Current Research Projects
1. Improving population health through integrated organizational change to promote physical activity in school out-of-school settings.
2. Training early childcare adult caregivers to influence children and parents obesity prevention practices at home: HOP'N Home Project. Funded by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund.
2. Training girl scout leaders to influence children and parents obesity prevention practices. Funded by the Kansas Health Foundation.
4. Observing youth sport settings to identify the practices of coaches that impact physical activity. Funded by the College of Human Ecology.
5. IOWA SWITCH - School Wellness Integration for Total Child Health. Funded by USDA.
Current Service Projects
After School Projects
Healthy Youth Places
Dzewaltowski, D.A., Estabrooks, P.A., Welk, G., Hill, J., Milliken, G., Karteroliotis, K., & Johnston, J.A., (2009). Healthy Youth Places, A randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of facilitating adult and youth leaders to promote physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. Health Education and Behavior, 36(3): 583–600.
HOP'N After School
Dzewaltowski, D.A., Rosenkranz, R., Geller, K., Coleman, K., Welk, G., Hastmann, T., et al. (2010). Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition After-School: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7, 90 (ePub).
Girl Scout Projects
Healthier Troops in a SNAP
Rosenkranz, R.R., Behrens, T.K., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010). A Group-Randomized Controlled Trial for Health Promotion in Girl Scouts: Healthier Troops in a SNAP (Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program). BMC Public Health, 10, 81 (ePub).
Child Care Projects
HOP'N Child Care
Dzewaltowski, D.A., Hastmann, T.J., Holmberg, T. (2011). Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity (HOP'N) Home Child Care Obesity Prevention Curriculum. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
Trost, S.G., Fees, B., Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2008). Feasibility and efficacy of a “Move and Learn” physical activity curriculum in preschool children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5, 88-103.
Summer Camp Projects
Schenkelberg MA, Rosenkranz RR, Milliken GA, & Dzewaltowski DA (In Press). Social environmental influences on physical activity of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Physical Activity and Health.
Hastmann,T.J., Foster, K.E., Rosenkranz, R.R., Rosenkranz, S.K., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2012). Effect of adult leader participation on physical activity in children. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 429-435.
Foster, K.E., Behrens, T.K., Jager, A.L., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2010). Effect of Elimination Games on Physical Activity and Psychosocial Responses in Children, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7, 475-483.
Rosenkranz, R.R. & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2009). Promoting better family meals for girls attending summer programs. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 41(1):65–67.
Poston, S. A, Shoemaker, C.A., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2005). A comparison of a nutrition and gardening program with a standard nutrition program in an out-of-school setting,15, Horttechnology. 463-467.
Coleman, K.J., Tiller, C.L., Sanchez, J., Heath, E.M., Sy, O, Milliken, G., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2005). Preventing the epidemic rise in child overweight in low-income schools: The El Paso Coordinated Approach to Child Health (El Paso CATCH). Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 159, 217-224
Coleman, K.J., Shordon, M., Caparosa, S.L., Pomichowski, M.E., & Dzewaltowski, D.A. (2012). The Healthy Options for Nutrition Environments in Schools (Healthy ONES) group randomized trial: Using implementation models to change nutrition policy and environments in low income schools. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 80.
Lab Graduate Student Success
Elizabeth Grilliot, MPH (2014).
Michaela Shenkelberg, MPH (2013). Research Assistant, University of South Carolina
Aaron Boyd, MPH (2011). Global Regulatory Nutrition Team, Starbucks, Seattle, WA
Julie Pickler, MPH (2011). AsiaPac Wellness Manage, Apple Corporation, Austin, TX
Tanis Hastmann, MPH (2008). Ph.D. (2011). Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota
Paula Ford, Ph.D. (2009). Assistant Professor at University of Texas at El Paso
Karly Geller, Ph.D. (2008). Assistant Professor, Miami University, Miami OH
Ric Rosenkranz, Ph.D. (2008). Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
Karla Foster, M.S. (2008). Research Assistant, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH.