Affiliation: Simmons College
- Maternal WIC Participation Improves Breastfeeding Rates: A Statewide Analysis of WIC ParticipantsE Metallinos-Katsaras
Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
Matern Child Health J 19:136-43. 2015..0001). Greater exposure to WIC services improves breastfeeding rates among a low income diverse population of women. ..
- A longitudinal study of food insecurity on obesity in preschool childrenElizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras
Didactic Program in Dietetics, Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1949-58. 2012..Obesity and its co-occurrence with household food insecurity among low-income families is a public health concern, particularly because both are associated with later adverse health consequences...
- Effect of iron supplementation on cognition in Greek preschoolersE Metallinos-Katsaras
Simmons College, Boston, MA 02132, USA
Eur J Clin Nutr 58:1532-42. 2004..To examine effects of iron supplementation on vigilance, attention and conceptual learning in preschool children in Greece...
- The association between an objective measure of physical activity and weight status in preschoolersElizabeth S Metallinos-Katsaras
Department of Nutrition, School for Health Studies, Simmons College, MA 02115 5898, USA
Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:686-94. 2007..Our objective was to determine the association between physical activity and BMI among racially diverse low-income preschoolers...
- Food insecurity is associated with overweight in children younger than 5 years of ageElizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras
Department of Nutrition, School for Health Sciences, Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 109:1790-4. 2009..These findings suggest an association between household food insecurity and overweight prevalence in this low-income population. However, sex and age appear to modify both the magnitude and direction of the association...
- A longitudinal study of WIC participation on household food insecurityElizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras
Department of Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Matern Child Health J 15:627-33. 2011..96, 95% CI = 0.92-0.99) and of household food insecurity with hunger (AOR = 0.88, 95% CI = 0.83-0.94) at the last visit. Earlier and longer WIC participation may improve household food security status, particularly of vulnerable groups...
- Obesity in preschool children is more prevalent and identified at a younger age when WHO growth charts are used compared with CDC chartsZeina Maalouf-Manasseh
Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 8669, USA
J Nutr 141:1154-8. 2011..These results confirm that the prevalence of child obesity is higher according to the WHO standards and indicate that the WHO charts allow for a more timely detection of obesity in childhood...