Melissa Nelson Laska

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Does involvement in food preparation track from adolescence to young adulthood and is it associated with better dietary quality? Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study
    Melissa N Laska
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:1150-8. 2012
  2. pmc Situational characteristics of young adults' eating occasions: a real-time data collection using Personal Digital Assistants
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:472-9. 2011
  3. pmc Longitudinal associations between key dietary behaviors and weight gain over time: transitions through the adolescent years
    Melissa N Laska
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:118-25. 2012
  4. pmc Adolescent physical activity and screen time: associations with the physical home environment
    John R Sirard
    Kinesiology Program, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:82. 2010
  5. pmc Healthy food availability in small urban food stores: a comparison of four US cities
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, WBOB Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1031-5. 2010
  6. pmc Dietary patterns and home food availability during emerging adulthood: do they differ by living situation?
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, WBOB Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:222-8. 2010
  7. pmc The differential prevalence of obesity and related behaviors in two- vs. four-year colleges
    Melissa N Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:453-6. 2011
  8. pmc Young adult eating and food-purchasing patterns food store location and residential proximity
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:464-7. 2010
  9. pmc Neighbourhood food environments: are they associated with adolescent dietary intake, food purchases and weight status?
    Melissa N Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, WBOB Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1757-63. 2010
  10. pmc Young adults and eating away from home: associations with dietary intake patterns and weight status differ by choice of restaurant
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:1696-703. 2011

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Publications18

  1. pmc Does involvement in food preparation track from adolescence to young adulthood and is it associated with better dietary quality? Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study
    Melissa N Laska
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:1150-8. 2012
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  2. pmc Situational characteristics of young adults' eating occasions: a real-time data collection using Personal Digital Assistants
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:472-9. 2011
    ..To examine (i) situational characteristics of young adults' eating occasions, including away-from-home eating, social influences and multi-tasking, and (ii) how these characteristics are associated with specific foods/beverages consumed...
  3. pmc Longitudinal associations between key dietary behaviors and weight gain over time: transitions through the adolescent years
    Melissa N Laska
    University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:118-25. 2012
    ..e., accelerometers and 24-h dietary recalls), as well as its evaluation of both BMI and PBF. Additional research is needed to better understand the complex constellation of factors that contribute to adolescent weight gain over time...
  4. pmc Adolescent physical activity and screen time: associations with the physical home environment
    John R Sirard
    Kinesiology Program, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:82. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Healthy food availability in small urban food stores: a comparison of four US cities
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, WBOB Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1031-5. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Dietary patterns and home food availability during emerging adulthood: do they differ by living situation?
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, WBOB Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:222-8. 2010
    ..The objective of the present work was to cross-sectionally examine and compare dietary behaviours and home food environments by young adults' living situation...
  7. pmc The differential prevalence of obesity and related behaviors in two- vs. four-year colleges
    Melissa N Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:453-6. 2011
    ..Effective weight-related interventions are needed for young adults, particularly females attending 2-year colleges and all males attending postsecondary institutions...
  8. pmc Young adult eating and food-purchasing patterns food store location and residential proximity
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Am J Prev Med 39:464-7. 2010
    ..Young adulthood is a critical age for weight gain, yet scant research has examined modifiable contextual influences on weight that could inform age-appropriate interventions...
  9. pmc Neighbourhood food environments: are they associated with adolescent dietary intake, food purchases and weight status?
    Melissa N Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, WBOB Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1757-63. 2010
    ..To examine neighbourhood food environments, adolescent nutrition and weight status...
  10. pmc Young adults and eating away from home: associations with dietary intake patterns and weight status differ by choice of restaurant
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:1696-703. 2011
    ..Young adults report frequent away-from-home eating; however, little is known regarding what types of restaurants are patronized or whether associations with dietary intake and weight status differ according to restaurant type...
  11. pmc Health risk behaviors of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans attending college
    Rachel Widome
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research CCDOR, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Health Promot 26:101-8. 2011
    ..As veterans enroll in postsecondary education, there is a unique window of opportunity for health promotion in this population...
  12. pmc Convenience stores surrounding urban schools: an assessment of healthy food availability, advertising, and product placement
    Hilary Gebauer
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Urban Health 88:616-22. 2011
    ..g., fruit). Most stores (97%) had food/beverage advertising. Overall, convenience stores located in close proximity to secondary schools represent an important and understudied component of the youth food environment...
  13. pmc Understanding young adult physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use in community colleges and 4-year post-secondary institutions: A cross-sectional analysis of epidemiological surveillance data
    Nicole A VanKim
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:208. 2010
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine associations between alcohol and tobacco use and physical activity among 2-year and 4-year college students...
  14. pmc Post-traumatic stress disorder and health risk behaviors among Afghanistan and Iraq War veterans attending college
    Rachel Widome
    Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research and AssistantProfessor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:387-92. 2011
    ..To determine if post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with health risk behaviors among Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans attending college...
  15. doi request reprint Weight-related teasing in a racially diverse sample of sixth-grade children
    Lacey Arneson McCormack
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:431-6. 2011
    ..A better understanding is needed of the long-term effects of teasing on behavioral and psychosocial outcomes in racially/ethnically diverse samples of children...
  16. pmc Latent class analysis of lifestyle characteristics and health risk behaviors among college youth
    Melissa Nelson Laska
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Prev Sci 10:376-86. 2009
    ..These findings have important implications for targeting much needed health promotion strategies among emerging adults and college youth...
  17. pmc The co-occurrence of obesity, elevated blood pressure, and acanthosis nigricans among American Indian school children: identifying individual heritage and environment-level correlates
    Mary O Hearst
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:346-52. 2011
    ..To estimate the prevalence and explore the social and cultural etiologic roots of weight status, blood pressure, and acanthosis nigricans among American Indian children on a reservation in South Dakota...
  18. pmc State school nutrition and physical activity policy environments and youth obesity
    Marilyn S Nanney
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55414, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:9-16. 2010
    ..With the epidemic of childhood obesity, there is national interest in state-level school policies related to nutrition and physical activity, policies adopted by states, and relationships to youth obesity...