Manuscripts

Hendry V, Almiron-Roig E, Monsivais P, Jebb S, Benjamin Neelon SE, Griffin S, Ogilvie D. Impact of regulatory interventions to change intake of artificial trans fats: A systematic review. American Journal of Public Health. 2014; in press.

Benjamin Neelon SE, Duffey K, Slining MM. Regulations to Promote Healthy Sleep Practices in Child Care. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec;134(6):1167-74 [Epub ahead of print] PMC4243065

Duffey KJ, Slining MM, Benjamin Neelon SE. States Lack Physical Activity Policies in Child Care that are Consistent with National Recommendations. Childhood Obesity. 2014 Dec;10(6):491-500. PMID25354331

Slining MM, Benjamin Neelon SE, Duffey K. A review of state regulations to promote infant physical activity in child care. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2014 Nov 22; 11(1):139. PMC4247659

Neelon SE, Burgoine T, Hesketh KR, Monsivais P. Nutrition practices of nurseries in England:  Comparison with national guidelines. Appetite. 2014 Nov 6;85C:22-29. PMID:25450898

Georggi Walther N, Proeschold-Bell RJ, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Adipo S, Kamaara E. “We hide under the Scriptures”: Conceptualization of health among United Methodist Church clergy in Kenya. Journal of Religion and Health. 2014 Nov 5. PMID:25371345

Østbye T, Mann C, Vaughn A, Namenek Brouwer RJ, Benjamin Neelon SE, Hales DP, Bangdiwala SI, Ward DS. The Keys to Healthy Family Child Care Homes intervention: Study design and rationale. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014 Nov 8;40C:81-89. PMID:25460337

Benjamin Neelon SE, Schou Andersen C, Schmidt Morgen C, Kamper-Jørgensen M, Oken E, Gillman MW, Sørensen TI. Early child care and obesity at 12 months of age in the Danish National Birth Cohort. International Journal of Obesity. 2014 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] PMID25233894

AC Vidal, Benjamin Neelon SE, Liu Y,Tuli AM, Fuemmeler BF, Hoyo C, Murtha AP, Huang Z, Schildkraut J, Overcash F, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle RL, Iversen ES, Murphy SK. Exposure to maternal stress, preterm birth, and DNA methylation at imprint regulatory sequences in humans. Genetics & Epigenetics. 2014 Sep 14;6:37-44. PMID:25512713

Hoyo C, Daltveit AK, Iversen E, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Fuemmeler B, Schildkraut J, Murtha AP, Overcash F, Vidal AC, Wang F, Huang Z, Kurtzberg J, Seewaldt V, Forman M, Jirtle RL, Murphy SK. Erythrocyte folate concentrations, CpG methylation at genomically imprinted domains, and birth weight in a multiethnic newborn cohort. Epigenetics. 2014 Aug;9(8):1120-30. PMC4164497

Schmidt Morgen C, Nybo Andersen AM, Due P, Neelon SE, Gamborg M, Sørensen TIA. Timing of motor milestones achievement and development of overweight in childhood—a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. Pediatric Obesity. 2014 Aug;9(4):239-48. PMID: 23733355

Benjamin Neelon SE, Taveras EM, Østbye T, Gillman MW. Preventing obesity in infants and toddlers in child care:  Results from a pilot randomized controlled trial. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 Jul;18(5):1246-57. PMC3965661

Benjamin Neelon SE, Duncan DT, Burgoine T, Mayhew M, Platt A. Promoting Breastfeeding in Child Care Through State Regulation. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2014 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID25001500

Ball SC, Gillman MW, Mayhew M, Namenek Brouwer RJ, Benjamin Neelon S. Physical activity and weather-related practices of child care centers from two states. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2014 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:24763142

Alkon A, Crowley AA, Neelon SE, Hill S, Yi Pan, Nguyen V, Rose R, Savage E, Shipman L, Kotch JB. Nutrition and physical activity randomized control trial in child care centers improves knowledge, policies, and children’s body mass index. BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar 1;14:215. PMC3945995

Gunderson MD, Clements D, Benjamin Neelon SE. Nutritional quality of foods marketed to children in Honduras. Appetite. 2014 Feb;73:1-6. PMID24177440

Benjamin Neelon SE, Reyes-Morales H, Haines J, Gillman MW, Taveras EM. Nutritional quality of foods and beverages on child-care center menus in Mexico. Public Health Nutrition. 2013 Nov;16(11):2014-22. PMC3867121

Vidal AC, Murphy SK, Murtha AP, Schildkraut JM, Soubry A, Huang Z, Neelon SE, Fuemmeler B, Iversen E, Wang F, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle RL, Hoyo C. Associations between antibiotic exposure during pregnancy, birth weight, and aberrant methylation at imprinted genes in offspring. International Journal of Obesity. 2013 Jul;37(7):907-13. PMC3705584

Benjamin Neelon SE, Oken E, Rifas-Shiman S, Taveras EM, Gillman MW. Age of Achievement of motor milestones in infancy and adiposity at age 3 years. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2012 Jul;16(5):1015-20. PMC3321389

Copeland KA, Benjamin Neelon SE, Howard AE, Wosje KS. Nutritional quality of meals compared to snacks in child care. Childhood Obesity. 2013 Jun;9(3):223-32. PMC3675835

Namenek Brouwer RJ, Benjamin Neelon SE. Watch Me Grow:  A garden-based pilot intervention to increase vegetable and fruit intake in preschoolers. BMC Public Health.  2013;13:363. PMC23597235

Martinie A, Brouwer RJ, Neelon SE. Mebane on the Move:  A community-based initiative to reduce childhood obesity. North Carolina Medical Journal. 2012 Sep-Oct;73(5):382-3. PMID: 23189430

Kim J, Kaste LM, Fadavi S, Benjamin Neelon SE. Are state child care regulations meeting the national oral health and nutrition standards? Pediatric Dentistry. 2012 Jul-Aug;34(4):317-324. PMID: 23233912

Benjamin Neelon SE, Ball SC, Vaughn A, McWilliams CM, Ward DS. Nutrition practices and mealtime environments of North Carolina child care centers. Childhood Obesity. 2012 Jun;8(3):216-23. PMID: 22799547

Larson NI, Ward DS, Neelon SB, Story M. What role can child-care settings play in obesity prevention? A review of the evidence and call for research efforts. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011 Sep;111(9):1343-62. PMID: 21872698

Benjamin Neelon SE, Briley M. Position of the American Dietetic Association:  Benchmarks for nutrition in child care. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2011 Apr;111(4):607-615. PMID: 21443997

Cradock ALI, O’Donnell EM, Benjamin SE, Walker E, Slining M. A review of state regulations to promote physical activity and safety on playgrounds in child care centers and family child care homes. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2010 Mar;7 Suppl 1:S108-S119. PMID: 20440004

Benjamin Neelon SE, Copeland KA, Ball SC, Bradley LK, Ward DS. Comparison of menus to actual foods and beverages served in child care. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2010 Dec;110(12):1890-5. PMC3049893

McWilliams C, Ball SC, Benjamin SE, Hales D, Ward DS. Best-practice guidelines for physical activity at child care. Pediatrics. 2009 Dec;124:1650-9. PMID: 19917582

Benjamin SE, Rifas-Shiman SL, Taveras EM, Finkelstein J, Haines J, Kleinman K, Gillman MW.  Early child care and adiposity at 1 and 3 years. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug;124(2): 555-62. PMC3049895

Benjamin SE, Taveras EM, Cradock A, Walker E, Slining MM, Gillman MW. State and regional variation in regulations related to feeding infants in child care. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):e104-11. PMC3049909

Benjamin SE, Copeland KA, Cradock A, Walker E, Slining MM, Neelon B, Gillman MW. Menus in child care:  A comparison of state regulations to national standards. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2009 Jan;109(1):109-15. PMC2633095

Benjamin SE, Haines J, Ball SC, Ward DS. Improving nutrition and physical activity in child care:  What parents recommend. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008 Nov;108(11):1907-11. PMID: 18954582

Ward DS, Benjamin SE, Ammerman AS, Ball SC, Neelon B, Bangdiwala SI. Nutrition and physical activity self-assessment in child care (NAP SACC): Results from a pilot intervention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2008 Oct;35(4):352-6. PMID: 18701236

Benjamin SE, Tate D, Bangdiwala S, Neelon B, Ammerman A, Dodds J, Ward D. Preparing Child Care Health Consultants to address childhood overweight:  A randomized controlled trial comparing web to in-person training. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2008 Sep;12(5):662-9. PMID: 17713847

Ward D, Hales D, Haverly K, Marks J, Benjamin S, Ball S, Trost S. An instrument to assess the obesogenic environment of child care centers. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2008 Jul-Aug;32(4):380-6. PMID: 18092898

Benjamin SE, Cradock A, Walker E, Slining M, Gillman MW. Obesity prevention in child care:  A review of U.S. state regulations. BMC Public Health. 2008 May 30;8:188. PMC2438347

Ball S, Benjamin SE, Ward DS. Dietary intakes in North Carolina child-care centers: are children meeting current recommendations? Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2008 Apr;108(4):718-21. PMID: 18375233

Laraia B, Dodds J, Benjamin S, Jones S, Carbone E. Can distance education prepare future public health nutritionists? A case study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2008 Jan-Feb;40(1):34-8. PMID: 18174102

Bower JK, Hales DP, Tate DF, Rubin DA, Benjamin SE, Ward DS. The childcare environment and children’s physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2008 Jan;34(1):23-9. PMID: 18083447

Benjamin SE, Neelon B, Ball S, Bangdiwala SI, Ammerman AS, Ward D. Reliability and validity of a nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2007 Jul;5:4-29. PMC1934916

Ammerman AS, Ward DS, Benjamin SE, Ball SC, Sommers JK, Molloy M, Dodds J.  An intervention to promote healthy weight: Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) theory and design. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2007 July;4(3):A67. PMC1955393

Benjamin SE, Ammerman A, Sommers J, Dodds J, Neelon B, Ward DS.  Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC):  Results from a pilot intervention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2007 May-Jun;39(3):142-9. PMID: 17493564

Ball SC, Benjamin SE, Ward DS. Development and reliability of an observation method to assess food intake of young children in child care. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 2007 Apr;107(4):656-61. PMID: 17615078

Girdler SS, Pedersen CA, Straneva PA, Leserman J, Stanwyck CL, Benjamin S, Light KC. Dysregulation of cardiovascular and neuroendocrine responses to stress in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Psychiatry Research. 1998 Nov 16;81(2):163-78. PMID: 9858034