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Marilyn Townsend

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California Davis
DepartmentNUTRITION
Address3150D Meyer Hall
CA 95616-8669
Phone530-754-9222
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    1. Townsend MS, Shilts MK, Styne DM, Drake C, Lanoue L, Ontai L. An Obesity Risk Assessment Tool for Young Children: Validity with BMI and Nutrient Values. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018 Mar 19. PMID: 29567008.
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    2. Townsend MS, Shilts MK, Styne DM, Drake C, Lanoue L, Woodhouse L, Allen LH. Vegetable behavioral tool demonstrates validity with MyPlate vegetable cups and carotenoid and inflammatory biomarkers. Appetite. 2016 12 01; 107:628-638. PMID: 27603783.
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    3. Ontai LL, Sitnick SL, Shilts MK, Townsend MS. My child at mealtime: A visually enhanced self-assessment of feeding styles for low-income parents of preschoolers. Appetite. 2016 Apr 01; 99:76-81. PMID: 26743352.
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    4. Shilts MK, Johns MC, Lamp C, Schneider C, Townsend MS. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Customizing MyPlate for Low-Literate, Low-Income Families in 4 Steps. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2015 Jul-Aug; 47(4):394-6.e1. PMID: 26003750.
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    5. Banna JC, Fialkowski MK, Townsend MS. Misreporting of dietary intake affects estimated nutrient intakes in low-income Spanish-speaking women. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015 Jul; 115(7):1124-33. PMID: 25132121; PMCID: PMC4677686.
    6. Townsend MS, Ganthavorn C, Neelon M, Donohue S, Johns MC. Improving the quality of data from EFNEP participants with low literacy skills: a participant-driven model. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014 Jul-Aug; 46(4):309-14. PMID: 24268971.
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    7. Keim NL, Forester SM, Lyly M, Aaron GJ, Townsend MS. Vegetable variety is a key to improved diet quality in low-income women in California. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Mar; 114(3):430-5. PMID: 24095620.
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    8. Aaron GJ, Keim NL, Drewnowski A, Townsend MS. Estimating dietary costs of low-income women in California: a comparison of 2 approaches. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Apr; 97(4):835-41. PMID: 23388658; PMCID: PMC3607657.
    9. Townsend MS. Patient-driven education materials: low-literate adults increase understanding of health messages and improve compliance. Nurs Clin North Am. 2011 Sep; 46(3):367-78, vii-viii. PMID: 21791271.
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    10. Banna JC, Kaiser LL, Drake C, Townsend MS. Acculturation, physical activity and television viewing in Hispanic women: findings from the 2005 California Women's Health Survey. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Feb; 15(2):198-207. PMID: 21794203.
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    11. Serrano E, McFerren M, Lambur M, Ellerbock M, Hosig K, Franz N, Townsend M, Baker S, Muennig P, Davis G. Cost-effectiveness model for youth EFNEP programs: what do we measure and how do we do it? J Nutr Educ Behav. 2011 Jul-Aug; 43(4):295-302. PMID: 21377936.
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    12. Chaidez V, Townsend M, Kaiser LL. Toddler-feeding practices among Mexican American mothers. A qualitative study. Appetite. 2011 Jun; 56(3):629-32. PMID: 21354235.
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    13. Banna JC, Townsend MS. Assessing factorial and convergent validity and reliability of a food behaviour checklist for Spanish-speaking participants in US Department of Agriculture nutrition education programmes. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Jul; 14(7):1165-76. PMID: 21338552; PMCID: PMC4677684.
    14. Townsend MS. Where is the science? What will it take to show that nutrient profiling systems work? Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Apr; 91(4):1109S-1115S. PMID: 20164310.
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    15. Banna JC, Vera Becerra LE, Kaiser LL, Townsend MS. Using qualitative methods to improve questionnaires for Spanish speakers: assessing face validity of a food behavior checklist. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Jan; 110(1):80-90. PMID: 20102831; PMCID: PMC4671629.
    16. Shilts MK, Lamp C, Horowitz M, Townsend MS. Pilot study: EatFit impacts sixth graders' academic performance on achievement of mathematics and english education standards. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2009 Mar-Apr; 41(2):127-31. PMID: 19304258.
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    17. Townsend MS, Aaron GJ, Monsivais P, Keim NL, Drewnowski A. Less-energy-dense diets of low-income women in California are associated with higher energy-adjusted diet costs. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr; 89(4):1220-6. PMID: 19225114.
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    18. Shilts MK, Horowitz M, Townsend MS. Guided goal setting: effectiveness in a dietary and physical activity intervention with low-income adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009 Jan-Mar; 21(1):111-22. PMID: 19526701.
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    19. Horowitz M, Shilts MK, Lamp C, Townsend MS. A standards-driven evaluation of academic performance: an 8-step process for nutrition educators. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2008 Nov-Dec; 40(6):401-3. PMID: 18984499.
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    20. Townsend MS, Sylva K, Martin A, Metz D, Wooten-Swanson P. Improving readability of an evaluation tool for low-income clients using visual information processing theories. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2008 May-Jun; 40(3):181-6. PMID: 18457787.
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    21. Townsend MS, Kaiser LL. Brief psychosocial fruit and vegetable tool is sensitive for the US Department of Agriculture's Nutrition Education Programs. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Dec; 107(12):2120-4. PMID: 18060898.
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    22. Kuyper EM, Espinosa-Hall G, Lamp CL, Martin AC, Metz DL, Smith D, Townsend MS, Kaiser LL. Development of a tool to assess past food insecurity of immigrant latino mothers. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2006 Nov-Dec; 38(6):378-82. PMID: 17142195.
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    23. Cassady D, Townsend M, Bell RA, Watnik M. Portrayals of branded soft drinks in popular American movies: a content analysis. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2006 Mar 09; 3:4. PMID: 16526959; PMCID: PMC1420320.
    24. Townsend MS. Evaluating food stamp nutrition education: process for development and validation of evaluation measures. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2006 Jan-Feb; 38(1):18-24. PMID: 16595274.
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    25. Townsend MS, Johns M, Shilts MK, Farfan-Ramirez L. Evaluation of a USDA nutrition education program for low-income youth. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2006 Jan-Feb; 38(1):30-41. PMID: 16595276.
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    26. Townsend MS. Obesity in low-income communities: prevalence, effects, a place to begin. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Jan; 106(1):34-7. PMID: 16390664.
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    27. Townsend MS, Kaiser LL. Development of a tool to assess psychosocial indicators of fruit and vegetable intake for 2 federal programs. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2005 Jul-Aug; 37(4):170-84. PMID: 16029687.
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    28. Horowitz M, Shilts MK, Townsend MS. Adapting a diet analysis program for an adolescent audience. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2005 Jan-Feb; 37(1):43-4. PMID: 15745656.
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    29. Bell RA, Berger CR, Cassady D, Townsend MS. Portrayals of food practices and exercise behavior in popular American films. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2005 Jan-Feb; 37(1):27-32. PMID: 15745653.
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    30. Shilts MK, Horowitz M, Townsend MS. Goal setting as a strategy for dietary and physical activity behavior change: a review of the literature. Am J Health Promot. 2004 Nov-Dec; 19(2):81-93. PMID: 15559708.
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    31. Kaiser LL, Townsend MS, Melgar-Quiñonez HR, Fujii ML, Crawford PB. Choice of instrument influences relations between food insecurity and obesity in Latino women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Nov; 80(5):1372-8. PMID: 15531689.
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    32. Shilts MK, Horowitz M, Townsend MS, Shilts MK, Horowitz M, Townsend MS. An innovative approach to goal setting for adolescents: guided goal setting. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2004 May-Jun; 36(3):155. PMID: 15202992.
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    33. Horowitz M, Shilts MK, Townsend MS. EatFit: a goal-oriented intervention that challenges adolescents to improve their eating and fitness choices. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2004 Jan-Feb; 36(1):43-4. PMID: 14756982.
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    34. Townsend MS, Contento IR, Nitzke S, McClelland JW, Keenan DP, Brown G. Using a theory-driven approach to design a professional development workshop. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003 Nov-Dec; 35(6):312-8. PMID: 14642217.
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    35. Kaiser LL, Melgar-Quiñonez H, Townsend MS, Nicholson Y, Fujii ML, Martin AC, Lamp CL. Food insecurity and food supplies in Latino households with young children. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003 May-Jun; 35(3):148-53. PMID: 12773286.
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    36. Townsend MS, Kaiser LL, Allen LH, Joy AB, Murphy SP. Selecting items for a food behavior checklist for a limited-resource audience. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2003 Mar-Apr; 35(2):69-77. PMID: 12725713.
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