Marilyn S Townsend

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Selecting items for a food behavior checklist for a limited-resource audience
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:69-77. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Improving the Quality of Data From EFNEP Participants With Low Literacy Skills: A Participant-driven Model
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA Electronic address
    J Nutr Educ Behav 46:309-14. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Obesity in low-income communities: prevalence, effects, a place to begin
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:34-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a USDA nutrition education program for low-income youth
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8783, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:30-41. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Brief psychosocial fruit and vegetable tool is sensitive for the US Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Education Programs
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:2120-4. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Improving readability of an evaluation tool for low-income clients using visual information processing theories
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:181-6. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Less-energy-dense diets of low-income women in California are associated with higher energy-adjusted diet costs
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1220-6. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Where is the science? What will it take to show that nutrient profiling systems work?
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1109S-1115S. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Patient-driven education materials: low-literate adults increase understanding of health messages and improve compliance
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California at Davis, 1 Meyer Hall, Davis, CA 95616 8996, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 46:367-78, vii-viii. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Development of a tool to assess psychosocial indicators of fruit and vegetable intake for 2 federal programs
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis 95616 8669, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 37:170-84. 2005

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Selecting items for a food behavior checklist for a limited-resource audience
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:69-77. 2003
    ..To report 6 psychometric properties of food behavior checklist (FBC) items and then to use these properties to systematically reduce the number of items on this evaluation tool...
  2. ncbi request reprint Improving the Quality of Data From EFNEP Participants With Low Literacy Skills: A Participant-driven Model
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA Electronic address
    J Nutr Educ Behav 46:309-14. 2014
    ..The authors advocate for 9 strategies for improving the participant cognitive load for the evaluation process using the EFNEP Family Record as an example. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Obesity in low-income communities: prevalence, effects, a place to begin
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:34-7. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a USDA nutrition education program for low-income youth
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8783, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:30-41. 2006
    ..Examine effectiveness of a state's Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and assess the validity of the federal impact indicator method for reporting program outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Brief psychosocial fruit and vegetable tool is sensitive for the US Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Education Programs
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:2120-4. 2007
    ..This is the first study to estimate sensitivity of a psychosocial tool for a fruit and vegetable intervention...
  6. doi request reprint Improving readability of an evaluation tool for low-income clients using visual information processing theories
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 40:181-6. 2008
    ..Readability scores improved by more than 2 grades. This process can be duplicated by others interested in enhancing the quality of existing evaluation tools...
  7. doi request reprint Less-energy-dense diets of low-income women in California are associated with higher energy-adjusted diet costs
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1220-6. 2009
    ..US-based studies are needed to estimate the relation, if any, between diet quality and estimated diet costs...
  8. doi request reprint Where is the science? What will it take to show that nutrient profiling systems work?
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1109S-1115S. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Patient-driven education materials: low-literate adults increase understanding of health messages and improve compliance
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Nutrition Department, University of California at Davis, 1 Meyer Hall, Davis, CA 95616 8996, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 46:367-78, vii-viii. 2011
    ..Through the use of a 5-step process, patient educational materials can be created to increase patient understanding of health messages and improve patient compliance...
  10. ncbi request reprint Development of a tool to assess psychosocial indicators of fruit and vegetable intake for 2 federal programs
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis 95616 8669, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 37:170-84. 2005
    ..Development of an evaluation tool of psychosocial constructs for use by participants in 2 federal programs, Food Stamp Nutrition Education and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program...
  11. pmc Estimating dietary costs of low-income women in California: a comparison of 2 approaches
    Grant J Aaron
    Program in International and Community Nutrition and the Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:835-41. 2013
    ..Currently, no simplified approach to estimating food costs exists for a large, nationally representative sample...
  12. ncbi request reprint Development of a tool to assess past food insecurity of immigrant latino mothers
    Edith M Kuyper
    Department of Nutrition, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:378-82. 2006
    ..The purpose is to describe the development and validation of a tool to measure the degree of past food insecurity in an immigrant US population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessing factorial and convergent validity and reliability of a food behaviour checklist for Spanish-speaking participants in US Department of Agriculture nutrition education programmes
    Jinan C Banna
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:1165-76. 2011
    ..To assess convergent validity, factorial validity, test-retest reliability and internal consistency of a diet quality food behaviour checklist (FBC) for low-literate, low-income Spanish speakers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience
    Marcel Horowitz
    Nutrition Department, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8783, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 37:43-4. 2005
  15. ncbi request reprint Choice of instrument influences relations between food insecurity and obesity in Latino women
    Lucia L Kaiser
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1372-8. 2004
    ..The results of studies examining food insecurity and obesity in adults are conflicting. Discrepancies could be due to the use of different instruments or to cultural factors that influence response patterns...
  16. ncbi request reprint Evaluating food stamp nutrition education: process for development and validation of evaluation measures
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Cooperative Extension Nutrition Specialist, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Nutrition Department, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:18-24. 2006
    ..This type of research establishes the trustworthiness of new evaluation measures...
  17. doi request reprint Using qualitative methods to improve questionnaires for Spanish speakers: assessing face validity of a food behavior checklist
    Jinan C Banna
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:80-90. 2010
    ..These qualitative procedures provide a framework for designing evaluation tools for low-literate audiences participating in the US Department of Agriculture food assistance and education programs...
  18. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity and food supplies in Latino households with young children
    Lucia L Kaiser
    University of California Cooperative Extension, Tulare County, Tulare, California, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:148-53. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between food insecurity and food supplies in Latino households...
  19. ncbi request reprint Using a theory-driven approach to design a professional development workshop
    Marilyn S Townsend
    Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616 8669, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 35:312-8. 2003
    ..0001). Educators can apply the methods demonstrated here to systematically use theory in the development, implementation, and evaluation of their workshops, staff training, and curricular materials for professionals and consumers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Portrayals of food practices and exercise behavior in popular American films
    Robert A Bell
    Department of Communication, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 37:27-32. 2005
    ..To describe depictions of food, alcohol, and exercise and sport in popular films...
  21. ncbi request reprint An innovative approach to goal setting for adolescents: guided goal setting
    Mical Kay Shilts
    Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:155. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint EatFit: a goal-oriented intervention that challenges adolescents to improve their eating and fitness choices
    Marcel Horowitz
    Nutrition Department, University of California Davis, 1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 8783, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:43-4. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Low mineral intake is associated with high systolic blood pressure in the Third and Fourth National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys: could we all be right?
    Marilyn S Townsend
    University of California, Davis, California, USA
    Am J Hypertens 18:261-9. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Goal setting as a strategy for dietary and physical activity behavior change: a review of the literature
    Mical Kay Shilts
    Family and Consumer Sciences Department, California State University, Sacramento, California, USA
    Am J Health Promot 19:81-93. 2004
    ..Estimate effectiveness of goal setting for nutrition and physical activity behavior change, review the effect of goal-setting characteristics on behavior change, and investigate effectiveness of interventions containing goal setting...