Barbara Jean Rolls
Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences; Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Publication TagsVegetables Child Energy Intake Food Weights And Measures Weight Loss Eating Obesity Snacks Portion Size Preschool Children Fruit Meals Research Maintenance Color Genes Body Weight Fruits Energy Metabolism Surveys And Questionnaires Food Intake Cues Satiation Weighing
Most Recent Papers
Promoting vegetable intake in preschool children
Hanim E. Diktas, Liane Stevens Roe, Kathleen L. Keller, Christine E. Sanchez, Barbara J. Rolls, 2021, Appetite
The Satiation Framework
Paige M. Cunningham, Barbara J. Rolls, 2021, Physiology and Behavior
Development and validation of the Reasons Individuals Stop Eating Questionnaire (RISE-Q)
Paige M. Cunningham, Liane Stevens Roe, John E. Hayes, Marion M. Hetherington, Kathleen L. Keller, Barbara J. Rolls, 2021, Appetite
Development and preliminary testing of a technology-enhanced intervention to improve energy intake regulation in children
Nicole A. Reigh, Barbara J. Rolls, Jennifer S. Savage, Susan L. Johnson, Kathleen L. Keller, 2020, Appetite
Colour as a cue to eat
Sharon A. Carstairs, Samantha J. Caton, Marion M. Hetherington, Barbara J. Rolls, Joanne E. Cecil, 2020, Food Quality and Preference
Properties of Ultraprocessed Foods That Can Drive Excess Intake
Barbara J. Rolls, Paige M. Cunningham, Hanim E. Diktas, 2020, Nutrition Today on p. 109-115
Development and validation testing of a weight management nutrition knowledge questionnaire for adults
Dalia Mikhail, Barbara Rolls, Kathleen Yost, Joyce Balls-Berry, Margaret Gall, Kristen Blixt, Paul Novotny, Monica Albertie, Michael Jensen, 2020, International Journal of Obesity on p. 579-589
Using Herbs and Spices to Increase Vegetable Intake Among Rural Adolescents
Juliana R. Fritts, Maria A. Bermudez, Rebecca L. Hargrove, Laurie Alla, Clara Fort, Qihan Liang, Terri L. Cravener, Barbara Jean Rolls, Christopher R. D'Adamo, John E. Hayes, Kathleen Loralee Keller, 2019, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior on p. 806-816.e1
Potential moderators of the portion size effect
Faris M. Zuraikat, Alissa D. Smethers, Barbara J. Rolls, 2019, Physiology and Behavior on p. 191-198
Both increases and decreases in energy density lead to sustained changes in preschool children's energy intake over 5 days
Alissa D. Smethers, Liane Stevens Roe, Christine E. Sanchez, Faris M. Zuraikat, Kathleen Loralee Keller, Barbara Jean Rolls, 2019, Physiology and Behavior on p. 210-218
Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity
Krista Casazza, Kevin R. Fontaine, Arne Astrup, Leann L. Birch, Andrew W. Brown, Michelle M. Bohan Brown, Nefertiti Durant, Gareth Dutton, E. Michael Foster, Steven B. Heymsfield, Kerry McIver, Tapan Mehta, Nir Menachemi, P. K. Newby, Russell Pate, Barbara Jean Rolls, Bisakha Sen, Daniel L. Smith, Diana M. Thomas, David B. Allison, 2013, New England Journal of Medicine on p. 446-454
NIH working group report
Paul S. MacLean, Rena R. Wing, Terry Davidson, Leonard Epstein, Bret Goodpaster, Kevin D. Hall, Barry E. Levin, Michael G. Perri, Barbara J. Rolls, Michael Rosenbaum, Alexander J. Rothman, Donna Ryan, 2015, Obesity on p. 7-15
Set points, settling points and some alternative models
John R. Speakman, David A. Levitsky, David B. Allison, Molly S. Bray, John M. De Castro, Deborah J. Clegg, John C. Clapham, Abdul G. Dulloo, Laurence Gruer, Sally Haw, Johannes Hebebrand, Marion M. Hetherington, Susanne Higgs, Susan A. Jebb, Ruth J.F. Loos, Simon Luckman, Amy Luke, Vidya Mohammed-Ali, Stephen O'Rahilly, Mark Pereira, Louis Perusse, Tom N. Robinson, Barbara Rolls, Michael E. Symonds, Margriet S. Westerterp-Plantenga, 2011, DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms on p. 733-745
Dietary energy density is associated with body weight status and vegetable intake in U.S. children
Jacqueline A. Vernarelli, Diane C. Mitchell, Terryl J. Hartman, Barbara J. Rolls, 2011, Journal of Nutrition on p. 2204-2210
What is the role of portion control in weight management
B. J. Rolls, 2014, International Journal of Obesity on p. S1-S8
Practices associated with weight loss versus weight-loss maintenance
Christopher N. Sciamanna, Michaela Kiernan, Barbara J. Rolls, Jarol Boan, Heather Stuckey, Donna Kephart, Carla K. Miller, Gordon Jensen, Terry J. Hartmann, Eric Loken, Kevin O. Hwang, Ronald J. Williams, Melissa A. Clark, Jane R. Schubart, Arthur M. Nezu, Erik Lehman, Cheryl Dellasega, 2011, American Journal of Preventive Medicine on p. 159-166
Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity Research
Krista Casazza, Andrew Brown, Arne Astrup, Fredrik Bertz, Charles Baum, Michelle Bohan Brown, John Dawson, Nefertiti Durant, Gareth Dutton, David A. Fields, Kevin R. Fontaine, Steven Heymsfield, David Levitsky, Tapan Mehta, Nir Menachemi, P. K. Newby, Russell Pate, Hollie Raynor, Barbara Jean Rolls, Bisakha Sen, Daniel L. Smith, Diana Thomas, Brian Wansink, David B. Allison, 2015, Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition on p. 2014-2053
Hiding vegetables to reduce energy density
Maureen K. Spill, Leann L. Birch, Liane S. Roe, Barbara J. Rolls, 2011, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 735-741
Serving a variety of vegetables and fruit as a snack increased intake in preschool children
Liane Roe, Jennifer Meengs, Leann Birch, Barbara Rolls, 2013, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on p. 693-699
Serving larger portions of fruits and vegetables together at dinner promotes intake of both foods among young children
Kevin C. Mathias, Barbara J. Rolls, Leann L. Birch, Tanja V.E. Kral, Elizabeth L. Hanna, Adam Davey, Jennifer O. Fisher, 2012, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on p. 266-270
News Articles Featuring Barbara Jean Rolls
Feb 17, 2021
Volumetrics Diet: lose weight by eating more
Food. We need it to survive. We consume it every day. Yet, sometimes food has the power to consume us.
Oct 13, 2020
Tips To Be Fit: How important is water to trying to lose weight?
We have all heard that to curve your appetite just drink water to make your stomach feel full and you won’t eat as much. “Water doesn’t help you eat less,” says Barbara Rolls, a nutritionist at Penn State University. The body has different satiety points for food and water, and one doesn’t translate to the other. But eating foods high in water content could satisfy appetite and curb calorie consumption.
Jun 27, 2020
Obesity: America’s number one export?
Food research by the U.S. military, particularly World War II, led to the creation of processed wartime rations. After the Allied victory, the world largely adopted America's processed-food diet, a key factor for the global obesity crisis.
Jan 17, 2020
Penn State Professor’s Diet Plan Ranked Second-Best For Weight Loss
Penn State students who have a New Year’s Resolution involving eating healthier can follow an award-winning diet plan that was developed at Penn State.
Jan 07, 2020
You can be full and have room for dessert
Those with a sweet tooth will be well versed in feeling full but having space for pudding. Good news for many, an expert claims “dessert stomach” is not only real, but part of our evolution.
Jan 04, 2020
Weight loss diet developed at Penn State ranked second-best for 2020
A weight loss diet created by a nutritionist at Penn State University has been ranked one of the best to follow in 2020 for those looking to shed pounds.
Jan 02, 2020
Weight-loss plan developed at Penn State ties for No. 2 ranking
If eating healthier is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you may need to look no further than Volumetrics, a diet developed by Penn State Professor of Nutrition Barbara Rolls that has tied for the No. 2 weight-loss plan in this year’s U.S. News & World Report's "Best Diets."
Dec 27, 2019
Ist es normal, dass... du immer Nachtisch essen kannst, auch wenn du satt bist?
Zur Vorspeise Häppchen, vielleicht ein bisschen Suppe, dann der Braten mit viel Soße, Kartoffeln, Gemüse – bei einem großen Fest gemeinsam mit Familie und Freunden gönnst wahrscheinlich auch du dir so richtig was.
Dec 20, 2019
Warum ist für Nachtisch immer Platz?
Barbara Jean Rolls erforscht Ernährungsgewohnheiten an der Pennsylvania State University. Hier erklärt sie, warum Vielfalt das Aufnahmevermögen steigert - nicht nur beim Essen.
Nov 07, 2019
6 super-filling foods you should be eating If you're always hungry
If hunger is your middle name and hanger follows you like the plague, your diet may be missing the ingredients that deliver sustainable energy and help keep big appetites at bay. A telltale sign is feeling ravenous when your SmartPoints® Budget is near its limit. For a fast fix, start eating the foods that can help you feel full longer—so you spend your days feeling satisfied, not starving.