The Center for Childhood Obesity Research

Recent Publications

Paul, I.M., Savage, J.S., Anzman, S.L., Beiler, J.S., Marini, M.E., Stokes, J.L. & Birch, L.L. (2010). Preventing obesity during infancy: A pilot study. Obesity, (in press, E-pub ahead of print).

Anzman, S.L., Rollins, B.Y., Birch, L.L. (2010). Parents' influence on children's early eating environments and obesity risk: Implications for prevention.  International Journal of Obesity, 34, 1116 – 1124.

Birch, L.B., Anzman, S.L. (2010). Learning to eat in an obesogenic environment: A developmental systems perspective on childhood obesity. Child Development Perspectives, 4, 138-143.

Bartok, C. J., Marini, M.E., Birch, L.L. (2010). High BMI percentile accurately reflects excess adiposity in Caucasian girls. Journal of the American Dietetic Association (in progress).

Spill, M.K., Birch, L.L., Roe, L.S. Rolls, B.J. (2010). Eating vegetables first: The use of portion size to increase vegetable intake in preschool children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 91, 1237-1243.

Rollins, B.Y., Loken, E., Birch, L.L. (2010). Stability and change in snack food likes and dislikes from 5 to 11 years. Appetite (in press, E-pub ahead of print).

Laraway, K.A., Birch, L.L., Shaffer, M.L., Paul, I.M. (2010) Parent Perception of Healthy Infant and Toddler Growth. Clinical Pediatrics, 49, 343-349. Doi:10.1177/0009922809343717.

Fiorito, L.M., Marini, M.E., Mitchell, D. D., Smiciklas-Wright, H., Birch, L.L. (2010) Girls’ Early Sweetened Carbonated Beverage Intake Predicts Different Patterns of Beverage and Nutrient Intake across Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of American Dietetic Association, 110, 543-550.

Savage, J. S., Birch, L. L. (2010). Patterns of weight control strategies predict differences in women’s 4-year weight gain. Obesity, 18, 513-520.

Birch, L. L., Ventura, A. K. (2009). Preventing Childhood Obesity: What Works? International Journal of Obesity, 33, S74-S81.

Fiorito, L. M., Marini, M. E., Francis, L. A., Smiciklas-Wright, H., Birch, L. L. (2009) Beverage intake of girls at age 5 y predicts adiposity and weight status in childhood and adolescence. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90, 935-942.

Paul, I.M., Bartok, C.J., Downs, D.S., Stifter, C.A., Ventura, A.K., Birch, L.L. (2009) Opportunities for the primary prevention of obesity during infancy. Advances in Pediatrics, 56, 107-133.

Lanza, S. T., Savage, J. S., Birch, L. L. (2009). Identification and prediction of latent classes of weight-loss strategies among women. Obesity, 18, 833-840.

Anzman, S. A., Birch, L. L. (2009). Low inhibitory control and restrictive feeding practices predict weight outcomes. The Journal of Pediatrics, 155, 651-656.

Savage, J. S., Hoffman. L, Birch, L. L. (2009). Dieting, restraint, and disinhibition predict women’s weight change over 6 y. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90, 33-40.

Ventura, A. K., Loken, E., Birch, L. L. (2009). Developmental trajectories of girls’ BMI across childhood and adolescence. Obesity, 17, 2067-2074.
Savage, J.S., Dinallo, J.M., & Downs, D.S. (2009). Adolescent body satisfaction: The role of perceived parental encouragement for physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6, 90-98.

Rifas-Shiman, S.L., Sherry, B., Scanlon, K., Birch, L.L., Gillman, M.W., Taveras, E.M. (In Press). Does maternal feeding restriction lead to childhood obesity in a prospective cohort study? Archives of Disease in Childhood.