301 Human Sciences
|Degree||Institution||Area of Study|
|Ph.D.||The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH||Human Nutrition|
|M.S.||The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH||Human Nutrition and Food Service Management|
|B.A.||Pennsylvania State University||Psychology|
|Senior Capstone for Nutritional Sciences||NSCI 4643|
- Safety Committee
- American Society for Nutrition
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Dietetic Association
Research Statement:I am most interested in learning about factors that motivate decisions regarding food choices and lifestyle behaviors. Understanding this decision-making helps in the development of interventions designed to promote behavior change.
- Nutrition and sports performance
- Factors that influence food choice behavior
- Betts, N. (PI) & Stoecker, B. (Co-PI). Enhancing Research Capacity: An inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer (2006), Founders of Doctor’s Hospital, ($50,000).
- Garcia, R. (PI) & Betts, N (Co-PIs). Childhood Obesity Prevention/Intervention (2006-2008), Agriculture Sponsored Programs, Oklahoma State University, Team Initiative Program, ($50,000).
- Nitzke, S (PI), NC219 team (Co-PIs) A Stage-Based Intervention to Increase Fruit & Vegetable Intakes of Young Adults. (2001 – 2005), USDA/IFAFS, ($1,2000,000).
- Betts, N (PI), Ruud, J & NC219 team (Co-PIs) Using Stages of Change to increase fruit and vegetable intake. (2001-2006), USDA/NRICGP, ($400,000).
- Betts, N (PI), Using Stages of Change model to promote consumption of grains, vegetables and fruits by young adults. (1996-2006), USDA/CSREES ($120,000).
- Basu, A., Betts, N.M., & Leyva MJ, Fu D, Aston CE, Lyons TJ. (2015). Acute Cocoa Supplementation Increases Postprandial HDL Cholesterol and Insulin in Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes after Consumption of a High-Fat Breakfast. Journal of Nutrition, pii: jn215772. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26338890.
- Klufa, J., Hildebrand, D.A., Betts, N.M., Yuhas J, & Schultz C. (2012). Community readiness model suggests low awareness for obesity prevention efforts. Submitted to the Journal for Nutrition Education and Behavior, Manuscript number: JNEB-D-12-00273.
- Shriver LH, Betts, N.M.,, & Wollenberg GS (2012). Dietary Intakes, and Eating Habits of College Athletes: Are Female College Athletes Following the Current Sports Nutrition Standards? Journal of American College Health, 61(1), 10-16.
- Basu, A., Du, M., Leyva, M. J., Sanchez, K., Betts, N.M., Wu, M., Aston, C. E., & Lyons, T. J. (2010). Blueberries decrease cardiovascular risk factors in obese men and women with metabolic syndrome. The Journal of Nutrition, 140(9), 1582-1587.
- Basu, A., Du, M., Sanchez, K., Leyva, M.J., Betts, N.M., Blevins, S., Wu, M., Aston, C.E., & Lyons, T.J. (2010). Green Tea minimally affects Biomarkers of Inflammation in Obese Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrition, (in press).
- Basu, A., Fu, D. X., Wilkinson, M., Simmons, B., Wu, M., Betts, N.M., Du, M., & Lyons, T. J. (2010). Strawberries decrease atherosclerotic markers in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Nutrition Research, 30(7), 462-469.
- Basu, A., Sanchez, K., Betts, N.M., Leyva, M.J., Wu, M., Aston, C.E., & Lyons, T.J. (2010). Green tea supplementation affects body weight, lipids, and lipid peroxidation in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, (in press).
- Hildebrand, D.A. & Betts, N.M. (2009). Assessment of stage of change, decisional balance, self-efficacy and use of processes of low-income parents for increasing servings of fruits and vegetables to preschool-age children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 4(2):110-119.
- Ruud, J., Betts, N.M., Kritsch, K., Nitzke, S., Lohse, B., & Boechkner, L. (2005). Acceptability of stage-tailored newsletters about fruits and vegetables by young adults, Journal of American Dietetic Association, 105:1174-8
- Ganji, V., Hampl, J.S., & Betts, N.M. (2003). Race, gender and age-specific differences in dietary micronutrient intakes of US children. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, 54:485-490.
- Ma, J., Betts, N.M., Horacek, T., Georgiou, G., & White, A. (2003). Assessing stages of change for fruit and vegetable intake in young adults: A combination of traditional staging algorithms and food frequency questionnaires Health Education Research, 18:101-113.
- Horacek, T., White, A., Betts, N.M., Hoerr, S., Georgiou, C., Nitzke, S., Ma, J., & Greene, G. (2002). Self-efficacy. perceived benefits and weight satisfaction discriminate among Stages of Change for fruit and vegetable intake for young men and women. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 102, 1466-70.
- Ma, J., Betts, N.M., Horacek, T., Georgiou, C., White, A., & Nitzke, S. (2002). The importance of decisional balance and self-efficacy in relation to stages of change for fruit and vegetable intakes by young adults. American Journal of Health Promotion, 16 (3), 157-166.
- Baretta, L., Koszewski, W.M., Betts, N.M., & Benes, B. (2001). Evaluation of food assistance, nutrition education programs, and physical activity for limited resource families. Journal of the Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 93(1):46-49.
- Ma, J., Betts, N.M., & Horacek, T. (2001). Measuring stage of change for assessing readiness to increase fruit and vegetable intake among 18-24-year-olds. American Journal of Health Promotion, 16(2):88-97.
- Betts, N.M., Amos, R.J., Keim, K., Peters, P., & Stewart, B. (1997). Ways young adults view foods. Journal of Nutrition Education, 29(2), 73-79.
- Georgiou, C.C., Betts, N.M., Hoerr, S.L., Keim, K., Peters, P., Stewart, B., & Voichick, J. (1997). Among young adults, college students and graduates practice more healthful habits and made more healthful food choices then did nonstudents. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 97, 754-759
- Betts, N.M., Amos, R.J., Georgiou, C., Hoerr, S.L., Ivaturi, R., Keim, K.S., Tinsley, A., & Voichick, J. (1995). What young adults say about factors affecting their food intake. Ecology of Food & Nutrition, 34, 59-64.