Lori Kowaleski-Jones

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to estimate the impact on birthweight of maternal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). METHODS WIC estimates were based on sibling models incorporating data on children born between 1990 and 1996 to women taking part in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. (More)
This study investigates the effects of maternal participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on birth weight, motor and social skills, and temperament for a national sample of children born between 1990 and 1996 to women participating in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Sibling fixed effect(More)
INTRODUCTION Lower levels of physical activity among rural relative to urban residents have been suggested as an important contributor to rural-urban health disparity; however, empirical evidence is sparse. METHODS We examined rural-urban differences in 4 objective physical activity measures (2 intensity thresholds by 2 bout lengths) and 4 subjective(More)
BACKGROUND A burgeoning literature links attributes of neighbourhoods' built environments to residents' physical activity, food and transportation choices, weight, and/or obesity risk. In cross-sectional studies, non-random residential selection impedes researchers' ability to conclude that neighbourhood environments cause these outcomes. METHODS(More)
We gratefully acknowledge support from the USDA Small Grants program, administered through the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. We appreciate helpful comments from J. Abstract This paper examines the associations between food insecurity, participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and children's(More)
T he 2001 report titled " The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity " identified overweight and obesity as major public health problems, costing U.S. society as much as $117 billion a year and posing as great a threat of death as poverty, smoking, or problem drinking. 1 As a first step in screening for overweight(More)
and the USDA Small Grants Conference, Washington, DC. We are grateful to John Karl Scholz and Sandra Hofferth for helpful comments. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. Abstract Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, 1998–1999 Kindergarten Cohort, the study examines two research questions: What are the effects of(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES To examine how a woman's current body mass index (BMI) is associated with nonrandom residential migration that is based on the average BMI of her origin and destination neighborhoods. SUBJECTS/METHODS Among women having at least two children, all birth certificates from Salt Lake county from 1989 to 2010 (n=34 010) were used to(More)
OBJECTIVES Empirical studies of the association between neighbourhood food environments and individual obesity risk have found mixed results. One possible cause of these mixed findings is the variation in neighbourhood geographic scale used. The purpose of this paper was to examine how various neighbourhood geographic scales affected the estimated(More)
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