Sara Neelon

Associate Professor

19982019

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2019

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

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

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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. & Benjamin-Neelon, S. E., Oct 1 2019, In : Appetite. 141, 104299.

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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

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

Mueller, N. T., Zhang, M., Hoyo, C., Østbye, T. & Benjamin-Neelon, S. E., Aug 1 2019, In : International Journal of Obesity. 43, 8, p. 1549-1555 7 p.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Open Access

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

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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.

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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. & Benjamin-Neelon, S. E., Aug 1 2018, In : Childhood Obesity. 14, 6, p. 349-357 9 p.

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

Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Schmidt Morgen, C., Kamper-Jørgensen, M., Oken, E., Gillman, M. W., Gallis, J. A. & Sørensen, T. I. A., May 2018, In : Pediatric Obesity. 13, 5, p. 307-311 5 p.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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. & Benjamin-Neelon, S. E., Jun 2018, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 10, p. 337-345 9 p.

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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.

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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.

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2017

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

Tarun, S., Arora, M., Rawal, T. & Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Jan 5 2017, In : BMC public health. 17, 1, p. 1-9 9 p.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2016

Comparative Evaluation of a South Carolina Policy to Improve Nutrition in Child Care

Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Mayhew, M., O'Neill, J. R., Neelon, B., Li, F. & Pate, R. R., Jun 1 2016, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 116, 6, p. 949-956 8 p.

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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, M. 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., Benjamin Neelon, S. E., 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., 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.

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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.

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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., Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Prabhakaran, D., Kurpad, A. & Kinra, S., Oct 14 2016, In : BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 16, 1, 311.

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

Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Østbye, T., Hales, D., Vaughn, A. & Ward, D. S., May 1 2016, In : Child: Care, Health and Development. 42, 3, p. 351-358 8 p.

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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.

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2015

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

Benjamin Neelon, S. E., 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.

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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., Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Long Vidal, L. J., Omar, S., Namenek Brouwer, R. J. & Østbye, T., Dec 10 2015, In : BMC public health. 15, 1, 1227.

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A spatiotemporal quantile regression model for emergency department expenditures

Neelon, B., Li, F., Burgette, L. F. & Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Jul 30 2015, In : Statistics in Medicine. 34, 17, p. 2559-2575 17 p.

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Assessing care providers' perceptions and beliefs about physical activity in infants and toddlers: Baseline findings from the Baby NAP SACC study

Hesketh, K. R., Van Sluijs, E. M. F., Blaine, R. E., Taveras, E. M., Gillman, M. W. & Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Feb 4 2015, In : BMC public health. 15, 1, 100.

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Assessment of screening practices for gestational hyperglycaemia in public health facilities: A descriptive study in Bangalore, India

Babu, G. R., Tejaswi, B., Kalavathi, M., Vatsala, G. M., Murthy, G. V. S., Kinra, S. & Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Public Health Research. 4, 1, p. 29-34 6 p.

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Child care provider adherence to infant and toddler feeding recommendations: Findings from the baby nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care (baby NAP SACC) study

Blaine, R. E., Davison, K. K., Hesketh, K., Taveras, E. M., Gillman, M. W. & Benjamin Neelon, S. E., Jun 1 2015, In : Childhood Obesity. 11, 3, p. 304-313 10 p.

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