Michael Zanovec
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Harvye F. Lewis Travel Award, 2006
Harvye F. Lewis Travel Award, 2007
Harvye F. Lewis Travel Award, 2010
Larry and Barbara Chachere Endowed Fellowship, 2007-2008
Larry and Barbara Chachere Endowed Fellowship, 2010-2011
Florence Hall Award for 1st Place Team, Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
LSU Graduate Student Travel Award, 2010

Publications

Articles in Referred Journals

1. Lakkakula A, Tuuri G, Zanovec M, Guarino A, Solmon M. Evaluating the effectiveness of a BMI health report: Are parents aware of their child’s weight status? LAHPERD J. 2007;70:15-20.

2. Lakkakula AP, Zanovec M, Silverman L, Murphy EP, Tuuri G. Black children with high opinions of fruits and vegetables are at less risk of being at risk of overweight or overweight. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008;108:1912-1915.

3. Zanovec M, Lakkakula AP, Johnson LG, Tuuri G. Physical activity is associated with percent body fat and body composition but not body mass index in white and black college students. Int J Exerc Sci. 2009; 2:175-185. Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijes/vol2/iss3/3

4. Zanovec M, Johnson LG, Marx BD, Keenan MJ, Tuuri G. Self-reported physical activity improves prediction of body fatness in young adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009; 41(2):328-335.

5. Tuuri G, Zanovec M, Silverman L, Geaghan J, Solmon M, Holston D, Guarino A, Roy H, Murphy E. "Smart Bodies" school wellness program increased children's knowledge of healthy nutrition practices and self-efficacy to consume fruit and vegetables. Appetite 2009;52:445-451.

6. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Cho SS, Kleinman RE, Nicklas TA. Relationship between whole grain and fiber consumption and body weight measures among 6- to 18-year olds. J Pediatr. 2010;157:578-583.

7. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Keast DR, Fulgoni VL, Nicklas TA. Lean beef contributes significant amounts of key nutrients to the diets of US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. Nutr Res. 2010;30:375-381.

8. O’Neil CE, Zanovec M, Nicklas TA. A review of food allergy and nutritional considerations in the food-allergic adult. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2011;5:49-62.

9. Lakkakula A, Geaghan J, Zanovec M, Pierce S, Tuuri G. Repeated taste exposure increases liking for vegetables by low-income elementary school children. Appetite. 2010; 55:226-231.

10. O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Zanovec M, Cho SS. Whole grain consumption is associated with diet quality and nutrient intake in adults: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110:1461-1468.

11. O’Neil CE, Zanovec M, Nicklas TA, Cho SS. Pre-Sweetened and Non-Pre-Sweetened Ready-to-Eat Cereals at Breakfast Are Associated with Improved Nutrient Intake but Not with Increased Body Weight of Children and Adolescents: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2011 (In Press), doi: 10.1177/1559827610395476.

12. O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Zanovec M, Cho SS, Kleinman, R. Consumption of whole grains is associated with improved diet quality and nutrient intake in children and adolescents: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. Pub Health Nutr.2010;6:1-9.

13. O’Neil CE, Zanovec M, Keast DR, Fulgoni VL, Nicklas TA. Nutrient contribution of total and lean beef in diets of U.S. children and adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. Meat Sci. 2011;87:250-6.

14. O’Neil CE, Zanovec M, Nicklas TA, Cho SS. Whole grain and fiber consumption are associated with lower body weight measures in US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004. Nutr. Res. 2010;30:815-22.

15. O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Zanovec M, Fulgoni VL. Diet quality is positively associated with 100% fruit juice consumption in children and adolescents in the United States: NHANES 2003-2006. Nutr. J. 2011;10:17.

16. Bryan CL, Solmon MA, Zanovec M, Tuuri G. Body Mass Index and Skinfold Thickness Measurements as Body Composition Screening Tools in Caucasian and African American Youth. Res Quart Exerc Sci. 2011 (In Press).

17. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA. Comparison of nutrient density and nutrient-to-cost between cooked and canned beans. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2011 (In Press).

18. Zanovec M, Wang JW, West KM, Tuuri G. Quantitative ultrasound normative reference data for community-dwelling US White and Black females. J Clin Densitometry. 2011 (In Press).


Abstracts Presented at Professional Meetings

1. Lakkakula A, Tuuri G, Zanovec M, Monroe P, Guarino A, Solmon M, Murphy E, Roy H. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a body mass index-for-age percentile health report in raising parent awareness of their child’s weight status. Obesity 2006;14(9):A250.

2. Davis N, Khan N, Zanovec M, Toston T, LeBas J, Tuuri G, Loftin JM. Fracture risk assessment in African American women using quantitative ultrasound of the os calcis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(5):S352.

3. Johnson LG, Tuuri G, Peterson B, Daray L, Zanovec M, Solmon M. Gender-specific discrepancies between measured and self-reported weight and Body Mass Index in university students. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006;38(5):S312.

4. Moore DS, Solmon M, Tuuri G, Silverman L, Zanovec M, Guarino A, Roy H, Murphy EP. A comparison of children’s physical activity levels during school and out-of-school activities. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39(5):S490.

5. Johnson LG, Tuuri G, Solmon MA, Zanovec M. Examining the Relationship Between Perceptions of the Physical Environment and Percentage of Body Fat Estimated From Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Res Quart Exerc Sport. 2007;78(1):A-29.

6. Zanovec M, Bauggue S, Tuuri G, Johnson L. The association of body composition and self-reported physical activity estimated from the IPAQ in Black and White university students. Poster presentation at the 2007 Cooper Institute Conference Series 11th Measurement & Evaluation Council Symposium.

7. Zanovec M, Tuuri G, Lakkakula P, Johnson L. Self-reported and measured levels of physical activity and odds of being overweight in children. Poster presentation at the 2007 Cooper Institute Conference Series 11th Measurement & Evaluation Council Symposium.

8. Zanovec M, Johnson LG, Tuuri G. Can self-reported physical activity improve the prediction of body fatness in university students? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39(5):S374.

9. Briscoe J, Tuuri G, Zhang T, Zanovec M, Damann S, Johnson L, Solmon M. Examining the Relationship between Bone Quality, Restrained Eating, and Physical Activity in Female Caucasian Students? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007;39(5):S438.

10. Silverman L, Holston DM, Tuuri G, Solmon M, Keenan M, Zanovec M, Murphy E. Evaluating the impact of the Smart Bodies school-based intervention program to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in elementary school students. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(8):A89.

11. Zanovec M, Tuuri G. Physical activity surveillance data of college students using the IPAQ. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008;40(5):S439.

12. Zanovec M, Tuuri G. Development of a body fat prediction equation for young adults. FASEB J. 2008;22:1087.4.

13. LeBas J, Baker K, Zanovec M, Bauggue S, Tuuri G. Total and regional body composition and physical activity level in Black and White University Students. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008;40(5):S279.

14. Lakkakula AP, Zanovec M, Murphy EP, Tuuri G. High opinions of fruits and vegetables (F&V) are associated with lower risk of overweight in African American children. FASEB J. 2008;22:680.7.

15. Mullenix A, Zanovec M, Stewart LJ, O'Neil CE. Acceptability by a low-income audience of a low-cost two-week cycle menu that meets the food recommendations of the 2005 dietary guidelines for Americans. FASEB J. 2008;22:678.3.

16. Lakkakula A, Mann N, Zanovec M, Murphy E, & Tuuri G. Fruit and vegetable preferences are related to weight status and gender in African American children. Obesity 2008;16:S244.

17. Zanovec M, Tuuri G, Loftin JM. Differences In physical activity levels of young adults using percent fat cut-points versus body mass index. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009;41(5):S1450.

18. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Cho SS, Nicklas TA. Whole grain consumption in adults: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. FASEB J. 2009;23:551.15.

19. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Cho SS, Nicklas TA. Whole grain consumption and body weight measures in children and adolescents: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. FASEB J. 2009;23:551.5.

20. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA. A comparison of nutrient density scores for orange vegetables: A call for inter- and intra-group variety when recommending vegetable intake. FASEB J. 2009;23:551.13.

21. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Keast DR. Nutritional contribution of lean beef in diets of children (9-13 years): National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004. FASEB J. 2009;23:LB470.

22. O’Neil CE, Zanovec MT, Cho SS, Nicklas TA. The association of pre-sweetened (PS) or non-PS (NPS) ready to eat cereal (RTEC) or other breakfast (OB) with nutrient intake, diet quality, and body weight measures of children and adolescents aged 9 to 18 years: NHANES 1999-2002. FASEB J. 2009;23:551.11.

23. Cho SS, Zanovec MT, O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA. The effect of whole grain consumption (WG) on diet quality and Healthy Eating Index (HEI) scores in children aged 1 to 18 years: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. FASEB J. 2009; 23:551.14.

24. O’Neil C, Nicklas T, Zanovec M, Cho S. Fiber consumption and metabolic syndrome in adults: Results from NHANES 1999-2004. FASEB J. 2009;23:LB491.

25. Lakkakula A, Zanovec M, Mann N, Murphy E, Pierce S, Tuuri G. Repeated taste exposure increases preferences for vegetables in elementary school aged children. FASEB J. 2009;23:102.6.

26. Zanovec M, O’Neil C, Nicklas T. A comparison of nutrient density scores for dark green vegetables: A call for inter- and intra-group variety when recommending vegetable intake. Ann Nutr Metab. 2009;55(suppl 1):P113-03, p 449.

27. O’Neil CE, Bai Y, Zanovec M. Comparison of food security status, nutrient intakes, body mass index, and multiple diseases among self-reported depressed and non-depressed female food stamp recipients in southeast Louisiana. Ann Nutr Metab. 2009;55(suppl 1):P157-09, p 566.

28. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Keast DR. Nutritional Contribution of Lean Beef in Diets of Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(9):A93.

29. O’Neil CE, Zanovec M, Myhand J, Milioto B, Miller R. Pre-/Post-Semester Assessment of Sophomore and Senior Dietetic Students' Attitudes and Perceptions of the Scientific Literature and the Evidence Analysis Library. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(9):A59.

30. Zanovec M, Fulgoni VL III, O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA. Fruit juice consumption decreases the proportion of children with inadequate intakes of key nutrients: NHANES 2003-2006. FASEB J. 2010;24:561.2.

31. Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Keast DR, Fulgoni VL III, Nicklas TA. Improved nutrient intake and diet quality associated with lean beef consumption in the US: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2004. FASEB J. 2010;24:560.6.

32. Zanovec M, Tuuri G. Associations between bone quality and restrained eating, body weight, diet and physical activity in young adult Caucasian females. FASEB J. 2010;24:946.14.

33. O’Neil CE, Fulgoni VL III, Zanovec M, Nicklas TA. Improved nutrient intake and diet quality with 100% fruit juice consumption in children: NHANES 2003-2006. FASEB J. 2010;24:561.3.

34. O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Zanovec M, Liu Y. Intake of added sugars is not associated with weight measures in children 6 to 18 years: NHANES 2003-2006. FASEB J. 2010;24:560.5.

35. Haines C, O’Neil CE, Zanovec M. Fast-food consumption among college students and their attitudes towards healthier fast-food options. FASEB J. 2010;24:940.4.

36. Daray LA, Henagan T, Zanovec M, Earnest CP, Johnson LG, Winchester JB, Tuuri G, Stewart LK. An evaluation of endurance and combined endurance and resistance training on fitness and C-reactive protein. FASEB J. 2010;24:806.11.

37. Lakkakula A, Wong W-P, Zanovec M, Pierce S, Tuuri G. Association of age, gender and weight status with willingness to taste fruits and vegetables among elementary school children. FASEB J. 2010;24:322.2.

38. Lakkakula A, Zanovec M, Pierce S, Murphy E, Tuuri G. A school wellness program combined with repeated taste exposures increased preferences for fruits and vegetables in fourth and fifth grade children. FASEB J. 2010;24:732.3.

39. Wong W-P, Lakkakula A, Zanovec M, Tuuri G. Examination of fruit and vegetable preferences of low-income public elementary school children. FASEB J. 2010;24:732.8.

40. Keast DR, Zanovec M, O’Neil CE, Fulgoni VL III, Nicklas TA. Dietary sources of protein, fiber, MUFA, PUFA, vitamin E and magnesium intakes for tree nut consumers and non-consumers: NHANES, 2003-2006. National Nutrient Databank Conference, July 12-14, 2010, Grand Folks, ND.

41. O’Neil CE, Nicklas TA, Zanovec M, Fulgoni VL. 100% fruit juice consumption decreases the proportion of adults with inadequate intakes of key nutrients: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2006. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;9(suppl):A107.

Workshops/Invited Presentations

“Smart Bodies: A Comprehensive Wellness Program for K-5th Grade Students.” Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (LAHPERD), Baton Rouge, LA November 3, 2006.

 

“Smart Bodies school wellness program.” Louisiana 4-H Annual Convention, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, August 16, 2006.

"Smart Bodies: A three-component nutrition and physical activity intervention designed to promote child wellness and prevent childhood obesity.” Louisiana Department of Education 2006 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, July 26, 2006.

“Smart Bodies: Implementation and protocol.” Louisiana 4-H South Central Region Quarterly Meeting, St. Gabriel Research Station, LA, August 23, 2006.

 "Smart Bodies: A Comprehensive Wellness Program for K-5th Grade Students.” Levi Milton Elementary School, Teacher Training, Walker, LA, January 3, 2007.

 “Smart Bodies: A School-Based Intervention to Combat Overweight in Young Children.”  21st Century Tri-State Families Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 18, 2007.

“Body Composition, Nutrition, and Physical Activity.” LAHPERD 2007 Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, November 1, 2007.

"Body Composition Assessment in Children and Adolescents using Fitnessgram.” LAHPERD 2008 Annual Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, November 7, 2008.


Newspaper/Magazine/Internet Articles Published

The Knapp Health and Nutrition Assessment Laboratory. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/food_health/education_resources/nutrition_laboratory/index.htm

 

Exercise need not stop with pregnancy – Guest Blog. May 15, 2008. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/administration/about_us/chancellors_office/Chancellors+Challenge+Blog/Previous+Posts/051208+051608.htm

 

Injury, Illness and Exercise – Guest Blog. May 12, 2008. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/administration/about_us/chancellors_office/Chancellors+Challenge+Blog/Previous+Posts/051208+051608.htm

 

Holston DM, Zanovec MT, Murphy EP. Smart Bodies: An educational campaign to make Louisiana children more active, healthier. Louisiana Agriculture  2007;50(1):10-12. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/publications/agmag/archive/2007/winter/smart+bodies+an+educational+campaign+to+make+louisiana+children+more+active+healthier.htm

 

Exercise and Injury. LSU AgCenter audio. June 4, 2008. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/news/radio_tv/radio/

 

Exercise and Pregnancy. LSU AgCenter audio. June 4, 2008. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/news/radio_tv/radio/

Smart Bodies Research Component. Available at: http://www.smartbodies.org/smart%20bodies/research.aspx

 

Holston DM, Roy HJ, Reames B, Zanovec M. Chancellor issues challenge. Louisiana Agriculture 2008;51(4):9. Available at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/communications/publications/agmag/Archive/2008/Fall/

 

LSU Nutritionist: Losing weight starts with small daily changes. The Times-Picayune/People, December 30, 2007.

LSU AgCenter
Smart Bodies Senior Technical Advisor, March 2011-present

LSU AgCenter
Research Associate, August 2007-February 2011

LSU AgCenter
Smart Bodies Research Associate, February 2005-August 2007

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Doctoral program in progress

Concentration: Human Nutrition and Food
Minor: Experimental Statistics

Expected date of completion: May 2012

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Food, May 2008

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, December 2004

CERTIFICATION:
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL DENSITOMETRY (ISCD)
Certified Densitometry Technologist (CDT), July 2007

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