Casey Coombs

Nutrition, Dietetics &Food Sci

Food $ense Policy, Systems, & Environments Coordinator


Casey Coombs

Contact Information

Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Office Location: NFS 207
Phone: (435) 797-3725
Email: casey.coombs@usu.edu

Educational Background

MS, Nutrition Science, Utah State University, 2018
Nudging Food Pantry Clients To Healthier Choices in Six Urban Utah Food Pantries
Other, Dietetics, Utah State University, 2013
BA, Anthropology, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1998
Certified Dietitian , Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing , 2014
Registered Dietitian , Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics , 2014

Biography

Casey Coombs has worked in the public health nutrition sector for over 15 years. Casey began working in the field as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. She worked for USU Extensions's Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) for 6 years as the Policy, Systems, and Environment Coordinator and Assistant Director for 6 years. She is currently a Professional Practice Assistant Professor in the Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences Department. Casey primarily teaches courses for the CAAS MPH program.

Teaching Interests

Public Health Nutrition<br>Food Insecurity<br>Nutrition<br>Physical Activity<br>Policy, Systems and Environment Work<br>Health Disparities<br><br>

Research Interests

Improving diet quality of low-income individuals and families.<br>Improving healthy food and physical activity access for low-income individuals and families.<br>Impact of food pantry interventions on diet quality of food-insecure individuals and families.

Awards

Marketing Package Award- Western Region Winner , 2019

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences


Publications | Fact Sheets

  • Clark, B., Bangerter, L., Savoie Roskos, M., Coombs, C., Durward, C., (2019). Fluoride: From Birth to Adolescence.
  • Bangerter, L., Savoie Roskos, M., Coombs, C., (2019). Baby-Led Weaning: An Approach to Introducing Solid Foods to Infants.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Journal Articles

    Academic Journal

    • Savoie Roskos, M., Coombs, C., LeBlanc, H.R, (2021). Food Insecurity Exists Among College Students at a Midsized University in Utah. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, doi: 10.1080/19320248.2021.2022367
    • Garner, J.A, Coombs, C., Savoie Roskos, M., Durward, C., Seguin-Fowler, R.A, (2020). A Qualitative Evaluation of Double Up Food Bucks Farmers’ Market Incentive Program Access. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 52:7, 705-712.
    • Coombs, C., Savoie Roskos, M., LeBlanc, H.R, Gast, J.A, Hendrickson, J., (2020). Understanding Food Pantry Users' Perception of Healthy Food Access in Pantries. Journal of the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Coombs, C., Savoie Roskos, M., LeBlanc, H.R, Gast, J.A, Hendrickson, J., (2020). Nudging Urban Food Pantry Users in Utah Toward Healthier Choices. Health Promotion Practice
    • Savoie Roskos, M., Coombs, C., Neid-Avila, J., Chipman, J., Nelson, S., Rowley, L., LeBlanc, H.R, (2019). Create Better Health: A Practical Approach to Improving Cooking Skills and Food Security Among SNAP-Ed Participants. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51:1, 116-120.
    • Savoie Roskos, M., LeBlanc, H.R, Coombs, C., Garrity, K., Jimenez, L., (2018). Determining the Effectiveness of the SNAP-Ed Creates Curriculum. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 137.

    Professional Journal

    • Christensen, D., Coombs, C., Savoie Roskos, M., LeBlanc, H.R, (2022). Food, Fun and Reading: Pilot Study of Updated and Expanded Preschool Curriculum. Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    Other

    • Savoie Roskos, M., Coombs, C., (2020). Engaging Students Through Service-Learning Opportunities in Public Health. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior *

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    , Spring 2022
    NDFS 6840 - Global Field Studies in Public Health Nutrition, Spring 2022
    NDFS 6280 - Public Health Administration, Policy and Leadership, Spring 2022
    NDFS 6600 - Current Topics in Obesity, Fall 2021
    ADVS 6140 - Introduction to Public Health, Fall 2021

    Extension

    Farmers Feeding Utah , 2020 - Ongoing
    Create Better Health Utah (SNAP-Ed), 2018 - 2021