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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The effectiveness of a closed-circulation gaseous chlorine dioxide or ozone treatment against shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, and Listeria monocytogenes on produce, David Bridges

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Consumer and Phytonutrient Assessment of Locally Grown Maine Plum Fruit, Zakkary J. Castonguay

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Phytonutrient Content and Consumer Attitudes of Purple-Fleshed Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and Consumer Attitudes Towards Low-Acrylamide French Fries, Aaron Michael Johnson

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Attenuating the Antibody Reactivity of the Shrimp Major Allergen (Tropomyosin) using Food Processing Methods, Adeseye Lasekan

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Using Nutrition Education at a Maine Food Pantry Impacts Food-Related Behavior of Participants, Marissa E. Rublee

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Consumer Acceptability of Oat and Barley Recipes in Older Adults, Amy Ryan

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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An Evaluation of the Long-term Knowledge and Behavior Change of Participants in UMaine Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Rebecca L. Bonnett

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Eating for Environmental and Personal Health: Green Eating, Health Behavior and Environmental Perceptions at the University of Maine, Moira E. Burke

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A competitive assessment of commercial elderberry (Sambucus sp.) products and the evaluation of copigmentation within elderberry tinctures, Joseph A. Galetti PhD

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Analysis of Organic Acids, Carbohydrates, and Yeast Quantity of Beers Brewed with Brettanomyces Yeast, Brian Martyniak

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The Effects of a Wild Blueberry Diet on Hepatic and Aortic Morphology in the Obese Zucker Rat, A Model of the Metabolic Syndrome, Thomas Merrow

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Refrigerated Shelf Life Evaluation and Effects of Minimal Processing on Antioxidant Capacity of Fresh Sea Vegetables from New England, Dhriti Nayyar

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Ultraviolet Light Assisted Photocatalytic Disinfection of Escherichia coli in White Grape Juice and Its Effects on the Quality Attributes, Tamanna Ramesh

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Preparing for Effective Program Dissemination and Implementation: An Analysis of Problems and Proposals for the iCook 4-H Program, Jodi L. Randall

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Investigating the Relationship Among Sleep, Stress, and Body Mass Index in At-risk First-year College Students, Grace A. Violette

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Improving Extraction of Allergenic Soy Proteins From Soy Products, Amma Konadu Amponsah

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Effects of Thermal Processing on the Microbial Levels, Heavy Metal Concentrations, and Physical Qualities of Fresh Maine Fiddleheads, Felicia Marie Dumont

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Pilot Study: Nanocellulose as a Fat Replacer in Ice Cream, Derek A. Ford

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Consumer Acceptability of and Stability of Bioactive Compounds in Frozen Treat Products Made With Underutilized Berries, Sierra F. Guay

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Method Development for Vitamin C Quantification in Two Complex Matrices, Hannah D. Hutt

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Development of a 3-Pronged Approach to Evaluation for the iCook-4H Project, Douglas R. Mathews

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Whole Grain Likability Among Undergraduate College Students, Thomas Joseph Mellette

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Clinical Intervention to Address Childhood Obesity Using Self-Determination Theory, Angelina Moore Maia

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Evaluating Low-Temperature, Sous-Vide Processing Technology for the Production of Shelf-Life Extended, High-Quality Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus), Jonelo Tribunal Sobreguel

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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HPLC Analysis of Glutamic Acid in Tomato Cultivars, Wang-yang Arnaud

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Control and Detection of the Emerging Food Safety Threat of Toxoplasma gondii Contamination Associated with Meat and Produce, Anna Rebecca Breard

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Assessing Family Dynamics of iCook 4-H Participants in a 5-State Pilot Study, Meaghan R. Brown

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Assessing Anthropometric Measurements, Maturation Stage, and Dietary Intake of 9-10 Year Old Children in the iCook 4-H Pilot Study, Samantha Lyn Buttarazzi

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Agricultural Input Effects on Sensory Quality and Chemical Composition of Wild Blueberries, Jennifer Chadbourne

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Perceived Barriers to Increased Whole-Grain Consumption by Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities, Melodie A. Coffman

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Evaluation of the Impacts of a Cooperative Extension 4-H Nutrition Education and Gardening Program on Nutrition Behavior and Self-Efficacy, Elizabeth C. Dodge

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Effects of High Pressure Processing on the Quality of Farm-Raised Abalone (Haliotis rufescens), Brianna H. Hughes

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Maine Farmers' Perspectives: Barriers and Optimism to Providing Food to Feed Maine People, A Qualitative Study Using Focus Groups, Kelly Ann Ilseman

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Modern Extraction Techniques Applied to the Extraction of Flavonoids from Equisetum arvense (L.), Archibald Gordon Lang

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Effects of Dietary Wild Blueberry on Inflamation, Lipid Metabolism and Endothelial Function in a Model of Metabolic Syndrome: A Nutrigenomics Approach, Stefano Vendrame

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The Effect of Wild Blueberry Consumption on the Inflammatory Response, Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage Associated with Exercise, Taylor K. Bloedon

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Going green at the University of Maine: assessing student behavior, beliefs, and campus food availability, Rachael Lee Hall

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Economic Evaluation of the Eat Well Nutrition Education Program, Brianna L. Monahan

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The Effect of High Frequency Ultrasound Pretreatment on Highbush and Lowbush Blueberries' Freeze Drying Time, Anthocyanins, Phenolics, and Other Chemical Qualities, Connie Jean Young Johnson

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of pH on Pathogen Death Rate (Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes) in Minimally Processed, Shelf-Stable, Non-dairy Dressings, Suzanne Agro

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Development of Analytical Quality Control Techniques for Peppers, Hemolymph and Acemannan, Jason C. Bolton

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Flavor Attribute Profiling of Maine-Grown Tomatoes by HPLC, Maria Jose Cortez

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Food Safety Knowledge of 18-26 Year Old University of Maine Students: Establishing Baseline Data, Chelsea Catherine Ferk

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Assessing the Nutrition Behavior and Built Environment of Cobscook Bay, Maine, William David Hamilton

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The Effects of Different Agronomic Practices on the Composition and Quality of Wild Blueberries, Stephanie Kathryn Kerames

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Mechanism(s) of Dietary Wild Blueberry Action on Vasoconstriction in Adult Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Aleksandra S. Kristo

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Online Social Media: A Fresh Approach to Delivering Nutrition and Physical Activity Messages to Teens, Deniele Lemire

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The Impact of Dietary Fiber Labeling on Consumer Purchasing Behavior and Knowledge, Heidi England Morin

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Measured Versus Predicted Energy Expenditure in Critically Ill Patients, Hillary O'Donnell

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Effects of Soil Management on Wheat Composition, Brian G. St. Pierre

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A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach for Weight Management among Disadvantaged Young Adults, Jennifer R. Walsh

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Survival of Salmonella, Escherichia Coli O157:H7, and Listeria Monocytogenes in PH-Adjusted Salad Dressings, Stephanie Nicole Wolfe

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Blue Cornmeal Extrusion and Anthocyanin Stability, Brienne Boss

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The Effect of Cranberry Juice on Glycemia and Satiety, Christopher Joseph Gendron

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Formative Evaluation of the Stress Management Modules of an Intervention to Prevent Obesity in Young Adults, Rebecca Isabel Goff

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Real-Time Detection of Viable E. coli O157:H7 by a Piezoelectric Biosensor with Gold Nanoparticle Amplification, Xiao Guo

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Behavior, Environment, and Changeability Survey: Preliminary Work, Angel Nicole Hebert

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The Efficacy of Three Different Vitamin D Supplementation Protocols after the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Procedure, Joanna Fichthorn Rosebush

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Mechanical Processing of European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas), the Development of a Value-Added Product and the Use of Restructuring Additives to Increase the Functional Properties of Green Crab Patties, Joseph A. Galetti

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Utilization of Fish Oils for Omega-3 Fatty Acid Fortification of Soft Cheeses, Brianna H. Hughes

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The Relative Importance of Dietary Fiber and Whole Grain Label Claims for Consumers, Sarah R. Lash

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Assessing Sleep Quality in Young Adult College Students, Aged 18 - 24 in Relation to Quality of Life and Anthropometrics, Douglas Mathews

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An Environmental Audit of the University of Maine Campus to Identify Supports for Healthful Lifestyles, Leslie Anne Ouellette

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Consumer Perception of Potato Health Benefits, Mallory A. Poole

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Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 with Gold Nanoparticles Sandwich Hybridization Method, Jingjing Shen

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Assessment of Factors Affecting Healthful Food Access for Low-Income Populations in Maine, Emily M. Stiles

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Use of Vinegar Vapor and Post-Harvest Biological Control to Reduce Patulin in Apple Cider, Lucius Caldwell

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Assessment of Change in Fruit and Vegetable Intakes and Exercise Behavior of College Students Following an Online Intervention, Mia Jill Courtmanche

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Inhibition of Helicobacter pylori by Wild Blueberry Phenolics, June Kazumi Garrett

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Analysis of Melamine and Cyanuric Acid by Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detection and Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Byungchul Kim

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The Effects of Blueberry Consumption on Satiety and Glycemic Control, Elijah James Magrane

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Evaluation of Nutritional Risk in Maine's Senior Population with an Emphasis on how Whole Grain Intake Affects Nutritional Status, Julie E. Benoit

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The Influences of Breakfast Cereal Composition on Satiety, Megan Elaine Blackmore

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Spectroscopic Analysis of Hemolymph and Hemocyanin for the Development of a Non-Invasive Lobster Vitality Sensor, Jason C. Bolton

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A Physical Activity Playgroup Intervention with 2-4 Year Old Children and their Parents to Increase Parent Awareness of Childhood Overweight Prevention in a Maine WIC Setting, Anna Yvette Bullett

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Development, Characterization and Stability Study of Value-Added Extruded Salmon Snacks, Jian Kong

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The Effect of Wild Blueberries on Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Aleksandra S. Kristo

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Influence of Potato Type on Satiety and Related Responses, Danielle Susan Meyer

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Gelation of Previously Cooked Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis) Minced Meat in New Food Product Development, Shari R. Baxter

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Wild Blueberries Affect Endothelium-dependant Vasodilation in Sprague-Dawley and Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Kateryna Clark

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Can the Consumption of Fruits Containing Anthocyanins Reduce the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes?, Amy Elizabeth Henderson

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Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Response to Daily Oral Supplementation with 800 IU Cholecalciferol in Premenopausal Women Living in Maine, Monica Nelson

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Use of Natural Ingredients to Control Foodborne Pathogens: Antimicrobial Effects and Inhibition Mechanisms, Xujian Qiu

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Strategies for the Prevention of Potato Spoilage During Storage and the Discovery of the Antimicrobial Activity of Potatoes, Amanda Rioux

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Monitoring Overweight Adults Participating in an Interactive Web-Based Intervention Designed to Increase Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Management, Jamie Ann Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Wild Blueberry Consumption and Risks for Cardiovascular Disease, Ann Elizabeth Barker

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetable Purchasing Patterns of Maine Senior Farmshare Participants, Krista Connor

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Evaluation of Chemical and Photochemical Oxidation Processes for Postharvest Processing of Lowbush Blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium), Kristi Michele Crowe

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Effect of Dietary Soybean Meal and its Components on the Quality of Rainbow Trout Fillets: Isoflavone Deposition and Lipid Oxidative Status, Natasha D'Souza

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Vitamin C and Glycoalkaloids in Organically Grown Potatoes of Novel Varieties, Kelly Guthrie

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Motivators and Barriers to Maintaining Healthy Weight in Young Adult College Males, Jennifer L. Roy

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Evaluation of Nutrition Risk and Body Mass Index in Maine Seniors, Suzanna R. Rozario

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Development of Extruded Wild Blueberry Confection, Sara Abdulmajeed Aldaous

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Antimicrobial Effects of Blueberry Products Against Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in Liquid Medium and in Ground Beef, Bethany A. Bernier

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Dietary Patterns of Mediterranean Adolescents, Sandra Ellan Brussee

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The Effect of Dietary Manganese on Arterial Functional Properties, Anastasia Z. Kalea

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Development and Evaluation of a New Salmon Jerky Snack Product, Ashlan S. Oberholtzer

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Assessing Selected Lifestyle Behaviors Indicative of General Health Status for University of Maine Cooperative Extension Employees, Andrea Urbanek

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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The Effects of Physical Activity on Bone Density in Adolescent Females, Beth Gluck

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The Use of Chitosan to Preserve and Extend Atlantic Salmon Quality, Melissa D. Hammond