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Bibliography of Research Published by CDC's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity staff- 2012

Ahluwalia IB, Li R, Morrow B. Mode of delivery and breastfeeding practices: Does method of delivery matter? Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012;16:231-237. DOI:10.1007/s10995-012-1093-9.

Auchincloss AH, Moore KAB, Moore LV, Diez WH, Roux AV. Improving retrospective characterization of the food environment for a large region in the United States during a historic time period. Health & Place. 2012;18:1341-1347. DOI:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.06.016.

Berrigan D, Carroll DD, Fulton JE, Galuska DA, Brown DR, Dorn JM, Armour B, Paul P. Vital Signs: Walking Among Adults — United States, 2005 and 2010. MMWR. 2012;61(31):595–601.

Batan M, Li R, Scanlon K. Association of Child Care Providers Breastfeeding Support with Breastfeeding Duration at 6 months. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012;17:708-713. DOI:10.1007/s10995-012-1050-7.

Blanck HM, Allen D, Bashir Z, Gordon N, Goodman A, Merriam D, Rutt C. Let's go to the park today: the role of parks in obesity prevention and improving the public's health. Child Obes. 2012 Oct;8(5):423-8.

Blanck HM, Kim SA. Creating supportive nutrition environments for population health impact and health equity: an overview of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network's efforts. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;43(3 Suppl 2):S85-90. DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.06.005.

Brown DR, Soares J, Epping JM, Lankford TJ, Wallace JS, Hopkins D, Ramsey Buchanan L, Orleans CT, and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Stand-alone mass media campaigns to increase physical activity: A community guide updated review. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;43(5):551–561.

Bunga S, Foltz JL, Reik L, Abubakar A, Opoka M, Mindra G, Sejvar J, Dowell SF, Navarro-Colorado C, Blanton C, Ratto J. Nodding Syndrome – South Sudan, 2011. MMWR.2012;61:52-4.

Chin HB, Sipe TA, Elder R, Mercer SL, Chattopadhyay SK, Jacob V, Wethington HR, Kirby D, Elliston DB, Griffith M, Chuke SO, Briss SC, Mus E, Ericksen I, Galbraith JS, Herbst JH, Johnson RL, Kraft JM, Noar SM, Romero LM, Santelli J and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. The effectiveness of group-based comprehensive risk-reduction and abstinence education interventions to prevent or reduce the risk of adolescent pregnancy, human immunodeficiency virus, and sexually transmitted infections: Two systematic reviews for the guide to community preventive services. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;42(3):272-294.

Cunningham TJ, Barradas DT, Rosenberg KD, May AL, Kroelinger CD, Ahluwalia IB. Is maternal food security a predictor of food and drink intake among toddlers in Oregon? Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012;16 Suppl 2:339-46. DOI:10.1007/s10995-012-1094-8.

De-Regil LM, Jefferds MED, Sylvetsky AC, Dowswell T. Intermittent iron supplementation for improving nutrition and development in children under 12 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2011;12. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD009085.pub2.

Dietz WH and Scanlon KS.  Eliminating the use of partially hydrogenated oil in food production and preparation. JAMA. 2012;308(2)143-144.


Dietz WH. Implications of the energy gap for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. Am J Prev Med. 2012 May;42(5):560-1. DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.02.001.

Eheman C, Henley SJ, Ballard-Barbash R, Jacobs EJ, Schymura MJ, Noone AM, Pan L, Anderson RN, Fulton JE, Kohler BA, Jemal A, Ward E, Plescia M, Ries LA, Edwards BK. Annual Report to the Nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2008, featuring cancers associated with excess weight and lack of sufficient physical activity. Cancer. 2012 May 1;118(9):2338-66. DOI:10.1002/cncr.27514.

Evans-Schmidt M, Haines J, O’Brien A, McDonald J, Price S, Sherry B, Taveras EM. Systematic review of effective strategies for reducing screen time among young childrenObesity (Silver Spring). Jul 2012;20:1336-54. DOI:10.1038/oby.2011.348.

Finkelstein E, Khavjou OA, Thompson H, Trogden JG, Pan L, Sherry B, Dietz WH. Obesity and Severe Obesity Forecasts through 2030: What Does the Future Hold? Am Jour Prev Med. Jun 2012;42:563-70.

Fleischhacker S, Flournoy R, Moore LV. Meaningful, measurable, and manageable approaches to evaluating healthy food financing initiatives: an overview of resources and approaches. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. 2012. DOI:10.1097/PHH.0b013e318271c6eb.

Freedman DS, Thornton J, Pi-Sunyer FX, Heymsfield SB, Wang J, Pierson Jr RN, Blanck HM, Gallagher D.  The body adiposity index (hip circumference ÷ height^1.5) is not a more accurate measure of adiposity than is BMI, waist circumference, or hip circumference. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012.

Freedman DS, Blanck HM, Dietz WH, DasMahapatra P, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS.  Is the body adiposity index (hip circumference/height^1.5) more strongly related to skinfold thicknesses and risk factor levels than is BMI? The Bogalusa Heart Study.  Br J Nutr. April 2012;109(2):338-45.


Freedman DS, Goodman A, DasMahapatra P, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS.  Secular trends in blood pressure levels among children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study.  Pediatrics 2012;130(1):e159-66.

Foltz JL, May AL, Belay B, Nihiser A, Dooyema C, Blanck HM. Population-Level Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Control in Children. Annu Rev of Nutr. Aug 2012;32:391-415.

Foltz JL, Harris DM, and Blanck HM. Support Among U.S. Adults for Local and State Policies to Increase Fruit and Vegetable AccessAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012;43(3S2):S102–S108.

Fulton JE, Carlson SA. Surveillance of Physical Activity. In: Ainsworth BE, Macera CA (editors): Physical Activity and Public Health Practice. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 211-236; 2011.

Grant F, Suchdev PS, Cole C, Flores R, Martorell R. Correcting for the influence of inflammation modifies the estimation of iron status among preschoolers in western KenyaJournal of Nutrition. 2012 Jan;142(1):105-111. DOI:10.3945/​jn.111.146316.

Grant F, Martorell R, Cole C, Flores R, Ruth L, Suchdev PS. Comparison of indicators of iron deficiency in Kenyan children. Journal of Nutrition. 2012 May; 95(5): 1231-1237. DOI:10.3945/​ajcn.111.029900.

Grimm KA, Foltz JL, Blanck HM, Scanlon KS. Household income disparities in fruit and vegetable consumption by state and territory: results of the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Dec;112(12):2014-21.

Grimm, KA, Sullivan KM, Alasfoor D, Parvanta I, Suleiman AJM, Kaur M, Al-Hatmi FO, Ruth LJ. Iron-fortified wheat flour and iron deficiency among women. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. Volume 33, No. 3. September 2012.

Grummer-Strawn LM. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding: Significant actions in the first year. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2012;7(5):332-3.


Haines J, O’Brien A, McDonald J, Goldman RE, Evans-Schmidt M, Price S, King S, Sherry B, Taveras EM.  Television viewing and television in bedrooms: Perceptions of racial/ethnic minority parents of children.  J Child Fam Stud. (2013) 22:749-756 DOI 10.1007/s 10826-012-9629-6

Harris JR, Patel MK, Juliao P, Suchdev PS, Ruth L, Were V, Ochieng C, Faith SH, Quick R. Addressing inequities in access to health products through the use of social marketing, community mobilization, and local entrepreneurs in rural Western Kenya. International J Population Research 2012;2012:9. DOI:10.1155/2012/470598

Harris DM, Seymour J, Grummer-Strawn L, Cooper A, Collins B, DiSogra L, Marshall A, Evans N.  Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools: A Public–Private Partnership To Increase Student Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Childhood Obesity 2012;8(4):294-7.

Harris DM, Lott M, Lakins V, Bowden B, Kimmons J.  2012. Farm to institution: creating access to healthy local and regional foods. Advances in Nutrition. 3:343-349.

Hersey J, Kelly B, Roussel A, Curtis L, Williams-Piehota P, Kuester S, Farris R. The value of partnerships in state obesity prevention and control programs. Health Promotion Practice. 2012: 13(2), 222-229.

Hoehner CM, Ribeiro IC, Parra DC, Reis RS, Azevedo MR, Hino AA, Soares J, Hallal PC, Simoes EJ, Brownson RC. (2013). Physical activity interventions in Latin America: expanding and classifying the evidence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 44(3):e31-e40. DOI:10.1016/j.amepre.2012.10.026.

Hootman JM, Barbour KE, Watson KB, Harris C.  State-specific prevalence of no leisure-time physical activity among adults with and without doctor-diagnosed arthritis – United States, 2009. MMWR. 2011;60(48):1641-1645.


Huhman M, Lowry R, Lee SM, Fulton JE, Carlson SA, Heitzler C. Physical Activity and Screen Time: Trends in U.S. Children Aged 9–13 Years, 2002–2006. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012; 9:508–515.

Kimmons J, Jones S, McPeak HH, Bowden B. Developing and Implementing Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Institutional Food Service. Advances in Nutrition. 2012;3:337-42.

Kimmons J, Wood M, Villarante JC, Lederer A. Adopting Healthy and Sustainable Food Service Guidelines: Emerging Evidence from Implementation at the United States Federal Government, New York City, Los Angeles County, and Kaiser Permanente. Advances in Nutrition. 2012; 3:746-48.

Leeman J, Sommers J, Vu Maihan, Jernigan J, Payne G, Thompson D, Heiser C, Farris RP. An evaluation framework for obesity prevention policy interventions. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012 Jun; 9:110322.

Li R, Magadia J, Fein S, Grummer-Strawn L. The risk of bottle feeding for rapid weight gain during the first year. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2012; 166:431-436.

Lowry R, Eaton DK, Foti K, McKnight-Eily L, Perry G, Galuska DA. Association of Sleep Duration with Obesity among US High School Students. J Obes. 2012;2012:476914. DOI:10.1155/2012/476914. 2012 Feb 12.

Mâsse LC, Blanck HM, Valente M, Atienza AA, Agurs-Collins T, Weber D, Yaroch AL. Association between self-reported household practices and body mass index of US children and adolescents, 2005. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012 Dec;9:E174. DOI:10.5888/pcd9.110149.

Mâsse LC, Fulton JE, Watson KB, Tortolero S, Kohl HW 3rd, Meyers MC, Blair SN, Wong WW. Comparing the validity of 2 physical activity questionnaire formats in African-American and Hispanic women. J Phys Act Health. 2012 Feb;9(2):237-48.

May AL, Kuklina EV, & Yoon PW. Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors among U.S. Adolescents—NHANES 1999−2008. Pediatrics. 2012 Jun; 129(6): 1035-41.

Mei Z, Pfeiffer CM, Looker AC, Flores-Ayala RC, Lacher DA, Mirel LB, Grummer-Strawn LM. Serum soluble transferrin receptor concentrations in US preschool children and non-pregnant women of childbearing age from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2010. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2012;413:1479-84.

Miles IW, Kruger J, Liao Y, Carlson SA, Fulton JE. Walking Increases Among African American Adults Following a Community-based Physical Activity Intervention: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, 2002–2005. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. 2012; 5(1).

Montes F, Sarmiento OL, Zarama R, Pratt M, Wang G, Jacoby E, Schmid TL, Ramos M, Ruiz O, Vargas O, Michel G, Zieff SG, Valdivia JA, Cavill N, Kahlmeier S. Do health benefits outweigh the costs of mass recreational programs? An economic analysis of four Ciclovía programs. J Urban Health. 2012 Feb;89(1):153-70.


Moore LV, Harris C, Carlson , Fulton , Kruger J. Trends in No Leisure-Time Physical Activity --- United States, 1988—2010. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2012;83(4):587-591.

Moore LV, Roux AVD, Franco M. Measuring Availability of Healthy Foods: Agreement between directly measured and surveyed data. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2012; 175(10):1037-1044.

Nichols EK, Khatib I, Aburto NJ, Sullivan KM, Scanlon KS, Wirth JP, Serdula MK. Vitamin D status and determinants of deficiency among nonpregnant Jordanian women of reproductive age. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. March 2012; DOI:10,1038/ejcn.2012.25.

Ogden CL, Freedman DS.  Secular trends in pediatric BMI.  Am J Clin Nutr. 2012;95:999-1000. (editorial)

Onufrak S, Park S, Sharkey J, Sherry B, Blanck HM. The relationship of perceptions of tap water safety with intake of sugar sweetened beverages and plain water among U.S. adults. Public Health Nutr. DOI:10.1017/S1368980012004600.

Pan L, Freedman DS, Gillespie C, Park S, and Sherry B. Incidence of obesity and severe obesity among U.S. adults: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2009. Popn Hlth Matr. Oct 2011; 9:56.

Pan L, Sherry B, Njai R, Blanck HM.  Food insecurity is associated with self-reported obesity among U.S. adults in twelve states. J Acad Nutr Diet. Sept 2012;112:1403-1409.

Pan L, Sherry B, Park S, Blanck HM. The association of obesity and school absenteeism attributed to illness or injury among adolescents in the United States, 2009. J Adolesc Health. 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.04.003.

Park S, Blanck HM, Sherry B, Foti K. Problem behavior, victimization, and soda intake in high school students. Am J Hlth Beh. 2012; 37(3), 414-421.


Park S, Blanck HM, Sherry B, Brener ND, O’Toole T. Factors associated with low water intake among US high school students—National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study, 2010. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012;112(9):1421-1427.

Park S, Sherry B, Foti K, Blanck HM. Self-reported academic grades and other correlates of sugar-sweetened soda intake among US adolescents. J Acad Nutr Diet. Jan. 2012;112(1), 125-131.

Park S, Blanck HM, Sherry B, Brener NB, and O’Toole T. Factors Associated with Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake among United States High School Students.  J Nutr. Feb 2012;142:306-312.

Person B, Loo JD, Owuor M, Ogange L, Jefferds MED, Cohen AL. “It Is Good for My Family’s Health and Cooks Food in a Way That My Heart Loves”: Qualitative Findings and Implications for Scaling Up an Improved Cookstove Project in Rural Kenya. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2012;9(5):1566-1580. DOI:10.3390/ijerph9051566.

Perrine CG, Scanlon KS, Li R, Odom E, Grummer-Strawn L. Baby-Friendly hospital practices and meeting exclusive breastfeeding intention. Pediatrics. 2012; 130:1-7.

Pronk NP, Krebs-Smith SM, Galuska DA, Liu B, Kushner RF, Troiano RP, Clauser SB, Ballard-Barbash R, Smith AW. Knowledge of energy balance guidelines and associated clinical care practices: the U.S. National Survey of Energy Balance Related Care among Primary Care Physicians. Prev Med. 2012 Jul;55(1):28-33. DOI:10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.05.005. 2012 May 16.

Suchdev PS, Ruth L, Woodruff BA, Mbakaya C, Mandava U, Flores-Ayala R, Jefferds ME, Quick R. Selling Sprinkles Reduces Anemia, Iron Deficiency and Vitamin A Deficiency among Young Children in Western Kenya: A Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial. AJCN. 2012 May;95(5):1223-1230. PMID: 22492366

Suchdev PS, Ruth L, Earley M, Macharia A, Williams TN. The burden and consequences of inherited blood disorders among young children in western Kenya. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2012 Sep. PMID: 22973867

Taveras E, McDonald J, O'Brien A, Haines J, Sherry B, Bottino C, Troncoso K, Evans Schmidt M, Koziol R. Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: Methods and Baseline Data of a Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve Household Routines for Obesity Prevention. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Aug 30. pii: S0091-7435(12)00389-1. DOI:10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.08.016. PubMed PMID:22960162.

Wang Y, Baker JL, Hill JO, Dietz WH. Controversies regarding reported trends: has the obesity epidemic leveled off in the United States? Adv Nutr. 2012 Sep;3(5):751-2. DOI: 10.3945/an.112.002790. PubMed PMID: 22983865.

Wen X, Gillman MW, Rifas-Shiman SL, Sherry B, Kleinman K, Taveras EM.  Decreasing prevalence of obesity among young children from 2004 to 2008. Pediatr. 2012;129:823–831.

Wethington H, Hall MK, Dawkins N, Leviton LC, Kettel Khan L. Early Assessment of Programs and Policies to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Initiatives in After-School and Child-Care Settings. Health Behaviour and Public Health. 2012;2(2):27-34.

Yaroch AL, Tooze J, Thompson FE, Blanck HM, Thompson OM, Colón-Ramos U, Shaikh AR, McNutt S, Nebeling LC. Evaluation of Three Short Dietary Instruments to Assess Fruit and Vegetable Intake: The National Cancer Institute's Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey. Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Oct;112(10):1570-7. DOI:10.1016/j.jand.2012.06.002.



Bibliography of Research Published by CDC's Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity staff, January – September 2013

Division authors are in bold type.

Allen JA, Belay B, Perrine CG. Using mPINC data to measure breastfeeding support for hospital employees. J Hum Lact. 2013 July 16.

Allen J, Li R, Scanlon K, Perrine C, Chen J, Odom E, Black C. Progress in increasing breastfeeding and reducing racial/ethnic differences – United States, 2000-2008 Birth. MMWR. 2013;62(5):77-80.

Armour BS, Courtney-Long EA, Campbell VA, Wethington HR. Disability prevalence among healthy weight, overweight, and obese adults. Obesity. 2013;21:852-5.

Belay B, Allen J, Williams N, Dooyema CA, Foltz JL. Promoting Women’s Health in Hospitals: A Focus on Breastfeeding and Lactation Support for Employees and Patients. J Womens Health. 2013 Jan;22(1):1-4.

Brener ND, Eaton DK, Kann L, McManus T, Lee SM, Scanlon KS, Fulton J, O’Toole T. Behaviors Related to Physical Activity and Nutrition Among U.S. High School Students. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;53:539-546. DOI:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.05.006External Web Site Icon.

*Budge PJ, Lazensky R, Van Zile KW, Elliott KE, Dooyema CA, Visvesvara GS, Yoder JS, Beach MJ. Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis in Florida: A Case Report and Epidemiological Review of Florida Cases. Journal of Environmental Health. Apr 2013;75(8):26-31.

Clayton H, Li R, Perrine C, Scanlon K. Prevalence and Reasons for Introducing Infants Early to Solid Foods: Variations by Milk Feeding Type. Pediatrics. 2013;131:e1108–e1114.

Cogswell ME, Wang C-Y, Chen T-C, Pfeiffer CM, Elliott P, Gillespie C, Carriquiry AL, Sempos CT, Liu K, Perrine CG, Swanson CA, Caldwell KL, Loria CM. Bias in mean 24-hour urine sodium excretion estimated using published calibration equations with single spot urine specimens. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Sept 18.

Cunningham M, Carroll DD, Carlson SA, Fulton JE. Awareness and knowledge of the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. J Phys Act Health.2013 Mar 14.

Debastiani SD, Carroll DD, Cunningham M, Lee S, Fulton J. Awareness and Knowledge of the Youth 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Mar 14.

De Pee S, Irizarry L, Kraemer K, Jefferds MED. Micronutrient Powder Interventions – the basis for current programming guidance and needs for additional knowledge and experience. Sight and Life. Sept 2013, p 51-56.

De-Regil LM, Peña-Rosas JP, Flores-Ayala R, Jefferds MED. Development and use of the generic WHO/CDC logic model for vitamin and mineral interventions in public health programmes. Public Health Nutrition. 2013 March 18. DOI:10.1017/S1368980013000554.

Demissie A, Lowry R, Eaton DK, Park S. Electronic media and beverage intake among U.S. high school student—2010. J Nutr Education Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2013.03.017.

Dooyema CA, Belay B, Foltz JL, Williams N, Blanck HM. The childhood obesity research demonstration project: a comprehensive community approach to reduce childhood obesity. Child Obes. 2013 Oct;9(5):454-9. DOI:10.1089/chi.2013.0060.

Dowell SF, Sejvar JJ, Riek L, Vandemaele KAH, Lamunu M, Kuesel AC, Schmutzhard E, Matuja W, Bunga S, Foltz JL, Nutman TB, Winkler AS, Mbonye AK. Nodding Syndrome. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Sept; 19(9): 1374–1373. DOI:10.3201/eid1909.130401.

Eaton DK, Olsen EO, Brener ND, Scanlon KS, Kim SA, Demissie Z, Yaroch AL. A Comparison of Fruit and Vegetable Intake Estimates from Three Survey Question Sets to Estimates from 24-Hour Dietary Recall Interviews. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013;113:1165-1174.

Eyler A, R Brownson, T Schmid. Making Strides Toward Active Living: The Power of a Policy Perspective. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.2013;19: S5-7.

Faith MS, Heo M, Kral TV, Sherry B. Compliant eating of maternally prompted food predicts increased body mass index z-score gain in girls: results from a population-based sample.External Web Site Icon Child Obes. 2013 Oct;9(5):427-36. DOI:10.1089/chi.2012.0098.

Flores-Ayala, R. Food Fortification: Programs. In Caballero B. Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition 3rd Ed. Vol 2, pp 296-305. Waltham, MA: Academic Press; 2013.

Foltz JL, Makumbi I, Sejvar JJ, Malimbo M, Ndyomugyenyi R, et al. An Epidemiologic Investigation of Potential Risk Factors for Nodding Syndrome in Kitgum District, Uganda. PLoS One. 2013 June; 8(6): e66419.

Foote E, Sullivan K, Ruth L, Williams T, Suchdev PS. Determinants of anemia among young children in western Kenya. American J of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2013 Feb;88(4):757-764. PMID: 23382166

Freedman DS. Determination of body size measures and blood pressure levels among children. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2013;89:211-14. DOI:10.1016/j.jped.2013.03.018

Freedman DS, Horlick M, Berenson GS. A comparison of the Slaughter skinfold-thickness equations and BMI in predicting body fatness and cardiovascular disease risk factor levels in children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Oct.

Freedman DS, Ogden CL, Blanck HM. Skinfolds and coronary heart disease risk factors are more strongly associated with BMI than with the body adiposity index. Obesity. 2013. DOI:10.1002/oby.20054

Freedman DS, Ogden C, Blanck HM, Borrud LG, Dietz WH. The abilities of BMI and skinfold thicknesses to identify children with low or elevated levels of DXA-determined body fatness. J Pediatrics. 2013. DOI:10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.12.093

Goodman AB, Blanck HM, Sherry B, Park S, Nebeling L, Yaroch A. Behaviors and attitudes associated with low plain water intake among adults—Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey, 2007. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2013;10:120248. DOI:10.5888/pcd10.120248.

Grummer-Strawn LM, Shealy KR, Perrine CG, MacGowan C, Grossniklaus DA, Scanlon KS, Murphy PR. Maternity Care Practices that Support Breastfeeding: CDC Efforts to Encourage Quality Improvement. J Women’s Hlth. 2013;22(2):107-112.

Harris CD, Watson KB, Carlson SA, Fulton JE, Dorn JM, Elam-Evans L. Adult Participation in Aerobic and Muscle-Strengthening Physical Activities — United States, 2011. MMWR. 2013;62(17):326-330.

Hootman JM, Barbour KE, Watson KB, Fulton JE. (2013). State-Specific Prevalence of Walking Among Adults with Arthritis — United States, 2011. MMWR. 62(17):331-334.

Kit BK, Fakhouri TH, Park S, Nielsen SJ, Ogden CL. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth and adults, US, 1999–2010. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;98:180-188.

Lankenau B, Pratt M, Schmid T, Torres A. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/World Health Organization. Collaborating Center for Physical Activity and Health: A Condensed History. Sports Medicine Bulletin, October 15, 2013. Full report at Web Site Icon

Lankford T, Hardman D, Dankmeyer C, Schmid T. Analysis of state obesity legislation from 2001-2010. J Public Health Management Pract. 2013; 19:S114-118.

Lankford T, Wallace J, Brown D, Soares J, Epping JN, Fridinger F. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Aug 19.

Leeman J, Teal R, Jernigan J, Huddleston , Farris, R. What evidence and support do practitioners need to address complex public health problems? Am J Health Promot. April 2013.

Liu J, Mei Z, Ye R, Serdula MK, Ren A, Cogswell ME. Micronutrient supplementation and pregnancy outcomes: Double blind randomized controlled trial in China. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2013;173(4):276-282.

Li CM, Li R, Ashley CG, Smily JM, Cohen JH, Dee DL. Associations of hospital staff training and polices with early breastfeeding practices. J Hum Lact. April 2013.

*Lo YC, Dooyema CA, Neri A, Durant J, Jefferies T, Medina-Marino A, de Ravello L, Thoroughman D, Davis L, Dankoli RS, Samson MY, Ibrahim LM, Okechukwu O, Umar-Tsafe NT, Dama AH, Brown MJ. Childhood lead poisoning associated with gold ore processing: a village-level investigation-zamfara state, Nigeria, October-November 2010.Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Oct;120(10):1450-5.

*Lobelo F, Garcia de Quevedo I, Holub CK, Nagle BJ, Arredondo EM, Barquera S, Elder JP. School-based programs aimed at the prevention and treatment of obesity: evidence-based interventions for youth in Latin America. J Sch Health. 2013 Sep;83(9):668-77.

Loustalot F, Carlson SA, Kruger J, Fulton JE, Buchner DM. Muscle Strengthening Activities and Participation among Adults in the United States. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2013;84:30-38.

Lowry R, Lee SM, Fulton JE, Demissie Z, Kann L. Obesity and other correlates of physical activity and sedentary behaviors among US high school students. J Obes. 2013;2013:276318. DOI: 10.1155/2013/276318. 2013 Mar 31.

Luo H, Sotnikov S, Shah G, Galuska DA, Zhang X. Variation in delivery of the 10 essential public health services by local health departments for obesity control in 2005 and 2008.External Web Site Icon J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 Jan-Feb;19(1):53-61.

Mattran K., Harris C., Jernigan J. Fulton J. Evaluating the Awareness, Access and Use of the State Indicator Report on Physical Activity, 2010. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2013;10:863-870.

May AL, Pan L, Sherry B, Blanck HM, Galuska D, Dalenius K, Polhamus B, Kettel-Khan L, Grummer-Strawn LM. Vital Signs: Obesity among Low-Income, Preschool-Aged Children — United States, 2008–2011. MMWR. 2013; 62:629-634.

May, A.L., Kim, S., Sherry, B.L., & Blanck, H. Childhood Obesity Task Forces Established by State Legislatures, 2001-2010. Preventing Chronic Disease Journal. Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:120153. Available at:

Millard-Stafford M, Becasen JS, Beets MW, Nihiser AJ, Lee SM, Fulton JE. Physical Fitness and Health in Overweight and Obese Youth: A Systematic Review. Kinesiology Review. 2013;2:233-247.

Nichols E, Talley L, Birungi N, McClelland A, Madraa E, Chandia A, Nivet J, Flores-Ayala R, Serdula M: Suspected outbreak of riboflavin deficiency among populations reliant on food assistance: a case study of drought-stricken Karamoja, Uganda, 2009–2010. PLoS. 2013;8(5).

Odom E, Li R, Scanlon K, Perrine C, Grummer-Strawn L. Reasons for earlier than desired cessation of breastfeeding. Pediatrics. 2013;131(3):e726-e732.

Olsen E, Eaton DK, Park S, Brener ND, Blanck HM. Comparing methods for assessing beverage intake among high school students. Am J Health Behavior. 2014;38(1):114-123.

Onufrak SJ, Park S, Sharkey JR, Sherry B. The relationship of perceptions of tap water safety with intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and plain water among US adults. Public Health Nutrition. 2012 Oct26:1-7.

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Pan L, Sherry B, Park S, Blanck HM. The association of obesity and school absenteeism attributed to illness or injury among adolescents in the United States, 2009. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Jan;52(1):64-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.04.003.

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Park S, Pan L, Lankford T. Relationship between employment characteristics and obesity among employed U.S. adults. Am J Health Promotion. DOI: 10.4278/ajhp.130207-QUAN-64.

Park S, Blanck HM, Sherry B, Foti K. Problem behavior, victimization, and soda intake in high school students.External Web Site Icon Am J Health Behav. 2013 May;37(3):414-21. DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.37.3.14.

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