Robert C Whitaker

Summary

Affiliation: Temple University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 116:657-62. 2005
  2. pmc A qualitative study of the aspirations and challenges of low-income mothers in feeding their preschool-aged children
    Allison N Herman
    Department of Public Health, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:132. 2012
  3. doi request reprint A national survey of obesity prevention practices in Head Start
    Robert C Whitaker
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:1144-50. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Change in food security status and change in weight are not associated in urban women with preschool children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    J Nutr 137:2134-9. 2007
  5. pmc The co-occurrence of smoking and a major depressive episode among mothers 15 months after delivery
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA
    Prev Med 45:476-80. 2007
  6. pmc Obesity and food insecurity at the same table: how head start programs respond
    Rachel A Gooze
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E132. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Perceptions of low-income African-American mothers about excessive gestational weight gain
    Sharon J Herring
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 N Broad Street, Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1837-43. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Barriers to obesity prevention in Head Start
    Cayce C Hughes
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:454-62. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal infant-feeding style and children's adiposity at 5 years of age
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:513-20. 2006
  10. pmc Reaching staff, parents, and community partners to prevent childhood obesity in Head Start, 2008
    Rachel A Gooze
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A54. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint A national study of neighborhood safety, outdoor play, television viewing, and obesity in preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 116:657-62. 2005
    ..To test the hypothesis that preschool children have a higher prevalence of obesity, spend less time playing outdoors, and spend more time watching television (TV) when they live in neighborhoods that their mothers perceive as unsafe...
  2. pmc A qualitative study of the aspirations and challenges of low-income mothers in feeding their preschool-aged children
    Allison N Herman
    Department of Public Health, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:132. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to understand the contextual factors that might influence how low-income mothers felt about addressing these behavioral targets and mothers' aspirations in feeding their children...
  3. doi request reprint A national survey of obesity prevention practices in Head Start
    Robert C Whitaker
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:1144-50. 2009
    ..To describe obesity prevention practices and environments in Head Start, the largest federally funded early childhood education program in the United States...
  4. ncbi request reprint Change in food security status and change in weight are not associated in urban women with preschool children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    J Nutr 137:2134-9. 2007
    ..7-3.0). In this population of urban women, changes in food security status over 2 y were not significantly associated with changes in weight. These findings do not support a causal association between food insecurity and obesity...
  5. pmc The co-occurrence of smoking and a major depressive episode among mothers 15 months after delivery
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ, USA
    Prev Med 45:476-80. 2007
    ..To examine the association between maternal smoking 15 months after delivery and the occurrence of a major depressive episode in the prior 12 months...
  6. pmc Obesity and food insecurity at the same table: how head start programs respond
    Rachel A Gooze
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 9:E132. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to describe Head Start practices related to assessing body mass index (BMI), addressing food insecurity, and determining portion sizes at meals...
  7. doi request reprint Perceptions of low-income African-American mothers about excessive gestational weight gain
    Sharon J Herring
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, 3223 N Broad Street, Suite 175, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1837-43. 2012
    ..Messages that link guideline recommended weight gain to optimal infant outcomes and mothers' physical symptoms may be most effective for weight control...
  8. doi request reprint Barriers to obesity prevention in Head Start
    Cayce C Hughes
    Department of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:454-62. 2010
    ..Minimizing those barriers will require federal resources to increase staff training and technical assistance, develop staff wellness programs, and provide healthy meals and snacks...
  9. ncbi request reprint Maternal infant-feeding style and children's adiposity at 5 years of age
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:513-20. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between maternal infant-feeding style and adiposity in childhood and to determine whether feeding style explains any of the association between maternal obesity and childhood adiposity...
  10. pmc Reaching staff, parents, and community partners to prevent childhood obesity in Head Start, 2008
    Rachel A Gooze
    Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 7:A54. 2010
    ..Our objective was to describe obesity prevention activities in Head Start that are directed at staff, parents, and community partners...
  11. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood safety, collective efficacy, and obesity in women with young children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 3535 Market Street, Room 1578, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:518-25. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that mothers of young children would have a higher prevalence of obesity if they lived in neighborhoods that they perceived as unsafe or as having a low level of collective efficacy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity and the risks of depression and anxiety in mothers and behavior problems in their preschool-aged children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e859-68. 2006
    ..We sought to determine if the prevalence of depression and anxiety in mothers and the prevalence of behavior problems in preschool-aged children are more common when mothers report being food insecure...
  13. pmc The association between maltreatment and obesity among preschool children
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, P O Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 31:1187-99. 2007
    ..To determine whether child maltreatment is associated with obesity in preschool children...
  14. ncbi request reprint Maternal mental health, substance use, and domestic violence in the year after delivery and subsequent behavior problems in children at age 3 years
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:551-60. 2006
    ..Mental health disorders, substance use, and domestic violence often occur together. However, studies examining the impact of these conditions in mothers on the well-being of their children have focused only on isolated conditions...
  15. doi request reprint How low-income mothers with overweight preschool children make sense of obesity
    Cayce C Hughes
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA
    Qual Health Res 20:465-78. 2010
    ..lived experience, and (c) relieving immediate stress vs. preventing long-term consequences. Acknowledging mothers' concerns and tensions might help clinicians communicate more effectively with them about obesity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Obesity among US urban preschool children: relationships to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research Inc, Princeton, NJ 08543, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:578-84. 2006
    ..To determine whether there are racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of obesity among preschool children and to determine whether these differences are explained by socioeconomic factors...
  17. doi request reprint Prolonged bottle use and obesity at 5.5 years of age in US children
    Rachel A Gooze
    Department of Public Health, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA
    J Pediatr 159:431-6. 2011
    ..To examine the association between prolonged bottle use and the risk of obesity at 5.5 years of age...
  18. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Should I blame mom or dad? Identifying the relative contribution of each parent's body size to that of their offspring
    Robert C Whitaker
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, P O Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543 2393, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:108-9. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Differences by race and ethnicity in the relationship between breastfeeding and obesity in preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:467-70. 2007
    ..To test the hypothesis that the relationship between breastfeeding and later obesity would differ by race/ethnicity...
  20. doi request reprint School food environments and policies in US public schools
    Daniel M Finkelstein
    Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, 955 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 801, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e251-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe school food environments and policies in US public schools and how they vary according to school characteristics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, introduction of complementary foods, and adiposity at 5 y of age
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:550-8. 2006
    ..Although dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is considered the most accurate measure of adiposity in children, it has rarely been used to examine the relation between infant feeding and adiposity during childhood...
  22. pmc Diabetes-related behaviors in Latinas and non-Latinas in California
    Matthew J O'Brien
    Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:355-61. 2013
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to compare the prevalence of diabetes-related behaviors in Latinas and non-Latinas...
  23. ncbi request reprint Parental report of outdoor playtime as a measure of physical activity in preschool-aged children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Divisions of General and Community Pediatrics and Cardiology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:353-7. 2004
    ..Time spent playing outdoors is a potential surrogate measure of physical activity in preschoolers, but parental-report measures of outdoor playtime have not been evaluated...
  24. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms in low-income mothers and emotional and social functioning in their preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:288-94. 2003
    ..To determine which factors modify the relationship between maternal depressive symptoms and emotional and social functioning in low-income preschool children...
  25. ncbi request reprint Association of maternal obesity and depressive symptoms with television-viewing time in low-income preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:894-9. 2003
    ..Because mothers play an important role in determining how much TV their preschool children watch, a better understanding is needed of the maternal factors that influence children's TV viewing...
  26. ncbi request reprint The effect of breast-feeding with and without formula use on the risk of obesity at 4 years of age
    Debra L Bogen
    General Academic Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Avenue, DeSoto G 205, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obes Res 12:1527-35. 2004
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  27. ncbi request reprint Predicting preschooler obesity at birth: the role of maternal obesity in early pregnancy
    Robert C Whitaker
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e29-36. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether children whose mothers were obese in early pregnancy were more likely to be obese at 2 to 4 years of age...
  28. ncbi request reprint The challenge of preventing and treating obesity in low-income, preschool children: perceptions of WIC health care professionals
    Leigh A Chamberlin
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:662-8. 2002
    ..Nutrition counseling efforts in WIC target childhood obesity, but new approaches are needed that address the different perceptions about obesity that are held by clients and health care professionals...
  29. ncbi request reprint Neighborhood playgrounds, fast food restaurants, and crime: relationships to overweight in low-income preschool children
    Hillary L Burdette
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Prev Med 38:57-63. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that children who lived farther from playgrounds, closer to fast food restaurants, and in unsafe neighborhoods were more likely to be overweight...
  30. pmc A reexamination of smoking before, during, and after pregnancy
    Robert S Kahn
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1801-8. 2002
    ..This study examined the patterns and correlates of maternal smoking before, during, and after pregnancy...
  31. ncbi request reprint Anemia screening in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children: time for change?
    Debra L Bogen
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 156:969-70. 2002
  32. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the role of depression in the development and persistence of adolescent obesity
    Elizabeth Goodman
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Pediatrics 110:497-504. 2002
    ..Studies have also suggested an association between depression in adolescence and higher body mass index (BMI) in adulthood. Whether depression leads to obesity or obesity causes depression is unclear...
  33. ncbi request reprint Depression in mothers of children presenting for emergency and primary care: impact on mothers' perceptions of caring for their children
    Jacqueline Grupp-Phelan
    Divisions of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45213, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 3:142-6. 2003
    ..However, little is known about the prevalence of depression among mothers of children presenting for emergency health care and how maternal depression affects a mother's perception of how difficult it is to care for her children...
  34. ncbi request reprint Obesity prevention in pediatric primary care: four behaviors to target
    Robert C Whitaker
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:725-7. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Maternal feeding strategies, child eating behaviors, and child BMI in low-income African-American preschoolers
    Scott W Powers
    Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229 3039, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2026-33. 2006
    ..quot; In addition, to test whether higher maternal "pressure to eat" would be associated with lower child BMI...
  36. ncbi request reprint Mental health and obesity in pediatric primary care: a gap between importance and action
    Robert C Whitaker
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:826-8. 2004
  37. ncbi request reprint Combined effect of mothers' and fathers' mental health symptoms on children's behavioral and emotional well-being
    Robert S Kahn
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 3039, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 158:721-9. 2004
    ..Few studies have examined the effects on children of maternal mental health symptoms other than depressive symptoms or have examined the joint effects of mothers' and fathers' mental health symptoms...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mothers misunderstand questions on a feeding questionnaire
    Anjali Jain
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, IL, USA
    Appetite 42:249-54. 2004
    ..Thus, qualitative interviewing could help to match the intention in asking a question with its interpretation by respondents. A mismatch may contribute to our low level of understanding about the causes of early obesity...
  39. ncbi request reprint Altering the perceptions of WIC health professionals about childhood obesity using video with facilitated group discussion
    Robert C Whitaker
    Division of General and Community Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Cincinnati Children s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:379-86. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Understanding the complex journey to obesity in early adulthood
    Robert C Whitaker
    Ann Intern Med 136:923-5. 2002