Simone A French

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Questionnaire and laboratory measures of eating behavior. Associations with energy intake and BMI in a community sample of working adults
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, 1300 South 2nd St, 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA Electronic address
    Appetite 72:50-8. 2014
  2. pmc Eating behavior dimensions. Associations with energy intake and body weight. A review
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Appetite 59:541-9. 2012
  3. pmc Decrease in television viewing predicts lower body mass index at 1-year follow-up in adolescents, but not adults
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:415-22. 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. doi request reprint Household obesity prevention: Take Action--a group-randomized trial
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2082-8. 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Questionnaire and laboratory measures of eating behavior. Associations with energy intake and BMI in a community sample of working adults
    Simone A French
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, 1300 South 2nd St, 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA Electronic address
    Appetite 72:50-8. 2014
    ..The present research compared a self-report measure of usual eating behaviors with two laboratory-based behavioral measures of food reward and food preference...
  2. pmc Eating behavior dimensions. Associations with energy intake and body weight. A review
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Appetite 59:541-9. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Decrease in television viewing predicts lower body mass index at 1-year follow-up in adolescents, but not adults
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:415-22. 2012
    ..To examine associations between television viewing, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, eating out, physical activity, and body weight change over 1 year...
  4. 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...
  5. 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:..
  6. doi request reprint Household obesity prevention: Take Action--a group-randomized trial
    Simone A French
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2082-8. 2011
    ..Innovative methods are needed to strengthen the home food environment intervention component. Longer intervention durations also need to be evaluated...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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:..
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. pmc Results from an experimental trial at a Head Start center to evaluate two meal service approaches to increase fruit and vegetable intake of preschool aged children
    Lisa J Harnack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:51. 2012
    ..Strategies to increase fruit and vegetable consumption of preschool aged children are needed...
  14. 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)...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Family structure and park use among parents
    Yingling Fan
    Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:520-6. 2012
    ..Despite the increasingly diversified family structure in the U.S., little research examines differences in park use between nontraditional and traditional family structures...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. doi request reprint Availability of snacks, candy and beverages in hospital, community clinic and commercial pharmacies
    Anne Whitehouse
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:1117-23. 2012
    ..The purpose of the present study was to measure the availability of energy-dense foods and sugar-sweetened beverages in pharmacies and to examine differences by pharmacy type and presence of a food policy...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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)...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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:..
  33. 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
    ....
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. pmc Examining the relationship between family meal frequency and individual dietary intake: does family cohesion play a role?
    Ericka M Welsh
    Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Lincoln, NE 68509, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:229-35. 2011
    ..To confirm previously reported associations between family meal frequency and dietary intake, and to examine family cohesion as a potential mediator of this relationship...
  38. 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...
  39. pmc The impact of regular self-weighing on weight management: a systematic literature review
    Jeffrey J VanWormer
    Department of Education, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, 920 East 28th St, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:54. 2008
    ..The evidence on frequent self-weighing, however, has not yet been synthesized. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the evidence regarding the use of regular self-weighing for both weight loss and weight maintenance...
  40. 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...
  41. 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