Alice Jo Rainville

A photo of Alice Rainville

Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Health Sciences

335 Marshall

734.487.0430

alicejo.rainville@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Philosophy in Community Health Sciences, University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center
  • MS, Foods and Nutrition, Illinois State University
  • BS, Institution Management, University of Illinois

Biography

Dr. Rainville teaches food systems management, foods, food and culture, careers in nutrition and dietetics, and research classes on campus and through distance education. Her research interests include school nutrition programs, food service management, foods, and public health.

Publications

  • Krukowski, C.N., Conley, K.M, Sterling, M., Rainville, A.J. A Qualitative Study of Adolescent Views of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes, Michigan, 2014.  Preventing Chronic Disease.  2016; 13150543.
  • Rainville, A.J., School Meals and Obesity [E-letter], Pediatrics (October 1, 2013).
  • Rainville, A.J., King, A.D., Nettles, M.F. Effectiveness of Breakfast in the Classroom in Five Exemplary Districts. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management.  Volume 37, Issue 1, Spring 2013
  • Rainville, A.J. National School Lunch Program for All. Letter to the Editor, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 165: 1051, 2011.
  • Farmer, B., Larson, B.T., Fulgoni, V.L., Rainville, A.J., Liepa, G.U. A Vegetarian Dietary Pattern as a Nutrient-Dense Approach to Weight Management: An Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111: 819-827, 2011.
  • Rainville, A.J., Choi, K.P., Ragg, D.M., King, A., Carr, D.H. Nutrition Information at the Point of Selection in High Schools Does Not Affect Purchases. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, Issue 2, 2010.
  • Rainville, A.J., Lofton, K.L., Carr, D.H. Recess Before Lunch in Elementary Schools: Development of a Best Practice Guide. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, Issue 2, 2009.
  • Rainville, A.J., Carr, D.H. In Classroom Breakfast: Best Practices. National Food Service Management Institute R-118-08, 2008.
  • Rainville, A.J., Wolf, K.N., Carr, D.H. Recess Placement Prior to Lunch in Elementary Schools: What are the Barriers? Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, Issue 2, 2006.
  • Rainville, A.J., Choi, K., Brown, D.M. Healthy School Nutrition Environment: Views of School Foodservice Personnel Compared to Other School Personnel. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management, Issue 2, 2005.
  • Rainville, A.J., Wolf, K.N., Carr, D.H. Barriers to Recess Placement Prior to Lunch in Elementary Schools. National Food Service Management Institute R-93-05. 2005.
  • Rainville, A.J., Girard, B. Clarification of Competitive Foods. Letter to the Editor. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. November, 2005.
  • Walters, M., Rainville, A.J. Applications: Making Competitive Food Choices in Schools More Nutritious. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. August, 2005.
  • Rainville, A.J., Choi, K., Brown, D.M. Healthy School Nutrition Environment: A Nationwide Survey of School Personnel. National Food Service Management Institute R-122-03 Insight Newsletter. 2003.
  • Rainville, A.J., Choi, K., Brown, D.M. Healthy School Nutrition Environment: Results of a Nationwide Survey of School Personnel. National Food Service Management Institute R-65-03. 2003.
  • Rainville, A.J. School Lunch or Sack Lunch? American School Board Journal. January, 2003.
  • Rainville, A.J., Cater, J.B. Issues Related to Implementation of the Reimbursable Afterschool Snack Service. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management. Issue 2, 2002.
  • Cater, J.B., Rainville, A.J. National School Lunch Program Snacks in Afterschool Care Programs. Nutrition Link Newsletter of the School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group. Volume 27, Number 4, December, 2002.
  • Rainville, A.J., Carr, D.H. Competencies, Knowledge, and Skill Statements for District School Nutrition Directors/Supervisors. National Food Service Management Institute R-50-01. December, 2001.
  • Rainville, A.J., Cater, J.B., Brown, D.M. Issues Related to Implementation of the Afterschool Snack Service. National Food Service Management Institute R-49-01. October, 2001.
  • Rainville, A.J., Nutritional quality of reimbursable school lunches compared to lunches brought from home in elementary schools from two Southeastern Michigan districts. Journal of Child Nutrition and Management. Issue 1, 2001.
  • Rainville, A.J., Pica practices of pregnant women are associated with lower maternal hemoglobin at delivery. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. March, 1998.

Professional

Awards

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Excellence in Practice Research Award, 2016
  • Foodservice Achievement Management Excellence (FAME) Silver Friend of Child Nutrition, 2007
  • Everett L. Marshall Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity, EMU College of Health and Human Services, 2006
  • School Nutrition Association Research Award for Best Poster at Annual National Conference, 2005
  • Nominee for EMU Scholarship Recognition Award, January, 2003, 2004, and 2006
  • Nominee for American Dietetic Association Foundation Award of Excellence in Research, 2003
  • Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award, American Dietetic Association, 2000
  • Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award, Michigan Dietetic Association, 2000
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Department Nominee for McGovern Teaching Award, 1993 and 1996
  • Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, Texas Dietetic Association, 1992
  • Young Alumni Award, University of Illinois Home Economics Alumni Association, 1990

Certifications

  • Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Registered Dietitian, Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Certified Hospitality Educator
  • School Nutrition Specialist, School Nutrition Association

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • School Nutrition Association
  • Food Service Management Education Council
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society