Meet Our Multi-State Partners
|Laura Bellows, PhD, MPH, RD is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Colorado State University. Dr. Bellows’ research is focused on the development of eating habits and physical activity patterns in early childhood; and the influence of parental behaviors and the home environment on the development of these behaviors.|
Martha Raidl, PhD, RD is Professor and Extension Nutrition Education Specialist in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) at the University of Idaho (UI). |
Dr. Raidl’s research is focused on developing nutrition materials for UI FCS extension educators, monitoring effectiveness of FCS extension programs, and developing diabetes meal planning tools for use in various settings (face-to-face, online, virtual world).
Anne Lindsay is an Exercise Physiologist who received her Master of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her Bachelors from the University of California, Santa Barbara. For over 30 years, she has published research and educational programs in worksite health promotion for government and multi-employer corporations; firefighters and security forces; women and girls with addiction and eating pathologies in correctional centers; and youth and adults in community settings.
Currently an Assistant Professor in Extension at the University of Nevada Reno, she has developed research-based programs and materials for preschoolers as part of a childhood obesity intervention effort, including a physical activity and dance music video for use at home and in the classroom. She is Nevada’s Statewide Coordinator for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Sonja Koukel, PhD, is the Community & Environmental Health Specialist for New Mexico State University Extension.
The program addresses health and wellness across the lifespan. Examples of content areas include: Chronic Disease Self-Management, StrongWomen Strong Bones & StrongWomen Healthy Hearts, Stress Management and Healthy Homes/Worksites.
Shirley Calodich is a Program Manager for WSU Extension Health Promotion and Diabetes Education.
She works on various projects related to childhood obesity prevention and diabetes awareness education. Shirley has taken the lead in coordinating the Family Meals materials update.
As Extension Program Specialist II – Gerontology and Health, Andy Crocker’s main focus is the health and well-being of the aging population in the State of Texas. His main role is to support the County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences in their outreach efforts to the elderly population in their counties.
His interests include cognitive function and memory improvement as well as sex education and disease prevention in the older adult population.