Nutrition and Food Science

Michelle Neyman Morris, PhD, RD

Professor, Community Nutrition

Michelle Neyman Morris earned her PhD in Nutrition from the University of California, Davis, where she held a Ford Foundation Fellowship. She became a registered dietitian after completing the San Jose State University Dietetic Internship, where she was a lecturer prior to her position at Chico State. Her research interests include disordered eating, food security, and nutrition education across the lifespan utilizing non-diet, weight inclusive approaches to health and well-being.

Courses Taught

  • NFSC 100 Basic Nutrition
  • NFSC 200 Health at Every Size: A Non-Diet Approach to Wellness
  • NFSC 340 Human Nutrition
  • NFSC 360 Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle
  • NFSC 465/465L Community Nutrition
  • NFSC 469 Nutrition and Aging
  • NFSC 489 Externship
  • NFSC 660 Nutrition Education

Selected Publications

2016    Bundros, J., Clifford, D., Silliman, K., & Neyman Morris, M. Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa among college students based on Bratman’s Test and associated tendencies. Appetite, 101, 86-94.

2015    Humphrey, L., Clifford, D., & Neyman Morris, M. Health At Every Size college course reduces dieting behaviors and improves intuitive eating, body esteem and anti-fat attitudes. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(4), 354-360.

2015    Clifford, D., Ozier, A., Bundros, J., Moore, J., Kreiser, A., & Neyman Morris, M. Impact of non-diet approaches on attitudes, behaviors, and health outcomes: A systematic review. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(2), 143-155.

2014    Smart, H., Clifford, D., & Neyman Morris, M. Nutrition students gain skills from motivational interviewing curriculum. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(11), 1712-17.

2014    McDonnell, L, Neyman Morris, M, & Holland, J. WIC participants’ perceived behavioral control, attitudes toward, and factors influencing behavioral intentions to redeeming cash-value vouchers at certified farmers’ markets. California Journal of Health Promotion, 12(2), 22-31.

2014    Clifford, D., & Neyman Morris, M. National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) Guidelines for Nutritionists and Dietitians. (PDF)

2014    Neyman Morris, M. The Social Justice Imperative for a Health At Every Size® Paradigm Shift in Dietetics Education & Practice. In E. Glovsky Editor, Wellness, Not Weight: Health At Every Size and Motivational Interviewing. San Diego, CA: Cognella, Inc.

2013    Gunnare, N., Silliman, K., & Neyman Morris, M.  Accuracy of self-reported weight and role of gender, body mass index, weight satisfaction, weighing behavior, and physical activity among rural college students. Body Image, 10(3), 406-410.

2013    Keeler, L, Clifford, D, August, B, Kowalski, P, & Neyman Morris, M.Examination of a peer-led, non-diet nutrition and exercise adherence pilot program on a college campus: FitU. Californian Journal of Health Promotion,11(1), 84-96.

2010    Clifford, D., Keeler, L., Gray, K., Steingrube, A., & Neyman Morris, M.Weight             attitudes predict eating competence among college students. Family & Consumer     Sciences Research Journal, 39(2), 184–193.     

2010    Mathews, L., Neyman Morris, MR, Schneider, J., & Goto, K. The relationship between food security and poor health among female WIC participants. The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 5(1), 85-99. 

2008    Byrd, K., Silliman, K., & Neyman Morris, M. Impact of a three-year worksite wellness program on employee blood lipid levels. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 6(1), 49-56.

2006    Shive, S.E. & Neyman Morris, M.  Evaluation of the Energize Your Life! social marketing campaign pilot study to increase fruit intake among community college students.  Journal of American College Health, 55(1), 33-39.

2006    Hetherwick, C., Neyman Morris, M., & Silliman, K.  Perceived knowledge, attitudes and practices of California registered dietitians regarding dietary supplements.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 106(3), 438-442.

2004    Silliman, K., Rodas-Fortier, K., & Neyman, M. A survey of dietary and exercise habits and perceived barriers to following a healthy lifestyle in a college population. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 2(4), 82-91. 

2003    Shive, S. & Neyman, M. Prevalence and predictors of fruit intake among community college women in the Extended Opportunity Program and Services. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 1(1), 91-102.

2002    Neyman, M.R. & Shive, S.E.  Program: Energize Your Life! A social marketing campaign to increase fruit consumption among community college students.  Health Education and Behavior, 29(4), 408-409. 

2000    Neyman, M.R., Block, G., Morris, J., & Zidenberg-Cherr, S.  Nutrition lessons improve Hispanic teenage girls’ knowledge. California Agriculture, 54(6), 57-60. 

2000    Zidenberg-Cherr, S., Neyman, M.R., Fechner, K., Sutherlin, J., Johns, M., Lamp, C., Garrett, C. & Keen, C.L.  Nutrition may influence toxicant susceptibility of children and elderly. California Agriculture, 54(5), 19-25. 

1998    Neyman, M.R., Block, G., Johns, M., Sutherlin, J., McDonald, R.B., & Zidenberg-Cherr, S.  Effect of participation in congregate site meal programs on the energy and nutrient intakes of Hispanic seniors.  Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 98(12), 1460-1462. 

1996    Neyman, M.R., Zidenberg-Cherr, S., & McDonald, R.B.  Effect of participation in congregate site meal programs on the nutritional status of the healthy elderly. Journal of The American Dietetic Association, 96(5), 475-483.