Martha Raidl, PhD, RD
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Campus Locations: Boise
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Extension Nutrition Education Specialist, Professor
With UI Since 1998
Ph.D., Purdue University, Foods and Nutrition, 1993
M.S., University of Illinois, Foods and Nutrition, 1983
B.S., University of Illinois, Medical Dietetics, 1975
B.S., University of Illinois, Psychology, 1973
Dr. Raidl's work focuses on nutrition education, working with underserved audiences and those who have diabetes, osteoporosis, and are interested in physical activity. She has a 75-80% Extension appointment and 10-15% research appointment. Martha works closely with extension educators in Idaho who conduct classes on nutrition, health, and physical activity. She also collaborates with other UI faculty and Idaho agencies/organizations - Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Women, Infant, Children (WIC), Department of Education, Humphreys Diabetes Center — to develop programs and conduct research. She has been the Idaho SNAP-Ed Director since 1998.
- Raidl, M., G. Wittman, M. Spencer, L. Sant, M. Lockard, and J. Peutz. Steps To A New You: A health-centered program that helps adults change eating habits, physical activity habits, and body image perceptions. 2010. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues 15(2) Online: http://ncsu.edu/ffci/publications/2010/v15-n2-2010-summer-fall/raidl-wittman-spencer-sant-lockard-peutz.php
- Lambert, L., M. Raidl, D. Tidwell, and S. Safaii. 2007. School Nutrition Directors and Teachers Discuss the School Breakfast Program, The Journal of Child Nutrition & Management 31(2). Available from: http://docs.schoolnutrition.org/newsroom/jcnm/07fall/lambert/index.asp
- Raidl, M., K. Spain, R. Lanting, M. Lockard, S. Johnson, M. Spencer, L. Sant, J. Welch, A. Liddil, and M. Hartman. 2007. The Healthy Diabetes Plate. Preventing Chronic Disease available from: http: www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/jan/07_0050
- Liebman, M., S. Pelican, S.A. Moore, B. Holmes, M.K. Wardlaw, L.M. Melcher. M. Raidl, B. Wheeler, and G.W. Haynes. 2006. Dietary intake, eating behavior and physical activity-related determinants of high body mass index in the 2003 Wellness IN the Rockies cross-sectional study. Nutrition Research 26:111-117.
- Raidl, M., R. Lanting, A. Liddil, S. Johnson, M. Spencer, and K. Spain 2005. Assessing changes in children’s food choices. Research Journal of Extension Family & Consumer Sciences, 9-12.
Strong Women Stay Young: A nutrition and resistance activity program, based on the national Strong Women program developed by Dr. Miriam Nelson. The project will measure short, intermediate, and long-term changes in arm and leg strength, eating habits, and ability to complete daily activities, Hatch project, 2010-2015.
Second Life and Diabetes. Developing a virtual world and diabetes educational materials for young adults (18-28 years-old) who have diabetes. NIH grant, 2010-2011.
Steps To A New You: A six week program that measures changes in physical activity, nutrition, and body image attitudes. Hatch project, 2005-2009.
- Idaho Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), conducted in 33 Idaho counties. Provides classes on dietary quality, food safety, and food resource management to adults and youth who are either on food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program, SNAP) or eligible. Funded by USDA, Food and Nutrition Service, since 1998.
- Diabetes website: The Healthy Diabetes Plate website contains 10 web pages, 84 original graphics, five video clips and an interactive meal planning tool that teaches individuals with type 2 diabetes how to plan meals. www.extension.uidaho.edu/diabetesplate
The Healthy Diabetes Plate curriculum: a four lesson curriculum that teaches individuals a visual way to plan their meals, published in 2003.
Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment: Your Bones, Your Body. A four lesson curriculum that teaches adults how to incorporate calcium-rich foods into meals and snacks, how to interpret calcium content from the food label, and the importance of physical activity in maintaining strong bones, published in 2003.
Got Calcium? A youth curriculum that targets 3rd and 4th graders and teaches them how to incorporate calcium-rich foods into their meals and snacks, how to interpret calcium content from the food label, and the importance of physical activity in maintaining strong bones, published in 2006.
- Raidl, M. Winner of the Idaho Distinguished Service Award, from the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences, 2009.
- Raidl, M., R. Lanting, S. Johnson, K. Spain, M. Lockard, M. Spencer, L. Sant, A. Liddil, and M. Hartman. Jeanne M. Priester National Award, 2007 State Category for The Healthy Diabetes Plate, 2007 Priester Extension Conference, Kansas, MO, April 9-12, 2007.
- Lanting, R., M. Raidl, J. Peutz, and K. Miner. NEAFCS 2007 Educational Curriculum Package, First Place, Western Region, Got Calcium? National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Science winner, 2007.
- Lanting, R., and M. Raidl. Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment, NEAFCS 2006 Educational Curriculum Award, National Award, 3rd place, National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences, 2006.
Raidl, M., R. Lanting, S. Johnson, K. Spain, M. Lockard, M. Spencer, L. Sant, A. Liddil, and M. Hartman. NEAFCS 2006 Program Excellence through Research Award, National Award, 1st place, The Healthy Diabetes Plate Curriculum, National Extension Association for Family & Consumer Sciences, 2006.