Recent Publications and Research Activity
O’Connor, T.M., Elias, C., Thompson, R.R., Arlinghaus, K.R., Vollrath, K, Hernandez, D., Power, T.G., Hughes, S.O. (2019). The association of TV viewing during dinner meals with quality of dietary intake and BMI z-scores among low income ethnic minority preschool children. Appetite. September 2019; 140:231-238.
Arlinghaus, K. R., Vollrath, K., Hernandez, D. C., Momin, S., O’Connor, T. M., Power, T. G., Hughes, S. O. (2018). Authoritative parent feeding style is associated with better child dietary quality at dinner among low-income minority families. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108 (4), 730-736. DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy142.
Rudy E, Bauer KW, Hughes SO, O’Connor T, Vollrath K, Davey A, Correa NEM, Chen TA, Fisher JO. Interrelationships of child appetite, weight and snacking among Hispanic preschoolers. Pediatric Obesity. January 2018;13(1):38-45.
Johnson SL, Hughes SO, Cui X, Li X, Allison DB, Liu Y, Goodell LS, Nicklas T, Power TG, Vollrath KR. Portion sizes for children are predicted by parental characteristics and the amounts parents serve themselves. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. April 2014. 99: 763-770.
Lee RE, Adamus-Leach HJ, Soltero EG, Vollrath KR, Hallett AM, Parker NH, Cross M, Mama SK, Ledoux TA. Obesity: An Ecologic Perspective on Challenges and Solutions. In: Stein N, ed. Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice for Community and Global Health. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. March 10, 2014. ISBN-13: 9781449692049.
B.A. in Economics & International Relations at Bucknell University, 1995
Certificate in Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, 1999
B.S. in Nutrition at University of Rhode Island, 2004
M.S. in Nutrition at University of Houston, 2014