Publications

Referred Journal Articles ( in chronological order)

Francis, L. A., Hofer, S. M., & Birch, L. L. (2001). Predictors of maternal child-feeding practices: Differences between overweight and non-overweight mothers. Appetite, 37, 231-243.

Francis, L. A., Lee, Y., & Birch, L. L. (2003). Parental weight status, and girls’ television viewing, snacking, and body mass indexes. Obesity Research, 11, 143-151.

Sherry, B., McDivitt, J, Birch, L. L., Cook, F, Sanders, S, Prish, J, Francis, L. A., Scanlon K. S. (2004). Attitudes, practices, and concerns about child feeding and child weight status among socioeconomically diverse Caucasian, Hispanic, and African-American mothers. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 104, 215-221.

Faith, M. S., Francis, L. A., Sherry, B. S., Scanlon, K. S., & Birch, L. L. (2004). Relationships between maternal feeding style and child energy intake and body composition: Findings from a quantitative and qualitative literature review. Obesity Research, 12, 1711-1722.

Francis, L. A. & Birch, L. L. (2005). Maternal weight status modulates the effects of restriction on daughters’ eating and weight. International Journal of Obesity, 29, 942-949.

Francis, L.A. & Birch, L. L. (2005). Maternal influence on daughters’ restrained eating behavior. Health Psychology, 24, 548-554.

Davison, K. K., Francis, L. A., Birch, L. L. (2005). Links between parents’ and girls’ television viewing behaviors: A longitudinal examination. Journal of Pediatrics, 147, 436-442.

Davison, K. K., Francis, L. A., Birch, L. L. (2005). Re-examining obesigenic families: Parents' dietary and activity behaviors predict girls' change in BMI across age 5 to 11 years. Obesity Research, 13, 1980-1990.

Francis, L.A. & Birch, L. L. (2006). Does eating during television viewing affect preschool children’s intake? Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 106, 598-600.

Kranz, S., Smiciklas-Wright, H., Francis, L. A. (2006). Diet quality, added sugar, and dietary fiber intakes in American preschoolers. Pediatric Dentistry, 28, 164-171.

Galloway, A. T., Fiorito, L., Francis, L. A., Birch, L. L. (2006). Effects of encouraging food consumption in preschool children: Links to weight status and child-feeding practices. Appetite, 46, 318-323.

Francis, L. A., Ventura, A. K., Marini, M. & Birch, L. L. (2007). Parental weight status predicts daughters’ weight gain and overeating through middle childhood. Obesity, 15, 1544-1553.

Hillemeier, M. M., Symons Downs, D., Feinberg, M. E., Weisman, C. S., Chuang, C. H., Parrott, R., Velott, D., Francis, L. A., Baker, S. A., Dyer, A. M., Chinchilli, V. M. (2008). Improving women’s preconceptional health: Findings from a randomized trial of the Strong Healthy Women intervention in the Central Pennsylvania Women’s Health Study. Women’s Health Issues, 18, S87-S96.

Downs, D. S., Feinberg, M., Hillemeier, M. M., Weisman, C. S, Chase, G. S., Chuang, C. H, Parrott, R., Francis, L. A. (2009). Design of The Central Pennsylvania Women’s Health Study (CePAWHS) Strong Healthy Women Intervention: Improving Preconceptional Health. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13, 18-28.

BeLue, R. & Francis, L. A., and Colaco, B. (2009). Mental health problems and overweight in a nationally-representative sample of adolescents: Effects of race and ethnicity. Pediatrics, 123, 697-702.

BeLue, R., Francis, L., & Rollins B. (2009). One size does not fit all: Identifying risk profiles for overweight in adolescent subsets. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45, 517-524.

Fiorito, L., Marini, M., Francis, L. A., Birch, L. L. (2009). Girls’ early beverage intake at 5 y predicts adiposity and weight status in childhood and adolescence. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 90, 935-942.

Francis, L. A. & Susman, E. J. (2009). Self-regulation and weight gain in children from 3 to 12 years. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 163, 297-302.

Taverno, S. E., Rollins, B. Y. & Francis, L. A. (2010). Generation, language, BMI, and activity patterns in Hispanic children. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38, 145-153.

Rollins, B. Y., Belue, R. & Francis, L. A. (2010). Racial differences in the relation between family meal frequency and overweight status in young children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110, 1335-1339.

Hernandez, D. C., Francis, L. A., & Doyle, E. (2011). National School Lunch Program Participation and Sex Differences in Body Mass Trajectories of Children from Low-Income Families. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 165, 346-53.

Belue, R., Francis, L. A., Degboe, A. K., Miranda, P. Y. (2012). Do medical homes reduce disparities in receipt of preventive services between children living in immigrant and non-immigrant families? Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14, 617-625.

Ross, S. E., Francis, L. A., Belue, R., & Viruelle-Fuentes, E. (2012). Associations between physical activity and overweight among U.S. youth by immigrant generation: Results from the 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 9, 840-848.

Francis, L. A., Granger, D. A., Connell, L. E., & Susman, E. J. (2013). Adrenocortical regulation, eating in the absence of hunger and BMI in young children. Appetite, 64, 32-38.

Connell and Francis, L. A. (in press). Parenting mitigates the effects of self-regulation failure on BMI changes from 4 to 15 years. Health Psychology

    Non-referred journal articles

    Francis, L.A. (2005). Rigid rules and rampant eating: Good intentions gone awry. Pediatric Basics, The Journal of Pediatric Nutrition and Development ,111, 10-17, Special Edition.

    Book Reviews

    Francis, L. A. (2004). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: A Clinician's Guide. Edited by Cooper Z., Fairburn C. G., Hawker D. M. Guilford Publications, 2003. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 36, 217.