Fildes, A., Lopes, C., Moreira, P., Moschonis, G., Oliveira, A., Mavrogianni, C., Manios, Y., Beeken, R., Wardle, J & Cooke, L (2015) An exploratory trial of parental advice for increasing vegetable acceptance in infancy. Br J Nutr 114 pp328-336
Fildes, A., VanJaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C., Fisher, A., Cooke, L & Wardle, J (2014) Nature and nurture in children’s food preferences. Am J Clin Nutr 99(4) pp911-917
Fildes A., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Wardle, J & Cooke, L (2014) Parent-administered exposure to increase children's vegetable acceptance: a randomised controlled trial J Acad Nutr Diet 114(6) pp881-888
Syrad, H., Falconer, C., Cooke, L., Saxena, S., Kessel, A.S., Viner, R., Kinra, S., Wardle, J & Croker, H. (2014) ‘Health and happiness is more important than weight’: a qualitative investigation of the views of parents receiving written feedback on their child’s weight as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. J Hum Nutr Diet 28(1) pp47-55
Pauperio, A., Severo, M., Lopes, C., Moreira, P, Cooke, L & Oliveira, A (2014) Could the Food Neophobia Scale be adapted to pregnant women? A confirmatory factor analysis in a Portuguese sample. Appetite 75 pp 110-116
Watt, R.G., Draper, A.K., Ohly, H.R., Rees, G., Pikhart, H., Cooke, L., Moore, L., Crawley, H.,Pettinger, C., McGlone, P. & Hayter, A.K.M. (2013) Methodological development of an explorary randomised controlled trial of an early years’ nutrition intervention: the CHERRY programme (Choosing Healthy Eating When Really Young) Mat Child Nutr 10(2) DOI:10.1111/mcn. 12061
Watt, R., Hayter, A., Ohly, H., Pikhart, H., Draper, A., Crawley, H., McGlone, P., Cooke, L., Moore, L., Pettinger, C. & Rees, G. (2013) The Lancet, 11/2013; 382:S100. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62525-8
McGowan, L., Cooke, L.J., Gardner, B., Beeken, R., Croker, H. & Wardle, J (2013) Healthy feeding habits: efficacy results from a cluster-randomized, controlled exploratory trial of a novel, habit-based intervention with parents. Am J Clin Nutr, 98, 1-9
McGowan, L., Cooke, L.J., Croker, H., Wardle, J., & Gardner, B. (2012) Habit formation as a novel theoretical framework for dietary change in pre-schoolers. Psychology & Health, 27, 89
Anez, E., Remington, A., Wardle, J., & Cooke, L (2012) The impact of instrumental feeding on children’s responses to taste exposure, J Hum Nutr Diet doi: 10.1111/jhn.12028
McGowan, L., Croker, H., Wardle, J. & Cooke, L. (2012). Environmental and individual determinants of core and non-core food and drink intake in preschool aged children in the United Kingdom, Eur J Clin Nutr, 66, 322-328
Lally, P., Cooke, L., McGowan, L. Croker, H., Bartle, N. & Wardle, J (2012) Parents’ misperceptions of social norms for pre-school children’s snacking behaviour Public Health Nutr 15(9) pp 1678-1682
Carnell, S., Cooke, L., Cheng, R., Robbins, A., & Wardle, J. (2011). Parental feeding behaviours and motivations. A qualitative study in mothers of UK pre-schoolers. Appetite, 57(3), 665-673.
Corsini, N., Slater, A., Harrison, A., Cooke, L., & Cox, D. N. (2011). Rewards can be used effectively with repeated exposure to increase liking of vegetables in 4-6-year-old children. Public Health Nutr, 1-10.
Remington, A., Añez, E., Croker, H., Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2011). Increasing food acceptance in the home setting: a randomized controlled trial of parent-administered taste exposure with incentives.. Am J Clin Nutr. 95, 72-77
Cooke, L. J., Chambers, L. C., Añez, E. V., & Wardle, J. (2011). Facilitating or undermining? The effect of reward on food acceptance. A narrative review. Appetite, 57(2), 493-497.
Croker, H., Cooke, L., & Wardle, J. (2011). Appetitive behaviours of children attending obesity treatment.. Appetite, 57(2), 525-529.
Cooke, L., & Fildes, A. (2011). The impact of flavour exposure in utero and during milk feeding on food acceptance at weaning and beyond.. Appetite, 57(3), 808-811.
Gowan, L., Croker, H., & Cooke, L. (2011). Characteristics of family mealtimes affecting children's vegetable consumption and liking.. J Am Diet Assoc, 111(2), 269-273.
Cooke, L. J., Chambers, L. C., Añez, E. V., Croker, H. A., Boniface, D., Yeomans, M. R.,& Wardle, J. (2011). Eating for pleasure or profit: the effect of incentives on children's enjoyment of vegetables.. Psychol Sci, 22(2), 190-196.
Webber, L., Cooke, L., Hill, C., & Wardle, J. (2010). Associations between children's appetitive traits and maternal feeding practices.. J Am Diet Assoc, 110(11), 1718-1722.
Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. J. (2010). One man's meat is another man's poison. Science & Society series on food and science.. EMBO Rep, 11(11), 816-821.
Webber, L., Cooke, L., Hill, C., & Wardle, J. (2010). Child adiposity and maternal feeding practices: a longitudinal analysis.. Am J Clin Nutr, 92(6), 1423-1428.
Webber, L., Cooke, L., & Wardle, J. (2010). Maternal perception of the causes and consequences of sibling differences in eating behaviour. Eur J Clin Nutr, 64(11), 1316-1322.
Webber, L., Hill, C., Cooke, L., Carnell, S., & Wardle, J. (2010). Associations between child weight and maternal feeding styles are mediated by maternal perceptions and concerns.. Eur J Clin Nutr, 64(3), 259-265
Hill, C., Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2009). Adiposity is not associated with children's reported liking for selected foods. Appetite, 52(3), 603-608.
Croker, H., Sweetman, C., & Cooke, L. (2009). Mothers' views on portion sizes for children. J Hum Nutr Diet, 22(5), 437-443.
Croker, H., Whitaker, K. L., Cooke, L., & Wardle, J. (2009). Do social norms affect intended food choice?. Prev Med, 49, 190-193
Sweetman, C., Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2008). Soft drinks and ‘desire to drink’ in preschoolers.. Int J Behav Nutr Physl Act, 5, 60.
Johnson, F., Cooke, L., Croker, H., & Wardle, J. (2008). Changing perceptions of weight in Great Britain: comparison of two population surveys. BMJ, 337(7664), 270
Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2008). Genetic and environmental determinants of children's food preferences. Brit J Nutr, 99(S1), S15-S21.
Cooke, L. J., Haworth, C., & Wardle, J. (2007). Genetic and environmental influences on children's food neophobia. Am J Clin Nutr, 86, 428-433.
Cooke, L. (2007). The importance of exposure for healthy eating in childhood: a review.. J Hum Nutr Diet, 20(4), 294-301.
Cooke, L., Carnell, S., & Wardle, J. (2006). Food neophobia and mealtime food consumption in 4-5 year old children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, 3(14), 1-6.
Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2005). The impact of obesity on psychological well-being.. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab, 19(3), 421-440.
Wardle, J., Carnell, S., & Cooke, L. (2005). Parental control over feeding and children's fruit and vegetable intake: how are they related?. J Am Diet Assn, 105, 227-232.
Cooke, L. J., & Wardle, J. (2005). Age and gender differences in children's food preferences. Brit J Nutr, 93, 741-746.
Cooke, L. J., Wardle, J., Gibson, E. L., Sapochnik, M., Sheiham, A., & Lawson, M. (2004). Demographic, familial and trait predictors of fruit and vegetable consumption by preschool children. Public Health Nutri, 7, 295-302.
Cooke, L. (2004). The development and modification of children's eating habits. Nutr Bull, 29, 31-35.
Cooke, L., Wardle, J., & Gibson, E. L. (2003). Relationship between parental report of food neophobia and everyday food consumption in 2-6-year-old children. Appetite, 41(2), 205-206.
Wardle, J., Cooke, L. J., Gibson, E. L., Sapochnik, M., Sheiham, A., & Lawson, M. (2003). Increasing children's acceptance of vegetables: a randomized trial of parent-led exposure. Appetite, 40, 155-162.
Wardle, J., Herrera, M. L., Cooke, L. J., & Gibson, E. L. (2003). Modifying Children's food preferences: the effects of exposure and reward on acceptance of an unfamiliar vegetable. Eur J Clin Nutr, 57, 341-348.
Cooke, L., Myers, L. B., & Derakshan, N. (2003). Lung function, adherence and denial in asthma patients who exhibit a repressive coping style. Psych, Health Med, 8, 35-44.
Gibson, E. L., Wardle, J., Edwards, C., & Cooke, L. (2002). Implications of childhood obesity for adult health - Message on childhood obesity was missed. BMJ, 324(7338), 676.
Cooke, L., & Wardle, J. (2006). Depression and obesity in adults. In A. Steptoe (Ed.), Depression and Physical Illness (pp. 238-261). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2005). The impact of obesity of psychological well-being in children. In M. Sabin, & J. Hamilton-Shield (Eds.), Best Practice and Research, Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (19 ed., pp. 421-440).
Cooke, L. J., Wardle, J., & Jarvis, M. (2005). Behaviour Change. In M. Marmot, & P. Elliot (Eds.), Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology (2 ed., pp. 831-849).
Cooke, L.J. (2012) Appetitive traits and weight in children. In Dr. Richard E. Tremblay, Dr. Michel Boivin and Dr. Ray DeV. Peters (Eds), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (
Other commissioned articles
Cooke, L. (2014) Baby-led weaning: a brief review of the evidence base. Int J Birth Parent Educ 1(4) pp 27-31
Cooke, L (2013) Applying Science to real world issues. ‘Voices’ on IHV website
Cooke, L., McCrann, U. & Higgins, C (2013) Managing weaning problems and complementary feeding. Paediatrics & Child Health, 23, 346-350
Fildes, A. & Cooke, L (2012) The munch bunch: healthy habits start at weaning J Fam Health Care 22(1) pp30-32
Cooke, L. (2006). Healthy eating in childhood: the importance of exposure. IFAVA Newsletter, (2), 4.