J. Dusti Linnell

J. Dusti Linnell
Oregon State University | OSU · Extension Service and School of Biological and Population Health Sciences

PhD, Nutritional Biology

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Introduction
J. Dusti Linnell currently works at Oregon State University in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences Family & Community Health Extension program. Dr. Linnell conducts applied research to help communities in Oregon answer questions related to addressing public health concerns. She also teaches courses for public health professionals, families, and individuals and serves on a number of community coalitions and community projects.
Additional affiliations
March 2009 - May 2016
University of California, Davis
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (27)
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Childhood obesity continues to be a problem of national concern; school-based obesity prevention programs that incorporate nutrition education are among the efforts to address this issue. Implementation of these programs is often conducted through partner agencies like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). As educators...
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Background: Research has shown that engaging in regular physical activity supports physiologic, metabolic, and immunologic processes, as well as quality of life. However, few youth in the United States meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommendation of 60 min of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day. School-based pro...
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Objective: Physical activity has been shown to have a wide range of beneficial health effects, yet few youth meet the United States physical activity recommendation of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) everyday. The objective of this study was to determine whether physical activity patterns improved in a subsample of fourt...
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This pilot study evaluated the impact of a school-based intervention integrating garden-enhanced nutrition education, family and community partnerships, and improvements to school fruit and vegetable availability. Two elementary schools in Northern California were randomly assigned to control and intervention. Changes in lunchtime fruit and vegetab...
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Objectives: Fatty acid profiles and desaturase (SCD-16, SCD018, D5D, D6D) and elongase (ELOVL6) enzyme activity have been associated with adiposity and metabolic disease. While this has been studied in adults, few studies have included children. The objective of this study was to evaluate these markers in children and identify relationships with m...
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP). Design: A clustered, randomized, controlled intervention lasting 1 school year. Setting: Schools in northern and central California. Participants: Fourth-graders (aged 9-10 years) at 2 control schools (n = 179) and 2 intervention schools (n = 230). Inter...
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Objective: To determine whether fourth-grade students participating in the Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP), a school-based nutrition intervention, would change vegetable and carotenoid intake measured by skin carotenoids and dietary intake. Methods: Single-group pretest-posttest with a self-selected, convenience sample of students (n = 30...
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The purpose of this study was to examine whether teacher characteristics and implementation factors influenced the effectiveness of a multicomponent nutrition education program to improve nutrition-related knowledge and behavior among fourth-grade children. Schools implemented the Shaping Healthy Choices Program (SHCP), a multicomponent nutrition i...
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Objective: To examine the use of a systematic approach and theoretical framework to develop an inquiry-based, garden-enhanced nutrition curriculum for the Shaping Healthy Choices Program. Methods: Curriculum development occurred in 3 steps: identification of learning objectives, determination of evidence of learning, and activity development. Cu...
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Objective: To provide a framework for implementation of multicomponent, school-based nutrition interventions. This article describes the research methods for the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, a model to improve nutrition and health-related knowledge and behaviors among school-aged children. Design: Longitudinal, pretest/posttest, randomized,...
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Parent feeding practices are key to development of dietary habits and childhood obesity, but the role of child characteristics in this association is less clear. Recently, children’s inhibitory control (IC) has been related to eating habits and weight. The objective of the current study was to examine associations between parent feeding practices,...

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