Publications

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Raissian, K. and Houston Su, J. (2018)

Authors used the Infant Feeding Practices Study (IFPS) II (n = 1008) to examine mothers who intended to breastfeed but did not actually breastfeed. Results suggest that mothers who intended to breastfeed had infants with fewer infections compared to infants whose mothers did not intend to breastfeed, irrespective of whether they actually breastfed.

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Foster, Schwartz, Grenier, Burke, Taylor, & Mobley. (2018)

Pairs of low‐income and food‐insecure mothers and fathers of children participated in one‐on‐one interviews to answer questions from the USDA 18‐item Household Food Security Survey Module measure using the think‐aloud method. Findings suggest that gender is related to interpretation of key concepts relevant to food insecurity.

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Cooksey-Stowers, K., Martin, K. & Schwartz, M. (2018)

Researchers surveyed a sample of food pantries clients about: (a) their level of support for interventions designed to promote healthy food choices in pantries; (b) why they select specific items in pantries, and (c) how shopping at the food pantry fits into their monthly food acquisitions.

Sports Health Journal
Lindsay J. DiStefano et al (2018)

Through a series of landing tests, this study compared children who participate in multiple sports to those who specialize in one sport. The study found that  sport sampling at a young age is associated with improved neuromuscular control, which may reduce injury risk in youth athletes.

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Jennifer L. Harris and Svetlana S. Kalnova (2017)

This paper describes two studies: the first uses Nielsen advertising exposure data to compare pre-schoolers’ and older children’s exposure to food advertising in 2015. The second study exposed young children in a child-care setting to child-directed food ads, measured their attitudes about the ads and advertised brands, and compared responses age.

Heathy Equity Journal
Maia Hyary and Jennifer L. Harris (2017)

This observational study compared time spent visiting food/beverage websites for Hispanic and non-Hispanic children and youth. It found that Hispanic children and youth were less likely to visit the Internet overall, but more likely to visit food/beverages websites, compared with their non-Hispanic peers.