Nutrition and Food Science

Julie Holland, PhD

Associate Professor, Nutritional Biology

Courses Taught

  • NFSC 100 Basic Nutrition
  • NFSC 340 Human Nutrition
  • NFSC 345W Diet Suppl & Functional Food
  • NFSC 360 Nutrition throughout the Lifecycle
  • NFSC 440 Advanced Human Nutrition 
  • NFSC 468 Child Nutrition 
  • NFSC 600 Research Methods in Nutritional Science 
  • NFSC 642 Topics in Vitamins and Minerals 

Research Interests

Julie has interests in projects related to young child nutrition, nutrition education (preschool, grade-school, college students, parents/caregivers, and adults), and learning in higher education. She has a strong interest in breastfeeding, and would like to expand her research experience in that field. New areas of interests have emerged from student research activities, such as dietary supplements, farmers markets, food addiction, and picky eating.

Current Projects

  • Associations between breastfeeding experience, picky eating and bitter taster status among preschool-aged children.
  • Use of dietary supplements and narcissistic attitudes among college-aged adults in northern California.
  • Food addiction association to chronic disease status among Baby Boomers residing in California.
  • Association of parental attitudes and restrictions during childhood on college students’ eating habits.

Recent Graduate Papers and Undergraduate Honors Projects

  • The use of photographs during a focus group interview in assessing food preferences of preschoolers.
  • Incidence of diet and fitness smartphone app use in a college population related to disordered eating and exercise behavior.
  • Potential determinants of autonomy support among parents of school-age children with food allergies.
  • Assessment of consumer attitudes on the use of farmers’ markets in northern and central California.

Recent Publications

Dr. Holland is also published under the name of Schneider.

  • McDonnell L, Neyman Morris M, Holland J. 2014. WIC Participants’ Perceived Behavioral Control, Attitudes Toward, and Factors Influencing Behavioral Intentions to Redeeming Cash-Value Vouchers at Certified Farmers Markets. Californian J of Health Promotion 12(2):22-31.
  • Anderson, S, Silliman K, Schneider JM. 2013. Awareness of the Red Dress Symbol and Heart Disease among College Women. Californian J of Health Promotion 11(1): 36-44.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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 families. 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.

Office Hours

Tues. 11am-1pm

Wed. 10am-12pm

Portrait of Julie Holland, PhD