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Marcel Horowitz MS, MCHES

Community Nutrition and Health Advisor
Woodland Administrative Office
70 Cottonwood St
Woodland, CA 95695
5306668722
mhorowitz@ucanr.edu Create VCard

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Yolo County
Sacramento County
Solano County
Program Council

Biography


MAJOR PROGRAMS:
California Nutrition Education Curriculum Committee Chair
California 4-H Healthy Living Leadership Team Chair
National Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, Chronic Disease Prevention Team Member
Yolo County UC Nutrition Education Program Director 
Sacramento County UC Nutrition Education Program Director




Education

M.S. Health and Wellness Education, California State University, Chico. 1999

Discipline

Healthy Living

Specialty

Youth Health Education

Areas of Expertise (click to see all ANR academics with this expertise)

Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Iaccopucci, A. (2023). UC 4-H Youth Advocates Spread the Word About Covid-19, Not the Disease. CalAg Special Issue. in press, Nov.
  • Iaccopucci, A. (2023). University of California Cooperative Extension Programming Impacts Infectious Disease Transmission and Prevention Behaviors in 4-H Youth. J of Extension. in press Nov.
  • Horowitz, M; Hedrick, C (2022). UP4it Level 1 Activity Guide: Childhood obesity prevention curriculum for upper elementary age youth. (v2). ANR Publication #21650. November.
  • Horowitz, M (2021). UP4it Level 2 Activity Guide: Childhood obesity prevention curriculum for upper elementary age youth. May.
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaiser, L.; Aguilara, A.; Manzo, R. (2020). Influence of preschooler and parent nutrition education on carotenoid levels of Mexican-heritage children. Public Health Nutrition. June.
  • Worker, S.; Iaccopuuci, A.; Bird, M. & Horowitz (2019).  Promoting Positive Youth Development through Meaningful Contribution: A Qualitative Study of Teenagers-as-Teachers Programs. Journal of Adolescent Research. 34:1, 30-54. January.
  • Kaiser, L.; Horowitz, M.; Aguilara, A. & Espinoza (2019). Ninos Sanos, Familia Sano: Childhood Obesity Prevention Curriculum for families with young children. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8583.pdf, UCANR. Dec.
  • Prevedel, S; Nelson, C; Buys, D; Cronk, L; Duffy, V; Garden-Robinson, J; Horowitz, M; McGee, B; Reicks, M; Remley, D; Warren, T (2018). Cooperative Extension as a partner in creating healthy communities: An environmental scan. 5:2, 26-36. June.
  • Horowitz, M; Shilts, M & Townsend (2018). EatFit Student workbook. ANR Publication # 3423. May.
  • Townsend, M; Horowitz, M & Shilts (2018). EatFit: A middle school curriculum that challenges adolescents to improve their eating and fitness choices. ANR Publication # 3424. May.
  • Horowitz, M. (2018). Healthy Living 4-H Project Sheets. HEALTH: CPR, First Aid & Safety, HEALTH: Fitness, HEALTH: Foods and Nutrition, HEALTH: Health. March.
  • Ontai, L; Horowitz, M; Rosales, D; Spezzano, T; Diaz-Rios, K; Mendoza, C; Manglallan, S & Pressman (2018). Healthy, Happy Families Express. UC ANR. December.
  • Horowitz, M. (2018). Science, Technology, Engineering & Math 4-H Project Sheets. STEM: Bird, STEM: Cavy, STEM: Dog, STEM: Pets and Small Animals, STEM: Rabbits, STEM: Reptile. March.
  • Remley, D; Buys, D; Cronk, L; Duffy, V; Garden-Robinson, J; Horowitz, M; McGee, B; Nelson, C; Prevedel, S; Reicks, M; Warren, T (2018). The role of Cooperative Extension in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management: Perspectives from professionals in the field. 5:2, 15-25. June.
  • Kaiser, L.; Aguilera, A.; Horowitz, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Ontai, L.; Gomez-Camacho, R.; de la Torre, A. (2015). "Correlates of food patterns in young Latino children at high-risk of obesity." Public Health Nutrition
  • Chaidez, V.; Kaiser, L.; Algert, S.; Horowitz, M.; Martin, A.; Mendoza, C.; Neelon, M.; Ginsburg, D. (2015). "Food resource management education with SNAP pariticipation improves food security." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 47(4): 374-378.
  • Rodriguez, L (2015). "The Impact of the California Drought on Food Security among Rural Families of Mexican Origin." Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk
  • Horowitz, M.; Iaccoppucci, A.; Espinoza, D. (2014). 4-H Water policy Chp 11:X:B. California 4-H Online Policy guide. July 1, 2014. http://4h.ucanr.edu/Resources/Policies/Chapter11/
  • Kaiser, L.; Martinez, J.; Horowitz, M.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Byrnes, M.; Aguilera, A.; Gomez-Camacho, R.; de la Torre, A. (2014). "Adaptation of a culturally relevant nutrition education program for low income, Mexican origin parents with young children." Preventing Chronic Disease
  • Smith, D.; Donohue, S.; Neelon, M.; Horowitz, M. (2013). Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Curriculum. Updated with MyPlate concepts. Core adult curriculum for UC CalFresh program. Curriculum. July 13, 2013.
  • Kaiser, L.; Lamp, C.; Johns, M.; Horowitz, M. (2012). Healthalicious curriculum. ANR Catalog. ANR Publication #8449. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/Items.aspx?search=healthalicious
  • Ontai, L.; Grajales-Hall, M.; Horowitz, M.; Junge, S.; Lamp, C.; Manglallan, S.; Smith, D.; Spezzano, T. (2012). Healthy Happy Families Miniseries Curriculum. National curriculum. Summer 2012. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/Items/21646SET.aspx
  • Smith, D.; Donohue, S.; Neelon, M.; Horowitz, M. (2012). Plan, Shop, Save and Cook Curriculum. Statewide adult nutrition curriculum. March 1, 2012.
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaseman, H; al., et (2011). 4-H Birds Project Sheet. State 4-H website and distribution. October 27, 2011. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Project_Sheets/
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaseman, H; al., et (2011). 4-H Cavy Project Sheet. State 4-H website and distribution. October 27, 2011. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Project_Sheets/
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaseman, H; al., et (2011). 4-H Dogs Project Sheet. State 4-H website and distribution. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Project_Sheets/
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaseman, H; al., et (2011). 4-H Pets and Small Animals Project Sheet. State 4-H website and distribution. October 27, 2011. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Project_Sheets/
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaseman, H; al., et (2011). 4-H Rabbits Project Sheet. State 4-H website and distribution. October 27, 2011. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Project_Sheets/
  • Horowitz, M.; Kaseman, H; al., et (2011). 4-H Reptile Project Sheet. State 4-H website and distribution. October 27, 2011. http://www.ca4h.org/Projects/Project_Sheets/

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Horowitz, M. Traub (2023). Cooking Academy Teen Teacher Extender Guide. Sept.
  • Horowitz, M. (2022). Actionable steps to reduce the risk of disease transmission at 4-H events. https://yolo4h.ucanr.edu/COVID-19_Training/.
  • Horowitz, M. & Iaccopucci (2022). Disease Detectives Statewide Project Meeting Guide, Revised. May.
  • Horowitz, M. (2021). UC 4-H increases staff capacity to address youths’ mental well-being, fostering community health and wellness. UCANR Promoting Health People and Communities Blog. June.
  • Iaccopucci, A.; Horowitz, M. & Espinoza (2020). 4-H youth become 'Disease Detectives' in statewide epidemiology project. UCANR Blog Post. Sept.
  • Horowitz, M. (2020). 4-H youth become 'Disease Detectives' in statewide epidemiology project. UC Delivers Blog. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=44044. Oct.
  • Horowitz, M.; Iaccopucci, A.; Mandujano, E.; Bain, C. & Horowitz (2020). UC 4-H increases youth mindfulness to improve wellnes. UCANR Blog Post. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=39029. Spring.
  • Horowitz, M. (2020). UC 4-H Yolo Community Adventures Activity Sheets. https://ucanr.edu/sites/YoloAdventures/No_Smart_Phone/. Oct.
  • Iaccopucci, A; Horowitz, M & Espinoza (2019). California 4-H Celebrates its Tenth Year of a Healthy Living Mission Mandate. July. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=30637
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S.; Asch, A. (2019). Elementary Fuel Their Minds Newsletter. Quarterly publication.
  • Horowitz, M; Espinoza, D & Iaccopucci (2019). Life Skills for Better Living Toolbox. March. https://ucanr.edu/sites/betterlivingtoolkit/
  • Horowitz, M.; Hedrick, C. (2019). Parent Fuel Their Minds Newsletter. Quarterly publication.
  • Horowitz, M.; Hedrick, C. (2019). Preschool Fuel Their Minds Newsletter.
  • Iaccopucci, A; Worker, S; Bird, M & Horowitz (2018). Exploring What Teens Describe as their Contributions in Teenagers-as-Teachers Programs. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. New York, New York. April. http://www.aera.net/repository. doi:10.302/1300764
  • Horowitz, M; Iaccopucci, A (2018). Healthy Camp Checklist. April.
  • Horowitz, M (2018). Healthy Children, Healthy Families. USDA SNAP-Ed Connection Success Story. January. https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/california-success-stories#CAHealthyChildren
  • Asch, A; Gonzalez, L; Eldridge, D (2018). UC 4-H and UC CalFresh Cooking Academy Fosters Leadership Development. UC Delivers. December. https://ucanr.edu/delivers/?impact=1086&a=0
  • Asch, A; Rose, B & Horowitz (2017). Cooking 101 Lesson Plan Guide. June.
  • Ontai, L (2016, Jan 2016). "Healthy, Happy Families On-Line Nutrition Educator Training."
  • Horowitz, M.; Iaccoppucci, A.; Espinoza, D. (2014). "Drink Up Poster Activity." Sent to every community club leader in California (~450) Retrieved July 1, 2014, from http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Projects/HealthyLiving/Water_For_Better_Living/.
  • Townsend, M.; Davidson, C.; Horowitz, M. (2014). EatFit Core Competency correlations. UC ANR (University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources) - Internal Document. June 2, 2014.
  • Horowitz, M. (2014). Sleep is crucial. Online, shared with national 4-H. June 27, 2014. http://4h.ucanr.edu/Projects/HealthyLiving/
  • Horowitz, M.; Iaccoppucci, A.; Espinoza, D. (2014). Water for Better Living Video. California 4-H State Website. July 1, 2014. http://4h.ucanr.edu/Programs/Projects/HealthyLiving/Water_For_Better_Living/
  • Horowitz, M.; Iaccoppucci, A.; Espinoza, D. (2014). "Water: Frequently Asked Questions." California 4-H State Website Retrieved July 1, 2014,
  • (2014). Woodland Tree Foundation. You Tube Video. Website Page. Documentary component. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNnLxVpXSmU
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2013). Harvest of the Month take-home Newsletter - Adaptation to UCCE teachers. November 1, 2012. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Worker, S.; Horowitz, M.; Manglallan, S.; Gutstein, J.; Bird, M.; Harns, M. (2013). 4-H CYFAR (Children, Youth, and Families At Risk): Youth growing through science programming. UC Delivers. February 5, 2013. http://ucanr.edu/delivers/?impact=893&delivers=1#
  • Horowitz, M. (2013). 4-H youth persuade peers to replace sugary drinks with water. UC Delivers. September 5, 2013. http://ucanr.edu/delivers/?impact=928&delivers=1
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2013). Mandarins. Harvest of the Month in-class lesson plan - January. January 15, 2013. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2013). Mandarins. Harvest of the Month take-home Newsletter. Janury 14, 2013. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Horowitz, M.; Churchill, K. (2013). Yolo 4-H Clubs recruiting new members for this fall. Daily Democrat Paper. September 8, 2013. http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_24057761/yolo-4-h-clubs-recruiting-new-members-this?IADID=Search-www.dailydemocrat.com-www.dailydemocrat.com
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Bell Pepper. Harvest of the Month in-class lesson plan - October. October 1, 2012. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Bell Pepper. Harvest of the Month take-home Newsletter - October. October 1, 2012. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • (2012). Join Us In Building a Sustainable Food System. Daily Democrat Paper. October 5, 2012.
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Kale. Harvest of the Month in-class lesson plan - December. December 1, 2013. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Kale. Harvest of the Month take-home Newsletter - December. December 1, 2012. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Persimmon. Harvest of the Month in-class lesson plan - November. November 1, 2012. http://ceyolo.ucanr.edu/FSNEP/Harvest_of_the_Month/
  • Horowitz, M.; Hedrick, C. (2012). Reading Across My Plate: Dairy lesson. Internal materials. Statewide UC CalFresh Program Use. November 13, 2012.
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Reading Across My Plate: Fruit Lesson. Internal materials. Statewide UC CalFresh Program Use. November 15, 2012.
  • Horowitz, M.; Fernandez, S. (2012). Reading Across My Plate: Hygiene lesson. Internal materials. Statewide UC CalFresh Program Use.
  • Horowitz, M.; Prado, K. (2012). Reading Across My Plate: Physical Activity lesson. Internal materials. Statewide UC CalFresh Program Use.
  • Horowitz, M.; Asch, A. (2012). Reading Across My Plate: Protein Lesson. Internal materials. Statewide UC CalFresh Program Use. November 15, 2012.
  • Horowitz, M.; Asch, A. (2012). Reading Across My Plate: Snack lesson. Internal materials. Statewide UC CalFresh Program Use.
  • Bottoms, M.; Horowitz, M.; Donohue, S. (2012). State Field Day MyPlate Challenge Judging Criteria. Statewide guidelines. http://www.ca4h.org/Programs/Events/SFD/4-H_MyPlate_Challenge/
  • Horowitz, M. (2012). Students from Woodland Montessori School Receive Grants to Promote Fruit at their School. Daily Democrat Paper. March 16, 2012.
  • Horowitz, M. (2012). Students Receive Grant to Promote Fruit and Their School. UC Delivers. July 23, 2012. http://ucanr.org/delivers/
  • Horowitz, M. (2012). UC Nutrition Education Kits: Preschool. Sleep. June 27, 2012.
  • Smith, D.; Horowitz, M. (2012). UCCE Helps Californians Stretch Their Food Budget. UC Delivers. November 27, 2012. http://ucanr.edu/delivers/?impact=905&a=0

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