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M.S. (Applied Nutrition) Rutgers University, 1992
M.Ed. (Community Nutrition) Teachers College, 1998
Ed.D. (Nutrition Education) Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000
Ecological issues related to food
Pam Koch coordinates the numerous research, education, and policy activities. She is the lead author on the three Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) curriculum series books: Growing Food; Farm to Table & Beyond, and Choice, Control & Change and has coordinated the development, evaluation and dissemination of the LiFE curricula. She frequently presents professional development workshops about LiFE to teachers at National Science Teacher Association meetings. From 2009-2012 she headed the evaluation of the New York City Food & Fitness Partnership, a policy and system change initiative in central Brooklyn that works to make healthy choices the easy choices. Dr. Koch also collaborates with several other nutrition education efforts around New York City. She completed her BS and MS degrees in nutrition at Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, and her EdD and RD from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Liquori, T, Koch, PD, Contento, IR, and Castle, J. The Cookshop Program: outcome evaluation of a nutrition education program linking lunchroom food experiences with classroom cooking experiences. Journal for Nutrition Education, 30:302-313, 1998
Koch, PA. A Comparison of two Nutrition Education Curricula: Cookshops and Food and Environment Lessons (Doctoral Dissertation), 2000
Islas A, Contento IR, Koch PA, Hagiwara, S., and Barton A.C. Food choice criteria in elementary school age children incorporating ecological concerns. Appetite. 34: 125, 2000
Barton, AC, Hindin, T, Contento, IR, Trudeau, M, Yang, K, Hagiwara, S. and Koch, PD. Underprivileged Urban Mothers' Perspectives on Science. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 38, 688-711, 2001
Contento IR, Koch PA, Calabrese Barton A, & Dadds M. Enhancing Critical Thinking: Impacts of a Food System Education Curriculum on 5th and 6th Graders. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 36(Supp 1), S61, 2004
Calabrese Barton A, Koch P, Contento I, Hagiwara S. From Global Sustainability to Inclusive Education: Understanding urban children’s ideas about the food system. International Journal of Science Education 27: 1163-1186, 2005.
Dadds M. Contento IR, Koch PA, Calabrese Barton A. Adolescent Perspectives on Being Overweight. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37(Supp 1), S63, 2005
Rubenstein, H, Calabrese Barton, A, Koch, P, and Contento, IR. From Garden to Table: Rural or Urban Two Effective Strategies that teach students about where food really comes from. Science and Children 43(6), 30-33, 2006
Contento IR, Calabrese Barton A, Koch PA, Dadds, M. Childhood Overweight and Science Education. In Tobin K (editor). Teaching and Learning Science: A Handbook. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2006
Koch PA, Calabrese Barton A, Contento IR. Growing Food: Linking Food and the Environment Curriculum Series. National Gardening Association: South Burlington, VT, 2007
Lee H, Contento IR, Sauberli W, Koch PA, Calabrese Barton, A. Using Science Education to Move Middle Schoolers toward More Healthful Food and Activity Choices: An Outcome Evaluation of Choice, Control, & Change (C3). Journal of Nutrition and Education Behavior 39(4S), S96, 2007.
Koch P, Calabrese Barton A, Whitaker R, Contento I.. Choice, Control, & Change. Science Scope. Vol 31(3) 16-20, 2007
Contento IR, Koch PA, Lee H, Sauberli W, Calabrese Barton A. Enhancing personal agency and competence in eating and moving: Formative evaluation of a middle school curriculum, Choice, Control, and Change. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 39(Supp 2): S179-S186, 2007
Koch PA, Calabrese Barton A, Contento IR. Farm to Table & Beyond: Linking Food and the Environment Curriculum Series. National Gardening Association: South Burlington, VT, 2008.
Koch, P, Calabrese Barton, A, Contento, I, Crabtree, M. Farm to Table and Beyond: Helping Students Make Sense of the Global Food System. Science Scope. Vol 31 (9) 36-39, 2008.