Dr Kerith Duncanson
Senior Research Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Refereed Journal Articles
First author (10)
Duncanson, K., Shrewsbury, VA., Collins, CE. and The DiET-CO Consortium. Interim Report on the Effectiveness of Dietary Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Overweight and Obesity for the World Health Organization. December 2017. ISBN 978-0-7259-0013-7 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.13/1354472
Duncanson, K., Webster, E.L. and Schmidt, D.D., 2018. Impact of a remotely delivered, writing for publication program on publication outcomes of novice researchers. Rural & Remote Health, 18(2).
Duncanson, K., Talley, NJ., Walker, MM. and Burrows, T. Food and functional dyspepsia: a systematic review. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 15 September 2017 DOI:10.1111/jhn.12506
Duncanson, K., Lee, YQ., Burrows, T., Collins, C. Utility of a brief index to measure diet quality of Australian preschoolers in the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2016. 1 Aug 2016
Duncanson, K., Burrows, T., Walker, M.M. and Talley, N.J., 2017. Sa1606-Food and Functional Dyspepsia: A Systematic Review. Gastroenterology. 152(5). p.S303.
Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE Child Feeding and Parenting Style Outcomes and Composite Score Measurement in the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial. Children. 3:28 epub 10 Nov 2016 doi:10.3390/children3040028
Duncanson KR, Lee Yu Qi, Burrows TL, Collins CE. Utility of a brief index to measure diet quality of Australian preschoolers in the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial Nutrition & Dietetics. Early View August 2016 doi:10.1111/1747-0080.12295
Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE. Peer education is a feasible method of disseminating information related to child nutrition and feeding between new mothers. BMC Public Health. 2014, Dec12, 14:1262 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1262
Duncanson, K., Burrows, T., Holman, B., & Collins, CE. Parents’ perceptions of child feeding: A qualitative study based on the theory of planned behaviour. Journal of Developmental And Behavioral Pediatrics, 2013; 34(4), 227-236. Doi:10.1097/DBP.0b013e31828b2ccf
Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE. Effect of a low-intensity parent-focused nutrition intervention on dietary intake of 2- to 5-year olds. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Dec; 57(6):728-34. Doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000068
Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE. Study protocol of a parent-focused child feeding and dietary intake intervention: The Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial. BMC Public Health 2012, 12:564. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-564
CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR (13)
Schmidt, D., Duncanson, K., Webster. E. Building research experience: impact of a novice researcher development program for rural health workers. Australian Journal of Rural Health Published online.
Burrows, T., Collins, C., Adam, M., Duncanson, K., Rollo, M. Dietary Assessment of Shared Plate Eating: A Missing Link. Nutrients 2019; Published online: 5 April 2019
Taylor, R.M., Haslam, R.L., Burrows, T.L., Duncanson, K.R., Ashton, L.M., Rollo, M.E., Shrewsbury, V.A., Schumacher, T.L., Collins. C.E. Issues in Measuring and Interpreting Diet and Its Contribution to Obesity Current Obesity Reports. Available online March 15, 2019. Doi: 10.1007/s13679-019-00336-2
Shrewsbury, V.A., Burrows, T., Ho, M., Jensen, M., Garnett, S.P., Stewart, L., Gow, M.L., Ells, L.J., Chai, L.K., Ashton, L. and Walker, J.L., 2018. Update of the best practice dietetic management of overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review protocol. JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16(7), pp.1495-1502
Bucher, T.; Duncanson, K.; Murawski, B.; Van der Horst, K.; Labbe, D. Consumer Understanding, Perception and Interpretation of Serving Size Information on Food Labels: A Scoping Review. Preprints 2018, 2018010212doi:10.2094410.20944/preprints201801.0212.v1
Young, K.G., Duncanson, K. and Burrows, T., 2018. Influence of grandparents on the dietary intake of their 2–12‐year‐old grandchildren: A systematic review. Nutrition & Dietetics, 75(3), pp. 291-306.Young K, Duncanson K, Burrows T. Nutrition and Dietetics
Dickson, R., Duncanson, K., Shepherd. S. The path to ultrasound proficiency: a systematic review of ultrasound education and training programs for junior medical practitioners. Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 1 February 2017 doi: 10.1002/ajum.12039 html: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajum.12039/full
Ball, R.; Duncanson, K.; Burrows, T.; Collins, C. Experiences of Parent Peer Nutrition Educators Sharing Child Feeding and Nutrition Information. Children 2017, 4(9), 78; doi:10.3390/children4090078
Collins CE, Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ. The comparative validity and reproducibility of a diet quality index for adults: the Australian Recommended Food Score. 2015; Nutrients, 7(2), 785-798. IF=3.15
Collins CE, Watson JF, Guest M, Boggess MM, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, Rollo M, Hutchesson MJ, Burrows TL. Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for adults. Clin Nutr. 2014 Oct; 33(5):906-14. 10.1016/j.clnu.2013.09.015.
Collins, C., Bucher, T., Taylor, A., Pezdirc, K., Lucas, H., Watson, J., Rollo, M., Duncanson, K., Hutchesson. M. How big is a food portion? A pilot study in Australian families. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2015 ; 26 (2), 83-88 IF=1.09
Burrows TL, Collins K, Watson JF, Guest M, Boggess MM, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Duncanson K, Collins CE. Validity of the Australian Recommended Food Score as a diet quality index for Preschoolers. Nutrition Journal, 2014; 13(1):87 Doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-87 IF=2.64
Collins CE, Duncanson KR, Burrows TL. A systematic review investigating associations between parenting style and child feeding behaviours. J Hum Nutr & Dietetics. 2013, Dec; 27(6):557-68 Doi: 10.1111/jhn.12192
Schmidt, D., Duncanson, K., Webster, E. Written feedback on research reports by student supervisors. International Journal for Researcher Development. Submitted August 2016
Dietary intake review Nutrition reviews
Duncanson, K. Licence to eat (1998) RWM Publishing, Canberra, Australia.
Invited Book Chapters
Collins, C. Burrow, T. Duncanson, K. In Stewart L, Thompson J(Eds) Early Years Nutrition and Healthy Weight Hoboken, New Jersey, Wiley Blackwell Chapter 7, 71-80.
Refereed Conference Papers
- Duncanson K, Shrewsbury V, Burrows T, Chai LK, Ashton L, Gow M, Ho M, Ells L, Stewart L, Garnett S, Jensen M, Nowicka P, Littlewood R, Demaio A, Coyle D, Walker J, Collins C. Impact of nutrition interventions on dietary intake in children and adolescents with overweight or obesity: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). Prague, Czech Republic; June 2019. Accepted Oral Presentation
- Towards evidence-based Aboriginal Health Education: Learnings from the NSW HETI Rural and Remote Portfolio. (Accepted for oral presentation: Health Education in Practice Symposium, May 2018)
- Compared to what his friends eat, I think he would be perfect (Oral presentation to the Hunter New England Allied Health Research Forum, 2012)
- “Best bet” resources not enough to impact on what parents feed their children: a Randomised Controlled Trial with three month outcomes (Oral presentation: Dietitian Association of Australia Conference, May 2011)
Poster presentations at international conferences
- Feeding healthy food to kids: A qualitative investigation into parental perceptions of child feeding (Poster presentation International Congress of Dietetics Sydney September 2012)
- Twelve Month Outcomes of the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial (FNCE San Diego poster presentation 2011)
- Associations between child feeding practices and parenting style (FENS Conference Madrid poster presentation, September 2011)
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
- Aboriginal nutrition
- Maternal and child nutrition
- community nutrition
- dietary assessment
Fields of Research
|110307||Gastroenterology and Hepatology||50|
|111199||Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified||50|
|Title||Organisation / Department|
|Senior Research Fellow||University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
Project Manager for VISIDA project assessing dietary intake in lower middle income countries.
|PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle
|27/01/1997 - 31/12/2013||
Community Nutrition including Early Childhood, Schools settings, Aboriginal health and Community Dietetics
|Hunter New England Local Health District
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (1 outputs)
Collins C, Burrows TL, Duncanson K, 'Parenting strategies for healthy weight in childhood', Early Years Nutrition and Healthy Weight, John Wiley & Sons, New York 71-80 (2015) [B1]
Journal article (21 outputs)
Taylor RM, Haslam RL, Burrows TL, Duncanson KR, Ashton LM, Rollo ME, et al., 'Issues in Measuring and Interpreting Diet and Its Contribution to Obesity', CURRENT OBESITY REPORTS, 8 53-65 (2019) [C1]
Van der Horst K, Bucher T, Duncanson K, Murawski B, Labbe D, 'Consumer Understanding, Perception and Interpretation of Serving Size Information on Food Labels: A Scoping Review', Nutrients, 11 (2019) [C1]
Ball R, Vaschak R, Bailey A, Whiteford G, Burrows TL, Duncanson K, Collins CE, 'Study Protocol of the Parents in Child Nutrition Informing Community (PICNIC) Peer Education Cohort Study to Improve Child Feeding and Dietary Intake of Children Aged Six Months to Three Years Old.', Children (Basel, Switzerland), 7 (2019)
Burrows T, Collins C, Adam M, Duncanson K, Rollo M, 'Dietary assessment of shared plate eating: A missing link', Nutrients, 11 1-14 (2019) [C1]
Duncanson K, Burrows T, Keely S, Potter M, Das G, Walker M, Talley NJ, 'The alignment of dietary intake and symptom-reporting capture periods in studies assessing associations between food and functional gastrointestinal disorder symptoms: A systematic review', Nutrients, 11 (2019) [C1]
© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Food ingestion is heavily implicated in inducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD)... [more]
© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Food ingestion is heavily implicated in inducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD), which affect over one-third of adults in developed countries. The primary aim of this paper was to assess the alignment of dietary assessment and symptom-reporting capture periods in diet-related studies on IBS or FD in adults. Secondary aims were to compare the degree of alignment, validity of symptom-reporting tools and reported significant associations between food ingestion and symptoms. A five-database systematic literature search resulted in 40 included studies, from which data were extracted and collated. The food/diet and symptom capture periods matched exactly in 60% (n = 24/40) of studies, overlapped in 30% (n = 12/40) of studies and were not aligned in 10% (n = 4/40) of studies. Only 30% (n = 12/40) of studies that reported a significant association between food and global gastrointestinal symptoms used a validated symptom-reporting tool. Of the thirty (75%) studies that reported at least one significant association between individual gastrointestinal symptoms and dietary intake, only four (13%) used a validated symptom tool. Guidelines to ensure that validated symptom-reporting tools are matched with fit-for-purpose dietary assessment methods are needed to minimise discrepancies in the alignment of food and symptom tools, in order to progress functional gastrointestinal disorder research.
Duncanson KR, Talley NJ, Walker MM, Burrows TL, 'Food and functional dyspepsia: A systematic review', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 31 390-407 (2018) [C1]
Bucher T, Murawski B, Duncanson K, Labbe D, Van der Horst K, 'The effect of the labelled serving size on consumption: A systematic review', Appetite, 128 50-57 (2018) [C1]
© 2018 Guidance for food consumption and portion control plays an important role in the global management of overweight and obesity. Carefully conceptualised serving size labellin... [more]
© 2018 Guidance for food consumption and portion control plays an important role in the global management of overweight and obesity. Carefully conceptualised serving size labelling can contribute to this guidance. However, little is known about the relationship between the information that is provided regarding serving sizes on food packages and levels of actual food consumption. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate how serving size information on food packages influences food consumption. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence published between 1980 and March 2018. Two reviewers screened titles and abstracts for relevance and assessed relevant articles for eligibility in full-text. Five studies were considered eligible for the systematic review. In three of the included studies, changes in serving size labelling resulted in positive health implications for consumers, whereby less discretionary foods were consumed, if serving sizes were smaller or if serving size information was provided alongside contextual information referring to the entire package. One study did not find significant differences between the conditions they tested and one study suggested a potentially negative impact, if the serving size was reduced. The influence of labelled serving size on consumption of non-discretionary foods remains unclear, which is partially due to the absence of studies specifically focusing on non-discretionary food groups. Studies that investigate the impact of serving size labels within the home environment and across a broad demographic cross-section are required.
Young KG, Duncanson K, Burrows T, 'Influence of grandparents on the dietary intake of their 2 12-year-old grandchildren: A systematic review', Nutrition and Dietetics, 75 291-306 (2018) [C1]
© 2018 Dietitians Association of Australia Aim: Grandparents are assuming increased child-caregiving responsibilities, which potentially influences the dietary intake of grandchil... [more]
© 2018 Dietitians Association of Australia Aim: Grandparents are assuming increased child-caregiving responsibilities, which potentially influences the dietary intake of grandchildren. The aim of this systematic review is to determine the influence of grandparental care on the dietary intake, food-related behaviours, food choices and weight status of their preschool and school-aged grandchildren. Methods: Six electronic health databases were searched in January 2017. Inclusion criteria were publication in English language, peer-reviewed journal between 2000 and 2017; children aged 2¿12 years; study outcomes included child dietary intake/weight status, grandparent nutrition knowledge/beliefs or grandparent/parent feeding practices. Included studies were appraised for quality and bias. The review was registered with PROSPERO, number CRD42016047518. Results: Sixteen studies were identified in the review, published between 2007 and 2016, with 15 assessed as moderate or high quality. Nine studies reported grandparental child feeding attitudes and behaviours that are considered to negatively influence child dietary intake, while three studies identified positive influences. Seven studies identified that differences in child feeding attitudes and behaviours between parents and grandparents created conflict and tensions between caregivers, often resulting in poor feeding practices. Statistically significant positive associations (odds ratio 1.47¿1.72) between grandparent cohabitation and increased rates of child overweight and obesity were found in four studies. Conclusions: Grandparents in caregiving roles may negatively influence the dietary intake and weight status of their grandchildren. More rigorous, targeted studies are required to further define the mechanisms by which grandparents' knowledge, attitudes and feeding behaviours may influence child dietary intake. This review suggests that grandparents may be an important audience to target in future child nutrition interventions.
Ball R, Duncanson K, Burrows T, Collins C, 'Experiences of Parent Peer Nutrition Educators Sharing Child Feeding and Nutrition Information', CHILDREN-BASEL, 4 (2017) [C1]
Duncanson K, Lee YQ, Burrows T, Collins C, 'Utility of a brief index to measure diet quality of Australian preschoolers in the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial', Nutrition and Dietetics, 74 158-166 (2017) [C1]
© 2016 Dietitians Association of Australia Aim: The aim was to evaluate the utility of a brief dietary intake assessment tool in measuring nutritional adequacy of preschoolers and... [more]
© 2016 Dietitians Association of Australia Aim: The aim was to evaluate the utility of a brief dietary intake assessment tool in measuring nutritional adequacy of preschoolers and differences in food and nutrient intake between quartiles stratified by overall diet quality. Methods: Dietary intakes of preschoolers (n = 146) from the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids trial were reported by parents/caregivers using a 120-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). Diet quality was assessed using the Australian Recommended Food Score for Preschoolers. Analyses were performed using Kruskal¿Wallis one-way analysis of variance, adjusted for Type 1 error. Participants were grouped into quartiles by total food score for comparison of subscale scores, food groups and nutrient intakes from the FFQ. Results: Participants who scored less than the median total food score of 36 were more likely to have suboptimal micronutrient intakes. Median fruit (9 vs 5, P < 0.0001) and vegetable (14 vs 7, P < 0.0001) subscale scores for preschoolers in the highest quartile were significantly higher than the lowest quartile, indicating much greater fruit and vegetable variety. Statistically significant differences in diet quality score by quartiles (P < 0.05) were found for total energy and percentage energy from core foods, protein, fibre and 11 micronutrients. Conclusions: The Australian Recommended Food Score for Preschoolers is a practical brief diet quality assessment tool to measure food variety and nutritional adequacy in Australian preschoolers. Stratifying children by baseline diet quality in future nutrition interventions is recommended in order to identify those who are likely to benefit or require more targeted approaches to address specific nutritional needs in order to optimise food and nutrient intakes.
Duncanson K, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Child Feeding and Parenting Style Outcomes and Composite Score Measurement in the 'Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Randomised Controlled Trial'', CHILDREN-BASEL, 3 (2016) [C1]
Collins CE, Bucher T, Taylor A, Pezdirc K, Lucas H, Watson J, et al., 'How big is a food portion? A pilot study in Australian families', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26 83-88 (2015) [C1]
© 2015 Australian Health Promotion Association. Issues addressed It is not known whether individuals can accurately estimate the portion size of foods usually consumed relative to... [more]
© 2015 Australian Health Promotion Association. Issues addressed It is not known whether individuals can accurately estimate the portion size of foods usually consumed relative to standard serving sizes in national food selection guides. The aim of the present cross-sectional pilot study was to quantify what adults and children deem a typical portion for a variety of foods and compare these with the serving sizes specified in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE). Methods Adults and children were independently asked to serve out their typical portion of 10 common foods (rice, pasta, breakfast cereal, chocolate, confectionary, ice cream, meat, vegetables, soft drink and milk). They were also asked to serve what they perceived a small, medium and large portion of each food to be. Each portion was weighed and recorded by an assessor and compared with the standard AGHE serving sizes. Results Twenty-one individuals (nine mothers, one father, 11 children) participated in the study. There was a large degree of variability in portion sizes measured out by both parents and children, with means exceeding the standard AGHE serving size for all items, except for soft drink and milk, where mean portion sizes were less than the AGHE serving size. The greatest mean overestimations were for pasta (155%; mean 116 g; range 94-139g) and chocolate (151%; mean 38 g; range 25-50g), each of which represented approximately 1.5 standard AGHE servings. Conclusion The findings of the present study indicate that there is variability between parents' and children's estimation of typical portion sizes compared with national recommendations. So what? Dietary interventions to improve individuals' dietary patterns should target education regarding portion size.
Collins CE, Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, et al., 'The comparative validity and reproducibility of a diet quality index for adults: The Australian recommended food score', Nutrients, 7 785-798 (2015) [C1]
Burrows TL, Collins K, Watson J, Guest M, Boggess MM, Neve M, et al., 'Validity of the Australian Recommended Food Score as a diet quality index for Pre-schoolers', Nutrition Journal, 13 (2014) [C1]
© 2014 Burrows et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Background: Diet quality tools provide researchers with brief methods to assess the nutrient adequacy of usual dietary intake. ... [more]
© 2014 Burrows et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Background: Diet quality tools provide researchers with brief methods to assess the nutrient adequacy of usual dietary intake. This study describes the development and validation of a pediatric diet quality index, the Australian Recommended Food Scores for Pre-schoolers (ARFS-P), for use with children aged two to five years. Methods. The ARFS-P was derived from a 120-item food frequency questionnaire, with eight sub-scales, and was scored from zero to 73. Linear regressions were used to estimate the relationship between diet quality score and nutrient intakes, in 142 children (mean age 4 years) in rural localities in New South Wales, Australia. Results: Total ARFS-P and component scores were highly related to dietary intake of the majority of macronutrients and micronutrients including protein, ß-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A. Total ARFS-P was also positively related to total consumption of nutrient dense foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and negatively related to total consumption of discretionary choices, such as sugar sweetened drinks and packaged snacks. Conclusion: ARFS-P is a valid measure that can be used to characterise nutrient intakes for children aged two to five years. Further research could assess the utility of the ARFS-P for monitoring of usual dietary intake over time or as part of clinical management.
Collins CE, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, et al., 'Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for Australian adults', Clinical Nutrition, 33 906-914 (2014) [C1]
Background: Food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) are used in epidemiological studies to investigate the relationship between diet and disease. There is a need for a valid and relia... [more]
Background: Food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) are used in epidemiological studies to investigate the relationship between diet and disease. There is a need for a valid and reliable adult FFQ with a contemporary food list in Australia. Aims: To evaluate the reproducibility and comparative validity of the Australian Eating Survey (AES) FFQ in adults compared to weighed food records (WFRs). Methods: Two rounds of AES and three-day WFRs were conducted in 97 adults (31 males, median age and BMI for males of 44.9 years, 26.2 kg/m2, females 41.3 years, 24.0 kg/m2. Reproducibility was assessed over six months using Wilcoxon signed-rank tests and comparative validity was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) estimated by fitting a mixed effects model for each nutrient to account for age, sex and BMI to allow estimation of between and within person variance. Results: Reproducibility was found to be good for both WFR and FFQ since there were no significant differences between round 1 and 2 administrations. For comparative validity, FFQ ICCs were at least as large as those for WFR. The ICC of the WFR-FFQ difference for total energy intake was 0.6 (95% CI 0.43, 0.77) and the median ICC for all nutrients was 0.47, with all ICCs between 0.15 (%E from saturated fat) and 0.7 (g/day sugars). Conclusions: Compared to WFR the AES FFQ is suitable for reliably estimating the dietary intakes of Australian adults across a wide range of nutrients. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.
Duncanson K, Burrows T, Collins C, 'Peer education is a feasible method of disseminating information related to child nutrition and feeding between new mothers', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 14 (2014) [C1]
Collins C, Duncanson K, Burrows T, 'A systematic review investigating associations between parenting style and child feeding behaviours', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 27 557-568 (2014) [C1]
© 2014 The British Dietetic Association. Background: A direct association between parenting style and child feeding behaviours has not been established. This review explores wheth... [more]
© 2014 The British Dietetic Association. Background: A direct association between parenting style and child feeding behaviours has not been established. This review explores whether an authoritative, authoritarian or permissive parenting style is associated with parental pressure to eat, responsibility, monitoring or restriction of child dietary intake. Methods: A search of eight electronic health databases was conducted. Inclusion criteria were children aged <12 years, published between 1975 and 2012, measured and reported associations between parenting style and child feeding behaviours. Results: Seven studies (n = 1845) were identified in the review. An authoritarian parenting style was associated with pressuring a child to eat and having restrictive parental food behaviours. Authoritative parenting was associated with parental monitoring of child food intake. A permissive parenting style was inversely related to monitoring of child dietary intake. Conclusions: Parenting styles showed only weak to moderate associations with individual domains of child feeding. The most consistent relationship found was a negative association between permissive parenting and monitoring for both mothers and fathers in two studies. Progress in this field could be achieved by conducting studies targeting fathers and culturally diverse populations, and development of a tool which could reflect overall child feeding behaviour rather than individual domains.
Duncanson K, Burrows T, Holman B, Collins C, 'Parents' Perceptions of Child Feeding: A Qualitative Study Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior', JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS, 34 227-236 (2013) [C1]
Duncanson K, Burrows T, Collins C, 'Effect of a low-intensity parent-focused nutrition intervention on dietary intake of 2- to 5-year olds', Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 57 728-734 (2013) [C1]
OBJECTIVES:: Community-based nutrition interventions aimed at influencing child dietary intake are rarely evaluated. We hypothesised that providing self-directed nutrition and par... [more]
OBJECTIVES:: Community-based nutrition interventions aimed at influencing child dietary intake are rarely evaluated. We hypothesised that providing self-directed nutrition and parenting resources to parents living in rural northern New South Wales, Australia, would positively affect the dietary patterns of children ages 2 to 5 years. METHODS:: A total of 146 parent-child dyads (76 boys, ages 2.0-5.9 years) were randomly assigned to either a 12-month parent-centred intervention involving self-directed education provided in CD and DVD formats, or a participant-blinded control group who received generic nutrition and physical activity information. Data were collected at baseline, 3, and 12 months. RESULTS:: Total reported energy from nutrient-dense food groups and percentage energy from energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods were high at baseline relative to estimated total energy expenditure for child age. Using random effects modelling, there were significant group-by-time effects for a reduction in mean (standard deviation) total energy intake (EI) at 12 months (-461 kJ/day (196); Pâ¿¿=â¿¿0.04). An intervention group-by-time effect on carbohydrate intake (-17.4 g/day (10.6); Pâ¿¿<â¿¿0.05) was largely attributable to decreased consumption of breads and cereals (-180 g/day (80); Pâ¿¿=â¿¿0.007). Decreases in energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods were not statistically significant. CONCLUSIONS:: The proportion of total EI from noncore foods in children in rural New South Wales is high and did not improve in response to a low-intensity nutrition intervention. Parents reported small changes in consumption frequency for core and noncore food intakes, leading to a reduction in total EI. Strategies to increase resource use such as prompting via e-mail are required to further explore the effectiveness of nutrition resource dissemination at a population level. Copyright © 2013 by European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology.
Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Study protocol of a parent-focused child feeding and dietary intake intervention: The feeding healthy food to kids randomised controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 12 1-10 (2012) [C3]
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Conference (8 outputs)
Bucher T, Duncanson K, Murawski B, van der Horst K, Labbe D, 'Consumer understanding, perception and interpretation of serving size information on food labels: A scoping review', Verona, Italy (2018)
Watson J, Collins CE, Guest M, Pezdirc K, Duncanson K, Burrows T, Huxley S, 'Evaluation of an adult food frequency questionnaire and its associated diet quality score', The 8th International Conference on Diet Activity and Methods Abstract Book, Rome, Italy (2012) [E3]
Duncanson KR, Holman B, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Above average but below par: A qualitative study exploring the child feeding paradox', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Pezdirc KB, Collins CE, Watson JF, Burrows TL, Guest M, Boggess M, Duncanson KR, 'Validation of an adult food frequency questionnaire', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
Duncanson KR, Hudson N, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Associations between child feeding practises and parenting style', Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, Madrid, Spain (2011) [E3]
Brown LJ, Crowley ET, Duncanson KR, Woodward GM, Kooloos NM, 'Rural based dietetic academic roles: Opportunities for growth and capacity building', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Duncanson KR, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Child feeding practices at baseline in the Feeding Healthy Food to Kids Study', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
|2009||Duncanson KR, ''The Lunch Crunch' changes in the composition of lunchboxes of children 4-5 yrs in response to a multi-strategy nutrition intervention', 3rd Rural Health Research Colloquium: Building a Healthier Future Through Research: Program and Abstract Book, Ballina, NSW (2009) [E3]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||2|
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20191 grants / $4,200
Funding body: Karolinska Institutet
|Funding body||Karolinska Institutet|
|Project Team||Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Vanessa Shrewsbury, Dr Lee Ashton, Doctor Kerith Duncanson, Associate Professor Tracy Burrows|
|Type Of Funding||C3232 - International Govt - Other|
20091 grants / $5,000
Funding body: University of Newcastle
Number of supervisions
|Commenced||Level of Study||Research Title||Program||Supervisor Type|
|2020||PhD||Nutritional Research Review in Cambodia, Dietary Assessment and Nutritional Improvement Guidance among Khmer Mothers and their Children||PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2019||PhD||Gathering Perspectives of Success in an Aboriginal Nutrition and Exercise Program||PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
|2018||PhD||The PICNIC Project: Parents In Child Nutrition Information Community||PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle||Co-Supervisor|
Dr Kerith Duncanson
Senior Research Fellow
Program Manager, Nutrition and Dietetics Postdoctoral research fellow, Gastroenterology
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Program Manager, Nutrition and Dietetics Postdoctoral research fellow, Gastroenterology
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
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