Jennifer Orlet Fisher

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director
Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE)
3223 N Broad St Ste 175


Dr. Jennifer Orlet Fisher is a professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Temple University and associate director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education where she directs the Family Eating Laboratory. She holds graduate degrees in Nutrition from the University of Illinois (A.M., Nutritional Sciences, 1993) and from the Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D., Nutrition, 1997). Prior to her appointment at Temple University, Dr. Fisher was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and scientist at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston TX.

Dr. Fisher research focuses on the development of eating behavior during infancy and early childhood. The broad goal of her research is to understand how early eating environments influence child behavioral controls of food intake and health outcomes, particularly overweight. Her efforts focus on the role of the family environment, as a first and fundamental context in which eating habits develop. Over the past decade she has conducted federally-funded observational and experimental investigations of socio-environmental influences on development in appetite regulation in preschool aged children, including studies of child feeding practices and food portion sizes. Her current research focuses on snacking behaviors in young children and interventions with low-income mothers around child feeding.

Dr. Fisher has more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications. Her work has received national media coverage by the New York Times, the Scientific American Frontiers series on PBS, and more recently, the Discovery Health Channel. Dr. Fisher was the 2006 recipient of the Alex Malspina Future Leader Award given by the International Life Sciences Institute North America. Dr. Fisher is Co-Executive Editor at Appetite, a scholarly journal dedicated to the study of ingestive behavior and is on the Editorial Board of Nutrition Reviews. She is an active member of The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity and of The Obesity Society where she has held a number of leadership positions.


  • PhD, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University
  • AM, Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • AB, Biology, Augustana College

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 1104

Nutrition and Health


SBS 5015

Public Health Nutrition


Selected Publications

  • Croce, C.M., Tripicchio, G.L., Coffman, D.L., & Fisher, J.O. (2023). Association of Snacking Frequency, Size, and Energy Density with Weight Status among Preschool-Aged Children in the United States. J Acad Nutr Diet, 123(2), pp. 309-317. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2022.07.001

  • Power, T.G., Beck, A., Garcia, K.S., Aguilar, N.D., Hopwood, V., Ramos, G., Guerrero, Y.O., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2022). Low-Income Latina Mothers' Scaffolding of Preschoolers' Behavior in a Stressful Situation and Children's Self-Regulation: A Longitudinal Study. Parent Sci Pract, 22(2), pp. 161-187. England. doi: 10.1080/15295192.2020.1820835

  • Loth, K.A., Ji, Z., Wolfson, J., Berge, J.M., Neumark-Sztainer, D., & Fisher, J.O. (2022). COVID-19 pandemic shifts in food-related parenting practices within an ethnically/racially and socioeconomically diverse sample of families of preschool-aged children. Appetite, 168, p. 105714. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105714

  • Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., Micheli, N., Papaioannou, M.A., & Hughes, S.O. (2022). Self-regulatory processes in early childhood as predictors of Hispanic children's BMI z-scores during the elementary school years: Differences by acculturation and gender. Appetite, 168, p. 105778. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105778

  • Blake, C.E., Davison, K.K., Blaine, R.E., & Fisher, J.O. (2021). Occasions, purposes, and contexts for offering snacks to preschool-aged children: Schemas of caregivers with low-income backgrounds. Appetite, 167, p. 105627. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105627

  • Johnson, S.L., Shapiro, A.L.B., Moding, K.J., Flesher, A., Davis, K., & Fisher, J.O. (2021). Infant and Toddler Consumption of Sweetened and Unsweetened Lipid Nutrient Supplements After 2-Week Home Repeated Exposures. J Nutr, 151(9), pp. 2825-2834. United States. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxab148

  • Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., O'Connor, T.M., Fisher, J.O., Micheli, N.E., & Papaioannou, M.A. (2021). Maternal feeding style and child weight status among Hispanic families with low-income levels: a longitudinal study of the direction of effects. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 18(1), p. 30. England. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01094-y

  • Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., Micheli, N., Papaioannou, M.A., & Hughes, S.O. (2021). General Parenting and Hispanic Mothers' Feeding Practices and Styles. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 18(2). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18020380

  • Power, T.G., Beck, A.D., Fisher, J.O., Micheli, N., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2021). Observations of Maternal Feeding Practices and Styles and Young Children's Obesity Risk: A Longitudinal Study of Hispanic Mothers with Low Incomes. Child Obes, 17(1), pp. 16-25. United States. doi: 10.1089/chi.2020.0178

  • Kral, T.V.E., Moore, R.H., Chittams, J., O'Malley, L., Jones, E., Quinn, R.J., & Fisher, J.O. (2020). Does eating in the absence of hunger extend to healthy snacks in children? Pediatr Obes, 15(11), p. e12659. England. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12659

  • Schuler, B.R., Daundasekara, S.S., Hernandez, D.C., Dumenci, L., Clark, M., Fisher, J.O., & Miller, A.L. (2020). Economic hardship and child intake of foods high in saturated fats and added sugars: the mediating role of parenting stress among high-risk families. Public Health Nutr, 23(15), pp. 2781-2792. England. doi: 10.1017/S1368980020001366

  • Balantekin, K.N., Anzman-Frasca, S., Francis, L.A., Ventura, A.K., Fisher, J.O., & Johnson, S.L. (2020). Positive parenting approaches and their association with child eating and weight: A narrative review from infancy to adolescence. Pediatr Obes, 15(10), p. e12722. England. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12722

  • Kral, T.V.E., Moore, R.H., Chittams, J., O'Malley, L., Jones, E., Quinn, R.J., & Fisher, J.O. (2020). Caloric compensation and appetite control in children of different weight status and predisposition to obesity. Appetite, 151, p. 104701. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104701

  • Qualls-Creekmore, E., Marlatt, K.L., Aarts, E., Bruce-Keller, A., Church, T.S., Clément, K., Fisher, J.O., Gordon-Larsen, P., Morrison, C.D., Raybould, H.E., Ryan, D.H., Schauer, P.R., Spector, A.C., Spetter, M.S., Stuber, G.D., Berthoud, H., & Ravussin, E. (2020). What Should I Eat and Why? The Environmental, Genetic, and Behavioral Determinants of Food Choice: Summary from a Pennington Scientific Symposium. Obesity (Silver Spring), 28(8), pp. 1386-1396. United States. doi: 10.1002/oby.22806

  • Anzman-Frasca, S., Davison, K.K., Fisher, J.O., Francis, L.A., Johnson, S.L., Lavner, J.A., Paul, I.M., Ventura, A.K., & Savage, J.S. (2020). Biography of Leann L Birch, PhD, 25 June 1946 - 26 May 2019. J Nutr, 150(6), pp. 1343-1347. United States. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxaa127

  • Wood, A.C., Blissett, J.M., Brunstrom, J.M., Carnell, S., Faith, M.S., Fisher, J.O., Hayman, L.L., Khalsa, A.S., Hughes, S.O., Miller, A.L., Momin, S.R., Welsh, J.A., Woo, J.G., Haycraft, E., & Council, A.H.A.C.o.n.L.a.C.H.C.o.n.E.a.P.C.o.n.L.C.H.D.a.H.H.i.n.t.Y.C.o.n.C.a.S.N.a.S. (2020). Caregiver Influences on Eating Behaviors in Young Children: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. J Am Heart Assoc, 9(10), p. e014520. England. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.119.014520

  • Bauer, K.W., Foster, G.D., Weeks, H.M., Polonsky, H.M., Davey, A., Sherman, S., Abel, M.L., Ruth, K.J., Dale, L.C., & Fisher, J.O. (2020). Breakfast in the Classroom Initiative and Students' Breakfast Consumption Behaviors: A Group Randomized Trial. Am J Public Health, 110(4), pp. 540-546. United States. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305511

  • Larsen, J.K., Beckers, D., Karssen, L.T., & Fisher, J.O. (2020). Food parenting and children's diet and weight outcome. In Food Science, Technology and Nutrition for Babies and Children (pp. 211-233). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-35997-3_10

  • Loth, K.A., Tate, A.D., Trofholz, A., Fisher, J.O., Miller, L., Neumark-Sztainer, D., & Berge, J.M. (2020). Ecological momentary assessment of the snacking environments of children from racially/ethnically diverse households. Appetite, 145, p. 104497. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.104497

  • Cowan, A.E., Higgins, K.A., Fisher, J.O., Tripicchio, G.L., Mattes, R.D., Zou, P., & Bailey, R.L. (2020). Examination of different definitions of snacking frequency and associations with weight status among U.S. adults. PLoS One, 15(6), p. e0234355. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234355

  • Power, T.G., Hidalgo-Mendez, J., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., Micheli, N., & Hughes, S.O. (2020). Obesity risk in Hispanic children: Bidirectional associations between child eating behavior and child weight status over time. Eat Behav, 36, p. 101366. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2020.101366

  • Hidalgo-Mendez, J., Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2019). Child weight status and accuracy of perceived child weight status as predictors of Latina mothers' feeding practices and styles. Appetite, 142, p. 104387. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.104387

  • Tripicchio, G.L., Kachurak, A., Davey, A., Bailey, R.L., Dabritz, L.J., & Fisher, J.O. (2019). Associations between Snacking and Weight Status among Adolescents 12-19 Years in the United States. Nutrients, 11(7). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/nu11071486

  • Kachurak, A., Bailey, R.L., Davey, A., Dabritz, L., & Fisher, J.O. (2019). Daily Snacking Occasions, Snack Size, and Snack Energy Density as Predictors of Diet Quality among US Children Aged 2 to 5 Years. Nutrients, 11(7). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/nu11071440

  • Loth, K.A., Uy, M.J.A., Winkler, M.R., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Fisher, J.O., & Berge, J.M. (2019). The intergenerational transmission of family meal practices: a mixed-methods study of parents of young children. Public Health Nutr, 22(7), pp. 1269-1280. England. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018003920

  • Polonsky, H.M., Bauer, K.W., Fisher, J.O., Davey, A., Sherman, S., Abel, M.L., Hanlon, A., Ruth, K.J., Dale, L.C., & Foster, G.D. (2019). Effect of a Breakfast in the Classroom Initiative on Obesity in Urban School-aged Children: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr, 173(4), pp. 326-333. United States. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.5531

  • English, L.K., Masterson, T.D., Fearnbach, S.N., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Fisher, J., Wilson, S.J., Rolls, B.J., & Keller, K.L. (2019). Increased brain and behavioural susceptibility to portion size in children with loss of control eating. Pediatr Obes, 14(2), p. e12436. England. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12436

  • Tovar, A., Vaughn, A.E., Fisher, J.O., Neelon, S.E.B., Burney, R., Webster, K., Liu, T., Ostbye, T., & Ward, D.S. (2019). Modifying the Environment and Policy Assessment and Observation (EPAO) to better capture feeding practices of family childcare home providers. Public Health Nutr, 22(2), pp. 223-234. England. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018002665

  • Fisher, J.O., Serrano, E.L., Foster, G.D., Hart, C.N., Davey, A., Bruton, Y.P., Kilby, L., Harnack, L., Ruth, K.J., Kachurak, A., Lawman, H.G., Martin, A., & Polonsky, H.M. (2019). Title: efficacy of a food parenting intervention for mothers with low income to reduce preschooler's solid fat and added sugar intakes: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 16(1), p. 6. England. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0764-3

  • Davison, K.K., Blake, C.E., Kachurak, A., Lumeng, J.C., Coffman, D.L., Miller, A.L., Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., Vaughn, A.F., Blaine, R.E., Younginer, N., & Fisher, J.O. (2019). Corrigendum to "Development and preliminary validation of the Parenting around SNAcking Questionnaire (P-SNAQ)" Appetite 125 (2018) 323-332. Appetite, 132, p. 282. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.09.021

  • Loth, K.A., Uy, M., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Fisher, J.O., & Berge, J.M. (2018). A qualitative exploration into momentary impacts on food parenting practices among parents of pre-school aged children. Appetite, 130, pp. 35-44. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.027

  • Goldschmidt, A.B., Dickstein, D.P., MacNamara, A.E., Phan, K.L., O'Brien, S., Grange, D.L.e., Fisher, J.O., & Keedy, S. (2018). A Pilot Study of Neural Correlates of Loss of Control Eating in Children With Overweight/Obesity: Probing Intermittent Access to Food as a Means of Eliciting Disinhibited Eating. J Pediatr Psychol, 43(8), pp. 846-855. United States. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsy009

  • Kral, T.V.E., Moore, R.H., Chittams, J., Jones, E., O'Malley, L., & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Identifying behavioral phenotypes for childhood obesity. Appetite, 127, pp. 87-96. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.021

  • Kachurak, A., Davey, A., Bailey, R.L., & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Daily Snacking Occasions and Weight Status Among US Children Aged 1 to 5 Years. Obesity (Silver Spring), 26(6), pp. 1034-1042. United States. doi: 10.1002/oby.22172

  • Keller, K.L., English, L.K., Fearnbach, S.N., Lasschuijt, M., Anderson, K., Bermudez, M., Fisher, J.O., Rolls, B.J., & Wilson, S.J. (2018). Brain response to food cues varying in portion size is associated with individual differences in the portion size effect in children. Appetite, 125, pp. 139-151. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.027

  • Davison, K.K., Blake, C.E., Kachurak, A., Lumeng, J.C., Coffman, D.L., Miller, A.L., Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., Vaughn, A.F., Blaine, R.E., Younginer, N., & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Development and preliminary validation of the Parenting around SNAcking Questionnaire (P-SNAQ). Appetite, 125, pp. 323-332. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.035

  • Larsen, J.K., Hermans, R.C.J., Sleddens, E.F.C., Vink, J.M., Kremers, S.P.J., Ruiter, E.L.M., & Fisher, J.O. (2018). How to bridge the intention-behavior gap in food parenting: Automatic constructs and underlying techniques. Appetite, 123, pp. 191-200. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.12.016

  • Garcia, K.S., Power, T.G., Beck, A.D., Fisher, J.O., Goodell, L.S., Johnson, S.L., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2018). Stability in the feeding practices and styles of low-income mothers: questionnaire and observational analyses. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 15(1), p. 28. England. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0656-6

  • Polonsky, H.M., Davey, A., Bauer, K.W., Foster, G.D., Sherman, S., Abel, M.L., Dale, L.C., & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Breakfast Quality Varies by Location among Low-Income Ethnically Diverse Children in Public Urban Schools. J Nutr Educ Behav, 50(2), pp. 190-197.e1. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.09.009

  • Rudy, E., Bauer, K.W., Hughes, S.O., O'Connor, T.M., Vollrath, K., Davey, A., Correa, N., Chen, T., & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Interrelationships of child appetite, weight and snacking among Hispanic preschoolers. Pediatr Obes, 13(1), pp. 38-45. England. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12186

  • Larsen, J.K., Sleddens, E.F.C., Vink, J.M., Fisher, J.O., & Kremers, S.P.J. (2018). General Parenting Styles and Children's Obesity Risk: Changing Focus. Front Psychol, 9, p. 2119. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02119

  • Galindo, L., Power, T.G., Beck, A.D., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2018). Predicting preschool children's eating in the absence of hunger from maternal pressure to eat: A longitudinal study of low-income, Latina mothers. Appetite, 120, pp. 281-286. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.09.007

  • Fisher, J.O., Lumeng, J.C., & Birch, L.L. (2018). Prologue. (pp. xvii-xviii). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811716-3.09998-X

  • Lumeng, J.C. & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Pediatric food preferences and eating behaviors. (pp. 1-318). doi: 10.1016/C2016-0-01437-7

  • Lumeng, J.C. & Fisher, J.O. (2018). Epilogue. In Pediatric Food Preferences and Eating Behaviors (pp. 289-292). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811716-3.09999-1

  • Loth, K.A., Brito, J.N.d.e., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Fisher, J.O., & Berge, J.M. (2018). A Qualitative Exploration Into the Parent-Child Feeding Relationship: How Parents of Preschoolers Divide the Responsibilities of Feeding With Their Children. J Nutr Educ Behav, 50(7), pp. 655-667. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2018.03.004

  • Blaine, R.E., Kachurak, A., Davison, K.K., Klabunde, R., & Fisher, J.O. (2017). Food parenting and child snacking: a systematic review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 14(1), p. 146. England. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0593-9

  • English, L.K., Fearnbach, S.N., Wilson, S.J., Fisher, J.O., Savage, J.S., Rolls, B.J., & Keller, K.L. (2017). Food portion size and energy density evoke different patterns of brain activation in children. Am J Clin Nutr, 105(2), pp. 295-305. United States. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.136903

  • Power, T.G., Olivera, Y.A., Hill, R.A., Beck, A.D., Hopwood, V., Garcia, K.S., Ramos, G.G., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2016). Emotion regulation strategies and childhood obesity in high risk preschoolers. Appetite, 107, pp. 623-627. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.008

  • Keller, K.L., Kral, T.V., & Fisher, J.O. (2016). Portion sizes in childhood obesity. In Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches (pp. 79-86). doi: 10.1201/9781315370958

  • Rollins, B.Y., Savage, J.S., Fisher, J.O., & Birch, L.L. (2016). Alternatives to restrictive feeding practices to promote self-regulation in childhood: a developmental perspective. Pediatr Obes, 11(5), pp. 326-332. England. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12071

  • English, L.K., Fearnbach, S.N., Lasschuijt, M., Schlegel, A., Anderson, K., Harris, S., Wilson, S.J., Fisher, J.O., Savage, J.S., Rolls, B.J., & Keller, K.L. (2016). Brain regions implicated in inhibitory control and appetite regulation are activated in response to food portion size and energy density in children. Int J Obes (Lond), 40(10), pp. 1515-1522. England. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.126

  • Fearnbach, S.N., English, L.K., Lasschuijt, M., Wilson, S.J., Savage, J.S., Fisher, J.O., Rolls, B.J., & Keller, K.L. (2016). Brain response to images of food varying in energy density is associated with body composition in 7- to 10-year-old children: Results of an exploratory study. Physiol Behav, 162, pp. 3-9. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.03.007

  • Garcia, K.S., Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., O'Connor, T.M., & Hughes, S.O. (2016). Latina mothers' influences on child appetite regulation. Appetite, 103, pp. 200-207. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.013

  • Riis, J., Fisher, J.O., & Rowe, S. (2016). How food marketers can sell smaller portions: Consumer insights and product innovation. Appetite, 103, pp. 423-424. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.03.016

  • Nee, R.L.v., Larsen, J.K., & Fisher, J.O. (2016). Direct effects of food cues seen during TV viewing on energy intake in young women. Appetite, 101, pp. 80-85. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.148

  • Blaine, R.E., Fisher, J.O., Blake, C.E., Orloski, A., Younginer, N., Bruton, Y., Ganter, C., Rimm, E.B., Geller, A.C., & Davison, K.K. (2016). Conditioned to eat while watching television? Low-income caregivers' perspectives on the role of snacking and television viewing among pre-schoolers. Public Health Nutr, 19(9), pp. 1598-1605. England. doi: 10.1017/S136898001500364X

  • Hoerr, S.L., Hughes, S.O., Fisher, J.O., Nicklas, T.A., Liu, Y., & Shewchuk, R.M. (2016). Associations among parental feeding styles and children's food intake in families with limited incomes. In Social Work and Child Services (pp. 149-162).

  • Dykstra, H., Davey, A., Fisher, J.O., Polonsky, H., Sherman, S., Abel, M.L., Dale, L.C., Foster, G.D., & Bauer, K.W. (2016). Breakfast-Skipping and Selecting Low-Nutritional-Quality Foods for Breakfast Are Common among Low-Income Urban Children, Regardless of Food Security Status. J Nutr, 146(3), pp. 630-636. United States. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.225516

  • Younginer, N.A., Blake, C.E., Davison, K.K., Blaine, R.E., Ganter, C., Orloski, A., & Fisher, J.O. (2016). "What do you think of when I say the word 'snack'?" Towards a cohesive definition among low-income caregivers of preschool-age children. Appetite, 98, pp. 35-40. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.12.002

  • Vaughn, A.E., Ward, D.S., Fisher, J.O., Faith, M.S., Hughes, S.O., Kremers, S.P.J., Musher-Eizenman, D.R., O'Connor, T.M., Patrick, H., & Power, T.G. (2016). Fundamental constructs in food parenting practices: a content map to guide future research. Nutr Rev, 74(2), pp. 98-117. United States. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuv061

  • Fisher, J.O. & Dwyer, J.T. (2016). Next Steps for Science and Policy on Promoting Vegetable Consumption among US Infants and Young Children. Adv Nutr, 7(1), pp. 261S-271S. United States. doi: 10.3945/an.115.009332

  • Gardner, K.R., Sapienza, C., & Fisher, J.O. (2015). Genetic and epigenetic associations to obesity-related appetite phenotypes among African-American children. Pediatr Obes, 10(6), pp. 476-482. England. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12010

  • Davison, K.K., Blake, C.E., Blaine, R.E., Younginer, N.A., Orloski, A., Hamtil, H.A., Ganter, C., Bruton, Y.P., Vaughn, A.E., & Fisher, J.O. (2015). Parenting around child snacking: development of a theoretically-guided, empirically informed conceptual model. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 12, p. 109. England. doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0268-3

  • Bauer, K.W., MacLehose, R., Loth, K.A., Fisher, J.O., Larson, N.I., & Neumark-Sztainer, D. (2015). Eating- and weight-related parenting of adolescents in the context of food insecurity. J Acad Nutr Diet, 115(9), pp. 1408-1416. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2015.01.011

  • Frankel, L., Fisher, J.O., Power, T.G., Chen, T., Cross, M.B., & Hughes, S.O. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Feeding Emotions Scale. A measure of parent emotions in the context of feeding. Appetite, 91, pp. 107-113. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.008

  • Blaine, R.E., Fisher, J.O., Taveras, E.M., Geller, A.C., Rimm, E.B., Land, T., Perkins, M., & Davison, K.K. (2015). Reasons Low-Income Parents Offer Snacks to Children: How Feeding Rationale Influences Snack Frequency and Adherence to Dietary Recommendations. Nutrients, 7(7), pp. 5982-5999. Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/nu7075265

  • Larsen, J.K., Hermans, R.C.J., Sleddens, E.F.C., Engels, R.C., Fisher, J.O., & Kremers, S.P.J. (2015). How parental dietary behavior and food parenting practices affect children's dietary behavior. Interacting sources of influence.? Appetite, 89, pp. 246-257. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.02.012

  • Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., O'Connor, T.M., & Fisher, J.O. (2015). Executive functioning, emotion regulation, eating self-regulation, and weight status in low-income preschool children: how do they relate? Appetite, 89, pp. 1-9. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.01.009

  • Blake, C.E., Fisher, J.O., Ganter, C., Younginer, N., Orloski, A., Blaine, R.E., Bruton, Y., & Davison, K.K. (2015). A qualitative study of parents' perceptions and use of portion size strategies for preschool children's snacks. Appetite, 88, pp. 17-23. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.005

  • Fisher, J.O., Goran, M.I., Rowe, S., & Hetherington, M.M. (2015). Forefronts in portion size. An overview and synthesis of a roundtable discussion. Appetite, 88, pp. 1-4. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.025

  • Birch, L.L., Savage, J.S., & Fisher, J.O. (2015). Right sizing prevention. Food portion size effects on children's eating and weight. Appetite, 88, pp. 11-16. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2014.11.021

  • Mooreville, M., Davey, A., Orloski, A., Hannah, E.L., Mathias, K.C., Birch, L.L., Kral, T.V.E., Zakeri, I.F., & Fisher, J.O. (2015). Individual differences in susceptibility to large portion sizes among obese and normal-weight children. Obesity (Silver Spring), 23(4), pp. 808-814. United States. doi: 10.1002/oby.21014

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  • Larsen, J.K., Kleinjan, M., Engels, R.C., Fisher, J.O., & Hermans, R.C.J. (2014). Higher weight, lower education: a longitudinal association between adolescents' body mass index and their subsequent educational achievement level? J Sch Health, 84(12), pp. 769-776. United States. doi: 10.1111/josh.12212

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  • Lawman, H.G., Polonsky, H.M., Veur, S.S.V., Abel, M.L., Sherman, S., Bauer, K.W., Sanders, T., Fisher, J.O., Bailey-Davis, L., Ng, J., Wye, G.V., & Foster, G.D. (2014). Breakfast patterns among low-income, ethnically-diverse 4th-6th grade children in an urban area. BMC Public Health, 14, p. 604. England. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-604

  • Roberto, C.A., Pomeranz, J.L., & Fisher, J.O. (2014). The need for public policies to promote healthier food consumption: A comment on Wansink and Chandon (2014). Journal of Consumer Psychology, 24(3), pp. 438-445. doi: 10.1016/j.jcps.2014.03.001

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  • Savage, J.S., Haisfield, L., Fisher, J.O., Marini, M., & Birch, L.L. (2012). Do children eat less at meals when allowed to serve themselves? Am J Clin Nutr, 96(1), pp. 36-43. United States. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.035261

  • Anzman-Frasca, S., Savage, J.S., Marini, M.E., Fisher, J.O., & Birch, L.L. (2012). Repeated exposure and associative conditioning promote preschool children's liking of vegetables. Appetite, 58(2), pp. 543-553. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2011.11.012

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  • Frankel, L.A., Hughes, S.O., O'Connor, T.M., Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., & Hazen, N.L. (2012). Parental Influences on Children's Self-Regulation of Energy Intake: Insights from Developmental Literature on Emotion Regulation. J Obes, 2012, p. 327259. United States. doi: 10.1155/2012/327259

  • Disantis, K.I., Collins, B.N., Fisher, J.O., & Davey, A. (2011). Do infants fed directly from the breast have improved appetite regulation and slower growth during early childhood compared with infants fed from a bottle? Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 8, p. 89. England. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-89

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  • Burger, K.S., Fisher, J.O., & Johnson, S.L. (2011). Mechanisms behind the portion size effect: visibility and bite size. Obesity (Silver Spring), 19(3), pp. 546-551. United States. doi: 10.1038/oby.2010.233

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  • Hoerr, S.L., Hughes, S.O., Fisher, J.O., Nicklas, T.A., Liu, Y., & Shewchuk, R.M. (2009). Associations among parental feeding styles and children's food intake in families with limited incomes. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 6, p. 55. England. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-6-55

  • Esposito, L., Fisher, J.O., Mennella, J.A., Hoelscher, D.M., & Huang, T.T. (2009). Developmental perspectives on nutrition and obesity from gestation to adolescence. Prev Chronic Dis, 6(3), p. A94. United States. Retrieved from

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  • Baranowski, T., Missaghian, M., Watson, K., Broadfoot, A., Cullen, K., Nicklas, T., Fisher, J., & O'Donnell, S. (2008). Home fruit, juice, and vegetable pantry management and availability scales: a validation. Appetite, 50(2-3), pp. 266-277. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2007.07.013

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  • Hughes, S.O., Power, T.G., Fisher, J.O., Mueller, S., & Nicklas, T.A. (2005). Revisiting a neglected construct: parenting styles in a child-feeding context. Appetite, 44(1), pp. 83-92. England. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.08.007

  • Fisher, J.O., Mitchell, D.C., Smiciklas-Wright, H., Mannino, M.L., & Birch, L.L. (2004). Meeting calcium recommendations during middle childhood reflects mother-daughter beverage choices and predicts bone mineral status. Am J Clin Nutr, 79(4), pp. 698-706. United States. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/79.4.698

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