Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD, LDN

photo of Barbara Lohse

Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences Principal Investigator for Evaluation, Program Development and Policy for Pennsylvania SNAP-Ed and the NEEDS Center.

Contact Information

205 Chandlee Lab
University Park PA 16801

814-865-5169

(fax) 814-863-6103

lohseb@psu.edu

www.needscenter.org

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994

Research Interests

Eating Competence, including measurement validation and intervention assessment

Nutrition Education methodologies

Problem-based Learning and Learning Technologies, such as web and digital photo receiver

Complementary and Alternative Nutrition issues

Nutrition education for low-income audiences Survey development and nutrition education impact study design

Selected Publications

Lohse B, Bailey R, Krall J, Wall D, Mitchell DC. Diet quality is related to eating competence in low-income females in Pennsylvania. Appetite. 2012;58(2):645-650.

Lohse B, Rifkin R, Arnold K, Least C. A digital program informs low-income caregivers of preschool-age children about famly meals. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012;44:256-261

Wall DE, Least C, Gromis J, Lohse B. Nutrition education intervention improves vegetable-related attitude, self-efficacy, preference, and knowledge of Pennsylvania fourth grade students. Journal of School Health; 2012;82(1):37-43

Krall JS, Lohse B. Validation of a measure of the Satter eating competence model with low-income females. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2011;8:26. Doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-26.

Lohse B, Wall D, Gromis J. Intention to consume fruits and vegetables is not a proxy for intake in low-income women from Pennsylvania. Journal of Extension. 2011;49(5): Article 5FEA5.
http://www.joe.org/joe/2011october/a5.php.

Lohse B, Cunningham-Sabo L, Walters L, Stacey J. Valid and reliable measures of cognitive behaviors toward fruits and vegetables for children aged 9 to 11 years. J Nutri Educ Behav. 2011;43:42-49.

Greene GW, Schembre SM, White AA, Hoerr SL, Lohse B, Shoff S, Horacek T, Riebe D, Patterson J, Lohse B, Phillips BW, Kattelman KK, Blissmer B. Identifying clusters of college students at elevated health risk based on eating and exercise behaviors and psychosocial determinants of body weight. J Amer Diet Assoc; 2011;111:394-400.

Lohse B, Cunningham-Sabo L, Walters L, Stacey J. Valid and reliable measures of cognitive behaviors toward fruits and vegetables for children aged 9 to 11 years. Submitted to J Nutri Educ Behav.; 2011;43:42-49.

Lohse B, Psota T, Estruch R, Zazpe I, Sorli JV, Salas-SalvadóJ, Serra M, Krall JS, Márquez F, Ros E on behalf of the PREDIMED study investigators. Eating Competence of Elderly Spanish Adults Is Associated with a Healthy Diet and a Favorable Cardiovascular Disease Risk Profile. J Nutr. 2010; 140:1322-1327.

Ventura A, Lohse B, Gromis J. Feeding practices and styles used by a diverse sample of low-income parents of preschool-age children. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2010; 42(4):242-249.

Courses Taught

NUTR 100 Contemporary Nutrition Concerns

NUTR 456 Community Nutrition

NUTR 490W Nutrition Seminar

NUTR 551 Nutrition Seminar-Methods in Nutrition Education Research

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior