Faculty Profile for Dr. Sylvia L Crixell

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Dr. Sylvia L Crixell
Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 101
phone: (512) 245-2155

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Crixell earned her MS in Biology at Texas State University in 1991 and her PhD in Biological Sciences/Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Crixell is co-director of Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers (Best Food FITS), a community organization dedicated to improving children's health, and a nutrition consultant for WellCats, the employee wellness program at Texas State University. Her research addresses child nutrition and adult wellness.

Research Interests

adult wellness; child obesity; child nutrition; community health

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Menge, L. D., Hu, Y., Crixell, S. L., Lloyd, L. K., Bezner, J. R., & Burke, P. J. (2018). Influences on catered event ordering in a university workplace: development and validation of the Understanding Food Ordering survey. American Journal of Health Promotion, October, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118807217
  • Bezner, J. R., Franklin, K., Lloyd, L. K., & Crixell, S. L. (2018). Effect of Group Behavior Change Coaching on Psychosocial Constructs Associated with Physical Activity Among University Employees. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1–15. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2018.1462232
  • Ullevig, S., Sosa, E., Crixell, S. L., Uc, E., Greenwald, B. M., Marceaux, S. M., & Friedman, B. (2018). Impact of home-delivered meals on nutrition status among older adults in central Texas. Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, 7(22), 861–868. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-018-1038-0
  • Crixell, S. L., Markides, B. R., Biediger-Friedman, L. M., Reat, A. M., & Bishop, N. J. (2018). Designing a WIC App to improve health behaviors: A latent class analysis. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, 7(1), 7–16. https://doi.org/10.7309/jmtm.7.2.2
  • Biediger-Friedman, L. M., & Crixell, S. L. (2018). Perceptions of Videos Designed to Portray Evidence-Based Feeding Practice Guidelines for Young Children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(7), S151–S152. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.04.183

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award 2017-2018, Graduate College Texas State University. 2017 - 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner-Up for Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Runner-Up for Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University. 2016

Selected Grants

  • Crixell, Sylvia L (Co-Principal), Biediger-Friedman, Lesli M (Co-Principal). Chat with WIC: Innovating WIC Services with a Chatbot, Texas WIC: Texas Health and Human Services, Federal, $101000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • Lane, Michelle A, Crixell, Sylvia L. Diet, BFNF, and BPA Exposure as Predictors for Postpartum Behavioral Impairment in Low Income Women, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: October 2017, Funded: January 2018 - Present). Grant.
  • Biediger-Friedman, L. (Principal), Crixell, Sylvia L (Co-Principal). Video contest to improve feeding practices of low-income community infants and toddlers, Faculty REP, $13120. (Funded: 2016). Grant.
  • Biediger-Friedman, L. (Principal), Crixell, Sylvia L (Co-Principal). Mobile Technology - Advising Online Education at TexasWIC.Org, $35000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Bezner, J. (Principal), Lloyd, L. (Co-Principal), Crixell, Sylvia L (Co-Principal). Implementation strategies to increase physical activity among adults with osteoarthritis, Arthritis Foundation, $25000. (Funded: June 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Faculty Annual Evaluation Committee (Scholarship)
2012-Present
Other
Healthy City Task Force
2012-Present
Co-Director
Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers (Best Food FITS!) City of San Marcos, Chapultepec Housing Center
2011-Present
Program Coordinator
Nutrition and Foods
1994-Present
Member
Director Search/Family & Consumer Sciences
2018