Katie Loth, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Katie Loth

Contact Info

kloth@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-302-8200

Office Address:
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, Rm 420
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Midwest Regional Post-Doctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research

PhD, Behavioral Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

BS, Clinical Dietetics, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Summary

Katie Loth, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Her research explores social and environmental influences on child and adolescent dietary intake and eating behaviors. Specifically, she is interested in identifying ways that parents, physicians, public health advocates and policy makers can work to help children develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Dr. Loth is also a dietitian and on the clinical faculty for the Broadway Family Medicine Residency Clinic; in this role she provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients and hands-on training for the Family Medicine Residents in the North Memorial Residency Program.

Expertise

Dietary intake, food-parenting behaviors, food insecurity, parent-child feeding relationships, eating disorders, body satisfaction, and weight-neutral clinical care.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Food parenting practices, child eating behaviors and dietary intake, eating disorders, health behavior change, and food insecurity

Publications

This list shows ten recent publications:

Loth KA, Ji Z, Wolfson J, Neumark-Sztainer D, Berge J, Fisher O. A descriptive assessment of a broad range of food-related parenting practices in a diverse cohort of parent of preschoolers using real-time assessment. In Press at the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 

Loth KA, Ji Z, Wolfson J, Berge JM, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fisher JO. COVID-19 pandemic shifts in food-related parenting practices within an ethnically/racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of families of preschool-aged children. Appetite. 2021 Oct 5:105714. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105714. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34619241; PMCID: PMC8503935.

Loth KA, Tate AD, Trofholz A, Fisher JO, Miller L, Neumark-Sztainer D, Berge JM. Ecological momentary assessment of the snacking environments of children from racially/ethnically diverse households. Appetite. 2020 Feb 1;145:104497. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.104497. Epub 2019 Oct 25. PMID: 31669580.

Loth KA, Uy M, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fisher JO, Berge JM. A qualitative exploration into momentary impacts on food parenting practices among parents of pre-school aged children. Appetite. 2018 Nov 1;130:35-44. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.027. Epub 2018 Jul 27. PMID: 30059769; PMCID: PMC6472478.

Loth KA, Friend S, Horning ML, Neumark-Sztainer D, Fulkerson JA. Directive and non-directive food-related parenting practices: Associations between an expanded conceptualization of food-related parenting practices and child dietary intake and weight outcomes. Appetite. 2016 Dec 1;107:188-195. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.07.036. Epub 2016 Jul 31. PMID: 27486926; PMCID: PMC5112107.

Loth KA, MacLehose RF, Fulkerson JA, Crow S, Neumark-Sztainer D. Are food restriction and pressure-to-eat parenting practices associated with adolescent disordered eating behaviors? Int J Eat Disord. 2014 Apr;47(3):310-4. doi: 10.1002/eat.22189. Epub 2013 Sep 18. PMID: 24105668; PMCID: PMC3963280. 

Loth KA, MacLehose RF, Fulkerson JA, Crow S, Neumark-Sztainer D. Food-related parenting practices and adolescent weight status: a population-based study. Pediatrics. 2013 May;131(5):e1443-50. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3073. Epub 2013 Apr 22. PMID: 23610202; PMCID: PMC3639463.

Loth KA, Fertig A, Trofholz A, Harnack L, Crosby R, Neumark-Sztainer D, Berge JM. Concordance of children's intake of selected food groups as reported by parents via 24-h dietary recall and ecological momentary assessment. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Jan;24(1):22-33. doi: 10.1017/S1368980020001111. Epub 2020 Jun 24. PMID: 32576304. 

Loth KA, Tate AD, Trofholz A, Fisher JO, Miller L, Neumark-Sztainer D, Berge JM. Ecological momentary assessment of the snacking environments of children from racially/ethnically diverse households. Appetite. 2020 Feb 1;145:104497. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.104497. Epub 2019 Oct 25. PMID: 31669580. 

Loth KA, Lebow J, Uy MJA, Ngaw S, Neumark-Sztainer D, Berge JM. First, do no harm: Understanding primary care providers’ perception of risk associated with discussing weight with pediatric patients. Glob Pediatr Health. 2021 Sep; 7;8: 2333794X211040979. doi: 10.1177/2333794X211040979. PMID: 34514059; PMCID: PMC8427925.