Accepted for Publication: December 20, 2011.
Author Contributions: Dr Hager had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Hager, Candelaria, Latta, Hurley, Wang, Caulfield, and Black. Acquisition of data: Hager, Latta, and Black. Analysis and interpretation of data: Hager, Candelaria, Latta, Hurley, Wang, Caulfield, and Black. Drafting of the manuscript: Hager, Candelaria, and Latta. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Hager, Candelaria, Latta, Hurley, Wang, Caulfield, and Black. Statistical analysis: Hager, Wang, and Caulfield. Obtained funding: Black. Administrative, technical, and material support: Black. Study supervision: Latta and Black.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: Data collection during the baseline evaluation of the Toddler Overweight Prevention Study (TOPS) was supported by National Research Initiative grant 2006-55215-17362 from the US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Human Nutrition and Obesity Program and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant R01HD056099.
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Additional Contributions: We acknowledge the TOPS data collection team, especially Adrienne McGill-Burroughs, MHS, Raquel Arbaiza, MS, and Falguni Patel, BA. We are also grateful to the TOPS participants for their time and dedication.