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Marisa Neelon

Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor
Contra Costa County
2380 Bisso Lane
Suite B
Concord, CA 94520
925-608-6681
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Also in:
Alameda County Cooperative Extension
Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Biography

Marisa Neelon is the Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor for UC Cooperative Extension in Contra Costa County and provides oversight for the EFNEP program in Alameda County. Her education and applied research program focus: food security and the prevention of childhood obesity and chronic disease in populations with low-income. She received a B.S. in Nutrition from UC Berkeley and a M.S. in Nutrition from Tufts University. Marisa is a registered dietitian (R.D.)

 

Education

M.S. Nutrition, Tufts University. 1982

Discipline

Food Resource Management

Specialty

Food security and the prevention of childhood obesity and chronic disease in populations with low-income.

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Lee, D.L., Alkon, A., Strochlic, R., Srivastava, D., Neelon, M., Keeton, V.F., Ritchie. L.D. (2023). Online training for child care providers teaches child nutrition in English and Spanish. Calif Agr. 76(4), 131-140. https://doi.org/10.3733/ca.2022a0015

  • Neelon, M., Price, N., Srivastava, D., Zheng, L., & Trzesniewski, K. (2022). Association Between Educational Attainment and EFNEP Participants’ Food Practice Outcomes. J Nutr Educ Behav, 54(10), 902–907. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2022.06.001

  • Thompson, H. R., Machado, S. S., Madsen, K. A., Cauchon-Robles, R., Neelon, M., & Ritchie, L. (2022). Impact of a Teacher Intervention to Encourage Students to Eat School Lunch. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(18), 11553. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191811553

  • Lee, D.L., Alkon, A., Plank, K., Neelon, M., Diaz Rios, K., Hecht, C.E., Thompson, H.R., Ritchie, L.D. (2021). Self-Paced Online Training on Healthy Beverage Policy for Child Care Providers. J Nutr Educ Behav, 53(6), 457-470.

  • Yeung, H. F., Bruhn, C., Blackburn, M., Ganthavorn, C., Martin, A., Mendoza, C., Neelon, M.; Smith, D.; Soule, K.; Spezzano, T.; Barrett, T.; Feng, Y. (2019). Evaluation of in-person and on-line food safety education programs for community volunteers. Food Control, 99: 34-39.          

  • Machado, S.; Ritchie, L.; Thompson, H.; Reed, A.; Castro, A.; Neelon, M.; Madsen, K. (2019) Multi-pronged intervention to increase secondary student participation in school lunch: Design and rationale. Contemporary clinical trials, 78, 133 - 139.

  • Go, C., Neelon, M., Kok, C., Robinson, D., Wooten-Swanson, P., Soule, K. (2018). Publication 8631. Money Talks Series: Should I Be Living On My Own? Discover Healthy Eating Habits and Stay on Budget. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA: University of California.

  • Neelon, M., Go, C., Kok, C., Robinson, D., Wooten-Swanson, P., Soule, K. (2018). Publication 8639. Money Talks Series: Should I Be Living On My Own? Eating on a Budget 101. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA: University of California.

  • Neelon, M.; Brian, K.; Iaccopucci, A.; Lewis, K.; Worker, S. (2017). Development of a Health Instrument for 5- to 8-Year Old Youth. Journal of Extension, 55(1). Article 1TOT9.                 

  • Nicoli, A.; Ganthavorn, C.; Mendoza, C.; Martin, A.; Neelon, M.; Kaiser, L. (2016). A qualitative evaluation of UC CalFresh Plan, Shop, Save, Cook. Calif Agr, 70(2), 1-6.  

  • Kaiser, L., Chaidez, V., Algert, S., Horowitz, M., Martin, A., Mendoza, C., Neelon, M., Ginsburg, D. (2015). Food Resource Management Education with SNAP Participation Improves Food Security.  J Nutr Educ Behav. 47(4): 374-378. 

  • Jones, A., Lamp, C., Neelon, M. Nicholson, Y., Schneider, C., Wooten Swanson, P., Zidenberg-Cherr, S. (2015). Systematic Development of a Questionnaire to Measure Nutrition Knowledge in Adults. J Nutr Educ Behav, 47(1), 69-74.

  • Crawford P., Schneider C., Martin A., Spezzano T., Algert S., Ganthavorn C., Nicholson Y., Neelon M., Wooten Swanson P., Donohue S. (2013). Communitywide Strategies Key to  Preventing Childhood Obesity. Calif Agr, 67(1), 37-44.   

  • Townsend, M.S, Ganthavorn, C., Neelon, M., Donohue, S., Johns, M.C. (Published online, 2013; In Print, 2014). Improving the Quality of Data From EFNEP Participants With Low Literacy Skills: A Participant-driven Model. J Nutr Educ Behav, 46(4), 309-314.

  • Townsend M.S, Ganthavorn C., Neelon M., Donohue S., Johns M.C. (2013). Improving the Quality of Data From EFNEP Participants With Low Literacy Skills: A Participant-driven Model. Elsevier AudioSlides Authoring Environment. 

  • Kaiser, L., Schneider, C., Mendoza, C., George, G., Neelon, M., Roche, M., Ginsburg, D. (2012). Development and Use of an Evaluation Tool for Taste Testing Activities in Children. J Acad Nutr Diet. 112(12), 2028-2034. 

  • Kaiser, L., Schneider, C., Neelon, M., Ganthavorn, C., Roche, B., Mendoza, C., Matthiessen, T. (2012). Evaluation of Nutrition Outcomes in Youth: Challenges and Opportunities. Youth: Practices, Perspectives and Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

  • Smith, D., Horowitz, M., Neelon, M., Spezzano, T., Lippitt, N., McMurdo, T. J., & Kaiser, L. (2012). Healthalicious Cooking: Learning About Food and Physical Activity. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA: University of California.

  • Matthiessen, T., Horowitz, M., Neelon, M., Smith, D., & Kaiser, L. (2010). Insights From an Evaluation of a Healthy Living Project. Youth Development, 61.

  • Donohue, S., Ganthavorn, C., George, J., Hampton, K., Junge, S., Mitchell, R., Neelon, M., Nicholson, Y., Peterson, S., Steinbring, Y., & West, E. (2002). Reading Up the Food Guide Pyramid. Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA: University of California.

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