Year 2020

Fialkowski MK, Calabrese A, Tillinghast B, Titchenal A, Meinke W, Banna JC, Draper J. Open educational resource textbook impact on students in an introductory nutrition course. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2020;52(4):359-368. 

This study sought to determine if student outcomes, usage, perceptions, and engagement differ between introductory nutrition courses that used an open educational resource (OER) textbook compared with a traditional textbook.

Reicks M, Banna J, Anderson A, Da Silva V, Gunther C, Hongu N, Jones C, Lora K, Richards R, Topham G, Wong SS. Development of parent and adolescent questionnaires to assess food parenting practices that address adolescent consumption during independent eating occasions. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2020;52(3):307-313.

The objective of this study was to develop and test parent and early adolescent questionnaires to assess food parenting practices that influence early adolescent food consumption during independent eating occasions (iEOs). Six parallel components were identified for parents and early adolescents with acceptable internal consistency and test–retest reliability. Scales included autonomy support, monitoring, availability, indulgence, expectations, and modeling. All except indulgence were positively correlated with importance of helping early adolescents make healthy choices during iEOs.


Banna JC, Richards R, Jones B, Anderson A, Reicks M, Cluskey M, Gunther C, Hongu N, Lora K, Misner S, Monroe-Lord L, Topham G, Wong SS, Lim E. Describing independent eating occasions among low-income adolescents. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(3):E981.

The purpose of this formative, cross-sectional study was to describe independent eating occasions (iEOs) among a convenience sample of low-income early adolescents (10-13 years, n = 46) in 10 U.S. states, including environmental context, foods selected and reasons for selection, and parental rules about foods consumed. Participants took pictures of all foods consumed over 24 h and participated in semi-structured interviews to describe the context of each eating occasion using the pictures as a guide.