Barbara Jean Rolls

Professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences; Professor of Biobehavioral Health

Barbara Jean Rolls

Publication Tags

Vegetables Child Food Eating Energy Intake Weights And Measures Portion Size Weight Loss Obesity Meals Snacks Preschool Children Fruit Research Maintenance Satiation Genes Color Body Weight Fruits Energy Metabolism Feeding Behavior Surveys And Questionnaires Cues Food Intake

Most Recent Papers

Promoting vegetable intake in preschool children

Hanim E. Diktas, Liane S. 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

Development and Pilot Testing of Standardized Food Images for Studying Eating Behaviors in Children

Samantha M.R. Kling, Alaina L. Pearce, Marissa L. Reynolds, Hugh Garavan, Charles F. Geier, Barbara J. Rolls, Emma J. Rose, Stephen J. Wilson, Kathleen L. Keller, 2020, Frontiers in Psychology

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 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

Most-Cited Papers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.