Publication

In recent years, through collaborations established between PHFE WIC and researchers around the world, many research projects have been conducted with Los Angeles County WIC data. These research efforts center on childhood obesity, food and nutrition, breastfeeding, and more. Following is a list of published peer-reviewed journal articles that resulted from these collaborations.

 

Childhood Obesity

Shearrer, G.E., et al (2014)  Association of gestational diabetes and breastfeeding on obesity prevalence in predominately Hispanic low-income youth.  Pediatric Obesity.

Nobari, T. Z., et al (2013) Immigrant enclaves and obesity in preschool-aged children in Los Angeles County. Social Science and Medicine.

Davis, J. N., et al. (2013) Association of Infant Feeding and Dietary Intake on Obesity Prevalence in Low-Income Toddlers. Obesity.

Sekhobo, J, et al (2013). Obesity prevalence among low-income preschool children –New York City and Los Angeles County, 2003-2011. MMWR,

Davis, J.N., et al (2012) Exposure to sugar intake on pediatric obesity. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Chaparro, M. P., et al (2011). Predictors of accurate maternal perception of their preschool child’s weight status among Hispanic WIC participants. Obesity.

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Food and Nutrition

Chaparro M.P., et. al. (2014) Effects of parental nativity and length of stay in the U.S. on fruit and vegetable intake among WIC-enrolled preschool-aged children. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Chaparro M.P., et al. (2014) Influences of the neighbourhood food environment on adiposity of low-income preschool-aged children in Los Angeles County: a longitudinal study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

Davis, J. N., et al. (2013) Association of Infant Feeding and Dietary Intake on Obesity Prevalence in Low-Income Toddlers. Obesity.

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Breastfeeding

Langellier, B.A, et al. (2014) The New Food Package and Breastfeeding Outcomes among WIC Participants in Los Angeles County. American Journal of Public Health.

Whaley, S. E., et al (2012). Policy changes impact infant feeding decisions among low-income women participating in WIC. American Journal of Public Health.

Langellier, B., Chaparro, M.P. & Whaley, S.E. (2012). Social and institutional factors that affect breastfeeding duration among WIC participants in Los Angeles County, California. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Davis, J., Whaley, S. E. & Goran, M. (2012). Effects of breastfeeding and low sugar sweetened beverage intake on obesity prevalence in Hispanic toddlers. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Other

Lee, S.L., et al (2016) Screen time linked to unhealthy diets in low-income children.Journal of Food and Nutrition Research.

Koleilat, M. & Whaley, S.E. (2012). Trends and predictors of gestational weight gain among Hispanic WIC participants in Los Angeles County. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Crespi, K., Alfonse, V, Whaley, S.E. & Wang, M. (2012). Validity of child anthropometric measurements in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Pediatric Research.

Whaley, S. E., Koleilat, M. & Jiang, L. (2012). WIC food package data are a valid measure of infant feeding practices. Journal of Human Lactation.

Koleilat, M., et al (2012). Preschool enrollment is associated with lower risk of obesity among young children in low-income households. Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Pieper, J & Whaley, S.E. (2011). Healthy eating behaviors are positively associated with the cognitive environment in low-income preschool-aged children. Appetite.

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