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Oklahoma State University

Barbara Brown

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Food Specialist, Associate Professor

002 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: (405)744-6940
Fax: (405)744-1357

barbara.brown@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University Home Economics (Food, Nutrition & Institution Administration)
M.S. Kansas State University Food & Nutrition
B.S. Kansas State University Food & Nutrition

Expertise

Consumer food issues, Home food preservation

Publications

  • Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y., & Walker, S. (2006). After School Gardening Improves Children’s Reported Vegetable Intake and Physical Activity. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 38, 201-202.
  • Mdziniso, P., Hinds, J., Bellmer, D.D., Brown, B., & Payton, M.E. (2006). Physical quality and carotene content of solar-dried green leafy and yellow succulent vegetables. Journal of Plan Foods for Human Nutrition, 61 (1).
  • Brown, B. & Hermann, J.   (2005). Cooking classes increase fruit and vegetable intake and food safety behaviors in youth and adults. Journal of Nutritional Education and Behavior, 37(2): 104-105.
  • Smith, B., Brown, B., & Hermann, J. (2003). Impact of a Physical Activity Program Emphasizing Cardiovascular Fitness, Muscular Strength & Flexibility Among Middle-aged Women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 35:215-216.
  • Brown, B. (2000). Serving up Oklahoma cooking Schools. Serving Up Oklahoma, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, spring/summer issue.
  • Hermann, J., Brown, B., & Heintz, S. (2000). Impact of a nutrition promotion program on dietary behaviors, dietary intake, and health measures in adults over fifty-five years of age. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 19(3), 1-14.
  • Brown, B. (1988). Book review: the California Nutrition Book, Saltman, P., J. Gurin, and I. Mothner, 1987. Journal of Nutrition Education, vol. 20, no. 3.
  • Brown, B.J.R. (1978). Ground beef exposed to radiant energy: Effects of fat and BHA on color. Journal of Food Science, 43(3), 327-829.

Presentations

  • Brown, B., Wilburn, S., and Hermann, J. (2014) Resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use and markets: Consumer Focus Groups. Livestock, Climate Change and Food Security conference, Madrid, Spain, May 2014
  • Brown, B., Morath, J., Hermann, J. and Hildebrand, D. (2012) Survey of Home Canning and Freezing Practices among Oklahoma Home and Community Education Organization Members. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics FNCE conference, Philadelphia, PA, October, 2012.
  • Brown, B., Kong, S. H., and Hermann, J. (2008) Evaluation of the Oklahoma Beef Cooking School for Youth. Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2008.
  • Powell, L., Parker, S., Hermann, J. and Brown, B. (2008) Formative Assessment of Preferred Educational Delivery Strategies Among Limited Resource Elderly. Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2008.
  • Hermann, J., Romano, D., Parker, S., Phelps, J., Montogomery, D., Merten, M., and Brown, B. (2008) Differences in 5th – 8th Grade Children’s Eating Behaviors between Weekdays and the Weekend. Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2008.
  • Hermann, J., Smith, A., Phelps, J., Parker, S. & Brown, B. (2007) School based youth “Health Day” program. Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Robinson, R., Hermann, J., Brown, B., Speller-Henderson, L., Tucker, E., Greer, B., Walters, J., Sigler, P., Rice, L., Roy, H., Stanciu, C., York-Friendship, D., Weese, J., Lackey, C., Harrison, J. & Burney, J. (2006). CECP: Your Path to Training. Society for Nutrition Education Pre-conference, San Francisco, CA, July 2006.
  • Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y. (2006) Effect of an after school gardening program on youth daily physical activity. Children, Youth and Families at Risk Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2006.
  • Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y & Denney, B. (2005) After-School Health Education Incorporating Gardening Improves Youth Health Behaviors. Children, Youth and Families at Risk Annual Conference.
  • Smith, A., Hermann, J., Parker, S., Smith, B., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y. (2004) Circuit Training and Personal Goal Setting To Improve Personal Health. Children, Youth and Families at Risk Annual Conference.
  • Denney, B., Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Smith, B., & Siewe, Y. (2004) After School Gardening Provides Hands-On Education and Partners. Children, Youth and Families at Risk Annual Conference.
  • Brown, B. & Hermann, J. (2001) Impact of a combined Oklahoma Cooperative Extension service nutrition and physical activity programs on dietary behaviors, dietary intake, and physical activity in women over fifty years of age. Soc. Nutr. Edu.
  • Brown, B. & Hermann, J. (2000) Oklahoma super nutrition activity program. SNE Annual Meeting Proceedings
  • Brown, J. & Hermann, J. (1999) Impact of youth food and nutrition program on dietary and food safety behaviors, and physical activity in school age children. Soc Nutr Edu.
  • Heintz, S.L., Hermann, J. & Brown, B.J. (1998) Effects of an education program utilizing the dietary guidelines and food guide pyramid on diet and health. JADA, 98:A43.
  • Brown, B. & Hermann, J. (1997) Oklahoma healthy living program. SNE Annual Meeting Proceedings.
  • Brown, B. (1992) Evaluation of Oklahoma Cooperative Extension “Focus on Food” program. Abstract. American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting Abstracts.

Grants:

  • United States Department of Agriculture AFRI Competitive Grants Program: $9,567,331. Resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use and markets. 2013-2017. Engle, D., Steiner, J.L., Aljoe, H., Arnall, D., Basara, J., Blanton, J., Brown, B., Cate, J., Cole, A.N., Coleman, S., Devlin, D., Duckles, J., Edwards, J., Gowda, P.H., Lalman, D., Moffet, C., Ochsner, T., Osei, E., Presley, D., Redfern, D., Rice, C.W., Diaz, D.R., Saleh, A., Shoup, D., Shroyer, J., Southerland, A., Swamy, A., Todd, R., Tomlinson, P., Waggoner, J., White, T., Xiao, X.
  • Oklahoma Department of Education, On-going 1-year renewable contract through 2013 through present. Cooking for Kids: Culinary Training for School Nutrition Professionals. Hildebrand D, Brown B, Ruby S, Poe T.
  • Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program. Increase nutritional health of low income Oklahomans. Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,047,083. Foster, D., Sheik, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., and Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education; $400,000. Oklahoma School Nutrition Culinary Training.  Hildebrand D (PI), Brown B (Co-I), Brennen P (Co-I), Ruby S (Co-I). September 2013 through September 2014. (Renewable 5 year contract, year 1)
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,047,083. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program 2014. Foster, D., Sheik, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., and Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,079,365. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program 2013. Foster, D., Sheik, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., and Brown, B.
  • M.E. Fitch Fellowship: $2,755. Presentation of Seminars at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Bra, Italy, 2011-2012. Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,079,364.33. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program. 2012. Garrard, D., Phelps, J., Hermann, J., Hildebrand., D., Sheik., B., and Brown, B. 
  • United States Department of Agriculture; $75,000. Oklahoma senior farmers market nutrition program, 2010, Stoltenburg, P., Walton, D., Whitmore, J., Hermann, J., Brown, B. Collaborative state program between the Oklahoma Health and Human Services, Aging Services Division, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $3,075,918. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program. 2010-11. Garrard, D., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Hermann, J., Brown, B., Sheik, B. and Betts, N.
  • Southwest Dairy Farmers’: $30,426.44. Grown-ups Need Dairy Too! 2009-2010. Brown, B. (OSU), Garrard, D. (OSU), Linda Wells (New Mexico State University), Jenna Anding, (Texas A&M University) and Jon Perrott (Texas A&M University).
  • M.E. Fitch Fellowship: $5,000. Bringing Slow Food Home, Exploring the Slow Food Movement in Italy. 2008-2009. Brown, B. and Osteen, S.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,966,642. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program. 2009. Garrard, D., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Hermann, J., and Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,782,753. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program. 2008. Garrard, D., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Hermann, J., and Brown, B.
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, OAES, Food Safety Crisis Preparedness Plan to protect the Food Service Operation’s Food Supply, $36,306, 2008, Leong, J., Hancer, M., Njite, D., Brown, B., and Muske, G.
  • USDA Rural Health and Safety Education; $326,000. Empowering Older, Rural Oklahomans and their Communities: Assessment and Education on Contextual Barriers to Positive Nutrition and Health, 2007. Brosi, W. (PI), Hermann, J. (Co-PI), Johnston, J. (Co-PI), Jaco, L (Co-PI), and Brown, B. (Collaborator)
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,542,849. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food  Stamp Program. 2007. Garrard, D., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Brown, B., Hermann, J. and Siewe, Y.
  • FCS Ambassadors: $2,043. Addressing childhood health and wellness through nutrition education in the school, 2005-2006.  Greene-Garrard, D. and Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services: $22,160. Oklahoma forums regarding physical activity, nutrition and obesity, 2006, Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,542,849. (Oklahoma Nutrition Education –Food Stamp Program, 2006, Greene-Garrard, D., Hildebrand, D., Hermann, J., & Brown, B. (Sub-grant: Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $47,102. Determining Individual, Familial and Community Factors that Influence Young Adolescent Native American Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors 2006, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Merten, M., Phelps, J., Montgomery, D.)
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $132,000. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2006, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y. & Richardson, D.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,682,584. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program, 2005, Greene-Garrard, D., Parker, S., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $133,000. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2005, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y. & Richardson, D.
  • Oklahoma Beef Council: $38,510.86. Oklahoma Beef Cooking School. 2004. Brown, B. and Garrard, D.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,012,228. Oklahoma Nutrition Education—Food Stamp Program, 2004, Greene-Garrard, D., Parker, S., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $123,800. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2004, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, B. & Smith, B.
  • FCS Ambassadors: $2,043.  Addressing childhood health and wellness through nutrition education in the school, 2005-2006. Greene-Garrard, D. and Brown, B. 
  • Oklahoma Beef Council: $39,888.57. Oklahoma Beef Cooking Schools, , 2003-2005.  Brown, B. and Greene-Garrard, D.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,140,648. Oklahoma Nutrition Education –Food Stamp Program, 2003, Greene-Garrard, D., Parker, S., Hermann, J., Brown, B., Keim, K. & Siewe, Y.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $136,500. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2003, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Siewe, Y., Smith, B. & Williams, G.
  • USDA, $25,000. Food Safety and Quality Plan of Work Project, 2002. Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $2,410,800. Oklahoma Nutrition Education (ONE) Program, 2002, Williams G., Parker, S., Hermann, J, Brown, B., Keim, K. & Shiek, B.
  • USDA CSREES Children Youth Families at Risk: $150,000. Oklahoma New Communities Project, 2002, Hermann, J., Parker, S., Brown, B., Knoepfli, K., Siewe, Y., Smith, B. & Williams, G.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $1,942,732. Oklahoma Nutrition Education (ONE) Program, 2001, Williams G., Parker, S., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Keim, K.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $1,642,154. Oklahoma Nutrition Education (ONE) Program, 2000, Williams, G., Parker, S., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Keim, K.
  • USDA; $35,000. Food safety and quality plan of work project, 2000, Brown, B.
  • FCS Ambassadors; $800. Healthy Living Cooking School, 2000, Brown, B., Garrard, D., & Jordan, C.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $1,595,137. Oklahoma Nutrition Education (ONE) Program, 1999, Williams, G., Hermann, J., Brown, B., Keim, K. & Daughtery, R.
  • Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services; $1,512,212. Oklahoma Nutrition Education (ONE) Program, 1998, Williams, G., Hermann, J., Brown, B., Keim, K, & Daughtery, R.
  • Oklahoma Beef Industry Council; $17,400. SNAP: Super Nutrition Activity Program. 1997, Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Sellers, A.
  • OHECE Ambassadors; $1,000. Starting a Food-Product Home Based and Micro-Business. 1997. Muske, G. and Brown, B.
  • Teletraining Systems; $19,704.57. Food for Thought segments for the National Child Care Network (NCCN).  Brown, B.
  • USDA; $25,000. Food Safety at Oklahoma, 1996. Brown, B., Ray, F., Criswell, J., Cuperus, G., Forbes, S., Smith, R. and Conry, K.
  • USDA; $66,150. Farm & Ranch Wellhead & Groundwater Assessment. 1994-1997. Brown, B., Kizer, M., Smolen, M., Fram, M., Lee, W., Douglas, E., Nowlin, D., and Shelton, K.
  • USDA: $39,000. Food Safety and Quality for Elementary School Children. 1991. Brown, B., Criswell, J., Cuperus, G., Forbes, S., Ray, F., Rice, L., and Sanders, L.
  • Oklahoma Pork Council; $4,000. Pork Preparation Videotape. 1988. Brown, B.
  • Kraft, Inc.; $1,000. Snack Foods: Consumer Preferences, Attitudes, Interests and Opinions from a Diet-Health Perspective. 1987. Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Beef Commission; $14,500. Beef Preparation Videoconference. 1987. Brown, B.
  • Oklahoma Beef Commisstion; $10,000. Eating Healthy—A Guide for Active Living, Brown, B. and Ray, F. 1986

Internal Grants:

  • Donna Cadwalader Research and Development Grant, OSU Human Sciences. $2,113. Food Safety Practices in Oklahoma Households: Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors to reduce foodborne illnesses. 2015. Brown, B. and Leong, J.
  • Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Services, Irma Manning Endowed Scholarship fund, $4,400. Cooking for One or Two Program. 2013. Brown, B. and Hermann, J.
  • College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Team Initiative Program (TIP), $22,198. Wild Game Food Safety Program-Venison, 2008, Brown, B., Cooper, D., Garcia, R, Armbruster, K., Bailey, J., Flynn, K., James, C., Quinn, G., Parker, G., Willoughby, C.
  • College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Team Initiative Program (TIP) $30,000. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Interactive Farm-to-Table Exhibit, 2007, Hildebrand, D., Betts, N., Brown, B., Cox, C., Garcia, R., Hermann, J., King, G., Muske, G., Nunneley, K.
  • Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station $50,000. Parenting practices for cognitive, emotional and nutritional health: Effects on child nutrient status, overweight, and behavior, 2006, Hubbs-Tait, L., Kennedy, T., Richardson, D., Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Stoecker, B.
  • College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Team Initiative Program (TIP) $50,000. Childhood Obesity Prevention/Intervention, 2006, Garcia, R., Betts, N., Brown, B., Hermann, J., Siewe, Y, & County FNH Impact Team.
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Family and Consumer Sciences: $3,815. Healthy Oklahoma Impact Team, 2005, Hermann, J., Brown, B. & Siewe, Y.
  • Grace Spivey Professional Development Award: $600.  Keynote speaker funding for FCS/4-H statewide in-service training keynote speaker 2004, Brown, B. as chair of the FCS/4-H Statewide In-service Committee. 
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, $11,340.  Healthy Living Program for curriculum writer to develop Active Living component. 1996. Hermann, J. and Brown,  B.
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, $10,930.  Healthy Living Program for blood work for Healthy Living Program participants. 1996. Hermann, J. and Brown, B.
  • IPM Steering Committee; $5,000. Food Safety in IPM. Criswell, J., Cuperus, G., Brown, B.
  • College of Home Economics, OSU; $250. Demand for Wheat Products and Sugar and Derivative Products in the Payne County Area: A Pilot Study. Stewart, J., Leong, J. and Brown, B.