Carolyn Sutter, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of California Davis, Human Development, 2017

What food do you choose?

Is it what your parents like, 

Or what friends make cool




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Sutter, C., Ontai, L.L., Shilts, M.K., Lanoue, L.L., Allen, L.H., & Townsend, M.S. (2018). Associations between school readiness, obesity- and inflammation-related biomarkers in low-income preschoolers within the Healthy Kids Study. Mind, Brain, and Education. doi: 10.1111/mbe.12165  

Taylor, J.C., Sutter, C., Ontai, L.L., Nishina, A., & Zidenberg-Cherr, S. (2018). Feasibility and reliability of digital imaging for estimating food selection and consumption from students’ packed lunches. Appetite120(1), 196-204. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.08.037

Miller, L.S., Sutter, C., Wilson, M.D., Bergman, J., Beckett, L.A., & Gibson, T.N. (2018). An evaluation of an eHealth tool designed to improve college students’ label-reading skills and feelings of empowerment to choose healthful foods. Frontiers in Public Health, 5, 1-6. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00359


Oberle, C., Sutter, C., Taylor, J.C., Ontai, L.L., & Nishina, A. (2018). Peer Food Exchanges in Connection with Weight Status and Body Dissatisfaction: Gender and Ethnic Differences. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Sutter, C., Ontai, L.L., Taylor, J.C., & Nishina, A. (2017). Promoting Child Involvement in Food Decision-Making for School-Aged Youth. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Sutter, C., Taylor, J.C., Nishina, A., & Ontai, L.L. (2017). Parents’ Decisions about School-Bought and Home-Packed Lunches: Negative Implications of Decisions Based on Time. Purdue Ingestive Behavior Research Center International Conference, West Lafayette, IN.

Sutter, C., Taylor, J.C., Nishina, A., & Ontai, L.L. (2017). The Role of Parenting in Youths’ Autonomous Eating Behavior during School Lunchtime for Elementary Age Students. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Sutter, C., Taylor, J.C., Nishina, A., & Ontai, L.L. (2017). I Get by with a Little Food from My Friends: Peer Food Exchanges at Lunchtime among Elementary School Students. Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Austin, TX.

Ebuehi, E.P., Taylor, J.C., & Sutter, C. (2017). How Federal Nutrition Programs Influence Fruit and Vegetable Consumption for Children Who Eat School Lunches. Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA.


Cats (esp. those named Lucille)

Star Wars

Food (Eating it, making it, studying it)


Jay walking

Being away from my cat

Waking up early

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