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Hammons, A., Villegas, E., Olvera, N., Greder, K., Fiese, B., & Teran-Garcia, M. (2020). The evolving family mealtime:  Findings from a focus group study of Hispanic mothers.  JIR Pediatrics and Parenting. doi: 10.2196/preprints.18292 

*Li, P., *Mackey, G., *Callender, C., Dave J., Olvera, N., Alford, S., & Thompson, D. (2020).  Culinary education programs for children in low-income households: A scoping review. Children, 7, 47, doi: 10.3390/children7050047.

Olvera, N., Matthews-Ewald, M., *Kim, M., *Posada, L., *Rancine, M., & Arbona, C. (2018). The moderating effect of daughter and maternal acculturation and parenting strategies on unhealthy weight control strategies in Hispanic girls. Appetite, 120, 557-564. org/10.1016/j.appet.2017.10.009  IF: 3.84.

Olvera, N., McCarley, K., Matthews-Ewald, M., *Fisher, F., *Jones, M., & *Flynn E, G. (2017). Pathways for disordered eating behaviors in minority girls:  The role of adiposity, peer weight-related teasing, and desire to be thinner. Journal of Early Adolescence, 37(3), 367-386. doi: 10.1177/0272431615609155 IF: 1.62

Olvera, N., Matthews-Ewald, M. R., McCarley, K., *Scherer, R., & *Posada, A. (2016). Hispanic maternal influences on daughters’ unhealthy weight control behaviors. The role of maternal acculturation, adiposity, and body image disturbances. Body Image, 19, 208-215. doi: 1016/j.bodyim.2016.10.003 IF: 3.17.  

Matthews-Ewald, M. R., *Posada, A., Weisner, M., & Olvera, N. (2015). An exploratory factor analysis of the Parenting Strategies for Eating and Physical Activity Scale (PEAS) for use in Hispanic mothers of adolescent and preadolescent daughters with overweight. Eating Behaviors, 19, 193-199. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.10.001 IF: 2.03

Olvera, N., McCarley, K., Rodriguez, A. X., *Noor, N., & Hernandez-Valero, M. A. (2015). Body image disturbances and predictors of body dissatisfaction in Hispanic and white preadolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 25(4), 728-738. doi: 10.1111/jora.12165. IF: 1.91.  

Olvera, N., Leung, P., *Kellam, S. F., & Liu, J. (2013). Body fat and fitness improvements in Hispanic and African American girls. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(9), 987-996. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jst041 IF 3.47.

Olvera, N., Leung, P., *Kellam, S. F., Smith, D. W. & Liu, J. (2013). Summer and follow-up interventions to affect adiposity with mothers and daughters. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3S3), 258–266. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.11.018 IF: 4.11.

*Kellam, S. F., Olvera, N., Leung, P., Liu, J., & Smith, D. (2013). Effect of exercise dosages on adiposity indices in overweight girls. Salud Publica de Mexico, 55(3), 415–422. Top Mexican journal in Public Health. 

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