Sara Neelon

Associate Professor

19982019
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Research Output 1998 2019

2019

Association of prenatal antibiotics with measures of infant adiposity and the gut microbiome

Zhang, M., Differding, M. K., Neelon, S., Østbye, T., Hoyo, C. & Mueller, N., Jun 21 2019, In : Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials. 18, 1, 18.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Adiposity
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Second Pregnancy Trimester
Weights and Measures
Skinfold Thickness

Associations between timing and quality of solid food introduction with infant weight-for-length z-scores at 12 months: Findings from the Nurture cohort

Vadiveloo, M., Tovar, A., Østbye, T. & Neelon, S., Oct 1 2019, In : Appetite. 141, 104299.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Quality
Weights and Measures
Food
Eating
Mothers

Associations of maternal diet with infant adiposity at birth, 6 months and 12 months

Nahm, S., Hoyo, C., Østbye, T., Neelon, B., Allen, C. & Neelon, S., Sep 1 2019, In : BMJ open. 9, 9, e030186.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Adiposity
Mothers
Parturition
Diet
Gestational Age

Caregiver feeding practices and child weight outcomes: a systematic review

Spill, M. K., Callahan, E. H., Shapiro, M. J., Spahn, J. M., Wong, Y. P., Neelon, S., Birch, L., Black, M. M., Cook, J. T., Faith, M. S., Mennella, J. A. & Casavale, K. O., Mar 1 2019, In : The American journal of clinical nutrition. 109, 7, p. 990S-1002S

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Weights and Measures
Weight Gain
Mothers
Longitudinal Studies

Childhood Obesity Prevention in Africa: A Systematic Review of Intervention Effectiveness and Implementation

Klingberg, S., Draper, C. E., Micklesfield, L. K., Neelon, S. & van Sluijs, E. M. F., Apr 4 2019, In : International journal of environmental research and public health. 16, 7

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Pediatric Obesity
Exercise
Tunisia
Uganda
South Africa

Greenspace, physical activity, and BMI in children from two cities in northern Mexico

Neelon, S., Platt, A., Bacardi-Gascon, M., Armstrong, S., Neelon, B. & Jimenez-Cruz, A., Jun 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 14, 100870.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mexico
Body Mass Index
Exercise
Pediatric Obesity
Linear Models

Influence of maternal diet on flavor transfer to amniotic fluid and breast milk and children's responses: a systematic review

Spahn, J. M., Callahan, E. H., Spill, M. K., Wong, Y. P., Neelon, S., Birch, L., Black, M. M., Cook, J. T., Faith, M. S., Mennella, J. A. & Casavale, K. O., Mar 1 2019, In : The American journal of clinical nutrition. 109, 7, p. 1003S-1026S

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Human Milk
Amniotic Fluid
Mothers
Diet
Daucus carota

Longitudinal associations of gross motor development, motor milestone achievement and weight-for-length z score in a racially diverse cohort of US infants

Shoaibi, A., Neelon, B., Østbye, T. & Neelon, S., Jan 1 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 1, e024440.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weights and Measures
Obesity
Parturition
Breast Feeding

Maternal predictors of infant beverage consumption: Results from the Nurture cohort study

Tovar, A., Vadiveloo, M., Ostbye, T. & Neelon, S., Oct 1 2019, In : Public health nutrition. 22, 14, p. 2591-2597 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beverages
Cohort Studies
Mothers
Breast Feeding
Education

Preventing unintentional injuries in US early care and education: Are state regulations sufficient?

Grossman, E. R., McDonald, E. M., Gielen, A. & Neelon, S., Jul 1 2019, In : Preventive Medicine. 124, p. 55-60 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Wounds and Injuries
Child Care
Civil Defense
First Aid

Racial and ethnic differences in predictors of vitamin D among pregnant women in south-eastern USA

Chawla, D., Daniels, J. L., Neelon, S., Fuemmeler, B. F., Hoyo, C. & Buckley, J. P., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Nutritional Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ethnic differences
pregnant women
vitamin D
Vitamin D
Pregnant Women
Restaurants
Baltimore
Beverages
Meals
Pediatric Obesity

Repeated exposure to food and food acceptability in infants and toddlers: a systematic review

Spill, M. K., Johns, K., Callahan, E. H., Shapiro, M. J., Wong, Y. P., Neelon, S., Birch, L., Black, M. M., Cook, J. T., Faith, M. S., Mennella, J. A. & Casavale, K. O., Mar 1 2019, In : The American journal of clinical nutrition. 109, 7, p. 978S-989S

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food
Vegetables
Fruit
Infant Food
PubMed

The Role of Equity in US States' Breastfeeding Policies

Nahm, S., Grossman, E. R. & Neelon, S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA pediatrics.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Breast Feeding
2018

A multivariate discrete failure time model for the analysis of infant motor development

Neelon, B., Shoaibi, A. & Neelon, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Statistics in Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Failure Time
Child Development
Bayes Theorem
Population Characteristics
Walking

Barriers and Facilitators to Compliance with a State Healthy Eating Policy in Early Care and Education Centers

Zaltz, D. A., Pate, R. R., O'Neill, J. R., Neelon, B. & Neelon, S., Aug 1 2018, In : Childhood Obesity. 14, 6, p. 349-357 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Food
Child Care
Food Preferences
Costs and Cost Analysis

Child care centre adherence to infant physical activity and screen time recommendations in Australia, Canada and the United States: An observational study

Hewitt, L., Neelon, S., Carson, V., Stanley, R. M., Janssen, I. & Okely, A. D., Feb 1 2018, In : Infant Behavior and Development. 50, p. 88-97 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Canada
Observational Studies
Infant Equipment
Exercise

Childcare providers' possession or use of Marijuana, Tobacco, or alcohol while caring for children: A comparison of US state regulations

Grossman, E. R., Nahm, S., Frost, N. & Neelon, S., Jun 1 2018, In : American Journal of Public Health. 108, 6, p. 748-753 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Use
Cannabis
Alcohols
Tobacco
Education

DNA methylation of imprinted genes at birth is associated with child weight status at birth, 1 year, and 3 years

Nahm, S., Mendez, M. A., Neelon, S., Murphy, S. K., Hogan, V. K., Rowley, D. L. & Hoyo, C., Jun 28 2018, In : Clinical Epigenetics. 10, 1, 90.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Methylation
Methylation
Gestational Age
Parturition
Weights and Measures

Does cesarean delivery impact infant weight gain and adiposity over the first year of life?

Mueller, N., Zhang, M., Hoyo, C., Østbye, T. & Neelon, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiposity
Weight Gain
Weights and Measures
Mothers
Parturition

Household chaos and screen media use among preschool-aged children: A cross-sectional study 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services

Emond, J. A., Tantum, L. K., Gilbert-Diamond, D., Kim, S. J., Lansigan, R. K. & Neelon, S., Oct 29 2018, In : BMC Public Health. 18, 1, 210.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Preschool Children
Health Services
Public Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health

Household chaos during infancy and infant weight status at 12 months

Khatiwada, A., Shoaibi, A., Neelon, B., Emond, J. A. & Neelon, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Pediatric obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weights and Measures
Sleep
Breast Feeding
Obesity
Southeastern United States

How does the UK childcare energy-balance environment influence anthropometry of children aged 3-4 years? A cross-sectional exploration

Hesketh, K. R., Neelon, S. & van Sluijs, E. M. F., Jul 12 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 7, p. e021520

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anthropometry
Skinfold Thickness
Preschool Children
Environmental Policy
Exercise

Maternal Vitamin D, DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions and offspring weight at birth, 1 year and 3 years

Neelon, S., White, A. J., Vidal, A. C., Schildkraut, J. M., Murtha, A. P., Murphy, S. K., Kullman, S. W. & Hoyo, C., Apr 1 2018, In : International Journal of Obesity. 42, 4, p. 587-593 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nucleic Acid Regulatory Sequences
DNA Methylation
Birth Weight
Vitamin D
Mothers

Media and Young Minds: Comparing State Screen Media Use Regulations for Children Under 24 Months of Age in Early Care and Education to a National Standard

Nahm, S., Grossman, E. R., Frost, N., Babcock, C. & Neelon, S., Feb 9 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Maternal and Child Health Journal. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Education
Child Care
Licensure
Obesity
Health

Modifying the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) to better capture feeding practices of family childcare home providers

Tovar, A., Vaughn, A. E., Fisher, J. O., Neelon, S., Burney, R., Webster, K., Liu, T., Ostbye, T. & Ward, D. S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Health Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Practice
Observation
Diet
House Calls
Parenting

Nutritional Quality of Meals and Snacks Served and Consumed in Family Child Care

Tovar, A., Neelon, S., Vaughn, A. E., Tsai, M., Burney, R., Østbye, T. & Ward, D. S., Dec 1 2018, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 118, 12, p. 2280-2286 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

child care
Snacks
Nutritive Value
snacks
Child Care

Physical activity and sedentary behavior during pregnancy and postpartum, measured using hip and wrist-worn accelerometers

Hesketh, K. R., Evenson, K. R., Stroo, M., Clancy, S. M., Østbye, T. & Neelon, S., Jun 1 2018, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 10, p. 337-345 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wrist
Postpartum Period
Hip
Exercise
Pregnancy
child care
Benchmarking
Dietetics
dietetics
Child Care

State Regulations Promoting Infant Physical Activity in Early Care and Education

Neelon, S., Neelon, B., Pearce, J., Grossman, E. R., Nahm, S., Slining, M., Duffey, K. & Frost, N., Aug 1 2018, In : Childhood Obesity. 14, 6, p. 368-374 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infant Equipment
Exercise
Education
Child Care
Licensure

The family child care home environment and children's diet quality

Neelon, S., Vaughn, A. E., Tovar, A., Østbye, T., Mazzucca, S. & Ward, D. S., Jul 1 2018, In : Appetite. 126, p. 108-113 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Diet
Food and Beverages
Observation
Nutrition Policy
2017

An evaluation of outdoor school environments to promote physical activity in Delhi, India

Tarun, S., Arora, M., Rawal, T. & Neelon, S., Jan 5 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

India
Exercise
Art
Equipment and Supplies
Active Biological Transport

Assessment of nutrition and physical activity environments in family child care homes: Modification and psychometric testing of the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation

Vaughn, A. E., Mazzucca, S., Burney, R., Østbye, T., Neelon, S., Tovar, A. & Ward, D. S., Aug 29 2017, In : BMC Public Health. 17, 1, 680.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nutrition Assessment
Child Care
Psychometrics
Observation
Exercise

Association between distance to nearest supermarket and provision of fruits and vegetables in English nurseries

Burgoine, T., Gallis, J. A., L. Penney, T., Monsivais, P. & Neelon, S., Jul 1 2017, In : Health and Place. 46, p. 229-233 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nurseries
vegetables
Vegetables
vegetable
Fruit

Childcare before age 6 and body mass index at age 7 years in a cohort of Danish children

Neelon, S., Schmidt Morgen, C., Kamper-Jørgensen, M., Oken, E., Gillman, M. W., Gallis, J. A. & Sørensen, T. I. A., 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Pediatric obesity.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Mass Index
Mothers
Linear Models
Obesity
Parturition

Cohort profile for the Nurture Observational Study examining associations of multiple caregivers on infant growth in the Southeastern USA

Neelon, S., Østbye, T., Bennett, G. G., Kravitz, R. M., Clancy, S. M., Stroo, M., Iversen, E. & Hoyo, C., Feb 1 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 2, e013939.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caregivers
Observational Studies
Growth
Hispanic Americans
Gestational Age

Early feeding in child care in the United States: Are state regulations supporting breastfeeding?

Nahm, S., Grossman, E. R., Frost, N. & Neelon, S., Dec 1 2017, In : Preventive Medicine. 105, p. 232-236 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Breast Feeding
Censuses
Mothers
Aptitude

Early prenatal vitamin D concentrations and social-emotional development in infants

Chawla, D., Fuemmeler, B., Neelon, S., Hoyo, C., Murphy, S. & Daniels, J. L., Dec 1 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Development
Vitamin D
Hispanic Americans
Mothers
Social Adjustment

Effects of a new state policy on physical activity practices in child care centers in South Carolina

O'Neill, J. R., Dowda, M., Neelon, S., Neelon, B. & Pate, R. R., Jan 1 2017, In : American Journal of Public Health. 107, 1, p. 144-146 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Exercise
Observation
Physical Education and Training
Linear Models

Evaluation of a Physical Activity Regulation for Child Care in Massachusetts

Neelon, S., Finkelstein, J., Neelon, B. & Gillman, M. W., Feb 1 2017, In : Childhood Obesity. 13, 1, p. 36-43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Exercise
Light
Confidence Intervals
Observation

Spatial analysis of food insecurity and obesity by area-level deprivation in children in early years settings in England

Neelon, S., Burgoine, T., Gallis, J. A. & Monsivais, P., Nov 1 2017, In : Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology. 23, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spatial Analysis
obesity
Food Supply
nutrition situation
deprivation

State variations in infant feeding regulations for child care

Neelon, S., Nahm, S., Grossman, E., Davis, M. L., Neelon, B., Looby, A. A. & Frost, N., Dec 1 2017, In : Pediatrics. 140, 6, e20172076.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Care
Mississippi
Education
Cross-Sectional Studies
2016

DNA Methylation in Newborns and Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy: Genome-wide Consortium Meta-analysis

Joubert, B. R., Felix, J. F., Yousefi, P., Bakulski, K. M., Just, A. C., Breton, C., Reese, S. E., Markunas, C. A., Richmond, R. C., Xu, C. J., Küpers, L. K., Oh, S. S., Hoyo, C., Gruzieva, O., Söderhäll, C., Salas, L. A., Baïz, N., Zhang, H., Lepeule, J., Ruiz, C. & 86 others, Ligthart, S., Wang, T., Taylor, J. A., Duijts, L., Sharp, G. C., Jankipersadsing, S. A., Nilsen, R. M., Vaez, A., Fallin, D. D., Hu, D., Litonjua, A. A., Fuemmeler, B. F., Huen, K., Kere, J., Kull, I., Munthe-Kaas, M. C., Gehring, U., Bustamante, M., Saurel-Coubizolles, M. J., Quraishi, B. M., Ren, J., Tost, J., Gonzalez, J. R., Peters, M. J., Håberg, S. E., Xu, Z., Van Meurs, J. B., Gaunt, T. R., Kerkhof, M., Corpeleijn, E., Feinberg, A. P., Eng, C., Baccarelli, A. A., Neelon, S., Bradman, A., Merid, S. K., Bergström, A., Herceg, Z., Hernandez-Vargas, H., Brunekreef, B., Pinart, M., Heude, B., Ewart, S., Yao, J., Lemonnier, N., Franco, O. H., Wu, M. C., Hofman, A., McArdle, W., Van Der Vlies, P., Falahi, F., Gillman, M. W., Barcellos, L. F., Kumar, A., Wickman, M., Guerra, S., Charles, M. A., Holloway, J., Auffray, C., Tiemeier, H. W., Smith, G. D., Postma, D., Hivert, M. F., Eskenazi, B., Vrijheid, M., Arshad, H., Antó, J. M., Dehghan, A., Karmaus, W., Annesi-Maesano, I., Sunyer, J., Ghantous, A., Pershagen, G., Holland, N., Murphy, S. K., Demeo, D. L., Burchard, E. G., Ladd-Acosta, C. M., Snieder, H., Nystad, W., Koppelman, G. H., Relton, C. L., Jaddoe, V. W. V., Wilcox, A., Melén, E. & London, S. J., Apr 7 2016, In : American Journal of Human Genetics. 98, 4, p. 680-696 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Methylation
Meta-Analysis
Smoking
Mothers
Newborn Infant

Life shouldn't imitate art: Infants need healthy and safe sleep environments

McDonald, E. M., Neelon, S. & Gielen, A., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Sleep Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Art
Sleep

Maternal antecedents of adiposity and studying the transgenerational role of hyperglycemia and insulin (MAASTHI): A prospective cohort study

Babu, G. R., Murthy, G. V. S., Deepa, R., Kumar, H. K., Karthik, M., Deshpande, K., Neelon, S., Prabhakaran, D., Kurpad, A. & Kinra, S., Oct 14 2016, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 16, 1, 311.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiposity
Hyperglycemia
India
Cohort Studies
Mothers

Preventing childhood obesity in early care and education settings: Lessons from two intervention studies

Neelon, S., Østbye, T., Hales, D., Vaughn, A. & Ward, D. S., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Child: Care, Health and Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Child Care
Education
Public Health
Obesity

The relationship between childcare and adiposity, body mass and obesity-related risk factors: Protocol for a systematic review of longitudinal studies

Costa, S., Adams, J., Phillips, V. & Neelon, S., Aug 17 2016, In : Systematic Reviews. 5, 1, 141.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiposity
Longitudinal Studies
Obesity
Sleep
Exercise

Will physically active lessons improve academic achievement for all or widen the achievement gap?

Neelon, S., Hesketh, K. R. & Van Sluijs, E. M., Mar 1 2016, In : Pediatrics. 137, 3, e20154137.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Educational Measurement
Program Evaluation
Reading
Motor Activity
Language
2015

A community-based intervention increases physical activity and reduces obesity in school-age children in North Carolina

Neelon, S., Namenek Brouwer, R. J., Østbye, T., Evenson, K. R., Neelon, B., Martinie, A. & Bennett, G., Jun 1 2015, In : Childhood Obesity. 11, 3, p. 297-303 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obesity
Exercise
Confidence Intervals
Weights and Measures
Linear Models

Application of the Intervention Mapping protocol to develop Keys, a family child care home intervention to prevent early childhood obesity

Mann, C. M., Ward, D. S., Vaughn, A., Neelon, S., Long Vidal, L. J., Omar, S., Namenek Brouwer, R. J. & Østbye, T., Dec 10 2015, In : BMC Public Health. 15, 1, 1227.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Child Care
Personal Autonomy
Needs Assessment
Home Care Services