Joy Pieper

Joy Pieper

Unit
GGNB Alumni


Bio

Class of 2012
Major Professor: Dr. Lindsay Allen

Before coming to UC Davis I received my B.S. in Mathematics from Creighton University and taught Math and Science to gifted students for four years before returning to school. I then received my M.S. in Food Science from U.C. Davis in 2008. I am currently working with Dr. Kevin Laugero on a project examining the relationships between eating/activity behaviors and cognitive function and mood in preschool-aged children. I recently completed work with PHFE WIC analyzing relationships between the cognitive environment and eating behaviors in low-income preschool-aged children. I also hold a special place in my research heart for fruits and vegetables, and am particularly interested in how novel processed fruit and vegetable products play a role in meeting the Dietary Guidelines for these foods.

Publications

Rickman Pieper J.C. and D.M. Barrett. 2008. Effects of organic and conventional production systems on quality and nutritional parameters of processing tomatoes. J. Sci. Food Ag. 89, 177-194.

Rickman, J.C. and D.M. Barrett. Effects of organic and conventional production systems on quality and nutritional parameters of processing tomatoes. Poster, Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, July 2007.

Rickman, J.C., D.M. Barrett and C.M. Bruhn. 2007. Nutritional comparison of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Part 1.Vitamins B and C and phenolic compounds. J. Sci. Food Ag. 87, 930-944.

Rickman, J.C., C.M. Bruhn and D.M. Barrett. 2007. Nutritional comparison of fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. Part 2.Vitamin A and carotenoids, vitamin E, minerals and fiber. J. Sci. Food Ag. 87, 1185-1196.