Sarah Warkentin is a Nutritionist, specialist in Health, Nutrition and Child Nutrition, has a Masters and PhD in Sciences by the Department of Pediatrics from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil.
She worked as a university professor at Universidade Paulista (UNIP) in the Nutrition and Nursing Bachelor courses, besides supervising curricular internships, from 2012 to 2018. From 2019-2021, she worked at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) as a post-doctorate researcher and became a member of the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR), in the Laboratory “Eating Behaviors and Childhood Obesity”.
Her current research interests are related to the investigation of environmental determinants of childhood obesity, eating behaviors, assessment of food consumption and its impact on health.
Lines of research
- Eating habits
- Warkentin S, Severo M, Fildes A, Oliveira A. Genetic and environmental contributions to variations on appetitive behaviors at 10 years of age – a twin`s study within the Generation XXI birth cohort (2021). Eating and Weight Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s40519-021-01322-1. Epub ahead of print.
- Gu C*, Warkentin S*, Jansen E, Carnell S. Acculturation, food-related and general parenting, and body weight in Chinese-American children (2021). Appetite, 168:105753. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105753. Epub ahead of print. *Authors share first authorship.
- Warkentin S, Mais LA, Ranganath K, Jansen E, Carnell S. Controlling and less controlling feeding practices are differentially associated with child food intake and appetitive behaviors assessed in a school environment (2020). Pediatric Obesity, 15(10): e12714, 2020. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12714.
- Warkentin S, Santos AC, Oliveira A. Associations of appetitive behaviors in 7 year old children with their cardiometabolic health at 10 years of age (2020). Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 30(5): 810-821. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2020.01.007.
- Warkentin S, Mais LA, Latorre MRDO, Carnell S, Taddei JAAC. Relationships between parent feeding behaviors and parent and child characteristics in Brazilian preschoolers (2018). BMC Public Health, 18(1): 704. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5593-4.d characteristics in Brazilian preschoolers (2018). BMC Public Health, 18(1): 704. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5593-4.