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Adise S. Geier CF, Roberts NJ, White CN,  Keller KL. Is brain response to food rewards related to overeating? A test of the reward surfeit model of overeating in children. Appetite. 2018;  128: 167-179. Read Article

Juliana RF. Clara F, Anne QR, Qihan L, Laurie A, Terri C, John EH, Barbara JR, Christopher D, Kathleen LK. Herbs and spices increase liking and preference for vegetables among rural high school students. Food Qual Pref. 2018: 125-134. Read Article

Burgess B, Melis m, Scoular K, Driver M, Schaich KM, Keller KL, Barbararossa lT, Tepper BJ. Effects of CD36 Genotype on Oral perception of Oleic Acid Supplemented Safflower Oil Emulsions in Two Ethnic Groups: A preliminary study. J Food Sci. 2018 May; 83(5):1373-1380. Read Article

Carney EM, Stein WM, Reigh NA, Gater FM, Bakke AJ, Hayes JE, Keller KL. Increasing flavor variety with herbs and spices improves relative vegetable intake in children who are propylthiouracil (PROP) tasters relative to nontasters. Physiol Behav. 2018 May,1 ;188:48-57. Read Article

Keller, KL, English LK, Fearnbach SN, Lasschuijt M, Anderson K, Bermudez M, Fisher JO, Rolls BJ, Wilson SJ. Brain response to food cues carrying in portion size is associated with individual differences in the portion size effect in children. Appetite. 2018 Jun 1;125:139-151. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.01.027. Epub 2018 Feb 2  Read Article

Loeb KL, Radnitz C, Keller KL, Schwartz MB, Zucker N, Marcus S, Pierson RN, Shannon M, Delaurentis D. The application of optimal defaults to improve elementary school lunch selections: proof of concept. J Sch Health. 2018 Apr;88(4):265-271. doi: 10.1111/josh.12611. Read Article

Masterson TD, Stein WD, Beidler E, Bermudez M, English LK,  Keller KL. Brain response to food brands correlates with increased intake from branded meals in children: and fMRI study. Brain Imaging and Behav (online). 2018 July 03. Read Article

Masterson, TD, Bermudez MA, Austen M, Lundquist E, Bruce AS, Pearce AL, Keller KL. Food commercials do not affect energy intake in a laboratory meal but do alter brain response to visual food cues in children. Appetite. 2018 Oct 9. pii: S 0195-6663(18)30205-8. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.10.010 Read Article


Fearnbach SN, Masterson TD, Schlechter HA, Loken E, Downs DS, Thivel D, Keller KL. Perceived exertion during exercise is associated with children's energy intake. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Apr; 49(4):785-792. doi: 10.1249  Read Article

Masterson TD, Kirwan CB, Davidson LE, Michael J. Larson MJ, Keller KL, Fearnbach SN, Evans A, and LeCheminant JD. Brain reactivity to visual food stimuli after moderate-intensity exercise in children. Brain Imaging and Behav (online) 2017 Sept 19. Read Article

Keller KL, Adise S. Variation in the Ability to Taste Bitter Thiourea Compounds: Implications for Food Acceptance, Dietary Intake, and Obesity Risk in Children. Annu Rev Nutr. 2016 Jul 17;36:157-82 Read Article

Keller KL. Brain stimulation for treatment of obesity: will stimulating the prefrontal cortex reduce overeating? Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Dec; 106(6):1331-1332. Read Article

Hyang Z, Hyang S, Cong H, Liz Z, Li J, Keller KL, Shearer GC, Kris-Etherton PM, Wu S, Gao X. Smell and taste dysfunction is associated with higher serum total cholesterol concentrations in Chinese adults. J Nutr. 2017 August; 147(8): 1546-1551. Read Article


Fearnbach SN, English LK, Lasschuijt M, Wilson SJ, Savage JS, Fisher JO, Rolls BJ, Keller KL. 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. Proceedings of the SSIB 2015 Annual Meeting (Special Issue), Physiol Behav 2016 Aug; 162:3-9. Epub 2016 Mar 10. Read Article

Kling SM, Roe LS, Keller KL, Rolls BJ. Double trouble: Portion size and energy density combine to increase preschool children's lunch intake. Physiol Behav. 2016 Aug 1;162:18-26.Read Article

Jellinek RD, Myers TA, Keller KL. The impact of doll style of dress and familiarity on body dissatisfaction in 6- to 8-year-old girls. Body Image. 2016 Sep;18:78-85. Read Article

Fearnbach SN, Masterson TD, Schlechter HA, Ross AJ, Rykaczewski MJ, Loken E, Downs DS, Thivel D, Keller KL. Impact of imposed exercise on energy intake in children at risk for overweight. Nutr J. 2016 Oct 21;15(1):92. Read Article

English LK, Fearnbach SN, Wilson SJ, Fisher JO, Savage JS, Rolls BJ, Keller KL. Food portion size and energy density evoke different patterns of brain activation in children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Nov 23. Read Article

Fearnbach SN, Masterson TD, Schlechter HA, Loken E, Downs DS, Thivel D, Keller KL. Perceived Exertion During Exercise is Associated with Children's Energy Intake. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Nov 29. Read Article


Fearnbach SN, Thivel D, Meyermann K, Keller KL. “Intake at a single, palatable buffet test meal is associated with total body fat and regional fat distribution in children.” Appetite. 2015; 92:233-239. Read Article

Keller KL, Fearnbach SN, English LK. Neural and behavioral mechanisms underlying the portion size effect in children. Abstract, Columbia University Seminar on Appetitive Behavior. Appetite (2015), 96:643-644.

Fearnbach SN, Silvert L, Keller KL, Genin PM, Morio B, Pereira B, Duclos M, Boirie Y, Thivel D. Reduced neural response to food cues following exercise is accompanied by decreased energy intake in obese adolescents. Int J Obes 2016 Jan; 40(1):77-83. Epub 2015 Oct 9. Read Article

Cravener T., Schlecter H., Loeb K., Radnitz C., Schwartz M., Zucker N., Finkelstein S., Wang Y., Rolls B., Keller K. Feeding Strategies Derived from Behavioral Economics and Psychology Can Increase Vegetable Intake in Children as Part of a Home-Based Intervention: Results of a Pilot Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015; 115(11):1798-1807. Read Article

St-Ong M., Buck C., Keller K. Breakfast Cereal and Nutrition on Body Mass Index and Diet Quality in Elementary School Children: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Nutrition. 2015; 1(1). Read Article

Stein W., Keller K. Modern Food Environment: Changes in Food Quantity and Quality and Their Impact on Hedonic Eating. In Avena N. (Ed.), Hedonic Eating: How the Pleasure of Food Affects Our Brains and Behavior. 2015;163-183. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Read Article


English L., Lasschuijt M., Keller K. Mechanisms of the portion size effect. What is known and where do we go from here? Appetite 2014; 88(2015):39-49. Read Article

Keller K. The Use of Repeated Exposure and Associative Conditioning to Increase Vegetable Acceptance in Children: Explaining the Variability Across Studies. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(8):1169-1173 Read the article

Keller K, Olsen A, Cravener T, Bloom R,Chung W, Deng L, Lanzano P, Meyermann K. Bitter taste phenotype and body weight predict children’s selection of sweet and savory foods at a palatable test-meal. Appetite 2014;77C:113–121. Read Article


Radnitz C, Loeb KL, DiMatteo J, Keller KL, Zucker N, et al. Optimal Defaults in the Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: From Platform to Practice. J Food Nutr Disor.  2013 Dec 5;2(5):1. Read Article

Burd C, Senerat A, Chambers E, Keller KL. PROP taster status interacts with the built environment to influence children’s food acceptance and body weight status. Obes. 21(4):786-94. Read Article

Keller KL, Olsen AM, Kuilema LG, Meyermann K, van Belle C. Predictors of parental perceptions and concerns about child weight. Appetite. 2013;62:96-102. Read Article

Faith MS, Heo M, Keller KL, Pietrobelli A. "Child food neophobia is heritable, associated with less compliant eating, and moderates familial resemblance for BMI" Obes. 12(8):1650-5. Read Article


Keller KL, Kuilema LG, Lee N, Yoon J, Mascaro B, Combes A-L, Deutsch B, Sorte K, Halford JCG. The impact of food branding on children’s eating behavior and obesity. Physiol Behav. 2012;106(3):379-86. Read Article

Keller KL. Genetic influences on oral fat perception and preference: J Food Sci. 2012;77(3):S143-47. Read Article

Faith MS, Pietrobelli A, Heo M, Johnson SL, Keller KL, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. A twin study of self-regulatory eating in early childhood: Estimates of genetic and environmental influence and measurement considerations. Int J Obes.2012;36(7):931-37. Read Article

Lee H, Keller KL. Children who are pressured-to-eat at home show “healthier” eating patterns in ad libitum laboratory meals where no pressure is administered. J Am Diet Assoc. 2012;112(2):271-5. Read Article

Keller KL, Liang L, Sakimura-McLean J, May D, van Belle C, Breen C, Driggin E, Tepper BJ, Lanzano P, Deng L, Chung WK. Common variants in the CD36 gene are associated with reported fat preferences and obesity in African-Americans. Obesity. 2012;20:1066-73. Read Article

Liang L, Sakimura-McLean J, May D, Breen C, Driggin E, Tepper BJ, Chung WK, Keller KL. Fat Discrimination: A phenotype with potential implications for studying fat intake behaviors and obesity. Physiol Behav. 2012;105(2):470-5. Read Article


Olsen AM, van Belle C, Meyermann K, Keller KL. Manipulating fat content of familiar foods at test-meals does not affect intake and liking of these foods among children. Appetite. 2011;57(3):573-77. Read Article


Sud S, Tamayo NC, Faith MS, Keller KL. Increased restrictive feeding practices are associated with reduced energy density in 4-6 year-old multi-ethnic children at ad libitum laboratory test meals. Appetite, 2010;55(2):201-7. Read Article

Kelly B, Halford JC, Boyland EJ, Chapman K, Bautista-Castano I, Berg C, Caroli M, Cook B, Coutinho JG, Effertz T, Grammatikaki E, Keller K, Leung R, Manios Y, Monteiro R, Pedley C, Prell H, Raine K, Recine E, Serra-Majem L, Singh S, Summerbell C. Television food advertising to children: a global perspective. Am J Publ Health. 2010;100:1730-6. Read Article

Keller KL, Reid A, MacDougall MC, Cassano H, Song JL, Deng L, Lanzano P, Chung WK, Kissileff HR. Sex differences in the effects of inherited bitter thiourea sensitivity on body weight in 4-6 year-old children. Obesity. 2010;18(6):1194-1200. Read Article


Forman J, Halford JC, Summe H, MacDougall MC, Keller KL. Food branding influences ad libitum intake differently in children depending on weight status: results of a pilot study. Appetite. 2009;53:76-83. Read Article

Keller KL, Kirzner J, Pietrobelli A, St-Onge MP, Faith MS. Increased sweetened beverage intake is associated with reduced milk and calcium intake in 3-7 y. old children at multi-item laboratory lunches. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109(3):497-501. NIHMS99821. Read Article


Minderico CS, Silva AM, Keller K, Branco TL, Martins SS, Palmeira AL, Barata JT, Carnero EA, Rocha PM, Teixeira PJ, Sardinha LB. Usefulness of different techniques for measuring body composition changes during weight loss in overweight and obese women. Br J Nutr. 2007;26:1-10. Read Article


Keller KL, Assur SA, Torres M, Lofink HE, Thornton JC, Faith MS, Kissileff HR. Potential of an analog scaling device for measuring fullness in children: development and preliminary testing. Appetite. 2006;47(2):233-43.  Read Article

Keller KL, Pietrobelli A, Johnson SL, Faith MS. Maternal restriction of children’s eating and encouragements to eat as part of the ‘non-shared environment’: a pilot study using the child feeding questionnaire. Int J Obes. 2006;30(11):1670-5. Read Article


Faith MS, Keller KL, Johnson SL, Pietrobelli A, Matz PE, Must S, Jorge MA, Cooperberg J, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Familial aggregation of energy intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004;79(5):844-50. Read Article

Keller KL, Tepper BJ. A possible role for taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) in dietary patterns and body weight differences in young children. Obesity Res. 2004;12:904-12. Read Article


Faith MS, Keller KL. Genetic architecture of ingestive behavior in humans. Nutrition. 2003;20(1):127-33;2003. Read Article

St.-Onge MP, Keller KL, Heymsfield SB. Changes in childhood food consumption patterns: a cause for concern in light of increasing body weights. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;78(6):1068-73. Read Article

Faith MS, Heshka S, Keller KL, Sherry B, Matz PE, Pietrobelli A, Allison DB. Maternal-child feeding patterns and child body weight: Findings from a population-based sample. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(9):926-32.  Read Article


Keller KL, Pietrobelli A, Faith MS. Genetics of food intake and body composition: lessons from twin studies. Acta Diabetol. 2002;40(1):95-100. Read Article

Faith MS, Keller KL, Matz P, Johnson SL, Lewis R, Jorge MA, Ridley C, Han H, Must S,Heo M, Pietrobelli A, Heymsfield SB, Allison DB. Project Grow2gether: a study on the genetic and environmental influences on child eating and obesity. Twin Research. 2002;5(5):473-5. Read Article

Keller KL, Pietrobelli A, Must S, Faith MS. Genetics of eating and its relation to obesity. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2002;4(3):176-82.

Keller KL, Steinmann L, Nurse RJ, Tepper BJ. Genetic taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil influences food preferences and reported intake in preschool children. Appetite. 2002;38(1):3-12. Read Article


McClelland JW, Keenan DP, Lewis J, Foerster S, Sugerman S, Mara P, Wu S, Lee S, Keller KL, Hersey J, Lindquist C. Review of the evaluation tools used to assess the impact of nutrition education on dietary intake and quality, weight management practices, and physical activity of low-income audiences. J Nutr Educ. 2001; 33(Suppl 1):S35-S38. Read Article