Adrienne A. White

Professor EmeritaWhite

Degree: Ph.D. 1988, University of Tennessee
Phone: 207.581.3134
Location: 113 Hitchner Hall

Professional Interests: Nutrition, behavior and the environment, interventions and theory-driven behavior change strategies across the life cycle

Research: Relationships between nutrition and behavior using theory-based models to understand food-related behavior and facilitate behavior change. Use of web-based technology to deliver nutrition interventions. Environmental supports on college campuses for healthful eating behavior. Family interventions for healthy weights in children. Research design using community-based participatory research approaches

Recent Publications:

White AA, Colby CE, Franzen-Castle L, Kattelmann KK, Olfert MD, Gould TA, Hagedorn RL, Mathews DR, Moyer J, Wilson K, Yerxa K.  2019. The iCook 4-H Study: An Intervention and Dissemination Test of a Youth/Adult Out-of-School Program. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019: 51(3S); S2-S20.

Mathews DR, Kunicki Z, Colby S, Franzen-Castle L, Kattelmann KK, Olfert MD, White AA.  2019. Development and testing of program evaluation instruments for the iCook 4-H curriculum. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019: 51(S3); S21-S29.

Kattelmann KK, Meendering JR, Hofer E, Merfeld CM, Olfert MD, Hagedorn RL, Colby S, Franzen-Castle L, Moyer ,J, Mathews DR, White AA. The iCook 4-H study: Report on physical activity and sedentary time in youth participating in a multicomponent program promoting family cooking, eating and playing together.  J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019:51 (3S), S30-S40.

Olfert MD, King SJ, Hagedorn RL, Barr ML, Baker BA, Colby SE, Kattelmann KK, Franzen-Castle L, White AA. Ripple Effect Mapping Outcomes of a Childhood Obesity Prevention Program for Youth and Adult Dyads using a Qualitative Approach: iCook 4-H. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019:51(3S); S41-S51.

Olfert MD, Hagedorn, Barr M, Colby SE, Kattelmann KK, Franzen-Castle L, White AA. Dissemination approach using infographic reports depicting program impact of a community-based research program: eB4CAST in iCook 4-H. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2019: 51 (3S) S52-S59.

Franzen-Castle, L., Colby, SE, Kattelmann, KK, Olfert, MD., Mathews, DR, Yerxa, K., Baker, B., Krehbiel, M., Lehrke, T., Wilson, K., Flanagan, SM., Ford, A., Aguirre, T., White, AA. 2019. Development of the iCook 4-H Curriculum for Youth and Adults: Cooking, Eating, and Playing Together for Childhood Obesity Prevention. J Nutr Educ Behav.2019: 51(3S); S60-S68. Https://

Horacek TM, Yildirim ED, Seidmen D, Byrd-Bredbenner C, Colby S, White AA, Shelnutt KP, Olfert MD Mathews AE, Riggsbee K, Franzen-Castle L, Morrell JS, Kattelmann K. Redesign, field-testing, and validation of the physical activity campus environmental supports (PACES) audit.  J Environ Pub Health. 2019,13 pages.

Rublee M, Yerxa K, Bolton J, Savoie K, White A. Providing Nutrition Education at a Food Pantry affects Food-Related Behavior of Participants. J Extension. 2019: 57 (2); 1-10.

Ford AD, Colby SE, McElrone M, Franzen-Castle L, Olfert MD, Kattelmann KK, White AA. Cooking frequency associated with dietary quality in iCook 4-H youth participants at baseline. Nutri Metabolic Insights. 2019: 12, 1-7. DOI:10.1177/1178638819836790

McElrone M, Colby SE, Franzen-Castle L, Olfert MD, Kattelmann K, White AA. Prevalence and predictors of household food insecurity among adult/youth dyads at the initiation of the iCook 4-H two year obesity prevention study. J Child Obes. 2018;3 (S1), 2. DOI:10.21767/2572-5394.100055.

Olfert MD, Barr ML, Hagedorn RL, Franzen-Castle L, Colby SE, Kattelmann KK, White AA. Health disparities score composite of youth and parent dyads from an obesity prevention intervention: iCook 4-H. Healthcare. 2018;6(2):51.