Recent publications from the ASU Food Policy and Environment Research Group include:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Bruening M, Adams MA, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hurley J. School-Level Practices and Perceptions Associated With Salad Bars in Schools. J Sch Health. 2018
Jun;88(6):416-422. doi: 10.1111/josh.12624. PubMed PMID: 29749002.

Freedman DA, Lee E, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Trapl E, Borawski E, Bess K, Flocke S. Predictors of Farmers’ Market Shopping among People Receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits. Am J Community Psychol. 2018 Apr 16. doi: 10.1002/ajcp.12245. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29659024.

Gruner J, DeWeese RS, Lorts C, Yedidia MJ, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Predicted Impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s Menu-Labeling Regulations on Restaurants in 4 New Jersey Cities. Am J Public Health. 2018 Feb;108(2):234-240. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.304162. Epub 2017 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 29267051; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC5846581.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Dachenhaus E, Green J, Mollner K, Hekler E, Todd M.  Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) and Requests for Fruits and Vegetables Outside School Settings. J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2018 Jan 8. pii: S2212-2672(17)31705-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.10.013. [Epub ahead of print].

Vaudrin N, Lloyd K, Yedidia MJ, Todd M, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Impact of the 2010 US Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on School Breakfast and Lunch Participation Rates Between 2008 and 2015. Am J Public Health. 2018 Jan;108(1):84-86. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.304102. Epub 2017 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 29161063; PubMed CentralPMCID: PMC5719678.

Karpyn A, DeWeese RS, Pelletier J, Laska M, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Deahl-Greenlaw A, Ughwanogho R, Jilcott Pitts S. Examining the feasibility of healthy minimum stocking standards for small food stores. J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2017. pii: S2212-2672(17)31959-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.12.006. [Epub aheadof print] PubMed PMID: 29650459.

DeWeese R, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Adams M, Kurka J, Han SY, Todd M, Yedidia MJ. Patterns of food and physical activity enviornments related to children’s food and activity behaviors: A latent class analysis. Health & Place. 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.11.002

Tasevska N, DeLia D, Lorts C, Yedida MJ, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Socio-demographic differences in predictors of sugar sweetened beverage consumption among 3-18 year old children. J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.013.

Green J, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Calorie menu label users may be saving calories by ordering healthier sides and beverages. J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2017 Jun; 117(6):929-936; doi:10.1016/j.jand.2016.12.012.

DeWeese R, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Cost of children’s healthy versus unhealthy snacks do not differ at convenience stores. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Jan 7. pii: S1499-4046(16)30888-0.

Bruening M, Adams MA, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hurley J. Prevalence and Implementation Practices of School Salad Bars Across Grade Levels. Am J Health Promot. 2017 Jan 1:890117116689159. doi: 10.1177/0890117116689159. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29214812.

DeWeese RS, Todd M, Karpyn A, Yedidia MJ, Kennedy M, Bruening M, Wharton CM, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Short-Form Audit Instrument for Assessing Corner Store Healthfulness. Am J Health Promot. 2016; doi:10.1177/0890117116679059

Bruening M, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Brewis A, Laska M, Todd M, Hruschka D, Schaefer DR, Whisner CM, Dunton G. Longitudinal social networks impacts on weight and weight-related behaviors assessed using mobile-based ecological momentary assessments: Study Protocols for the SPARC study. BMC Public Health. 2016;16:901.

DeWeese RS, Todd M, Karpyn A, Yedidia MJ, Kennedy M, Bruening M, Wharton CM, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Healthy store programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), but not the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are associated with corner store healthfulness. Prev Med Reports. 2016;4:256-61.

Lorts C, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Disparities in Who Receives Weight-Loss Advice From a Health Care Provider: Does Income Make a Difference? Prev Chronic Dis. 2016;13:160183.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Turner L, Adams MA, Bruening M, Chaloupka FJ. School resources and engagement in technical assistance programs is associated with higher prevalence of salad bars in elementary school lunches in the United States. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2016;116(3):417-26.

Turner L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Powell L, Chaloupka FJ. Improvements and Disparities in Types of Foods and Milk Beverages Offered in Elementary School Lunches, 2006–2007 to 2013–2014. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016;13: E39.

Lorts C, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Eating behaviors among low-income obese adults in the United States: Does health care provider’s advice carry any weight. Prev Med. 2016;87:89-94.

Green JE, Brown AG, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Sociodemographic disparities among fast-food restaurant customers who notice and use calorie menu labels. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015;115(7):1093-101.

DeWeese R, Ohri-Vachaspati P. The Role of Distance in Examining the Association Between Active Commuting to School and Students’ Weight Status. J Phys Act Health. 2015;12(9):1280.

Adams M, Bruening M, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Use of salad bars in schools to increase fruit and vegetable consumption: Where’s the evidence? J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2015 Aug; 115(8):1233-6.

Rimkus L. Isgor Z, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Zenk SN, Powell LM, Barker DC, Chaloupka FJ. Disparities in the availability and price of low-fat and higher-fat milk in U.S. food stores by community characteristics. J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2015 Dec; 115(12)1975-1985.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Isgor Z, Rimkus L, Powell LM, Barker D, Chaoupka F. Child-Directed Marketing Inside and on the Exterior of Fast-Food Restaurants. Am J Prev Med, 2015 Jan;48(1):22-30.

Echeverria S, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Yedidia M. The influence of parental nativity, neighborhood disadvantage, and the build environment on physical activity behaviors among Latino youth. J. Immigrant Minority Health, 2015, 17, (2), 519-526.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, DeLia D, DeWeese R, Crespo N, Todd M, Yedidia M. The Relative Contribution of Layers of the Social Ecological Model to Childhood Obesity. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Aug;18(11):2055-66.

Larkey L, Vega-Lopez S, Keller C, McClain D, Ainsworth B, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Smith L, Jeong M. A Biobehavioral model of weight loss associated with meditative movement among breast cancer survivors. Health Psychology Open. 2014, doi: 10.1177/2055102914565495.

Tang X, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Abbott J, Aggarwal R, Tulloch D, Lloyd K, Yedidia M.
Associations between food environment around schools and professionally measured weight status for middle and high school students. Child Obes. 2014, 10 (6), 511-517.

Zenk SN, Powell LM, Rimkus L, Isgor Z, Barker D, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Chaloupka F. Relative and absolute availability of healthier food and beverage alternatives differ across communities in the United States. Am J Public Health, 2014, 104 (11), 2170-2178.

Rimkus L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Powell LM, Zenk SN, Quinn CM, Barker DC, Pugach O, Resnick EA, Chaloupka FJ. Development and reliability testing of a fast food restaurant observation form. Am J Health Promot, 2014, 45 (6), 540-548.

Bertmann FM, Barroso C, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Hampl J, Sell K, Wharton CM. Women, Infants, and Children Cash Value Voucher (CVV) use in Arizona: A qualitative exploration of barriers and strategies related to fruit and vegetable purchases. J Nutr Educ and Behav, 2014;46(3):S53–S58.

Ohri-Vachaspati P. Parental perception of the healthfulness of school meals and its association with student behavior. Appetite. 2014 Mar;74:44-7.

DeWeese R, Yedidia M, Tulloch D, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Associations of neighborhood perceptions with active school commuting in low-income cities. Am J Prev Med. 2013. 45 (4), 393-400.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Lloyd K, DeLia D, Yedidia M. A closer examination of the relationship between childhood obesity and the food and physical activity environment. Prev Med. 2013, 57 (3), 162-167.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Turner L, Chaloupka F. Elementary school participation in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Team Nutrition program is associated with more healthful school lunches. J Nutr Educ and Behav. 2013, 45 (6), 733-738.

Rimkus L, Powell LM, Zenk S, , Han E, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Pugach O, Barker D, Resnick E, Quinn C., Myllylluoma J, Chaloupka FJ. Development and reliability testing of a food store observation form. J Nutr Educ and Behav. 2013, 45 (6), 540-548.

Kirkpatrick SI, Reedy J, Kahle LL, Harris JL, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Krebs-Smith SM. Fast food menu offerings vary in dietary quality, but are consistently poor. Public Health Nutr. 2013. 2013; 15:1-8.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Turner L, Chaloupka F. Fresh fruit and vegetable program participation in elementary schools in the United States and availability of fruits and vegetables in school lunch meals. J Acad Nutr and Diet. 2012;112(6):921-926.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Turner L, Chaloupka F. Alliance for a healthier generation’s competitive beverage and food guidelines: Do elementary school administrators know about them and do they report implementing them? J Sch Health. 2012;82:469-477.

Bertmann F, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Buman M, Wharton CM. Implementation of wireless terminals at farmers’ markets: Impact on SNAP redemption and overall sales. Am J Public Health. 2012;102(7):e53-e55.

Han E, Powell LM, Zenk SN, Rimkus L, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Chaloupka F. Classification bias in commercial business lists for retail food stores in the US. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012;9(1):46.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Leviton L, Bors P, Brennan L, Brownson RC, Strunk S. Strategies proposed by healthy kids, healthy communities partnerships to prevent childhood obesity. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9(100292).

McKinnon RA, Reedy J, Berrigan D, Krebs-Smith, S M Butler E, Chriqui J, Cyr J. Moore L, Galuska D, Handley B, Hanlon E, Huamani K, Lipps A, Menestrel SL, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Parekh S, Powell L, Rodgers AB, Siddiqi S, Slater S, Torio C, Welsh S. The national collaborative on childhood obesity research (NCCOR) catalogue of surveillance systems and measures registry: New tools to spur innovation and increase productivity in childhood obesity research. Am J Prev Med. 2012;42(4):433-435.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Martinez D, Yedidia M, Petlick NH. Improving data accuracy of commercial food outlet databases. Am J Health Promot. 2011;26(2):116-122.

Harris JL, Schwartz MB, Ustjanauskas A, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Brownell KD. Effects of serving high-sugar cereals on children’s breakfast-eating behavior. Pediatrics. 2011;127(1):71-76.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Leviton L. Measuring food environments – A guide to available instruments. Am J Health Promot. 2010;24 (6):410-426.

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