Banna JC. Awareness of cancer risk: variation in measurement approaches. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2018;12(3):211-214.
Banna JC, O’Driscoll J, Boushey CJ, Auld G, Olson B, Cluskey M, Edlefsen Ballejos M, Bruhn C, Misner S, Reicks M, Wong SS, Zaghloul S. Parent and household influences on calcium intake among early adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2018;18(1):1390.
Gibby C, Palacios C, Lim E, Banna JC. Associations between gestational weight gain and rate of infancy weight gain in Hawaii and Puerto Rico WIC participants. BMC Obesity. 2018;5:41.
Banna JC, Panizza CE, Boushey CJ, Delp EJ, Lim E. Association between cognitive restraint, uncontrolled eating, emotional eating and BMI and the amount of food wasted in early adolescent girls. Nutrients. 2018;10(9):1279.
Understanding of behavioral factors associated with obesity is of importance in addressing this issue. This study examined the association between cognitive restraint, uncontrolled eating, emotional eating and body mass index (BMI) and amount of food plated, consumed, leftovers, and leftover food thrown into the trash (food wasted) in early adolescent girls nine to 13 years in O’ahu, Hawai’i (n = 93). Food plated, consumed, leftovers, and food wasted were estimated using a three-day mobile food record™ (mFR)
Banna JC. Considerations for evaluation of diabetes prevention programs in Hispanic adults in the US. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2018;12(1):21-24.
Banna JC, Bersamin A. Community involvement in design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to reduce chronic diseases in indigenous populations in the US: a systematic review. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2018; 17(1):116.
Mosley MA, Banna JC, Lim E, Fialkowski MK, Novotny R. Dietary patterns change over two years in female adolescents in Hawai’i. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2018; 27(1):238-245.
Palacios C, Campos M, Gibby C, Melendez M, Lee J, Banna J. Effect of a multi-site trial using short message service (SMS) on infant feeding practices and weight gain in low-income minorities. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2018;37(7):605-613.
This study sought to test the effects of weekly SMS for improving infant feeding practices and infant weight.
This was a multi-site randomized clinical trial in a convenience sample of 202 caregivers of healthy term infants 0–2 months participating in the WIC program in Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Participants were randomized to receive SMS about infant’s general health issues (control) or SMS for improving feeding practices (intervention) for four months. Weight, length and infant feeding practices were assessed at baseline and four months later.