Journal Club 8: Validity and Reliability of Behavior and Theory-Based Psychosocial Determinants Measures, Using Audience Response System Technology in Urban Upper-Elementary Schoolchildren

Recorded 10/28/19

About the Webinar

The study examined the validity and reliability of a questionnaire assessing energy balance-related behaviors and theory-based psychosocial factors. We will present how we used audience response system (ARS) to collect behavioral and psychosocial outcomes from fourth- and fifth-grade elementary school children in a classroom setting. We will also briefly describe how this technology was used to evaluate a nutrition education intervention.

Related JNEB article. 

About the Presenters

Heewon Gray, PhD, RD, University of South Florida
Dr. Gray is an assistant professor in nutrition & dietetics at University of South Florida College of Public Health. She has been involved in a number of nutrition education programs and intervention evaluations. A major focus of her research is on health promotion and obesity prevention among children and adolescents. Currently, she is working on a nutrition education intervention for parents and caregivers of children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Isobel Contento, PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Contento is the Mary Swartz Rose Professor of Nutrition and Education, and Coordinator of the Nutrition Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has spoken on nutrition education at many national and international conferences and has been involved in numerous nutrition education development and evaluation projects and intervention research in this country and abroad, including Mexico, El Salvador, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Portugal. She has been a member of several national advisory committees including the American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control, and the Institute of Medicine committee that produced Nutritional Standards for Food in Schools that was used to inform legislation, and the Nutrition Education Technical Expert Collaborative of the Nutrition Evidence Library, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. She has also been active in the Society for Nutrition Education for many years, serving on various committees including the Journal Committee, Board of Directors, and Board of Trustees.

Pam Koch, EdD, RD, Teachers College, Columbia University
Pamela A. Koch, Ed.D., R.D. is a Research Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy in the Program in Nutrition at Teachers College Columbia University, New York City. She was the Co-principal investigator, with Dr. Isobel Contento as the Principal Investigator, for the USDA grant that funded the development and evaluation of the Food, Health & Choices Curriculum and Wellness Policy intervention. She is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. She is currently serving her second term on the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Board of Directors and will be president in 2020–21. 

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Nutrition Education and Research Methods
Behavior and Education Theory
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation

CDR Performance Indicators
6.2.2, 9.5.1, 9.5.4

CDR Learning Need Codes

9010, 9020, 9070