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Tisa

Hill

Extension Associate
B09 Savage Hall
Ithaca, New York
Division of Nutritional Sciences

Biography

Tisa Fontaine Hill brings her public health expertise to focus on work in policy, systems, and environmental supports complementing direct nutrition education for diverse, low-income individuals and families.  Areas of emphasis include program development and evaluation, online and in-person professional training, and translational research aimed at preventing unhealthy weight gain for individuals and families through changes in community and home environments that make healthy food and activity choices more accessible and affordable.

Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Federal Formula Funds, USDA/Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 2016-2019. (Key Staff) Cluster-randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an integrated nutrition and parenting curriculum teaching responsive parenting and healthy diet and activity to improve child nutrition and maintain healthy child weights in low income families. Qualitative sub-study to assess participant perspectives on value of program and behavior change experiences.

 

Food and Nutrition Education in Communities: Evaluation and programming support for New York State Food Stamp Nutrition Education. NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance/USDA, 2006-present. (Key Staff) Co-lead of process and outcome evaluation of multi-sector policy, systems and environmental change efforts in three regions of New York state. Provide planning and technical assistance support to all SNAP-Ed providers in New York.

Curriculum Development:

Hill, T.F., Stark, C.M., Wakoff, Z., & Dollahite, J.S. (2019). Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: An introduction to Policy, Systems and Environmental Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. An online training for public health nutrition professionals (primer). eCornell and Cornell University.

Hill, T.F., Stark, C.M., Wakoff, Z., Aragon, C., Cullinen, K., Davis, M., Root, A., Stephenson, L., Yerxa, K., & Dollahite, J.S. (2018). Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice: An introduction to Policy, Systems and Environmental Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. An online training for public health nutrition professionals (full course). eCornell and Cornell University. https://portal.ecornell.com/corporate/landingPage.do?method=load&corporateGroupId=63069003

Hill, T.F., Islam, S., Latza, M., Paddock, J.D., Reardon, J., Root, A., & Dollahite, J. (2014). Training Curriculum for Educators Preparing to Deliver Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference. Cornell University. (Delivered to EFNEP and SNAP-Ed staff across New York as well as Florida, Ohio, and Rhode Island; 2012-2018.)

Hill, T.F., Dickin, K.L., Wolf, W., & Dollahite, J. (2011). Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference. A curriculum that integrates parenting practices with healthy food and activity choices to prevent obesity in children. Cornell University. http://fnec.cornell.edu/for-partners/curricula/hchf/

Publications:

Rogers, C., Anderson, S. E., Dollahite, J. S., Hill, T. F., Holloman, C., Miller, C. K., ... & Gunther, C. (2017). Methods and design of a 10-week multi-component family meals intervention: a two group quasi-experimental effectiveness trial. BMC public health, 17(1), 50.

Thomas, L. N., Hill, T. F., Gaines, A., & Dollahite, J. S. (2016). Implementing Smarter Lunchrooms Makeovers in New York state middle schools: an initial process evaluation. Archives of Public Health, 74(1), 41.

Dickin, K. L., Hill, T. F., & Dollahite, J. S. (2014). Practice-based evidence of effectiveness in an integrated nutrition and parenting education intervention for low-income parents. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(6), 945-950.

Lent, M., Hill, T. F., Dollahite, J. S., Wolfe, W. S., & Dickin, K. L. (2012). Healthy children, healthy families: parents making a difference! A curriculum integrating key nutrition, physical activity, and parenting practices to help prevent childhood obesity. Journal of nutrition education and behavior, 44(1), 90-92.

Dickin, K. L., Hill, T. F., & Dollahite, J. S. (2010). The collaboration for health, activity, and nutrition in Children’s environments (CHANCE): a program integrating parenting and nutrition behavioral education improves food, active play, and parenting practices in low-income families.

 

University of Michigan, BA Women's Studies, 1994

Oregon State University, MPH Community Health Education, 2005

Food and Nutrition Education in Communiuties: http://fnec.cornell.edu/

Making the Healthy CHoice the Easy Choice, eCornell online course: www.ecornell.com/PSE