Julie Schneider, PhD

SchneiderAssistant Professor
Office: Holt 104
Phone: (530) 898-6567

Research Interests:
Projects related to young child nutrition, nutrition education (preschool, grade-school, college students, parents/caregivers, and adults), and learning in higher education. I have a strong interest in breastfeeding, and would like to expand my research experience in that field. 

Current Projects:

  • A global and cross-cultural examination of social and cultural factors associated with child feeding and obesity prevention among preschool-aged children.  
  • Intention to use farmers market vouchers among WIC participants.
  • Assessing the positive predictive value, sensitivity and specificity of CBC for iron deficiency among toddlers in central California.
  • Remembered childhood feeding experiences and weight messages among college students.
  • The use of interteaching on perceived learning outcomes among college students attending nutrition sciences classes.
  • Implementation and evaluation of nutrition competencies and a competency-based resource guide in preschool-aged children in rural California.

Courses taught: Basic Nutrition (NFSC 100), Human Nutrition (NFSC 240), Advanced Human Nutrition (NFSC 440), Child Nutrition (NFSC 468), Research Methods in Nutritional Science (NFSC 600), Topics in Vitamins and Minerals (NFSC 642)

Recent Graduate papers and undergraduate honors projects:

  • Assessing the perceived needs and sources of nutrition information of parents regarding the diet of their preschool-aged child living in northern California. 
  • The use of photographs during a focus group interview in assessing food preferences of preschoolers.
  • Assessment of consumer attitudes on the use of farmers' markets in northern and central California.


Recent Publications:

  • Matthews L, Neyman Morris M, Schneider J, and Goto K. 2010. The Relationship Between Food Security and Poor Health Among Female WIC Participants. J Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 5:1-15.
  • Franklin R, Schneider J, and Goto K. 2009. Factors Associated with the Use of Dietary Supplements among African-American Adults. Californian J of Health Promotion 7(1):67-75.
  • Goto K, Schneider J.M. 2010. Learning through teaching: challenges and opportunities in facilitating student learning in food science and nutrition by using the interteaching approach. J Food Science Educ 9(1):31-35.
  • Goto K, Schneider J. Interteaching: An Innovative Approach to Facilitate University Student Learning in the Field of Nutrition. J Nutr Educ Behavior 2009. 41(4):303-4.
  • Schneider J.M., Fujii M.L., Lamp C.L., Lönnerdal B., Dewey K.G., and Zidenberg-Cherr S. 2008. The use of multiple logistic regression to identify risk factors associated with anemia and iron deficiency in a convenience sample of children 12- to 36-months of age from low-income families.  Am J Clin Nutr 2008. 87(3):614-620.
  • Schneider J.M., Fujii M.L., Lamp C.L., Lönnerdal B., and Zidenberg-Cherr S. The prevalence of low serum zinc and copper, and dietary habits associated with serum zinc and copper in 12-36 month old children at risk of iron deficiency from low-income familes. J Amer Dietetic Assoc. 2007 Oct;107(10).
  • Schneider JM, Fujii ML, Lamp CL, Lonnerdal B, Dewey KG, Zidenberg-Cherr S. Anemia, iron deficiency, and iron deficiency anemia in 12-36-mo-old children from low-income families. 
  • Amer J Clin Nutr. 2005 Dec;82(6):1269-75.
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