Department of Sociology

Jennifer Di Noia

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Office:   Raubinger 463
Phone:   (973)720-3714
Email:dinoiaj@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   TWR 12 - 4 p.m., and by appointment

Department: Sociology
Position: Associate Professor and Chair

Jennifer Di Noia received her MS (1995) in Social Work and PhD (2000) in Social Welfare from Columbia University where she was an Associate Research Scientist prior to coming to William Paterson in 2008.

Dr. Di Noia’s research is focused on dietary assessment and intervention with minority and underserved populations. With a focus on adolescents, she has studied factors influencing food choice, examined approaches for assessing dietary intake and hypothesized determinants of intake, and developed and tested interventions to promote healthful dietary practices. Dr. Di Noia is a peer reviewer for several public health and nutrition journals. She is also a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and past Chair of the NIH Risk Prevention and Health Behavior Across the Lifespan Special Emphasis Panel.

Dr. Di Noia is the recipient of a $275,000 grant from the USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. The research is focused on the development and testing of online nutrition education to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among women enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC).

Representative Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Di Noia, Jennifer and C. Byrd-Bredbenner. 2014. “Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Intake in Low-income Children and Adolescents.” Nutrition Reviews 72:575-590.

Di Noia, Jennifer. 2014. “Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: A Nutrient Density Approach.” Preventing Chronic Disease 11.

Di Noia, Jennifer, L. Orr, and C. Byrd-Bredbenner. 2014. “Residential Summer Camp Intervention Improves Camp Food Environment.” American Journal of Health Behavior 38:631-640.

Di Noia, Jennifer, G. Furst, K. Park and C. Byrd-Bredbenner. 2013. “Designing Culturally Sensitive Dietary Interventions for African Americans: Review and Recommendations.” Nutrition Reviews 71:224-238.

Di Noia, Jennifer and C. Byrd-Bredbenner. 2013. “Adolescent Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Influence of Family Support and Moderation by Home Availability of Relationships with Afrocentric Values and Taste Preferences.” Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 113:803-809.

Di Noia, Jennifer, L. Mauriello, C. Byrd-Bredbenner, and D. Thompson. 2012. “Validity and Reliability of a Dietary Stages of Change Measure among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Promotion 26:381-389.

Di Noia, Jennifer and D. Thompson. 2012. “A New Measure of Dietary Social Support among African American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Behavior 37:299-309.

Di Noia, Jennifer and D. Thompson. 2011. “Processes of Change for Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Economically Disadvantaged African American Adolescents.” Eating Behaviors 13:58-61.

Di Noia, Jennifer and I.R. Contento. 2010. “Behavioral Predictors of Low-Fat Intake among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents.” American Journal of Health Promotion 24: 284-287.

Di Noia, Jennifer and I.R. Contento. 2010. “Fruit and Vegetable Availability Enables Adolescent Consumption That Exceeds National Average.” Nutrition Research 30:396-402.

Textbook:

Di Noia, Jennifer and Tony Tripodi. 2007. Single-Case Design for Clinical Social Workers. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: NASW Press.