Publications & Presentations

CFE publishes an array of products, including research studies, curriculum modules, supplemental materials, and magazine articles. We also present our work at professional meetings. This list consists of papers or presentations created by CFE. Some publications are available online; others can be ordered from the original publisher.

Books | Nutrition Education Intervention Research | Science Education Research
Food Choice Studies | Policy and System Change Evaluation


Books

  • Contento, I.R. (2010). Nutrition education: Linking research, theory, and practice (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Koch, P.A., Contento, I.R., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2010). Choice, control & change: using science to make food and activity decisions: Linking food and the environment curriculum series. South Burlington, VT: National Gardening Association.
  • Koch, P.A., Calabrese-Barton, A., & Contento, I.R. (2008). Farm to table and beyond: Helping students make sense of the global food system: Linking food and the environment curriculum series. South Burlington, VT: National Gardening Association.
  • Koch, P.A., Calabrese-Barton, A., & Contento, I.R. (2007). Growing food: Linking food and the environment curriculum series. South Burlington, VT: National Gardening Association.

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Publications Nutrition Intervention Research:

  • Di Noia, J., Contento, I.R., & Prochaska, J.O. (2008). Intervention tailored on transtheoretical model stages and processes of change increases fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged African American adolescents. American Journal of Health Promotion, 22, 336-341.
  • Contento, I.R., Calabrese-Barton, A., Koch, P.A., & Dadds, M. (2006). Childhood overweight and science education in K. Tobin (Ed.), Teaching and Learning Science: A Handbook, 2, 515-519. West Port, CT: Praeger Publishers .
  • Contento, I.R. (1995). The effectiveness of nutrition education and implications for nutrition education policy, programs and research: A review of research. Journal of Nutrition Education, 17, 279-418.

Presentations Nutrition Intervention Research:

  • Koch, P., Islas, A., Lee, H., Majumdar, D., Contento, I.R., Earl, C., Fu, D., & Hoffman, E. (2010, July). Development of LiFESim: A social networking game to teach middle school students why and how to make healthful food and activity choices. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 42(Suppl. 4), S83. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Reno, NV.
  • Koch, P., Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Whitaker, R., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2010, July). Impact of choice, control & change (C3) curriculum on students’ thinking about healthful eating: Learning progression analysis. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 42(Suppl. 4), S83-S84. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Reno, NV.
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Koch, P., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2009, July). Factors influencing implementation of nutrition education in the classroom: An analysis of observations in the choice, control, and change (C3) Curriculum. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(Suppl. 4), S37–S38. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Koch, P., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2009, July). Mediation of behavioral outcomes in a middle school 0besity risk-reduction nutrition curriculum intervention: Choice, Control, and Change (C3). [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(Suppl. 4), S15. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Koch, P., & Wen, J. (2009, June). Linking implementation process to intervention outcomes in an obesity prevention program for middle school students: Choice, control & change (C3). Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., & Koch, P. (2009, June). Process evaluation in a middle school obesity risk-reduction nutrition curriculum intervention: Choice, control & change (C3). Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Petrillo-Myers, M., Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Sauberli, W., Koch, P., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2009, July). Middle school student’s reasons for selecting specific obesity risk reduction goals: Mapping to potential mediators from theory. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(Suppl. 4), S16. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • Sauberli, W., Calabrese Barton, A., Koch, P., Contento, I. R., & Lee, H. (2009, July). A replication of Choice, Control, & Change (C3) obesity prevention curriculum for middle school students using a lead teacher model. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(Suppl. 4), S31–S32. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Koch, P., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2008, June). Goal setting in middle school youth: Selecting goals for adding healthful behaviors vs. goals for reducing unhealthy behaviors. Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Banff, Canada.
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Koch, P., Sauberli, W., Calabrese-Barton, A., Brotman, J., & Whitaker, R. (2008, June). Enhancing personal agency and competence in eating and moving: A behavioral outcome evaluation of the choice, control, and change (C3) program, An inquiry-based middle school science curriculum to reduce obesity risk. Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Banff, Canada.
  • Sauberli, W., Lee, H., Contento, I. R., Koch, P., & Calabrese Barton, A. (2008, July). Enhancing personal agency and competence in eating and moving: An outcome evaluation of Choice, Control, and Change (C3), an inquiry-based middle school science curriculum to reduce obesity risk. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 40(Suppl. 4), S36. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Atlanta, GA.
  • Contento, I.R., Lee, H., Sauberli, W., Koch, P., Calabrese-Barton, A., Brotman, J., & Whitaker, R. (2007, June). An outcome evaluation of choice, control, and change (C3): An intervention that combines inquiry-based science education methods with behavioral nutrition theory. Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Oslo, Norway.
  • Koch, P. (2007). Getting the kids connected. Schools, food, and gardening: Cultivating a healthy future. Baum Forum and Teachers College Program in Nutrition, New York, NY.
  • Koch, P., Crabtree, M., & Monaco, S. (2007). Curriculum spotlight: Linking food and the environment. Schools, food, and gardening: Cultivating a healthy future. Baum Forum and Teachers College Program in Nutrition, New York, NY.
  • Koch, P. & Parker, L. (2007). Research: School food and food systems. Schools, food, and gardening: Cultivating a healthy future. Baum Forum and Teachers College Program in Nutrition, New York, NY
  • Lee, H., Contento, I.R., Saulberli, W., Koch, P.A., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2007, July). Using science education middle schoolers toward more healthful food choices: An outcome evaluation of choice, control, & change (C3). [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39(Suppl. 4), S96. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Chicago, IL.
  • Roberts, K., McLane, K., & Becker, E. (2007). Cultivating the work in NYC spotlight on Bronx green middle school. Schools, food, and gardening: Cultivating a healthy future. Baum Forum and Teachers College Program in Nutrition, New York, NY.
  • Koch, P. (2006). Linking food and the environment (LiFE) schools and food, innovations, opportunities and wellness. Baum Forum, New York, NY.
  • Dadds, M., Contento, I.R., Koch, P.A., & Calabrese-Barton, A. (2005, July). Adolescent perspectives on being overweight. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37(Suppl. 1), S63. Presented at the Society for Nutrition Education, Orlando, FL.
  • Koch, P. (2005). Linking food and the environment (LiFE) A science and nutrition program studying food systems and preventing overweight. Food and Nutrition Service, National Nutrition Education Conference 2, USDA, Washington, DC.
  • Contento, I.R., Koch, P.A., Calabrese-Barton, A., & Dadds, M. (2004, July). Enhancing critical thinking: Impacts of a food system education curriculum on 5th and 6th graders. [Abstract] Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 36(Suppl. 1), S61. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Upadhyay, B., Contento, I.R., Calabrese-Barton, A., & Koch, P. (2003). Implementing the LiFE (Linking food and the environment) curriculum: Elementary school teachers’ classroom experiences. Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS) & Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS), Austin, TX.
  • Contento, I.R. (2001). Nutrition education: Past, present and future. Keynote speech Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education (LiFE program was highlighted as an example of forward-thinking nutrition education), Oakland, CA.
  • Hagiwara, S., Contento, I.R., Calabrese-Barton, A., Islas, A., Koch, P.A. (2001). Food system education with Hispanic parents: Impacts on knowledge and attitudes. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Oakland, CA.
  • Koch, P.A., Contento, I.R., Calabrese-Barton, A., Islas, A., Helfand, S., Hagiwara, S., & Trudeau, M. (2001). Effects of a food system education curriculum (LiFE) on students’ knowledge and attitudes. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Oakland, CA.
  • Koch, P.A. (1998). Good for me, good for us, good for the planet. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Albuquerque, NM.

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Publications Science Education Research:

  • Koch, P., Calabrese-Barton, A., Contento, I.R., & Crabtree, M. (2008). Farm to table and beyond: Helping students make sense of the global food system. Science Scope, 31(9), 36-39.
  • Koch, P., Calabrese Barton, A., Whitaker, R., & Contento, I. (2007). Choice, control, & change. Science Scope, 31(3), 16-20.
  • Rubenstein, H., Calabrese, Barton A., Koch, P., & Contento, I.R. (2006). From garden to table: Rural or urban two effective strategies that teach students about where food really comes from. Science and Children, 43(6), 30-33.

Presentations Science Education Research:

  • Beckford-Smart, M., Calabrese Barton, A., Contento, I., Koch, P., & Dadds, M. (2003). Teacher sense-making of reform based curriculum: A case study of LiFE. Presented at the Penn Ethnography Forum, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Beckford-Smart, M., Calabrese Barton, A., Contento, I., Koch, P., & Dadds, M. (2003). Teacher sense-making of reform based curriculum: A case study of three elementary school teachers. Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hagiwara, S., & Calabrese Barton, A. (2003). Role in School: A study of parental involvement in LiFE. Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hagiwara, S., Calabrese Barton, A., Contento, I., Koch, P., & Dadds, M. (2003). Rethinking “inclusion” in science education: An immigrant Latina claiming her role in her child’s education. Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Upadhyay B. (2003). Thinking about theory: An elementary school teacher’s perspective during curriculum implementation phase; Presented at International History, Philosophy & Science Teaching; Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Hagiwara, S., Calabrese Barton, A., Contento, I., & Koch, P. (2002). Parental engagement in the LiFE Program: Findings from two years of LiFE. Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hinden, T., Calabrese Barton, A., Trudeau, M., Contento, I., & Yang, K. (1999). Inner-city mothers’ and grandmothers’ scientific literacies with regard to food and society. Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.
  • Koch, P., Calabrese Barton, A., Trudeau, M., Contento, I., & Yang, K. (1999). Investigating underprivileged urban children’s scientific and nutritional literacies with regard to food and its connection to society, technology and ecology. Presented at the Annual Meeting of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Boston, MA.

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Publications Food Choice Studies:

  • Eto, K., Koch, P., Contento, I.R.  & Miyuki, A. (2010). Variables of the Theory of Planned Behavior are Associated with Family Dinner Frequency among Adolescents. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Contento, I.R., & Michela, J.L. (1998). Nutrition and food choice behavior among children and adolescents.  In Goreczny & Hensen, Editors, Handbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Health Psychology (pp. 249-273). Boston, MA:  Allyn & Bacon: Boston.

Presentations Food Choice Studies:

  • Islas, A., Contento, I.R., Koch, P.A., Hagiwara, S., & Barton, A.C. (2000). Food choice criteria in elementary school age children incorporating ecological concerns. Appetite, 34, 125.
  • Islas, A., Contento, I.R., Koch, P.D., Hagiwara, S., & Barton, A.C. (1999). Food choice criteria in elementary school age children incorporating ecological concerns. Presented at the Association for the Study of Food in Society, Agriculture Food and Human Values Society, and International Food Choice Joint Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Koch, P.D., Hindin, T.J., Contento, I.R., Yan, K., & Barton, A.C. (1998). Investigating upper elementary inner-city school children’s perceptions about food and its connection to society, technology and ecology. Presented at the Association for the Study of Food in Society, and Agriculture Food and Human Values Society Joint Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Koch, P.D., Hindin, T.J., Contento, I.R., Yang, K., & Barton, A.C. (1998). Toward Sustainable Diets: Investigating upper elementary inner-city school children’s perceptions about food and its connection to society, technology and ecology. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Albuquerque, NM.

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Presentations Policy and System Change Evaluation:

  • Lee, H., Jackson, R., Jackson, D., Koch, P., Contento, I., & Yu, C. (2010, October). Creating health equity through systems and policy change: Baseline community food environment assessment in New York City. Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Conference on Urban Health, New York, NY.
  • Hall, M., Hampton, B.J., Hollar, D., James, L., Bailey-Davis, L., Koch, P., Meacham, S., & Stanford, J. (2010, July). Employing collective action to prevent childhood overweight: Practical strategy applications and lessons learned. Education session conducted at the Annual Meeting of Society for Nutrition Education, Reno, NV.
  • Koch, P., Lee, H., & Contento, I.R. (2010, June). Understanding New York City community food environment: Towards systems and policy change. Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lee, H., Koch, P., & Contento, I.R. (2010, June). Understanding New York City physical activity environment: Towards systems and policy change. Presented at the Annual Meeting of International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, MN.

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