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Rickelle Richards

Associate Professor
Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science

S-233 ESC
Provo, UT
84602

(801) 422-6855

Teaching Interests

  • Community nutrition program planning and evaluation
  • Nutrition education
  • Food assistance programs and policies

Research Interests

  • Community nutrition, with special interest in low-income populations

Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary

  • Associate Professor, NDFS, 2007-Present

Memberships

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2007-Present
  • American Public Health Association, 2007-Present
  • Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2007-Present

Honors & Awards

Winter 2019

  • NDFS 424: Nutrition Through Life Cycle Section 001
  • NDFS 602: Advanced Human Nutrition 2 Section 002

Fall 2018

  • NDFS 100: Essentials of Human Nutrition Section 003
  • NDFS 399R: Acad Internship: Nutritnl Sci Section 002
  • NDFS 400: Community Nutrition Section 001
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 004

Summer 2018

  • NDFS 399R: Acad Internship: Nutritnl Sci Section 004

Spring 2018

  • NDFS 100: Essentials of Human Nutrition Section 001, 003
  • NDFS 698R: Master's Project Section 006

Publications

Journal Articles

Darko J, Eggett DL, Richards R. 2013. Shopping behaviors of low-income families during a one-month period of time. J Nutr Educ Behav. 45(1):20-29.

Richards R, Merrill RM, Baksh L, McGarry J. 2011. Maternal health behaviors and infant health outcomes among homeless mothers: U.S. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) 2000-2007. Preventive Medicine. 52(1):87-94.

Richards R, Merrill RM, Baksh L. 2011. Health Behaviors and Infant Health Outcomes in Homeless Pregnant Women in The United States. Pediatrics. 128(3):438-446.

Merrill RM, Richards R, Sloan A. 2011. Prenatal Maternal Stress and Physical Abuse among Homeless Women and Infant Health Outcomes in the United States. Epidemiology Research International. 10.

Reicks MM, Ballejos ME, Goodell S, Gunther C, Richards R, Wong SS, Auld G, Boushey C, Bruhn C, Cluskey M, et al. 2010. Personal and family correlates of calcium-rich food intake among parents of early adolescent children. J Am Diet Assoc.

Brown LB, Richards R. 2010. Teaching students to cook: An easily incorporated assignment in an academic nutrition course. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 42:355-356.

Richards R, Smith C. 2010. Environmental, behavioral, and personal factors influencing body mass index and dietary intake among homeless women in Minnesota. J Hunger Environ Nutrition. 5:339-359.

Teng CC, Richards R, Niepraschk C, Ohene-Opare A, Smith M, Amy R, Coplen T. 2010. An Interactive Online Education System for the Supplemental Nutrition Program. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. 7(6):25-29.

Dammann K, Smith C, Richards R. 2010. Low-income minority and homeless mothers' perceptions of their 9-13 year-old children's weight status, diet, and health. Maternal Child Health J.

Smith C, Butterfass J, Richards R. 2009. Environment influences food access and resulting shopping and dietary behaviors among homeless Minnesotans. Ag Human Values. 27(2):141-161.

Smith C, Richards R. 2008. Dietary intake, overweight status, and perceptions of food insecurity among homeless Minnesotan youth. Human Biology. 20:550-563.

Richards R, Smith C. 2007. Environmental, parental, and personal influences on food choice, access, and overweight sttus among homeless children. Soc Sci Med. 65:1572-83.

Richards R, Smith C. 2006. Shelter environment and placement in community affects lifestyle factors among homeless families in Minnesota. Am J Health Prom. 21:36-44.

Richards R, Smith C. 2006. The impact of homeless shelters on food access and choice among homeless families in Minnesota. J Nutr Educ Behav. 38:96-105.

Rose D, Richards R. 2004. Food store access and household fruit and vegetable use among participants in the US Food Stamp Program. Public Health Nutr. 7:1091-8.

Conference Proceedings

Teng CC, Richards R, Niepraschk C, Ohene-Opare A, Smith M, Amy R, Coplen T. 2009. An Interactive Online Education System for the Supplemental Nutrition Program.

Presentations

Richards R, Jones BL, Anderson AK, Banna J, Cluskey M, Gunther C, Hongu NK, Lora K, Misner S, Monroe-Lord L, et al. Parental practices and its impact on 10-13 year-old children. Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Washington, D.C. 2018.

Anderson AK, Richards R, Jones BL, Banna J, Gunther C, Hongu NK, Lora K, Misner S, Monroe-Lord L, Reicks M, et al. Challenges in collecting pictorial data and identifying foods in dietary assessment of early adolescents. Dietary Intake 2018: Workshop on Innovative Technologies for Dietary Intake Measurements. Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. 2018.

Stokes NM, Richards R. Food insecurity amongst college students. Utah Food Security Summit. Salt Lake City UT. 2018.

Reicks M, Davey C, Anderson AK, Banna J, Cluskey M, Gunther C, Jones BL, Richards R, Topham G, Wong SS. Frequency of eating alone among adolescents, perceptions of parenting practices, and dietary intake: Results from the FLASHE study. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. 2018.

Suzuki A, Anderson AK, Choi SY, Cluskey M, Gunther C, Hongu N, Jones BL, Lora K, Misner S, Monroe-Lord L, et al. Characterizing eating behaviors of adolescents ages 10-13 in Hawaii while eating alone. Annual Conference for ASN. Boston, MA. 2018.

Banna J, Richards R, Jones BL, Anderson AK, Cluskey M, Gunther C, Hongu NK, Lora K, Misner S, Monroe-Lord L, et al. Describing independent eating occasions among low-income adolescents ages 10-13 in the U.S.: A multi-state study. Annual Conference for ASN. Boston, MA. 2018.

Magnusson BM, Davis SF, VanWagenen SA, Thackeray CR, Richards R, Merrill RM. Perceptions of public breastfeeding among an internet panel of U.S. males 21-44 years. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 2016.

Calvert J, Merrill RM, Richards R, Sloan A. Prenatal Maternal Stress and Physical Abuse among Homeless Women and Infant Health Outcomes in the United States. Third North American Congress of Epidemiology. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 2011.