Below is a selection of Food and Health Lab publications. Please refer to our Research Gate profiles for the full range of Food and Health Lab publications.

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Selected Publications

Ahmed, S.; Byker Shanks, C.; Smith, T.; Shanks, J. (2017). Fruit and Vegetable Desirability is Lower in More Rural Built Food Environments of Montana using the Produce Desirability (ProDes) Tool. Food Security. In press

Byker Shanks, C., Banna, J., & Serrano, E. L. (2017). Food Waste in the National School Lunch Program 1978-2015: A Systematic Review. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(11), 1792–1807. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2017.06.008

Ahmed, S., & Byker Shanks, C. (2017). Quality of Vegetables Based on Total Phenolic Concentration Is Lower in More Rural Consumer Food Environments in a Rural American State. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(8), 924. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14080924

Byker Shanks, C. (2017). Promoting Food Pantry Environments that Encourage Nutritious Eating Behaviors. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(4), 523–525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2016.12.020

Ahmed, S., & Stepp, J. R. (2016). Beyond yields: Climate change effects on specialty crop quality and agroecological management. Elem Sci Anth, 4(0). https://doi.org/10.12952/journal.elementa.000092

Byker Shanks, C., Jilcott Pitts, S., & Gustafson, A. (2015). Development and Validation of a Farmers’ Market Audit Tool in Rural and Urban Communities. Health Promotion Practice, 16(6), 859–866. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839915597899

Herforth, A., & Ahmed, S. (2015). The food environment, its effects on dietary consumption, and potential for measurement within agriculture-nutrition interventions. Food Security, 7(3), 505–520. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-015-0455-8

Shanks, C. B., Smith, T., Ahmed, S., & Hunts, H. (2016). Assessing foods offered in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) using the Healthy Eating Index 2010. Public Health Nutrition, 19(7), 1315–1326. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015002359

Shanks, C. B., Ahmed, S., Smith, T., Houghtaling, B., Jenkins, M., Margetts, M., & Schultz, D. (2015). Availability, Price, and Quality of Fruits and Vegetables in 12 Rural Montana Counties, 2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12. https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.150158

Ahmed, S., Peters, C. M., Chunlin, L., Meyer, R., Unachukwu, U., Litt, A., … Stepp, J. R. (2013). Biodiversity and phytochemical quality in indigenous and state-supported tea management systems of Yunnan, China. Conservation Letters, 6(1), 28–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00269.x