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Ph.D., Family Studies, University of Maryland, 2007
Health and nutrition literacy, social welfare policy, engaged/experiential pedagogy, food access, food security, and nutrition education for low-income populations, health program planning and evaluation.
Current Grants and Contracts
USDA/Food and Nutrition Service Team Nutrition Training Grants: Project ReFresh Co-PD
USDA/National Institute for Food and Agriculture/Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area: Obesity Prevention Conference Grant PI
USDA/Maryland Department of Human Resources/Maryland Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program contract: Nutrition Literacy Research Project PI
USDA International Extension Development Subcontract: Family Food Security in Afghanistan Co-Investigator
FMSC 302 Research Methods in Family Studies
FMSC 330 Family Theories and Patterns
FMSC 381 Poverty and Affluence in Families
Grutzmacher, S., Gross, S., & Munger, A. (in press). Food insecurity and vegetable consumption. In C. Wilson, & M. Morree (Eds.), Vegetable consumption and health: New research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.
Speirs, K., Munger, A., Messina, L., & Grutzmacher, S. (2012). Health literacy and nutrition behaviors among low-income adults. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23 (3), 1082-1091.
Grutzmacher, S., & Gross, S. (2011). Household food security and fruit and vegetable intake among low-income 4th graders. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 43(6), 455-463.
Grutzmacher, S. & Braun, B. (2008). Key differences between food secure and food insecure mothers in rural, low-income families: An analysis of three waves of the Rural Families Speak study. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 2(2-3), 81-92.