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Publications

Year 2019

Gunther C, Reicks M, Banna J, Suzuki A, Topham G, Richards R, Lora K, Anderson A, da Silva V, Penicka C, Hopkins LC, Cluskey M, Hongu N, Jones C, Monroe-Lord L, Wong SS. Food parenting practices that influence early adolescents’ food choices during independent eating occasions. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2019;51(8):993-1002.

This study sought to identify practices that parents use to influence early adolescents’ food choices during independent eating occasions (iEOs) from parent and child perspectives. Participants were low-income parents (n = 49) and early adolescent children (aged 10–13 years; n = 44) from 10 US states and the District of Columbia.

Gibby C, Palacios C, Campos M, Graulau R, Banna JC. Acceptability of a text message-based intervention for obesity prevention in infants from Hawaii and Puerto Rico WIC. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2019;19(1):291.

Low-income and minority children are at increased risk for obesity. Text messaging offers advantages for delivering education, but few studies have assessed the acceptability of text messaging in interventions aimed at preventing excessive weight gain in infants. This study investigated the acceptability of a text message-based intervention for prevention of excessive weight gain in infants from Hawai‘i and Puerto Rico WIC clinics.

Gibby C, Palacios C, Campos M, Lim E, Banna J. Breastfeeding discontinuation not associated with maternal pregravid BMI but associated with Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander race in Hawaii and Puerto Rico WIC participants. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2019;23:19. 

This study investigated the association between maternal pregravid body mass index (BMI) and breastfeeding discontinuation at 4–6 months postpartum in Hawaii and Puerto Rico participants from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). A secondary data analysis was conducted from a text message-based intervention in WIC participants in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The analysis included 87 women from the control group who initiated breastfeeding and whose breastfeeding status was known at the end of the study when infants were 4–6 months old.

Reicks M, Davey C, Anderson A, Banna JC, Cluskey M, Gunther C, Jones B, Richards R, Topham G, Wong SS. Frequency of eating alone among adolescents is associated with adolescent dietary intake, perceived food-related parenting practices and weight status: cross-sectional Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study results. Public Health Nutrition. 2019;22(9):1555-1566.

 The objective of this study was to examine relationships between frequency of adolescents eating alone (dependent variable) and diet, weight status and perceived food-related parenting practices (independent variables). A US nationwide sample of adolescents (12-17 years) completed Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study surveys to report demographic and family meal characteristics, weight, dietary intake, home food availability and perceptions of parenting practices. Parents provided information about demographic characteristics. Logistic regression analyses were used to test for associations between variables.
 

Zhao C, Panizza C, Fox K, Boushey C, Shanks C, Ahmed S, Chen S, Serrano E, Zee J, Fialkowski M, Banna JC. Plate waste in school lunch: barriers, motivators and perspectives of SNAP-eligible early adolescents in the US. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2019;51(8):967-975.

The objective of this study was to determine barriers, motivators, and perspectives regarding plate waste reduction of early adolescents. The study was conducted in elementary schools implementing the National School Lunch Program in Hawai‘i, Montana, and Virginia. Participants were early adolescents (n = 47, aged 9–13 years) from families receiving or eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

Graulau R, Banna JC, Campos M, Gibby C, Palacios C. Amount, preparation and type of formula consumed and its association with weight gain in infants participating in the WIC Program in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Nutrients. 2019;11(3):695.

The aim of this study was to assess the association between amount (below or above recommendations), preparation (liquid vs. powder), and type (regular vs. hydrolysate) of infant formula consumed and weight in infants participating in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program in Hawaii (HI) and Puerto Rico (PR). This was a secondary analysis of 162 caregivers with healthy term 0⁻2-month-old infants.

Amore L, Buchthal OV, Banna JC. Let’s talk food: identifying perceived barriers and enablers of healthy eating in college students in Hawai’i: a qualitative study using focus groups. BMC Nutrition. 2019;5:16. 

 Design effective nutrition education interventions for college students, research is needed to determine the factors influencing food choices. The purpose of this study was to identify perceived barriers and enablers of healthy eating in college students ages 18–24 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.