Family Matters: Publications and Results

2020 Publication Highlights

Berge JM, Fertig AR, Trofholz A, Neumark-Sztainer D, Rogers E, Loth K. Associations between parental stress, parent feeding practices, and child eating behaviors within the context of food insecurity. Prev Med Rep. 2020 Sep;19:101146. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2020.101146. eCollection 2020 Sep. PubMed PMID: 32642403; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7334818.
Keywords: Food insecurity, Stress, Depression, Ecological momentary assessment (EMA), Parent feeding practices, Child eating behaviors

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. 2020 Jun 24;:1-12. doi: 10.1017/S1368980020001111. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32576304.
Keywords: Concordance, Dietary recalls, Diversity, Ecological momentary assessment (EMA), Snacking

de Brito JN, Loth KA, Tate A, Berge JM. Associations Between Parent Self-Reported and Accelerometer-Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Children: Ecological Momentary Assessment Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020 May 19;8(5):e15458. doi: 10.2196/15458. PubMed PMID: 32348283; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7267997.
Keywords: Accelerometry, Children, Ecological momentary assessment (EMA), Mobile devices, Physical activity, Sedentary behavior

Trofholz A, Richardson K, Mohamed N, Vang C, Berge JM. How a Racially/Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Sample Qualitatively Describes the Role of Traditional and Non-traditional Foods in Feeding Their Children. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Mar 26;. doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-00999-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32219660.
Keywords: Hmong, Immigrant, Latino, Qualitative, Somali, Traditional foods

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. PubMed PMID: 31669580.
Keywords: Children, Cross-sectional, Dietary intake, Ecological momentary assessment  (EMA), Home environment, Nutrition, Observational study, Snacking

2020 Publication Lead Author Highlight


Katie Loth, PhD, MPH, lead author of "Concordance of children's intake of selected food groups as reported by parents via 24-h dietary recall and ecological momentary assessment," joined the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health research faculty in 2015. Her research explores social and environmental influences on child and adolescent weight status and disordered eating behaviors. Specifically, she is interested in identifying ways that parents can work to help their children develop and maintain a healthy weight and a healthy relationship with their bodies. Loth is also a dietician and will see patients in clinic and help train residents.

In 2017, Katie received funding from the National Institutes of Health to support her development as an independent researcher. Her research project, Kids EAT!, utilizes novel Ecological Momentary Assessment methods to identify potentially salient momentary influences on the use and impact of specific food-related parenting practices among parents of preschool aged children. Learn more about Katie's research study, Kids EAT!, here.