Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Margaret C. Johns

Nutrition Family Consumer Science Advisor, Emeritus
Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 868-6217
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Education

B.S. Diet and Food Administration, Cal Poly. 1976

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Shilts, M.; Sylva, K.; Allen, L.; Styne, D.; Lamp, C.; Schneider, C.; Johns, M. (2014). "Efficacy of obesity risk assessment tools integrated with parental guided goal setting to maintain healthy weight among preschool children Year 4." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46(4S): S198.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Neelon, M.; Donohue, S.; Johns, M. (2014). "Improving the quality of data from EFNEP (Expand Food and Nutrition Education Program) participants with low-literacy skill: a Participant-Driven Model." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 46(4): 309-314.
  • Kaiser, L.; Martinez, J.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Horowitz, M.; Schneider, C.; Aquilera, A.; de la Torre, A. (2013). Cultural Adaptation of Obesity Prevention Messages and Programs for a Mexican-Origin Audience. Childhood Obesity Conference (Proceedings).
  • Kaiser, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Horowitz, M.; Schneider, C.; Aquilera, A.; de la Torre, A. (2013). Development of a Health Report Card for a Mexican-Origin Audience. 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference (Proceedings).
  • Kaiser, L.; Aquilera, A.; Lamp, C.; Schneider, C.; Horowitz, M.; Johns, M.; Martinez, J.; de la Torre, A. (2013). "Dietary Patterns of Young Mexican-Origin Children in Rural California." Journal of the American Public Health Association
  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Shilts, M.; Sylva, K.; Allen, L.; Styne, D.; Lamp, C.; Schneider, C.; Johns, M. (2013). "Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight Among Preschool Children." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 45(4S): UP49, S91.
  • Kaiser, L.; Horowitz, M.; Schneider, C.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Aguilera, A.; Martinez, J.; del la Torre, A. (2013). "Family-centered Nutrition Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Mexican-heritage Children." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 45(Suppl 4): S85.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M.; Lamp, C. (2012). "Designing a Food Behavior Checklist for EFNEP’s (Expanded Foor and Nutrition Education Program) Low-literate Participants." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44(Suppl 4): S75-S76.
  • Kaiser, L.; Horowitz, M.; Schneider, C.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Aguilera, A.; Dueno-Gutierrez, D.; Bosse, S.; del la Torre, A. (2012). "Development of a Multiyear, Family-Centered Nutrition Intervention in Mexican-heritage Children." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44(Suppl 4): S90-38.
  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Shilts, M.; Styne, D.; Allen, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C. (2012). "Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight Among Preschool Children." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44(Suppl 4): S88-28.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2012). "EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Data Collection: Using Cognitive Load Theory to Design a New Family Record." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44(Suppl 4): S74-128.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2012). EFNEP Data Collection: Using Cognitive Load Theory to Design a New Family Record. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Schneider, C.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M.; Lamp, C.; Wolfert, B. (2012). "Enhancing Quality of EFNEP (Expanded Fopd and Nutrition Education Program) Data: Designing a Diet Recall Form for a Group Setting and the Low-literate Participant." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44(Suppl 4): S15-16.
  • Gonzales, C.; Cortz, S.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S. (2012). Money Talks, Should I Be Banking? Savings Strategies, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8350.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S.; Decker, K. (2012). Money Talks…Should I Be Banking? Savings Strategies, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8351.
  • Shilts, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Townsend, M. (2012). "My Healthy Plate and Preschool Parents." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44(Suppl 4): S34-26.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2012). MyPlate for Mexican-Americans: Developing and Testing Client-driven Products using Photos and Messages. National Food and Nutrition Extension Educators Conference (Proceedings), Washington, DC.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2012). MyPlate for Mexican-Americans: Developing and Testing Client-driven Products using Photos and Messages (AFRI grant) (Poster). Food and Nutrition Extension Educators (FNEE) pre-conference to Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2011). "Developing and Testing Client Driven Visually Enhanced Plate Method Tools." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 111(9): A53.
  • Cortez, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2011). Money Talks....Should I Be Listening? Hunger Attack, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publications #8273 and #FS8274.
  • Cortez, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2011). Money Talks…Should I Be Listening? Hunger Attack, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 8273 and FS8274.
  • Peterson, S.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Cortez, S. (2011). Money Talks…Should I Be Listening? Hunger Attack, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8275. March.
  • Johns, M.; Townsend, M. (2010). "Client-driven tools: Improving Evaluation for Low-Literate Adults and Teens While Capturing Better Outcomes." Forum for Family and Consumer Issues 15(3)
  • Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Donohue, S.; Martin, A.; Costello, C.; Varcoe, K. (2010). Designing Effective Online Financial Education Programs for limited-Resource Clientele. NEAFCS (National Extension Association of Family & Consumer) Conference, Portland, ME.
  • Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Schneider, C.; Townsend, M. (2010). Eatfit…Shaping the Lives of Adolescents. UC Delivers. University of California Cooperative Extension. October 14, 2010. http://ucanr.org/delivers/impactview.cfm?impactnum=810
  • Bruhn, C.; Barrett, G.; Blackburn, M.; Collins, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Giovanni, M.; Harris, L.; Johns, M.; Martin, A.; Metz, D.; Peterson, S.; Roche, B.; Smith, D.; Surls, R.; Wooten-Swanson, P. (2010). Increasing Food Safety Competency in the Community (poster). Food Safety Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Sylva, K.; Styne, D.; Allen, L.; Adams, S.; Shilts, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C. (2010). Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight in Children (poster). National Meeting for National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) (Conference Abstracts), University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.
  • Peterson, S.; Varcoe, K.; Nathaniel, K.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Roche, B.; Cortez, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: Job Personality, Leader’s Guide. Money Talks. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication Number 8414. May 2010.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Nathaniel, K.; Varcoe, K.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Peterson, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: Job Personality, Teen Guide. Money Talks. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8415. May 2010. http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/newsltr_Job_Personality.pdf
  • Roche, B.; Nathaniel, K.; Johns, M.; Varcoe, K.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Peterson, S.; Go, C.; Cortez, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: Job Search, Leader’s Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8416. May 2010.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Nathaniel, K.; Varcoe, K.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Peterson, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: Job Search, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8417. May 2010. http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/newsltr_Job_Search.pdf
  • Varcoe, K.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Peterson, S.; Nathaniel, K.; Roche, B.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Cortez, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: Making My Own Job, Leader’s Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8420. May.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Nathaniel, K.; Varcoe, K.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Peterson, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: Making My Own Job, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8421. May 2010. http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/newsltr_My_Own_Job.pdf
  • Wooten-Swanson, P.; Roche, B.; Varcoe, K.; Peterson, S.; Nathaniel, K.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Cortez, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: On the Job, Leader’s Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8418. May 2010.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Nathaniel, K.; Varcoe, K.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Peterson, S. (2010). Should I Be Working: On the Job, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8419. May 2010. http://moneytalks4teens.ucdavis.edu/newsltr_On_the_Job.pdf
  • Varcoe, K.; Peterson, S.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Johns, M. (2010). "What Do Teens Want to Know About Money--A Comparison of 1998 and 2008." Family and Consumer Science Research Journal 38(4): 360-371.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M. (2009). Cool Tools: Teaching Kids What to Eat, Where They Eat. Network for a Healthy California Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • Varcoe, K.; Johns, M.; Peterson, S. (2009). Reaching Low-Literacy, Limited-Resource Audiences with An On-Line Financial Literacy Program. 4th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Ritchie, L.; Martin, A.; Rodriguez, L.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Crawford, P. (2009). "Teaching Kids What to Eat Where to Eat: Developing and Pilot Testing the Nutrition Education in Foodservice Tool Kit." Journal of Extension 40: 4.
  • Varcoe, K.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Costello, C. (2008). Making Every Dollar Count, Designing Effective Online Financial Education. AFCPE (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education), Garden Grove, CA.
  • Varcoe, K.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Grajales-Hall, M.; Costell, C.; Breyer, K. (2008). Making Every Dollar Count/Haga Rendir Su Dinero Curriculum Manual. University of California Cooperative Extension. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #3519.
  • Gonzales, C.; Cortz, S.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S. (2008). Money Talks, Should I Be Banking? Savings Strategies, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication Number 8350.
  • Gonzales, C.; Cortz, S.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S. (2008). Money Talks....Should I Be Banking? Checking, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8354.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S.; Decker, K. (2008). Money Talks....Should I Be Banking? Checking, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8355.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S.; Decker, K. (2008). Money Talks....Should I Be Banking? E-Banking, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8353.
  • Gonzales, C.; Cortz, S.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S. (2008). Money Talks...Should I Be Banking? E-Banking, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8352.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Peterson, S.; Decker, K. (2008). Money Talks: Should I Be Banking? Savings Strategies, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8351.
  • Wooten-Swanson, P.; Johns, M.; Nathaniel, K.; Go, C.; Roche, B.; Peterson, S.; Varcoe, K. (2008). Money Talks: Should I be Listening? Privacy Please, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8271.
  • Peterson, S.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nathaniel, K.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Roche, B. (2008). Money Talks: Should I be Listening? Privacy Please, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8405.
  • Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Varcoe, K.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Costello, C. (2008). What Do Teen Want to Know About Money: A Comparison 1998-2008. AFCPE (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education), Garden Grove, CA.
  • Martin, A.; Donohue, S.; Shilts, M.; Lamp, C.; Townsend, M.; Smith, D.; Johns, M. (2007). Ethnically Diverse Programs in Rural and Urban California Populations. 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference: Protecting the Future of our Children, Anaheim, CA.
  • Cortz, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks ....Should I Be Listening? Savings Made Simple, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 8269.
  • Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Cortz, S. (2007). Money Talks.....Should I Be Listening? Hunger Attack, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8275.
  • Cortz, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks....Should I Be Charging, Dealing the Cards of Credit, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8224.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks....Should I Be Charging, Dealing the Cards of Credit, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8271.
  • Cortz, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks....Should I Be Charging, Keys to Credit, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8223.
  • Peterson, S.; Cortz, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks....Should I Be Listening? My Money Personality, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8272.
  • Cortz, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks....Should I Be Listening? Car Cost, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8328.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Cortz, S.; Decker, K. (2007). Money Talks....Should I Be Listening? Shopping Savvy, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8327.
  • Wassenberg, K.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Cortz, S.; Decker, K. (2007). Money Talks...Should I Be Listening? Car Cost, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8329.
  • Cortz, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2007). Money Talks:.....Should I Be Listening? Shopping Savvy, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8326.
  • Varcoe, K.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Breyer, K.; Costello, C. (2006). Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). Money Talks – Should I Be Listening? 2006 Annual Conference (Proceedings), San Antonio, TX.
  • Ikeda, J.; Lexicon, C.; Johns, M.; Turner, B.; Nicholson, Y.; Blackburn, M.; Mitchell, R. (2006). "Dietary Quality is Not Linked Across Three Generations of Black Women." California Agriculture 60(3): 154-159.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Shilts, M.; Farfan-Ramirez, L. (2006). "Evaluation of a USDA Nutrition Education Program for Low Income Youth." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 38(1): 30-41.
  • Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C.; Cortz, S. (2006). Money Talks....Should I Be Listening? Savings Made Simple, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8270. March.
  • Cortz, S.; Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2006). Money Talks....Should I Be Listening? My Money Personality, Leaders Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #8271. March.
  • Peterson, S.; Cortz, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2006). Money Talks...Should I be Charging? Dealing the Cards to Credit, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #21633. March 2006.
  • Peterson, S.; Cortz, S.; Johns, M.; Go, C. (2006). Money Talks...Should I be Charging? Keys to Credit, Teen Guide. UCCE Money Talks Workgroup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #21632. March.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Sutherlin, J.; Harwood, J. (2002). "Food Security and Nutrition Outcomes in Latino Preschoolers." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 102(7): 924-929.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Sutherlin, J.; Harwood, J. (2002). "Food security and nutrition outcomes in preschooler Mexican-American children." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 102: 924-929.
  • Varcoe, K.; Rene-Fitch, P.; Go, C.; Johns, M.; Powell, C.; Costello, C.; Peterson, S. (2002). "Teen Financial Literacy Evaluated to Develop Outreach Material." California Agriculture 56(2): 65-68.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Harwood, J. (2001). "Acculturation of Mexican-American Mothers Influences Child Feeding Strategies." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 101(5): 542-547.
  • Zidenberg-Cherr, S.; Neyman, M.; Fletcher, K.; Sutherlin, J.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Keen, C. (2000). "Nutrition may influence toxicant susceptibility of children and elderly." California Agriculture 54(5): 19-25.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Sutherlin, J.; Harwood, J.; Johns, M. (1999). Developing Nutrition Programs for Latino Preschoolers: Implications of Food Security and Cultural Practices. California Policy Research Center.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Harwood, J. (1999). Food Insecurity and Nutritional Outcomes in Latino Preschoolers. ADA (American Dietetic Association), Atlanta, GA.
  • Feldman, N.; Lamp, C.; Craigmill, A.; Johns, M. (1999). "Lead Leaching in Ceramics Difficult to Predict." California Agriculture 53(5): 20-23.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Sutherlin, J.; Harwood, J.; Johns, M. (1998). "A Child-parent Feeding Relationship in Low-income Latino households: Survey Results." Journal of the American Dietetic Association 98: A20.
  • Varcoe, K.; Johns, M.; et al. (1998). Gateway to a Better Life Curriculum Manual. University of California Cooperative Extension. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. Publication #3397A.
  • Neyman, M.; Block, G.; Johns, M.; Sutherlin, J.; McDonald, R.; Zidenberg-Cherr, S. (1997). "Effect of Participation in Congregate-Site Meal Programs on the Dietary Intake of Hispanic Seniors." American Dietetics Association Journal 98(12): 1460-1462.
  • Bruhn, C.; Schutz, H.; Wong, D.; Johns, M.; Stanford, G.; Steinbring, Y. (1996). "Consumer Response to Use of Lasers in Food Processing." Dairy, Food and Environmental Sanitation 16(12): 810-816.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Neelon, M.; Donohue, S. (2015). Food Tracker....What I Ate Yesterday. Version 3 for FY 13-14 and Version 4 for FY 14-15.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2014). About Me. Programa Ampliado de Educación sobre Nutrición y Alimentos Acerca de mí. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Donohue, S.; Ganthavorn, C. (2014). Checklist - Translation provided by 2 Russian educators. University of California Cooperative Extension. April 2014.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Donohue, S.; Ganthavorn, C. (2014). EFNEF Checklist. Cuestionario….Lista de Control Encuesta. University of California Cooperative Extension. October 2014.
  • Ramirez, B.; Gillespie, J.; Johns, M. (2014). EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Food Measuring Tools (To assist with protion size estimates Step 3 of the Food Tracker). University of California Cooperative Extension. October 2014.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Neelon, M.; Donohue, S. (2014). Food Tracker.... What I Ate Yesterday. Registro Alimenticio….Lo que comí ayer. University of California Cooperative Extension. October 2014.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Neelon, M.; Donohue, S. (2014). Food Tracker....What I Ate Yesterday.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Donohue, S. (2014). Food Tracker....What I Ate Yesterday. Version 3 for FY 13-14. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Rosales, D.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Go, C.; Soule, K. (2014). Hunger Attack! Feed Your Appetite - Protect Your Wallet: A Nutrition Education Curriculum for Teens. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Milwaukee, WI. June 27 - July 1, 2014.
  • Stenger, K.; Johns, M. (2014). Money Talks for Teens Workshop. Hunger Attacks! Feed Your Appetite - Protect Your Wallet (Poster). Tour de California: Tools to Deliver Quality Nutrition Education. University of California CalFresh/EFNEP Statewide Training. Sacramento, California. January 15, 2014.
  • Johns, M.; Bayne, K. (2014). UC EFNEP and the Food Bank Teach Children to Eat Their Vegetables. Tour de California: Tools to Deliver Quality Nutrition Education. University of California CalFresh/EFNEP Statewide Training (Poster). Sacramento, California. January 15, 2014.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2013). About Me: Version 3 for FY 13-14. University of California Cooperative Extension. August 2013.
  • Lamp, C.; Horowitz, M.; Smith, D.; Kaiser, L.; Johns, M.; Hedrick, C. (2013). Advancing ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) Leadaership and Excellence in Nutrition Education. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Conference. Ontario, California. April 8-11, 2013.
  • Townsend, M.; Shilts, M.; Ontai, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Styne, D.; Allen, L. (2013). Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight FY 13-14. Progress Report/CRIS Annual Report.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Donohue, S.; Ganthavorn, C.; Neelon, M. (2013). EFNEF Checklist data collection tool for low-literate participants Version 3 for FY 13-14 and Version 4 for FY 14-15. University of California Cooperative Extension. August 2013.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Donohue, S.; Ganthavorn, C.; Neelon, M. (2013). EFNEF Checklist: Version 3 for FY 13-14. University of California Cooperative Extension. August 2013.
  • Shilts, M.; Schneider, C.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Goal Sheets. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Handouts. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Large Posters. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Large Spanish Language Posters. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Schneider, C.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Meal Cards. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Schneider, C.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Placemat. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Kaiser, L.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Small Reusable Plasticized Posters in English and Spanish. Five posters in two formates: digital and print 11" X 17". University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2013). My Healthy Plate Spanish Handouts. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2012). About Me: Version 2 for FY 12-13. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M. (2012). Basics of Water Bath Canning. Brighthouse Cable On Demand Channel #303. July 15, 2012-October 17, 2012.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M.; Lamp, C. (2012). Designing a Food Behavior Checklist for EFNEP’s Low-literate Participants. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M.; Lamp, C. (2012). Designing a Food Behavior Checklist for EFNEP’s Low-literate Participants (EFNEP) (Poster). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Shilts, M.; Ontai, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Styne, D.; Allen, L. (2012). Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guide Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight among Preschool Children. Year 1 Progress Report, NIFA. AFRI Obesity.
  • Townsend, M.; Shilts, M.; Ontai, L.; Sylva, K.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Styne, D.; Allen, L. (2012). Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight among Preschool Children. Year 2 Progress Report, NIFA. AFRI Obesity.
  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Shilts, M.; Styne, D.; Allen, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C. (2012). Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight Among Preschool Children (AFRI grant). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Shilts, M.; Styne, D.; Allen, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C. (2012). Efficacy of Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting to Maintain Healthy Weight Among Preschool Children (AFRI grant) (Poster). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2012). EFNEP Data Collection: Using Cognitive Load Theory to Design a New Family Record (Poster). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Donohue, S.; Schneider, C. (2012). EFNEP Evaluation Tool Poster Boards. Support Materials for Food Tracker, About Me and Checklist. University of California Cooperative Extension. December 2012.
  • Townsend, M.; Schneider, C.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M.; Lamp, C.; Wolfert, B. (2012). Enhancing Quality of EFNEP Data: Designing a Diet Recall Form for a Group Setting and the Low-literate Participant. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Schneider, C.; Ganthavorn, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M.; Lamp, C.; Wolfert, B. (2012). Enhancing Quality of EFNEP Data: Designing a Diet Recall Form for a Group Setting and the Low-literate Participant (Poster). Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Johns, M. (2012). Food Safety: Be Careful Not To Cross-Contaminate. Bakersfield Californian. November 19, 2012.
  • Johns, M. (2012). How to Cook Okra. Brighthouse Cable On Demand Channel #303. July 15, 2012-October 17, 2012.
  • Johns, M. (2012). How to Pickle Okra. Brighthouse Cable On Demand Channel #303. July 15, 2012-October 17, 2012.
  • Johns, M. (2012). Introducing the Making Every Dollar Count Website. Brighthouse Cable On Demand Channel #300. July 15, 2012-October 17, 2012.
  • Johns, M. (2012). Introducing the Money Talks for Teens Website. Brighthouse Cable On Demand Channel #300. July 15, 2012-October 17, 2012.
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C.; Shilts, M.; Townsend, M. (2012). MyPlate for Mexican-Americans: Developing and Testing Client-driven Products using Photos and Messages (AFRI grant). Food and Nutrition Extension Educators (FNEE) pre-conference to Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Washington DC.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2011). About Me. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Roche, B.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Neelon, M. (2011). About Me: Version 2 for FY 12-13. University of California Cooperative Extension. October 2012.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Donohue, S.; Ganthavorn, C.; Neelon, M. (2011). Checklist. Outcome evaluation tool of selected food behaviors for low-literate EFNEP participants. 4-page booklet using color visuals to replace text to improved readability. Accompanies other data collection tools. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C.; Donohue, S.; Ganthavorn, C.; Neelon, M. (2011). Checklist: Version 2 for FY 12-13. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M. (2011). Creating a Frugal Feast. Bakersfield Californian. June 18, 2011.
  • Johns, M. (2011). Don’t Ruin Easter With Salmonella. Bakersfield Californian. April 23, 2011.
  • Townsend, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Donohue, S.; Schneider, C.; Reed, M. (2011). EFNEP Evaluation Tool Poster Boards. Support Materials for Food Tracker, About Me and Checklist. University of California Cooperative Extension. December 12, 2011.
  • Townsend, M.; Shilts, M.; Leavens, L.; Davidson, C.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Ontai, L. (2011). Instruction Guide: Healthy Kids. Version 1.0. Child Obesity Risk Assessment Tool. http://townsendlab.ucdavis.edu
  • Borba, J.; Johns, M.; et al. (2011). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M. (2011). Lentils. Bakersfield Californian. August 20, 2011.
  • Johns, M. (2011). Soups On: Broths Beat Winters Chill. Bakersfield Californian. February 10, 2011.
  • Johns, M. (2011). Special Spuds: Sweet Potatoes. Bakersfield Californian. May 14, 2011.
  • Johns, M.; Bayne, K. (2010). 12 Food; Teaching Kids to Cook. Statewide University of California FSNEP/EFNEP Conference (Poster), Burlingame, CA.
  • Schneider, C.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C. (2010). A Healthy Plate for Cultural Foods. 0 to 5 in 30 Minutes KVPT Valley Public Television. August 2010. http://www.kvpt.org/0to5/nutrition_fitness/show_724.php ; You Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOFL9iLQZNY
  • Johns, M. (2010). Curing Olives. Bakersfield Californian. September 16, 2010.
  • Townsend, M.; Ontai, L.; Sylva, K.; Styne, D.; Allen, L.; Adams, S.; Shilts, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Schneider, C. (2010). Efficacy of Pediatric Obesity Risk Assessment Tools Integrated with Parental Guided Goal Setting. National Research Initiative Conference (Poster Session). Baltimore, MD. June 25-26, 2010.
  • Johns, M. (2010). Got Pickles. Bakersfield Californian. August 7, 2010.
  • Bruhn, C.; Barrett, G.; Blackburn, M.; Collins, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Giovanni, M.; Harris, L.; Johns, M.; Martin, A.; Metz, D.; Peterson, S.; Roche, B.; Smith, D.; Surls, R.; Wooten-Swanson, P. (2010). Increasing Food Safety Competency in the Community (Poster). Food Safety Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Borba, J.; Johns, M.; et al. (2010). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M. (2010). Spilling the Beans. Bakersfield Californian. January 23, 2010.
  • Johns, M.; Bayne, K.; Ramariz, B. (2010). Survival of the Fittest: Nutrition and Cooking for Foster Youth. Statewide University of California FSNEP/EFNEP Conference (Poster Session), Burlingame, CA.
  • Johns, M. (2010). Taste Your Garden Flavors Year Round. Bakersfield Californian. July 17, 2010.
  • Johns, M. (2010). Use Plate Method for Healthier Meals. Bakersfield Californian. April 17, 2010.
  • Schneider, C.; Johns, M.; Lamp, C. (2010). What is a Healthy Plate? 0 to 5 in 30 Minutes KVPT Valley Public Television. August 2010. http://www.kvpt.org/0to5/nutrition_fitness/show_721.php You Tube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMl_vXBu4qU
  • Lamp, C.; Johns, M. (2009). Cool Tools: Teaching Kids What to Eat, Where They Eat. Network for a Healthy California Conference, Sacramento, CA.
  • Johns, M. (2009, September 16, 2009). "Holiday Giving." The KERO TV Channel 23 website (Posted)
  • Liesch, D.; Johns, M.; et al. (2009). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Varcoe, K.; Johns, M.; Peterson, S. (2009). Reaching Low-Literacy, Limited-Resource Audiences with An On-Line Financial Literacy Program. 4th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Johns, M.; Crawford, P.; Ikeda, J.; Kaiser, L.; Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Espinoza-Hall, G.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Giovanni, M.; Horowitz, M.; Keim, N.; Lamp, C.; Martin, A.; Metz, D.; Nicholson, Y.; Schneider, C.; Smith, D.; Sutherland, B. (2008). Accomplishments of the Body Weight & Health Workgroup 2007-2008. Workgroup Report submitted to Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Lamp, C.; Townsend, M.; Schneider, C.; Smith, D.; Martin, A.; Donohue, S.; Nicholson, Y.; Johns, M.; Metz, D.; Espinoza-Hall, G.; Crawford, P. (2008). California Healthy Plate graphic. University of California Cooperative Extension. http://townsendlab.ucdavis.edu and http://www.cwh.berkeley.edu/
  • Lamp, C.; Townsend, M.; Schneider, C.; Smith, D.; Martin, A.; Donohue, S.; Nicholson, Y.; Johns, M.; Metz, D.; Espinoza-Hall, G.; Crawford, P.; Chao, L. (2008). California Healthy Plate graphic. University of California Cooperative Extension Regents of the University of California. http://townsendlab.ucdavis.edu and http://www.cwh.berkeley.edu/
  • Liesch, D.; Johns, M.; et al. (2008). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Varcoe, K.; Johns, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Costello, C. (2008). Making Every Dollar Count, Designing Effective Online Financial Education. AFCPE (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education), Garden Grove, CA.
  • Ritchie, L.; Rodriguez, L.; Martin, A.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Wang, M.; Crawford, P. (2008). Nutrition Education in Food Service Tool Kit. July 2008. http://chw.berkeley.edu/resource/nutrition-education-school-food-sercvice-tool-kit-overview-english-spanish
  • Peterson, S.; Johns, M.; Varcoe, K.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Costello, C. (2008). What Do Teen Want to Know About Money: A Comparison 1998-2008. AFCPE (Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education), Garden Grove, California.
  • Liesch, D.; Johns, M.; et al. (2007). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Crawford, P.; Ikeda, J.; Lamp, C.; Kaiser, L.; Townsend, M.; Donohue, S.; Espinoza-Hall, G.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Giovanni, M.; Horowitz, M.; Johns, M.; Keim, N.; Lamp, C.; Martin, A.; Metz, D.; Nicholson, Y.; Schneider, C.; Smith, D.; Sutherland, B. (2006). Accomplishments of the Body Weight & Health Workgroup 2004-2006. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Human Resources Conference, San Jose, California.
  • Crawford, P.; Ikeda, J.; Lamp, C.; Townsend, M.; Martin, A.; Sutherland, B.; Keim, N.; Kaiser, L.; Nicholson, Y.; Espinoza-Hall, G.; Smith, D.; Metz, D.; Donohue, S.; Johns, M.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Horowitz, M.; Schneider, C. (2006). Body Weight & Health Workgroup Addresses Food Security and Childhood Overweight Issues. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Human Resources Conference, San Jose, CA.
  • Liesch, D.; Johns, M.; et al. (2006). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M. (2006). News releases: wrote and adapted 8 news releases for a joint project with NFCS advisors in the state.
  • Johns, M. (2006). Preparing for a Pandemic. August 2006.
  • Johns, M. (2006). Preparing for a Pandemic - A disaster preparedness newsletter focusing on the Avian Bird Flu and possible pandemic. August 2006.
  • Liesch, D.; Johns, M.; et al. (2005). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Townsend, M.; Johns, M.; Ganthavorn, C.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Nicholson, Y.; Castro-Aguilera, L.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Alvarez, M.; Turner, B.; West, E. (2004). Cooperative Extension Evaluates Youth EFNEP. ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) Human Resources Conference Poster Session, University of California. Davis.
  • Townsend, M.; Wooten-Swanson, P.; Nicholson, Y.; Alvarez, M.; Castro-Aguilera, L.; Johns, M.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Shilts, M.; Horowitz, M. (2004). Guided Goal Setting: EFNEP Youth Learn New Life Skill. ANR (Agriculture and Natural Resources) Human Resources Conference Poster Session, University of California, Davis.
  • Liesch, D.; Johns, M.; et al. (2004). Kern County Farm and Home Advisors Annual Report. University of California Cooperative Extension.
  • Johns, M. (2003). Life Skills. 1998-2003.
  • Townsend, M.; Shilts, M.; Johns, M.; Nicholson, Y.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Sutherlin, J.; West, E.; Williams, E. (2003). Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program California Evaluation Study. Findings for an individual county. Youth EFNEP California Evaluation Study: Kern County.
  • Townsend, M.; Shilts, M.; Johns, M.; Nicholson, Y.; Farfan-Ramirez, L.; Sutherlin, J.; West, E.; Williams, E. (2003). Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program California Evaluation Study. Findings from study of statewide program effectiveness. Youth EFNEP California Evaluation Study Final Report 2003: Kern County.
  • Johns, M. (2002). Life Skills.
  • Johns, M. (2001). Life Skills.
  • Johns, M. (2000). Life Skills.
  • Johns, M. (1999). Today's Family. September 1996-1999.
  • Johns, M. (1999). An Assessment of the Life Skills Needed to Move Recipients from Welfare to Work. Bakersfield, CA, California State University. June.
  • Kaiser, L.; Melgar-Quinonez, H.; Lamp, C.; Sutherlin, J.; Harwood, J.; Johns, M. (1999). Developing Nutrition Programs for Latino Preschoolers: Implications of Food Security and Cultural Practices. California Policy Research Center.
  • Johns, M.; Lamp, C. (1999). IMPACT for professionals interested in nutrition. Family Development and Consumer Science. University of California Cooperative Extension, South Central Region. Winter 1999.
  • Johns, M. (1999). Life Skills.
  • Johns, M. (1999). News releases. Bakersfield Californian.
  • Johns, M. (1999). Preparing for Y2K. November 1999.
  • Johns, M. (1998). Life Skills. 1998-2003.
  • Johns, M. (1998). Handling Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Safely. University of California Cooperative Extension, Kern County.
  • Johns, M.; Lamp, C. (1998). IMPACT for professionals interested innutrition. Family Development and Consumer Science. University of California Cooperative Extension, South Central Region. Fall1998.
  • Johns, M.; Bauer, L. (1998). Kids Snacking Right Ideas. University of California Cooperative Extension, Kern County.
  • Johns, M.; Bauer, L. (1998). Looking for Low Cost Foods with a High Nutrient Content. University of California Cooperative Extension, Kern County.
  • Johns, M. (1998). Today's Family.
  • Campbell, D. (1998). Welfare Reform, Work Force Development, and the Challenge of Job Creation. Working Paper #3. California Community Program. June.
  • Campbell, D. (1997). Community Welfare Reform Planning: Early Indications from Six California Counties. Working Paper #2. California Community Program. October.
  • Johns, M.; Bauer, L. (1997). EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) Shelf Stable Low Cost Meals. University of California Cooperative Extension, Kern County.
  • Johns, M.; Lamp, C. (1997). IMPACT for professionals interested in nutrition. Family Development and Consumer Science. University of California Cooperative Extension, South Central Region. Spring 1997.
  • Johns, M. (1997). Today's Family.
  • Johns, M. (1996). Today's Family.

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