Leonard F. Marquart
PhD, RD, Professor
My long-term goal is to provide scientific evidence that will help create an infrastructure that increases the availability and consumption of grain-based foods with enhanced nutritional qualities. This effort must be undertaken within the confines of overall nutritional quality, cost/budgetary constraints and consumer taste appeal. In addition, the role of major sectors (government, industry, academia) and major disciplines (biological, behavioral and technology) must work together to successfully impact this area.
- FScN 3731 Food Service Operations Management
- FScN 3732 Food Service Operations Management
My current area of research includes whole grains and health; individual, environmental and behavioral factors influencing barriers, motivators and consumption of whole grain foods. Our group is examining the supply chain related to the gradual incorporation of whole grain foods into children’s diets through school foodservice. Among others we are using a video recording technique to examine the food practices of children in a cafeteria setting, a next step to investigate the role of accompanying foods and ingredients (fat, sugar, salt, fiber/resistant starch) on the dietary intake of whole grain foods. In addition, this technique may prove valuable in accessing the overall eating environment in a school cafeteria as it relates to obesity and other food-related issues.
Denise A. Hauge; Shelly Melroe; Beth Maschoff; Mindy Hermann; Len Marquart. Whole grains in schools: A supply chain approach. Nutrition Today. 2015;50:135-141.
In Young Hur; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; Nutrient intakes among children and adolescents eating usual pizza products in school lunch compared with pizza meeting healthierUS school challenge criteria; Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2014;114(5):768-773.
William Lendway; David Hesse; Len Marquart; Minneapolis/St. Paul Chefs' Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Whole Grain Use; Journal of Foodservice Business Research. 2014;17(2):122-135.
Mario G. Ferruzzi; Satya S. Jonnalagadda; Simin Liu; Len Marquart; Nicola McKeown; Marla Reicks; Gabriele Riccardi; Chris Seal; Joanne Slavin; Frank Thielecke; et al.; Developing a standard definition of whole-grain foods for dietary recommendations: Summary report of a multidisciplinary expert roundtable discussion; Advances in Nutrition. 2014;5(2):164-176.
Aimee Tritt; Marla Reicks; Len Marquart; Reformulation of pizza crust in restaurants may increase whole-grain intake among children; Public Health Nutrition. 2014.
Paul Jacques; Denise Hauge; Katherine Voth; Mindy Hermann; Beth Maschoff; Len Marquart; Overcoming the challenges of translating the us dietary guidelines into healthier grain-based foods; Nutrition Today. 2013;48(6):254-259.
K.W. Dammann; D. Hauge; R.A. Rosen; N. Schroeder; L. Marquart; Consumption and consumer challenges of wholegrain foods; Fibre-Rich and Wholegrain Foods: Improving Quality. 2013:120-149.
Nicola M. McKeown; Paul F. Jacques; Chris J. Seal; Jan de Vries; Satya S. Jonnalagadda; Roger Clemens; Densie Webb; Lee Anne Murphy; Jan-Willem van Klinken; David Topping; et al.; Whole grains and health: From theory to practice-highlights of the grains for health foundationss whole grains summit 2012; Journal of Nutrition. 2013;143(5):744S-758S.
Natalia Schroeder; Len F. Marquart; Daniel D. Gallaher; The role of viscosity and fermentability of dietary fibers on satiety- and adiposity-related hormones in rats; Nutrients. 2013;5(6):2093-2113.
Leonard F. Marquart; Satya S. Jonnalagadda; B. Jan-Willem Van Klinken; Roger Clemens; Gary Jensen; Elizabeth Arndt; Densie Webb; How can the food industry produce whole grain products that consumers will eat?; Food Technology. 2013;67(7):52-62.
Yen Li Chu; Mary Orsted; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; School foodservice personnel's struggle with using labels to identify whole-grain foods; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2012;44(1):76-84.
Len Marquart; Denise Hauge; Food technology innovations: Formulating grain-based foods that support dietary guidance; Cereal Foods World. 2012;57(1):10-12.
Renee A. Rosen; Teri L. Burgess-Champoux; Len Marquart; Marla M. Reicks; Associations between Whole-Grain Intake, Psychosocial Variables, and Home Availability among Elementary School Children; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2012;44(6):628-633.
R Rosen; P Darrow; P Lynch; M E Wagner; K Igo; J Boettger; L Marquart; D Hauge; S Melroe; W Knight; J Wellnitz; S Cooks; D Garvin; B Griffiths; G Vonck; P Fleming; Whole Grains in Schools a Suppy Chain Approach; The Future of Grains in Schools Task Force White Paper. 2012.
A Reuter; L Marquart; E Arndt; T Dick; M Caglar Tulbek; R Rosen; K Wiemer; Whole Grain Pasta I; A Whole Grain Twist on a Traditional Dish.; AIB International Technical Bulletin. 2011;32(6).
R A Rosen; D A Hauge; E A Arndt; M Veal; L Marquart; Exploring the use of whole grain pasta in school lunches.; J Child Nutr Mgt. . 2011;35(2).
Denise Hauge; Len Marquart; Stephen D. McCurry; Gary Fulcher; Steady gains toward healthier grains: A grains for health foundation update; Cereal Foods World. 2011;56(1):37-39.
Renee A. Rosen; Denise Hauge; Beth Maschoff; Amanda Haymond; Steve McCurry; Len Marquart; Developing and delivering healthier grain-based foods; Nutrition Today. 2011;46(2):68-74.
Debra R Keast; Renee A Rosen; Elizabeth A Arndt; Len F Marquart; Dietary modeling shows that substitution of whole-grain for refined-grain ingredients of foods commonly consumed by US children and teens can increase intake of whole grains.; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011;111(9):1322-1328.
Yen Li Chu; Cynthia A Warren; Christine E Sceets; Peter Murano; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; Acceptance of two US Department of Agriculture commodity whole-grain products: a school-based study in Texas and Minnesota.; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011;111(9):1380-1384.
Denise Hauge; Jodi Engleson; Len Marquart; The grains for health foundation, AACC international, and the historical Minnesota Miller; Cereal Foods World. 2010;55(1):29-31.
Jeffery Sobal; Lauren Beckman; Anh-Tram Pham; Michael Croy; Len Marquart; Situational food choices: Social representations of where, when, and who consumes whole-grain foods; Topics in Clinical Nutrition. 2010;25(1):75-83.
Denise Hauge; Steve McCurry; Jodi Englson; Gary Fulcher; David Hesse; Len Marquart; Grains for health: A look to the past and insights into the future; Cereal Chemistry. 2010;87(2):155-158.
Leila Sadeghi; Len F. Marquart; Consumption of graham snacks in after-school snack programs based on whole grain flour content; British Food Journal. 2010;112(7):723-736.
L Sadeghi; L Marquart; Whole grain snack intake in an after-school snack program: a pilot-study.; J Foodservice. 2009;20:71-80.
H Chan; D Hesse; M Reicks; L Marquart; Knowledge and practices of school foodservice personnel regarding whole grain foods.; J Foodservice. 2009;20:109-116.
A. Toma; M.B. Omary; L.F. Marquart; E.A. Arndt; K.A. Rosentrater; B. Burns-Whitmore; L. Kessler; K. Hwan; A. Sandoval; A. Sung; Children's acceptance, nutritional, and instrumental evaluations of whole grain and soluble fiber enriched foods; Journal of Food Science. 2009;74(5):H139-H146.
Amanda Aranowski; Len Marquart; Grains for health foundation-creating positive change for public health; Cereal Foods World. 2009;54(3):122-123.
R.A. Rosen; K. Schmitz; E.A. Cohen; E.A. Arndt; M. Reicks; L. Marquart; A gradual approach to increasing whole grain consumption in children; Cereal Foods World. 2009;54(3):113-117.
Roger Ruan; Len Marquart; Keith Petrofsky; Engineering grain for better dietary health; Resource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World. 2009;16(6):16-18.
Natalia Schroeder; Daniel D. Gallaher; Elizabeth A. Arndt; Len Marquart; Influence of whole grain barley, whole grain wheat, and refined rice-based foods on short-term satiety and energy intake; Appetite. 2009;53(3):363-369.
R Rosen; L Sadehri; N Schroeder; M Reicks; L Marquart; Gradual incorporation of whole wheat flour into bread products for elementary school children.; J Child Nutr Mgt. . 2008;32(2).
H Chan; T Burgess-Champoux; M Reicks; Z Vickers; L Marquart; White whole wheat flour is partially substituted for refined wheat flour in pizza crust in school meals.; J Child Nutr Mgt. . 2008;32(1).
Teri L. Burgess-Champoux; Renee Rosen; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; The Development of Psychosocial Measures for Whole-Grain Intake among Children and Their Parents; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008;108(4):714-717.
Teri L. Burgess-Champoux; Hing Wan Chan; Renee Rosen; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; Healthy whole-grain choices for children and parents: A multi-component school-based pilot intervention; Public Health Nutrition. 2008;11(8):849-859.
Len Marquart; Julie Miller Jones; Elyse A. Cohen; Kaisa Poutanen; The Future of Whole Grains; Whole Grains and Health. 2007:3-16.
Alyssa Bakke; Zata Vickers; Len Marquart; Sara Sjoberg; Consumer Acceptance of Refined and Whole Wheat Breads; Whole Grains and Health. 2007:255-262.
K. Schmitz; L. Marquart; J. Willem van der Kamp; Labelling and regulatory issues related to functional cereal products; Technology of Functional Cereal Products. 2007:23-45.
Len Marquart; David R. Jacobs; Graeme H. McIntosh; Kaisa Poutanen; Marla Reicks; Whole Grains and Health; Whole Grains and Health. 2007:1-335.
Marquart Len; Faubion Jon; Hai Liu Rui; Virgil Smail; Gary Fulcher; Marcia Scheideman; Moving whole grains forward: The case for a whole grain collaborative; Cereal Foods World. 2007;52(4):196-200.
Kristen Schmitz; Nils-Georg Asp; David Richardson; Len Marquart; Global Regulation, Labeling, Claims and Seals: Perspectives and Guidelines; Whole Grains and Health. 2007:309-316.
Len Marquart; Anh-Tram Pham; Lauren Lautenschlager; Michael Croy; Jeffery Sobal; Beliefs about Whole-Grain Foods by Food and Nutrition Professionals, Health Club Members, and Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Participants/State Fair Attendees; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2006;106(11):1856-1860.
Anne Lafferty; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; Hunting for Whole Grains: A Supermarket Tour; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2006;38(3):197-198.
Teri Burgess-Champoux; Len Marquart; Zata Vickers; Marla Reicks; Perceptions of Children, Parents, and Teachers Regarding Whole-Grain Foods, and Implications for a School-Based Intervention; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2006;38(4):230-237.
Len Marquart; Hing Wan Chan; Mary Orsted; Kristen A. Schmitz; Elizabeth A. Arndt; David R. Jacobs Jr.; Gradual incorporation of whole-grain flour into grain-based products; Cereal Foods World. 2006;51(3):114-117.
Renee Rosen; Carrie Earthman; Len Marquart; Marla Reicks; Continuing Education Needs of Registered Dietitians Regarding Nutrigenomics; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2006;106(8):1242-1245.
L Marquart; H Chan; M Orsted; D Jacobs; A gradual incorporation of white whole grain flour into grain-based foods: a theoretical model.; Cereal Foods World. . 2006;51:118-121.
M Croy; L Marquart; Factors influencing whole-grain intake by health club members.; Top Clin Nutr. . 2005;20:166-176.
L Marquart; J Jones Miller; Whole Grains & Health: A Global Summit.; Summary of Recommendations. University of Minnesota, Department of Food Science and Nutrition. 2005.
Marianne Smith Edge; Julie Miller Jones; Len Marquart; A new life for whole grains; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2005;105(12):1856-1860.
Len Marquart; Julie Miller Jones; Kaisa Poutanen; Whole grains and health: An AACC international perspective; Cereal Foods World. 2005;50(6):355-356.
Len Marquart; Elyse A. Cohen; Increasing whole grain consumption; Food Technology. 2005;59(12):24-32.
K Chase; M Reicks; P Srinvasan; L Marquart; Factors influencing production of whole grain foods: Perceptions of members of the American Association of Cereal Chemists.; J. Food Distr Res. . 2004;35:53-59.
B Ujszaszy; T L Burgess-Champoux; M Reicks; W Lazarus; L Marquart; It’s time for whole grain products in school meals.; J Child Nutr Mgt. . 2004;2:1-7.
J Jones; M Reicks; J Adams; G Fulcher; L Marquart; Becoming proactive with the whole grain message.; Nutr Today. 2004;30:10-17.
Maureen A. Murtaugh; David R. Jacobs Jr.; Brenda Jacob; Lyn M. Steffen; Leonard Marquart; Epidemiological support for the protection of whole grains against diabetes; Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2003;62(1):143-149.
Len Marquart; Kathryn L. Wiemer; Julie M. Jones; Brenda Jacob; Whole grain health claims in the USA and other efforts to increase whole-grain consumption; Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2003;62(1):151-159.
Angela D. Liese; Amy K. Roach; Karen C. Sparks; Len Marquart; Ralph B. D'Agostino Jr.; Elizabeth J. Mayer-Davis; Whole-grain intake and insulin sensitivity: The Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2003;78(5):965-971.
Julie M. Jones; Maria Reicks; Judi Adams; Gary Fulcher; Glen Weaver; Mitch Kanter; Len Marquart; The importance of promoting a whole grain foods message; Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2002;21(4):293-297.
Eric Decker; Gary Beecher; Joanne Slavin; Harold E. Miller; Len Marquart; Whole grains as a source of antioxidants; Cereal Foods World. 2002;47(8):370-373.
L Marquart; Food Focus: hot topics in cereal nutrition.; Cereal Foods World. 2002;47(7):328-331.
Joanne L. Slavin; David Jacobs; Len Marquart; Grain processing and nutrition; Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 2001;21(1):49-66.
Joanne L. Slavin; David Jacobs; Len Marquart; Kathy Wiemer; The role of whole grains in disease prevention; Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2001;101(7):780-785.
Harold E. Miller; Fred Rigelhof; Leonard Marquart; Aruna Prakash; Mitch Kanter; Antioxidant content of whole grain breakfast cereals, fruits and vegetables; Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2000;19(3 SUPPL.):312S-319S.
L. Marquart; Jr. Jacobs D.R.; J.L. Slavin; Whole grains and health: An overview; Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2000;19(3 SUPPL.):289S-290S.
Joanne L. Slavin; David Jacobs; Len Marquart; Grain processing and nutrition; Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2000;40(4):309-326.
D. Jacobs Jr.; M. Pereira; J. Slavin; L. Marquart; Defining the impact of whole-grain intake on chronic disease; Cereal Foods World. 2000;45(2):51-53
H.E. Miller; F. Rigelhof; L. Marquart; A. Prakash; M. Kanter; Whole-grain products and antioxidants; Cereal Foods World. 2000;45(2):59-63.
L Marquart; Health and Nutrition: Whole Grains Symposium; Cereal Foods World. 2000.
J. Slavin; L. Marquart; D. Jacobs Jr.; Consumption of whole-grain foods and decreased risk of cancer: Proposed mechanisms; Cereal Foods World. 2000;45(2):54-58.
- Advisory Council Award- Innovation & Mission Advancement, College of Human Ecology, U. Minnesota
- General Mill’s Presidents’ (Champion) Award—Whole Grain Health Claim
- James Ford Bell Technical Leadership Award —Whole Grain Science/Health Claim
- Big G Award—Folic acid and homocycteine lowering effect of Total cereal
- Big G Award Inclusion of whole grain oats in Oats and CHD Health Claim