Our Publications

The LEAP Study

Bellows, L.L, Conlon, T.*, Cunningham-Sabo, L., Johnson, S.L. (2015). Opportunities in the Classroom or Cafeteria for a "Tasting Challenge" to Influence First Grade Students' Willingness to Try New Foods. Journal of Child Nutrition Management [Online], 39(2).

Johnson, S.L., Davies, P.L., Boles, R.E., Gavin, W.J., Bellows, L.L. (2015). Young children’s food neophobia characteristics and sensory behaviors are related to their food intake. Journal of Nutrition, 145(11), 2610-2616 doi: 10.3945/jn.115.217299.

Boles, R.E., Burdell, A.*, Johnson, S.L., Gavin, W.J., Davies, P.L., Bellows, L.L. (2014) Home food and activity assessment: Development and validation of an instrument for diverse families of young children. Appetite. 80, 23-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.04.026

Bellows, L.L., Johnson, S.L., Davies, P.L., Anderson, J., Gavin, W.J., Boles, R.E. (2013). The Colorado LEAP Study: Rationale and design of a study to assess the short term longitudinal effectiveness of a preschool nutrition and physical activity program. BMC Public Health. 13:1146. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1146

Food Friends – Fun with New Foods

Bellows L., Spaeth A.*, Lee, V, Anderson J. (2013). Exploring the use of Storybooks to Reach Mothers of Preschoolers with Nutrition and Physical Activity Messages. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(4), 362-367. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2012.10.011

Johnson, S.L., Bellows, L., Beckstrom, L., Anderson, J. (2007). Evaluation of a Social Marketing Campaign Targeting Preschool Children. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31(1): 44-55.

Bellows, L., Anderson, J. (2006). The Food Friends: Encouraging Preschoolers to Try New Foods. Young Children, 61(3), 37-39.

Bellows, L., Cole, K., Anderson, J. (2006). Assessing Characteristics, Needs, and Preferences of Secondary Audience for the Development of a Bilingual Parent Component to the Food Friends Social Marketing Campaign. Social Marketing Quarterly, 7(2):43-57.

Bellows, L., Cole, K., Anderson, J. (2006). Family Fun with New Foods: A Parent Component to the Food Friends Social Marketing Campaign. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 38:123-124.

Young, L., Anderson, J., Beckstrom, L., Bellows, L., Johnson, S.L. (2004). Using Social Marketing Principles to Guide the Development of a Nutrition Education Initiative for Preschool-aged Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 36:250-257.

Young, L., Anderson, J., Beckstrom, L., Bellows, L., Johnson, S.L. (2003). Making New Foods Fun for Kids. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 35:337-338.

Food Friends – Get Movin’ with Mighty Moves

Bellows, L, Anderson, J. (2013) The Food Friends: Get Movin’ with Mighty Moves – A Physical Activity Program for Preschoolers. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(5), 473-475. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.01.024

Bellows L, Davies, P, Anderson J, Kennedy, C. (2013). Physical Activity and Gross Motor Performance: A Randomized Intervention Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1), 28-36. DOI:10.5014/ajot.2013.005777

Bellows L, Silvernail, S*, Bryant, A.*, Caldwell, L.*, Kennedy, C, Davies, P, Anderson J. (2011). Parental Perception on the Efficacy of a Physical Activity Program for Preschoolers. Journal of Community Health, 36(2):231-237.

Bellows L, Anderson J, Davies, P, Kennedy, C. (2009). Integration of Social Marketing Elements in the Design of a Physical Activity Program for Preschoolers. Social Marketing Quarterly, 15(1): 2-21.

Bellows L, Anderson J, Gould, SM, Auld, G. (2008). Formative Research and Strategic Development of a Physical Activity Component to a Social Marketing Campaign for Obesity Prevention in Preschoolers. Journal Community Health, 33(3):169-78.

Health Communications / Live Eat Play

Clyatt, E.*, Shackelton, E., Bellows, L. (2015). The Impact of Visuals on Nutrition and Health Education Materials. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 3(3), 151-152.

Niebaum, K.*, Cunningham-Sabo, L., Carroll, J., Bellows, L. (2015). Infographics: An Innovative Tool to Capture Consumers’ Attention. Journal of Extension. [Online], 53(6) Tools of the Trade 6TOT8.

Bellows, L., Shackelton, E., Clifford, J. (2015). Using Consumer Input to Guide the Development of a Nutrition and Health Website. Journal of Extension [Online], 53(5) Feature 5FEA7.

Moore, R.*, Shackelton, E., Bellows, L. (2015). Using Search Engine Optimization Techniques to Enhance the Visibility of Web-based Extension Fact Sheets. Journal of Extension [Online], 53(2) Article 2FEA10.

Niebaum, K.*, Cunningham-Sabo, L., Bellows, L. (2015). Developing Effective Educational Materials Using Best Practices in Health Literacy. Journal of Extension.

Clyatt, E.*, Shackelton, E., Bellows, L. (In Press; October). The Impact of Visuals on Nutrition and Health Education Materials. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.

Niebaum, K.*, Cunningham-Sabo, L., Carroll, J., Bellows, L. (In Press). Infographics: An Innovative Tool to Capture Consumers’ Attention. Journal of Extension.

Bellows, L., Shackelton, E., Clifford, J. (In Press). Using Consumer Input to Guide the Development of a Nutrition and Health Website. Journal of Extension.

Other Research

Taylor, W.C., Paxton, R.J., Fischer, L.S., Bellows, L.L. (2015). The Healthy Weight Disparity Index: Why We Need It to Solve the Obesity Crisis. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 26(4), 1186-1199. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2015.0132

Hibbs-Shipp, S.*, Milholland, M.*, Bellows, L.L. (2015). Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Eating and Activity in Head Start Staff: An Opportunity for Worksite Wellness. American Journal of Health Education, 46 (6), 347-350. doi: 10.1080/19325037.2015.1077488

Friedl, K.E., Rowe, S., Bellows, L.L., Johnson, S.L., Hetherington, M.M., de Froidmont-Gortz, I.B., Hubbard, V.S. (2014). Priorities for Research on Consumer Food Behaviors and Healthy Eating. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(5), 445-450. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.05.002

Taylor, W.C., Paxton, R.J., Fischer, L.S., Bellows, L.L. (In Press; November). The Healthy Weight Disparity Index: Why We Need It to Solve the Obesity Crisis. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Hibbs-Shipp, S.*, Milholland, M.*, Bellows, L.L. (In Press; Nov/Dec 2015). Barriers and Facilitators to Healthy Eating and Activity in Head Start Staff: An Opportunity for Worksite Wellness. American Journal of Health Education, 46 (6). 10.1080/19325037.2015.1077488