Research

The NutriSTEP® program promotes ongoing and collaborative, practice-based research as well as the dissemination of these findings. NutriSTEP® researchers and collaborators have presented their research and experiences to Canadian and international professional audiences, compiled reports for funders, and published research findings in several peer-reviewed journals. The following is a short list of publications confirming the value of the NutriSTEP® program:

  • Walton K, Haycraft E, Jewell K, Breen A, Randall Simpson J, Haines J. The Family Mealtime Observation Study (FaMOS): Exploring the Role of Family Functioning in the Association between Mothers’ and Fathers’ Food Parenting Practices and Children’s Nutrition Risk. Nutrients 2019;11(3):630. doi:10.3390/nu11030630.
    Article available here.
  • Randall Simpson J, Diedericks I, Haresign H. Evaluation of the first 3 years of Nutri-eSTEP usage (2013–2016). Can J Diet Pract Res 2018;79(3):139-154. (Other category).
    Abstract available here.
  • With funding from Public Health Ontario, a Locally Driven Collaborative Project (LDCP) project entitled: "Beyond BMI: Building an EMR-based Childhood Healthy Weights Surveillance System to Include Nutritional Risk and Protective Factors Through the Collection and EMR-integration of NutriSTEP®” took place from 2015-2018.
    Reports available here.
  • Randall Simpson J, Boere M, Dwyer J, Haresign H, Beyers J, Darlington G, Haines J. Efficacy of nutrition risk screening with NutriSTEP® among toddlers and preschoolers. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2017;42:S44.
    Abstract available here.
  • Persaud H, Ziai H, Lebovic G, Maguire J, Khovratovich M, Randall Simpson J, Adeli K, Hamilton J, McCrindle B, Parkin P, Birken C. Parent reported nutritional risk and laboratory indices of cardiometabolic risk in preschool-aged children. J Ped Endocrin Metabol 2017;30(8):839-846.
    Abstract available here.
  • Watterworth JC, Mackay JM, Buchholz AC, Darlington G, Randall Simpson JA, Ma DWL, Haines J. Parental feeding practices and their associations with child nutrition risk status: comparing mothers and fathers. Appl Physiol Nutr Met 2017:42;667-671.
    Abstract available here.
  • Walton K, Filion AJ, Gross D, Morrongiello, Darlington G, Randall Simpson J, Hou S, Haines J. Parents and tots Together: Pilot randomized controlled trial of a family-based obesity prevention intervention in Canada. Can J Public Health 2015;106:555-562.
    Abstract available here.
  • Randall Simpson JA, Whyte K, Lac J, Morra A, Rysdale L, Beyers J, McGibbon K, Turfryer M, Keller H. Validation and reliability of Toddler NutriSTEP®. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2015;40:877-886.
    Abstract available here.
  • Carducci B, Reesor M, Haresign H, Lysdale L, Keller H, Beyers J, Paquette S, O'Connor A, Randall Simpson J. NutriSTEP® is reliable for Internet (Nutri-eSTEP) and Onscreen use for Preschoolers. Can J Diet Pract Res 2015;76(1):9-14.
    Abstract available here.
  • Persaud N, Maguire JL, Lebovic G, Carsley S, Khovratovich M, Randall Simpson JA, McCrindle B, Parkin PC, Birken C. TARGet Kids! collaboration. Association between serum cholesterol and eating behaviours during early childhood: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ 2013; DOI:101
    Abstract available here.
  • Rysdale LA, Witchell EC, Keller HH, Randall Simpson JA, Turfryer MC, McGibbon KA, Beyers JE. Parent perceptions of NutriSTEP® and nutrition risk screening in a sample of Ontario preschool children. Infant Child and Adolescent Nutrition 2011;3(4):197-204.
    Abstract available here.
  • Randall Simpson JA, Keller HH, Rysdale LA, Beyers JE. Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler (NutriSTEP®): validation and test-retest reliability of a parent-administered questionnaire assessing nutrition risk of preschoolers. Eur J Clin Nutr 2008:62:770-780.
    Abstract available here.
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