Center for Public Health Nutrition

Donna B. Johnson, PhD, RD

Selected Articles

Life Course Perspective: evidence for the role of nutrition.

Herman DR, Taylor Baer M, Adams E, Cunningham-Sabo L, Duran N, Johnson DB, Yakes E.
Matern Child Health J. 2014 Feb;18(2):450-61. doi: 10.1007/s10995-013-1280-3. abstract

Physical Activity Levels in Family Child Care Homes.

Delaney SL, Monsivais P, Johnson DB.
J Phys Act Health. 2013 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] abstract

Perceived impact and feasibility of strategies to improve access to healthy foods in Washington State, USA.

Johnson DB, Quinn EL, Podrabsky M, Beckwith-Stanley N, Chan N, Ellings A, Kovacs T, Lane C.
Public Health Nutr. 2013 Dec;16(12):2178-87. abstract

Advancing Rural Food Access Policy Research Priorities: Process and Potential of a Transdisciplinary Working Group. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.

Fleischhacker, S, Johnson, DB, Quinn, E, Jilcott Pitts, S, Byker, C, and Sharkey, JR. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 2013. article

Advancing Nutrition and Obesity Policy through Cross-Sector Collaboration: The Local Farms – Healthy Kids Initiative in Washington State

Johnson, DB, Cheadle, A, Podrabsky, M, Quinn, E, MacDougall, E, Cechovic, K, Kovacs, T, Lane, C, Sitaker, M, Chan, N, Allen, D.
J Hunger Environ Nutr. 2013 Jul;8(2):171-186. abstract

Menu-Labeling Policy in King County, Washington

Johnson DB, Payne EC, McNeese MA, Allen D.
Am J Prev Med. 2012 Sep;43(3 Suppl 2):S130-5. abstract

Zinc protoporphyrin-to-heme ratios in high-risk and preterm infants.

Cheng CF, Zerzan JC, Johnson DB, Juul SE.
J Pediatr. 2012 Jul;161(1):81-7.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.12.048. Epub 2012 Feb 4. abstract

Self-Monitoring and Eating-Related Behaviors Are Associated with 12-Month Weight Loss in Postmenopausal Overweight-to-Obese Women

Kong A, Beresford SA, Alfano CM, Foster-Schubert KE, Neuhouser ML, Johnson DB, Duggan C, Wang CY, Xiao L, Jeffery RW, Bain CE, McTiernan A.
J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Jul 10. abstract

Adoption of diet-related self-monitoring behaviors varies by race/ethnicity, education, and baseline binge eating score among overweight-to-obese postmenopausal women in a 12-month dietary weight loss intervention

Kong A, Beresford SA, Imayama I, Duggan C, Alfano CM, Foster-Schubert KE, Neuhouser ML, Johnson DB, Wang CY, Xiao L, Bain CE, McTiernan A.
Nutr Res. 2012 Apr;32(4):260-5. Epub 2012 Apr 30. abstract

Improving nutrition in home child care: are food costs a barrier?

Monsivais P, Johnson DB.
Public Health Nutr. 2012 Feb;15(2):370-6. Epub 2011 Sep 29. abstract

Associations between Snacking and Weight Loss and Nutrient Intake among Postmenopausal Overweight to Obese Women in a Dietary Weight-Loss Intervention

Kong A, Beresford SA, Alfano CM, Foster-Schubert KE, Neuhouser ML, Johnson DB, Duggan C, Wang CY, Xiao L, Bain CE, McTiernan A.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Dec;111(12):1898-903. abstract

Changes in local school policies and practices in Washington State after an unfunded physical activity and nutrition mandate

Boles M, Dilley JA, Dent C, Elman MR, Duncan SC, Johnson DB.
Prev Chronic Dis. 2011 Nov;8(6):A129. Epub 2011 Oct 17. abstract

More nutritious food is served in child care homes receiving higher federal food subsidies

Monsivais P, Kirkpatrick S, Johnson DB.
J Am Diet Assoc., 115/721-6, 2011. abstract

Understanding infant feeding beliefs, practices and preferred nutrition education and health provider approaches: an exploratory study with Somali mothers in the USA

Steinman L, Doescher M, Keppel GA, Pak-Gorstein S, Graham E, Haq A, Johnson DB, Spicer P.Matern Child Nutr. 2010 Jan;6(1):67-88. abstract

The effectiveness of worksite nutrition and physical activity interventions for controlling employee overweight and obesity: a systematic review

Anderson LM, Quinn TA, Glanz K, Ramirez G, Kahwati LC, Johnson DB, Buchanan LR, Archer WR, Chattopadhyay S, Kalra GP, Katz DL; Task Force on Community Preventive Services.
Am J Prev Med. 2009 Oct;37(4):340-57. Review. abstract

Impact of school district sugar-sweetened beverage policies on student beverage exposure and consumption in middle schools

Johnson DB, Bruemmer B, Lund AE, Evens CC, Mar CM.
J Adolesc Health. 2009 Sep;45(3 Suppl):S30-7. abstract

Development and validation of a beverage and snack questionnaire for use in evaluation of school nutrition policies.

Neuhouser ML, Lilley S, Lund A, Johnson DB.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2009 Sep;109(9):1587-92. abstract

Preschool child care participation and obesity at the start of kindergarten

Maher EJ, Li G, Carter L, Johnson DB.
Pediatrics. 2008 Aug;122(2):322-30. abstract

Campus-community-school partnerships to evaluate a multicomponent nutrition intervention

Podrabsky M, Streichert LC, Levinger D, Johnson DB.
Public Health Rep
. 2007 Jul-Aug;122(4):566-9. full text

Small-grants programs: lessons from community-based approaches to changing nutrition environments

Johnson DB, Smith LT, Bruemmer B.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Feb;107(2):301-5. abstract

Operational definitions of walkable neighborhood: Empirical and theoretical insights

Moudon AV, Lee C, Cheadle AD, Collier C, Johnson D, Schmid TL, Weathers RD.
Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2006; 3:S99-S117.

Promoting Family Meals in WIC: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative 

Johnson DB, Evens C, Pickering S. 
J Nutr Educ Behav.
2006 May-Jun;38(3):177-82. abstract

A framework for developing evaluation tools used in Washington State’s Healthy Communities projects

Smith LT, Johnson DB, Lamson E, Sitaker M.
Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2006 Apr. full text

Testing the recommendations of the Washington State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan: The Moses Lake case study

Johnson DB, Smith LT.
Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2006 Apr]. full text

Preventing obesity: A life cycle perspective

Johnson DB , Gerstein DE, Evans AE, Woodward-Lopez G.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Jan; 106(1):97-102. abstract

Cycling and the built environment, a US perspective

Moudon AV, Lee C, Cheadle AD, Collier CW, Johnson D, Schmid TL, Weather RD.
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. 2005, 10:245-261.

Statewide intervention to reduce television viewing in WIC clients and staff

Johnson DB, Birkett D, Evens C, Pickering S.
Am J Health Promot. 2005 Jul-Aug;19(6):418-21 abstract

Reaching Low Income Families: Focus Group Results Provide Direction for a Behavioral Approach to WIC Services

Birkett D, Johnson DB, Oberg D, Thompson J.
J Am Diet Assoc.104:1277-1280. 2004.

Increasing fruit and vegetable intake in homebound elders: the Seattle Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Pilot Program

Johnson DB , Beaudoin S, Smith LT, Beresford SAA, LoGerfo JP.
Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online] 2004 Jan. full text

Qualitative assessment of participant utilization and satisfaction with the Seattle Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Pilot Program

Smith LT, Johnson DB, Beaudoin S, Monsen ER, LoGerfo JP.
Preventing Chronic Disease [serial online] 2004 Jan. full text

Public Health Nutrition Practice in the United States in the New Century

Johnson DB , Eaton D, Gleason C, Wahl P.
J Am Diet Assoc. 101:529-534. 2001.

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