Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

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  1. Golen RB, Ventura AK. (2015). Mindless feeding: Is maternal distraction during bottle-feeding associated with over-feeding? Appetite. 91, 385-392.
  2. Ventura AK, Golen RB. (2015). A pilot study comparing opaque, weighted bottles with conventional, clear bottles for infant feeding. Appetite. 85, 178-184.
  3. Ventura AK, Anzman-Frasca SA, Garst BA. (2014). Mealtimes at residential summer camps: What are camp staff doing to promote campers’ healthy eating behaviors? J Nutr Educ Behav. 46 (6), 491-498.
  4. Ventura AK, Inamdar L, Mennella JA. (2014). Consistency in infants’ behavioural signaling of satiation during bottle-feeding. Pediatr Obes. [Epub ahead of print].
  5. Ventura, AK, Garst BA. (2013). Residential summer camp: A new venue for nutrition education and physical activity promotion. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 10.
  6. Ventura AK, Worobey J. (2013). Early influences on the development of food preferences. Curr Biol, 23 R401-R408.
  7. Ventura AK, San Gabriel A, Hirota M, Mennella JA. (2012). Free amino acid content in infant formulas. Nutr Food Sci, 42, 271-278.
  8. Ventura AK, Beauchamp GK, Mennella JA. (2012). Does free glutamate in infant formula promote satiation and satiety during short-term feeding sessions? Am J Clin Nutr, 95 (4), 875-881.
  9. Ventura AK, Mennella JA. (2011). Innate and learned preferences for sweet taste during childhood. Curr Op Clin Nutr Met Care, 14 (4), 379-384.
  10. Mennella JA, Ventura AK. (2011). Early Feeding: Setting the Stage for Healthy Eating Habits. Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program, 68, 153-163; discussion 164-168.
  11. Mennella JA, Ventura AK, Beauchamp GK. (2011). Differential growth patterns among infants fed protein hydrolysate or cow’s milk-based formulas. Pediatrics, 127 (1), 110-118.
  12. Mennella JA, Ventura AK. (2010). The basic biology underlying the flavor world of children. Curr Zoology, 56 (6), 834-841.
  13. Garcia-Dominic O, Wray LA, Ledikwe JH, Mitchell DC, Ventura, AK, Hernandez AE, Yin Z, Trevino RP, Ulbrecht JS. (2010). Accuracy of Self-Reported Energy Intakes in Low-Income Urban 4th Grade Minority Children. Obesity (Silver Spring), 18 (11), 2220-2226.
  14. Ventura AK, Gromis JC, Lohse BA. (2010). Feeding practices and styles used by a diverse sample of low-income parents of preschool-age children. J Nutr Educ Behav, 42(4), 242-249.
  15. Paul IM, Bartock CJ, Downs DS, Stifter CA, Ventura AK, Birch LL. (2009). Opportunities for the primary prevention of obesity during infancy. Adv Pediatr, 56, 107-133.
  16. Ventura AK, Loken E, Birch LL. (2009). Developmental trajectories of girls' BMI across childhood and adolescence. Obesity (Silver Spring), 17(11), 2067-2074.
  17. Bartok CJ, Ventura AK. (2009). Mechanisms underlying the association between breastfeeding and obesity. Int J Pediatr Obes, 4(4), 196-204.
  18. Birch LL, Ventura AK. (2009). Preventing childhood obesity: what works? Int J Obes (Lond), 33 Suppl 1, S74-81.
  19. Ventura AK, Birch LL. (2008). Does parenting affect children's eating and weight status? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 5, 15.
  20. Coffman DL, Patrick ME, Palen LA, Rhoades BL, Ventura AK. (2007). Why do high school seniors drink? Implications for a targeted approach to intervention. Prev Sci, 8(4), 241-248.
  21. Francis LA, Ventura AK, Marini M, Birch LL. (2007). Parent overweight predicts daughters' increase in BMI and disinhibited overeating from 5 to 13 years. Obesity (Silver Spring), 15(6), 1544-1553.
  22. Ventura AK, Loken E, Birch LL. (2006). Risk profiles for metabolic syndrome in a nonclinical sample of adolescent girls. Pediatrics, 118(6), 2434-2442.
  23. Fiorito LM, Ventura AK, Mitchell DC, Smiciklas-Wright H, Birch LL. (2006). Girls' dairy intake, energy intake, and weight status. J Am Diet Assoc, 106(11), 1851-1855.
  24. Ventura AK, Loken E, Mitchell DC, Smiciklas-Wright H, Birch LL. (2006). Understanding reporting bias in the dietary recall data of 11-year-old girls. Obesity (Silver Spring), 14(6), 1073-1084.

non-Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

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  1. Phelan S, Ventura AK. (Forthcoming). Prenatal and early postnatal influences on children’s obesity risk. Chapter in: Handbook of Pediatric Obesity.
  2. Ventura AK, Terndrup H. (Forthcoming). Breasts versus bottles for infant feeding: What’s the difference? Chapter in: Infant Feeding: Parental perceptions, behaviors, and health effects.
  3. Ventura AK. (In Press). Obesity. Chapter in: Encyclopedia of Mental Health.
  4. Ventura AK. (2013). Fostering the development of healthy eating behaviors during childhood. Nestle Nutrition Nest. No. 34, 4-5.
  5. Mennella JA, Ventura AK, Lipchock S. (2011). Le origini della prferenza del cibo. In: C Bellieni Ed: "Sento dunque sono. Sensi e sensazioni del feto". pg. 33-50 Cantagalli, Siena. ISBN: 978-88-8272-632-4.
  6. Ventura, AK (2010) Helping new vegetarian parents learn responsive feeding practices. Vegetarian Nutrition Update. XIX(1): 10-11.
  7. Ventura AK, Johnson SL, Birch LL. (2009). Children’s eating: The development of food-acceptance patterns. In E. Essa & Burnham, M. (Eds), Informing our Practice: Useful Research on Young Children’s Development.
  8. Birch LL, Savage JS, Ventura AK. (2007). Influences on the Development of Children's Eating Behaviours: From Infancy to Adolescence. Can J Diet Pract Res. 68(1):s1-s56.
  9. Ventura AK, Smith M, Tomazin M, Hoover K (2005). Breastfeeding Comprehensive, Intensive and Basics: Review of a breastfeeding video series. Journal of Human Lactation Online Content.
  10. Ventura AK, Savage JF, May AL, Birch LL (2005). Early behavioral, familial and psychosocial predictors of overweight and obesity. In: Tremblay, R. E., Barr, R. G., Peters R. D.e.V., Eds.  Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online]. Montreal, Quebec: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development; pp. 1-10.