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Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Summary General topics covered include: food consumption patterns in different ethnic and socio-economic groups; appropriate education and other community interventions that modify lifestyle factors; food patterns related to diabetes and other chronic disease; health beliefs and attitudes related to diabetes and other chronic disease; and development of curriculum and programs for specific categories of at-risk populations that will promote behavior change for diabetes and chronic-disease prevention.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Anna Martin (Chair)
Phone (209) 953-6121
Unit: San Joaquin County
Location: Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, 95206
Membership List
AES Scientist
Blackburn, Mary Alameda County
  Family   Consumer Sciences   Health & Nutrition Advisor Family and consumer sciences, EFNEP and FSNEP
Steinberg, Francene M. Nutrition
  Associate Professor Nutrition - Health and biologic effects of bioactive food components, especially soy foods; health promotion and chronic disease risk reduction through nutrition education and lifestyle modification, especially prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and women's menopausal health concerns.
CE Advisor
Barrett, Gloria Sacramento County
  County Director   Community Development   Public Policy Advisor Community, Economic, and Workforce Development, Health Promotion, Aging Issues
Collins, Margaret Mariposa County
  Nutrition Family & Consumer Science Advisor
(info only) Donohue, Susan Butte County
  Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor, Emeritus Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food Safety
Horowitz, Marcel Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Healthy Youth, Families, & Communities Advisor Youth Health Education
Martin, Anna San Joaquin County
  Nutrition   Family   Consumer Sciences Advisor Community Nutrition Education
Metz, Diane Capitol Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Emeritus Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Advisor, Yolo and Solano Counties Administration, human nutrition general, childhood obesity and health promotion, food security, food safety and home Food Preservation, Human and Family Relationships and Consumer Science. Also, Community Development and Leader Development.
Neelon, Marisa Contra Costa County
  Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor
Smith, Dorothy Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Nutrition Family and Consumer Science Advisor El Dorado/Amador /Calaveras /Tuolumne Counties Nutrition
(info only) Wooten Swanson, Patti San Diego County
  Nutrition,  Family, and  Consumer Science Advisor Family Resource Management, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Adult Education
CE Specialist
(info only) Bruhn, Christine Food Science & Technology
   CE Food Marketing Specialist Emerita   Center for Consumer Research Research and education focused on consumer attitudes toward food safety, quality, and wholesomeness, food labels, and new production and processing technologies
Crawford, Patricia Nutrition Policy Institute
  Extension Nutrition Specialist Prevention of childhood obesity. Studies on how environmental, family and clinical approaches address childhood obesity.
Kaiser, Lucia Nutrition
  CE Nutrition Specialist Acculturation and dietary changes; ethnic food habits (particularly Latino); child feeding practices; evaluation of nutrition education
Ritchie, Lorrene Nutrition Policy Institute
  Director and Cooperative Extension Specialist
Other ANR
McMurdo, Tammy UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
  Nutrition Program Representative III Community nutrition education; Chronic disease prevention and awareness; Maternal and child health
Lexion, Constance
  Family and Consumer Science Advisor
Selph, Natalie American Diabetes Association
  Associate manager Community outreach
Other UC
(info only) Van Loan, Marta Western Human Nutrition Research Center
  Assoc Adj Professor Human Nutrition
Young, Tara Dept of Nutrition
  Graduate student Nutrition, program evaluation
Membership Totals
Number of Members20
ANR Members18
Info Only4
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