. pmc Effects of calorie labeling and value size pricing on fast food meal choices: results from an experimental trial
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:63. 2008
    ..Likewise, little research has been conducted to evaluate the influence of value size pricing on restaurant meal choices...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fast food restaurant use among women in the Pound of Prevention study: dietary, behavioral and demographic correlates
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:1353-9. 2000
    ..To examine demographic, behavioral and dietary correlates of frequency of fast food restaurant use in a community-based sample of 891 adult women...
  4. pmc An environmental intervention to promote lower-fat food choices in secondary schools: outcomes of the TACOS Study
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1507-12. 2004
    ..We evaluated an environmental intervention intended to increase sales of lower-fat foods in secondary school cafeterias...
  5. ncbi request reprint School-based research and initiatives: fruit and vegetable environment, policy, and pricing workshop
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 39:S101-7. 2004
    ..Federal policies provide little regulation of foods sold outside the school meals program. State and district policies are also limited, and few specifically address fruit and vegetable availability...
  6. ncbi request reprint School food policies and practices: a state-wide survey of secondary school principals
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, 1300 S Second St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1785-9. 2002
    ..To describe food-related policies and practices in secondary schools in Minnesota...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pricing effects on food choices
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    J Nutr 133:841S-843S. 2003
    ..Results were generalizable across various food types and populations. Reducing prices on healthful foods is a public health strategy that should be implemented through policy initiatives and industry collaborations...
  8. pmc Food environment in secondary schools: a la carte, vending machines, and food policies and practices
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455 1015, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1161-7. 2003
    ..This study described the food environment in 20 Minnesota secondary schools...
  9. ncbi request reprint National trends in soft drink consumption among children and adolescents age 6 to 17 years: prevalence, amounts, and sources, 1977/1978 to 1994/1998
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis MN 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:1326-31. 2003
    ..Trends between 1977/1978 and 1994/1998 in the prevalence, amounts, and sources of soft drink consumption were examined among youth age 6 to 17 years...
  10. ncbi request reprint Environmental interventions to promote vegetable and fruit consumption among youth in school settings
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 37:593-610. 2003
    ..This paper reviews the available literature on the school food environment with a focus on identifying effective strategies to promote vegetable and fruit (VF) consumption among youth in school settings...
  11. ncbi request reprint Public health strategies for dietary change: schools and workplaces
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    J Nutr 135:910-2. 2005
    ..School-based environmental interventions to increase availability and promotion of lower-fat foods and healthier snacks can increase purchase of these foods among adolescents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Increasing weight-bearing physical activity and calcium intake for bone mass growth in children and adolescents: a review of intervention trials
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, 55454 1015, USA
    Prev Med 31:722-31. 2000
    ..The purpose of this review is to evaluate the current state-of-the-science for interventions to increase bone mass gains in children and adolescents using weight-bearing physical activity or calcium supplementation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Fast food restaurant use among adolescents: associations with nutrient intake, food choices and behavioral and psychosocial variables
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:1823-33. 2001
    ..To examine demographic, behavioral and dietary correlates of frequency of fast food restaurant use in a community-based sample of 4746 adolescent students...
  14. ncbi request reprint Environmental influences on eating and physical activity
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 22:309-35. 2001
    ..Public health interventions, opportunities, and potential strategies to combat the obesity epidemic by promoting an environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity are discussed...
  15. pmc Pricing and promotion effects on low-fat vending snack purchases: the CHIPS Study
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 S Second St Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:112-7. 2001
    ..This study examined the effects of pricing and promotion strategies on purchases of low-fat snacks from vending machines...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of binge eating in a nonclinical sample of women enrolled in a weight gain prevention program
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 23:576-85. 1999
    ..The aims of the present study were to examine the prevalence and correlates of binge eating in a nonclinical sample of women and to examine whether associations differed by overweight status...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of weight gain in the Pound of Prevention study
    N E Sherwood
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 24:395-403. 2000
    ..This study examined cross-sectional and prospective relationships between macronutrient intake, behaviors intended to limit fat intake, physical activity and body weight...
  18. ncbi request reprint Correlates of changes in leisure time physical activity over 2 years: the Healthy Worker Project
    K Schmitz
    University of Minnesota, Division of Kinesiology, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Prev Med 26:570-9. 1997
    ..This study is the first to examine associations between concurrent changes in demongraphics, health behaviors, and physical activity in a free-living cohort of adults...
  19. ncbi request reprint Weight-related attitudes and behaviors of adolescent boys and girls who are encouraged to diet by their mothers
    J A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:1579-87. 2002
    ..To assess the relationships between mothers' reports of dieting and encouraging adolescents to diet and adolescents' reports of their own dieting practices and weight-related concerns...
  20. ncbi request reprint Smoking status, dietary intake, and physical activity in a sample of working adults
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 15:448-54. 1996
    ..Dietary and physical activity variables appear to be weak predictors of postcessation weight change. Implications for studies of chronic disease etiology and mechanisms of postcessation weight gain are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Weight variability and mortality: the Iowa Women's Health Study
    A R Folsom
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 20:704-9. 1996
    ..To evaluate the association between weight variability and risk of mortality in women...
  22. ncbi request reprint The relationship between restraint and weight and weight-related behaviors among individuals in a community weight gain prevention trial
    M T McGuire
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, Minneapolis, Minnesta 55454, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:574-80. 2001
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Weight-related attitudes and behaviors in fourth grade American Indian children
    J Stevens
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
    Obes Res 7:34-42. 1999
    ..This study assessed weight concerns, body size perceptions, weight reduction attempts, and weight loss methods in fourth grade American Indian children...
  24. ncbi request reprint A pricing strategy to promote sales of lower fat foods in high school cafeterias: acceptability and sensitivity analysis
    Peter Hannan
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Am J Health Promot 17:1-6, ii. 2002
    ..Low fat foods averaged about 13% of total sales. Sensitivity analysis was used to estimate that low fat foods would probably have averaged about 9% of total sales without the reduced price...
  25. pmc Unhealthy and healthy weight control behaviours among bus operators
    K H Escoto
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Suite 300 West Bank Office Building, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Occup Med (Lond) 62:138-40. 2012
    ..Understanding methods bus operators use for weight control may be important; there may be increased risk for these workers to engage in less healthy weight management behaviours due to stressful working conditions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Adolescent binge/purge and weight loss behaviors: associations with developmental assets
    S A French
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454-1015, USA
    J Adolesc Health 28:211-21. 2001
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Stage of change as a predictor of success in weight control in adult women
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 55454 1015, USA
    Health Psychol 18:543-6. 1999
    ..1 kg, 1.0 kg, 2.1 kg, and 2.3 kg for Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, and Action stages, respectively. The findings call into question the generality of the stages-of-change classification system across behavioral domains...
  28. ncbi request reprint Promotions to increase lower-fat food choices among students in secondary schools: description and outcomes of TACOS (Trying Alternative Cafeteria Options in Schools)
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:665-74. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Foodservice staff perceptions of their influence on student food choices
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:97-9. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of a Web-based component of a nutrition and physical activity behavioral intervention with Girl Scouts
    Sarah A Rydell
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:1447-50. 2005
    ..More research is needed to determine ways to enhance and maintain Web-site use over time among youth in health-behavior intervention programs...
  31. doi request reprint Why eat at fast-food restaurants: reported reasons among frequent consumers
    Sarah A Rydell
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:2066-70. 2008
    ..As motivation for eating at fast-food restaurants appears to differ somewhat by age, sex, education, employment status, and household size, tailored interventions could be considered...
  32. ncbi request reprint Family dinner meal frequency and adolescent development: relationships with developmental assets and high-risk behaviors
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:337-45. 2006
    ..To examine associations between family meal frequency and developmental assets and high-risk behaviors among a national sample of adolescents...
  33. ncbi request reprint Fast food for family meals: relationships with parent and adolescent food intake, home food availability and weight status
    Kerri N Boutelle
    Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 160, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:16-23. 2007
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Capturing the spectrum of household food and beverage purchasing behavior: a review
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:2051-8. 2008
    ..Universal Product Code scanning is not recommended due to its cost and complexity. Research directions to improve household food purchasing behavior measures are discussed...
  35. pmc Annotated receipts capture household food purchases from a broad range of sources
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health 1300 South 2nd St, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:37. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  36. pmc Providing calorie information on fast-food restaurant menu boards: consumer views
    Rebecca C Fitch
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Health Promot 24:129-32. 2009
    ..To gather consumer input about approaches to providing energy composition information for foods on fast-food restaurant menus...
  37. pmc Pricing and availability intervention in vending machines at four bus garages
    Simone A French
    From the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 52:S29-33. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effects of lowering prices and increasing availability on sales of healthy foods and beverages from 33 vending machines in 4 bus garages as part of a multicomponent worksite obesity prevention intervention...
  38. ncbi request reprint Weight-bearing physical activity among girls and mothers: relationships to girls' weight status
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Obes Res 12:258-66. 2004
    ..overweight)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Adolescents' attitudes about and consumption of low-fat foods: associations with sex and weight-control behaviors
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:233-7. 2004
    ..Dietitians' efforts to educate adolescents about the benefits and healthfulness of low-fat foods would aid intervention programs...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking for weight loss or control among adolescents: gender and racial/ethnic differences
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    J Adolesc Health 32:306-13. 2003
    ....
  41. pmc Work hours, weight status, and weight-related behaviors: a study of metro transit workers
    Kamisha H Escoto
    University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry, 606 24th Avenue South, 602, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:91. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  42. pmc Household income differences in food sources and food items purchased
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:77. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  43. ncbi request reprint Ethnic/racial differences in weight-related concerns and behaviors among adolescent girls and boys: findings from Project EAT
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Psychosom Res 53:963-74. 2002
    ..To compare weight-related concerns and behaviors across ethnicity/race among a population-based sample of adolescent boys and girls...
  44. pmc Worksite environment intervention to prevent obesity among metropolitan transit workers
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Suite 300 WBOB, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 50:180-5. 2010
    ..The results of an 18-month worksite intervention to prevent obesity among metropolitan transit workers are reported...
  45. ncbi request reprint Bone outcomes and technical measurement issues of bone health among children and adolescents: considerations for nutrition and physical activity intervention trials
    Jayne A Fulkerson
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
    Osteoporos Int 15:929-41. 2004
    ..It describes the implications of these issues for the interpretation of intervention effects observed in intervention trials, and provides recommendations for future research...
  46. ncbi request reprint Self-weighing in weight gain prevention and weight loss trials
    Jennifer A Linde
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Ann Behav Med 30:210-6. 2005
    ..Although self-monitoring is a central tenet of behavioral approaches to changing health behavior, clinical and public health recommendations for better controlling body weight do not emphasize weight self-monitoring...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of large weight gains and losses
    R W Jeffery
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:969-72. 2002
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of large weight gains and losses over a 3 y period in a heterogeneous population of participants in a study of weight gain prevention...
  48. ncbi request reprint Nutrition labeling and value size pricing at fast-food restaurants: a consumer perspective
    Maureen O'Dougherty
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Am J Health Promot 20:247-50. 2006
    ..This pilot study examined nutrition-related attitudes that may affect food choices at fast-food restaurants, including consumer attitudes toward nutrition labeling of fast foods and elimination of value size pricing...
  49. ncbi request reprint Small-sample performance of the robust score test and its modifications in generalized estimating equations
    Xu Guo
    Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Stat Med 24:3479-95. 2005
    ..Finally, we demonstrate the utility of our proposal by applying it to a group-randomized clinical trial, trying alternative cafeteria options in schools (TACOS)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Design characteristics of worksite environmental interventions for obesity prevention
    Charlotte A Pratt
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7936, Room 10118, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2171-80. 2007
    ..This paper describes the design characteristics of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-funded studies that are testing innovative environmental interventions for weight control and obesity prevention at worksites...
  51. ncbi request reprint The review process fails to require appropriate statistical analysis of a group-randomized trial
    Peter J Hannan
    Pediatrics 114:509-11. 2004
  52. ncbi request reprint School soft drink intervention study
    Simone A French
    BMJ 329:E315-6. 2004
  53. ncbi request reprint Factors in the school cafeteria influencing food choices by high school students
    Christine Shannon
    Order of the Fishermen Ministry Head Start, 10025 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48204, USA
    J Sch Health 72:229-34. 2002
    ..Focusing on the value and cost of low-fat foods may offer a key strategy for promoting low-fat foods to males...
  54. ncbi request reprint Parental attitudes towards soft drink vending machines in high schools
    Maia Hendel-Paterson
    Minnesota Office of Justice Programs, St Paul, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1597-600. 2004
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Prevention Conference VII: Obesity, a worldwide epidemic related to heart disease and stroke: Group IV: prevention/treatment
    Rebecca M Mullis
    Circulation 110:e484-8. 2004
  56. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of adolescents involved in promoting lower-fat foods in schools: associations with level of involvement
    Samia Hamdan
    School Nutrition Association, Alexandria, VA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:247-51. 2005
    ..Student involvement in nutrition interventions should be integrated into programs aimed at increasing healthful food choices among adolescents...
  57. ncbi request reprint Soda isn't only low in calcium
    Simone A French
    J Bone Miner Res 19:870; author reply 872. 2004

Research Grants12

  1. Worksite Environmental Interventions for Weight Control
    Simone French; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The effect of the intervention on health claims costs, work absenteeism and worker's compensation claims will be evaluated as a secondary outcome. ..
  2. BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES TO PREVENT OSTEOPOROSIS IN GIRLS
    Simone French; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. INCREASING AVAIL OF LOWFAT FOODS IN HIGH SCHOOLS
    Simone French; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..It is hypothesized that dietary fat intake will decrease and sales of low fat foods will increase in intervention schools relative to control schools. ..
  4. Portion Size Effects on Body Weight: Free Living Setting
    Simone A French; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It is hypothesized that body weight and energy intake will significantly increase in the 1600 kcal portion size condition during the six month study period. ..