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Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research staff profile

Professor Rachael Taylor

PositionHead of the Department of Medicine, Research Professor, and Karitane Fellow in Early Childhood Obesity
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD
Research summaryHow sleep, diet, and activity affect weight management in children
Memberships
  • Secretary and Executive Member, Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
  • Associated Editor, Pediatric Obesity
  • Expert Advisory Group on Childhood Obesity, Ministry of Health
  • Research-only representative, Divisional Research Committee

Research

Professor Rachael Taylor is the Karitane Fellow in Early Childhood Obesity. Rachael is also Head of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, one of the University's flagship Research Centres.

"Developing and trialing different ways of tackling the worldwide problem of childhood obesity is a fascinating area to work in. New ideas and initiatives are constantly being developed which makes for an interesting and continually evolving area of science."

Rachael is interested in determining how sleep, diet, and physical activity can be manipulated to favourably affect body weight throughout the life cycle but particularly in childhood. Her work consists of observational studies and randomised controlled trials.

Current research includes:

  • Sleep: Validating new techniques for the measurement of 24-hour activity profiles in children, and mechanistic studies determining how inadequate sleep influences eating and activity behaviour during growth
  • BLISS (Baby-Led Introduction to Solids): To determine if using foods that infants can feed themselves encourages self-regulation of energy intake, and prevents the development of overweight (without detrimental effects on iron status and growth). 200 infants are participating in a two-year trial
  • Play: A study of 900 Otago and Auckland children which investigates whether changing school play space to encourage children to experience and manage risk affects physical activity, body weight, and bullying
  • POI (Prevention of Overweight in Infancy): A two-year trial investigating whether additional guidance around breastfeeding, food, activity and sleep can impact on the rate of weight gain in 800 infants. These participants will now be followed up to 5 years of age.

Publications

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Healey, D., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Taylor, B. J., & Galland, B. C. (2021). Adherence to 24-h movement behavior guidelines and psychosocial functioning in young children: A longitudinal analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 18, 110. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01185-w

Jackson, R., Haszard, J. J., Morrison, S., Galland, B. C., McIntosh, D., Ward, A. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Measuring short-term eating behaviour and desire to eat: Validation of the child eating behaviour questionnaire and a computerized ‘desire to eat’ computerized questionnaire. Appetite, 167, 105661. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105661

Brown, V., Moodie, M., Tran, H. N. Q., Sultana, M., Hunter, K. E., Byrne, R., … Taylor, R., … Matvienko-Sikar, K. (2021). Protocol for the development of Core Outcome Sets for Early intervention trials to Prevent Obesity in CHildren (COS-EPOCH). BMJ Open, 11, e048104. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048104

Morrison, S., Galland, B. C., Haszard, J. J., Jackson, R., McIntosh, D. R., Beebe, D. W., Elder, D. E., Ward, A. L., Meredith-Jones, K., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Eating in the absence of hunger in children with mild sleep loss: A randomized crossover trial with learning effects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab203

Fangupo, L. J., Haszard, J. J., Reynolds, A. N., Lucas, A. W., McIntosh, D. R., Richards, R., Camp, J., Galland, B. C., Smith, C., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Do sleep interventions change sleep duration in children aged 0-5 years? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2021.101498

O'Brien, B., & Taylor, R. (2004). The fat word: A New Zealand guide to preventing childhood obesity. Auckland, New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd, 88p.

Authored Book - Other

Heath, A.-L., & Taylor, R. (2017). Childhood and adolescent nutrition. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (5th ed.) (pp. 529-545). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Heath, A.-L., & Taylor, R. (2012). Childhood and adolescent nutrition. In J. Mann & A. S. Truswell (Eds.), Essentials of human nutrition. (4th ed.) (pp. 554-571). Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Hesketh, K., Campbell, K., & Taylor, R. (2011). Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region. In L. A. Moreno, I. Pigeot & W. Ahrens (Eds.), Epidemiology of obesity in children and adolescents: Prevalence and etiology. (pp. 111-125). New York: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-6039-9_7

Chapter in Book - Research

Butler, É. M., Pillai, A., Morton, S. M. B., Seers, B. M., Walker, C. G., Ly, K., … Taylor, R. W., … COPABS Collaborators. (2021). A prediction model for childhood obesity in New Zealand. Scientific Reports, 11, 6380. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85557-z

Journal - Research Article

Fangupo, L. J., Haszard, J. J., Reynolds, A. N., Lucas, A. W., McIntosh, D. R., Richards, R., Camp, J., Galland, B. C., Smith, C., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Do sleep interventions change sleep duration in children aged 0-5 years? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2021.101498

Journal - Research Article

Fangupo, L. J., Haszard, J. J., Taylor, B. J., Gray, A. R., Lawrence, J. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Ultra-processed food intake and associations with demographic factors in young New Zealand children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 121(2), 305-313. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2020.08.088

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Idris, G., Smith, C., Galland, B., Taylor, R., Robertson, C. J., Bennani, H., & Farella, M. (2021). Relationship between chewing features and body mass index in young adolescents. Pediatric Obesity, 16, e12743. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12743

Journal - Research Article

Jackson, R., Haszard, J. J., Morrison, S., Galland, B. C., McIntosh, D., Ward, A. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Measuring short-term eating behaviour and desire to eat: Validation of the child eating behaviour questionnaire and a computerized ‘desire to eat’ computerized questionnaire. Appetite, 167, 105661. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105661

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Katiforis, I., Fleming, E. A., Haszard, J. J., Hape-Cramond, T., Taylor, R. W., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2021). Energy, sugars, iron, and vitamin B12 content of commercial infant food pouches and other commercial infant foods on the New Zealand market. Nutrients, 13(2), 657. doi: 10.3390/nu13020657

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Lawrence, J., Haszard, J. J., Taylor, B., Galland, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., Hanna, M., & Taylor, R. (2021). A longitudinal study of parental discipline up to 5 years. Journal of Family Studies, 27(4), 589-606. doi: 10.1080/13229400.2019.1665570

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Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, R., Brown, R., Cooke, R., Vlietstra, L., Manning, P., Poulton, R., & Haszard, J. (2021). Age- and sex-specific visceral fat reference cutoffs and their association with cardio-metabolic risk. International Journal of Obesity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41366-021-00743-3

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Morrison, S., Galland, B. C., Haszard, J. J., Jackson, R., McIntosh, D. R., Beebe, D. W., Elder, D. E., Ward, A. L., Meredith-Jones, K., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Eating in the absence of hunger in children with mild sleep loss: A randomized crossover trial with learning effects. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab203

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Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Healey, D., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Taylor, B. J., & Galland, B. C. (2021). Adherence to 24-h movement behavior guidelines and psychosocial functioning in young children: A longitudinal analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 18, 110. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01185-w

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Ward, A. L., Jospe, M., Morrison, S., Reynolds, A. N., Kuroko, S., Fangupo, L. J., Smith, C., Galland, B. C., & Taylor, R. W. (2021). Bidirectional associations between sleep quality or quantity, and dietary intakes or eating behaviors in children 6-12 years old: A systematic review with evidence mapping. Nutrition Reviews. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuaa125

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Zheng, M., Lioret, S., Hesketh, K. D., Spence, A., Taylor, R., & Campbell, K. J. (2021). Association between longitudinal trajectories of lifestyle pattern and BMI in early childhood. Obesity, 29(5), 879-887. doi: 10.1002/oby.23136

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Appleyard, K., Schaughency, E., Taylor, B., Sayers, R., Haszard, J., Lawrence, J., Taylor, R., & Galland, B. (2020). Sleep and sensory processing in infants and toddlers: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74, 7406205010. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2020.038182

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Askie, L. M., Espinoza, D., Martin, A., Daniels, L. A., Mihrshahi, S., Taylor, R., … Taylor, B., … Baur, L. A. (2020). Interventions commenced by early infancy to prevent childhood obesity: The EPOCH Collaboration: An individual participant data prospective meta-analysis of four randomized controlled trials. Pediatric Obesity, 15, e12618. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12618

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Brown, V., Tan, E. J., Hayes, A., Baur, L., Campbell, K., Taylor, R., … Moodie, M. (2020). Cost comparison of five Australasian obesity prevention interventions for children aged from birth to two years. Pediatric Obesity, 15, e12684. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12684

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Gale, J. T., Ward, A. L., de Bruin, W. E., Taylor, R. W., & Jospe, M. R. (2020). Translating hunger training research to primary health: A qualitative study of nurse attitudes towards a novel weight management intervention. Journal of Primary Health Care, 12(1), 79-87. doi: 10.1071/hc19052

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Galland, B. C., de Wilde, T., Taylor, R. W., & Smith, C. (2020). Sleep and pre-bedtime activities in New Zealand adolescents: Differences by ethnicity. Sleep Health, 6, 23-31. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.09.002

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George, M., Theodore, R., Richards, R., Galland, B., Taylor, R., Matahaere, M., & Te Morenga, L. A. (2020). Moe Kitenga: A qualitative study of perceptions of infant and child sleep practices among Māori whānau. AlterNative, 16(2), 153-160. doi: 10.1177/1177180120929694

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Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Farmer, V., Williams, S., Galland, B., & Taylor, R. (2020). Non-wear time and presentation of compositional 24-hour time-use analyses influence conclusions about sleep and body mass index in children. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 3, 204-210. doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0048

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Jospe, M. R., de Bruin, W. E., Haszard, J. J., Mann, J. I., Brunton, M., & Taylor, R. W. (2020). Teaching people to eat according to appetite: Does the method of glucose measurement matter? Appetite, 151, 104691. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104691

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Jospe, M. R., Haszard, J. J., Taylor, R. W., & Freedhoff, Y. (2020). A tool for assessing the satisfaction of a diet: Development and preliminary validation of the Diet Satisfaction Score. Nutrition & Dietetics, 77, 268-273. doi: 10.1111/1747-0080.12591

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Jospe, M. R., Roy, M., Brown, R. C., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Fangupo, L. J., Osborne, H., Fleming, E. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2020). Intermittent fasting, Paleolithic, or Mediterranean diets in the real world: Exploratory secondary analyses of a weight-loss trial that included choice of diet and exercise. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111, 503-514. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz330

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Leong, C., Haszard, J. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Tannock, G. W., Lawley, B., Cameron, S. L., Szymlek-Gay, E. A., Gray, A. R., Taylor, B. J., Galland, B. C., Lawrence, J. A., Otal, A., Hughes, A., & Taylor, R. W. (2020). Using compositional principal component analysis to describe children's gut microbiota in relation to diet and body composition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111(1), 70-78. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz270

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Leong, K. S. W., McLay, J., Derraik, J. G. B., Gibb, S., Shackleton, N., Taylor, R. W., … Audas, R., Taylor, B., … Cutfield, W. S. (2020). Associations of prenatal and childhood antibiotic exposure with obesity at age 4 years. JAMA Network Open, 3(1), e1919681. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.19681

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Marsh, S., Taylor, R., Galland, B., Gerritsen, S., Parag, V., & Maddison, R. (2020). Results of the 3 Pillars Study (3PS), a relationship-based programme targeting parent-child interactions, healthy lifestyle behaviours, and the home environment in parents of preschool-aged children: A pilot randomised controlled trial. PLoS ONE, 15(9), e0238977. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238977

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Roy, M., Haszard, J. J., Savage, J. S., Yolton, K., Beebe, D. W., Xu, Y., Galland, B., … Taylor, B., Richards, R., … Taylor, R. W. (2020). Bedtime, body mass index and obesity risk in preschool-aged children. Pediatric Obesity, 15, e12650. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12650

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Seidler, A. L., Hunter, K. E., Johnson, B. J., Ekambareshwar, M., Taki, S., Mauch, C. E., … Taylor, R. W., … Golley, R. K. (2020). Understanding, comparing and learning from the four EPOCH early childhood obesity prevention interventions: A multi-methods study. Pediatric Obesity, 15(11), e12679. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12679

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Smith, C., de Wilde, T., Taylor, R. W., & Galland, B. C. (2020). Prebedtime screen use in adolescents: A survey of habits, barriers, and perceived acceptability of potential interventions. Journal of Adolescent Health, 66, 725-732. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.12.007

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Tan, E. J., Taylor, R. W., Taylor, B. J., Brown, V., & Hayes, A. J. (2020). Cost-effectiveness of a novel sleep intervention in infancy to prevent overweight in childhood. Obesity, 28(11), 2201-2208. doi: 10.1002/oby.22989

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Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Farmer, V. L., Richards, R., Te Morenga, L., Meredith-Jones, K., & Mann, J. I. (2020). Do differences in compositional time use explain ethnic variation in the prevalence of obesity in children? Analyses using 24-hour accelerometry. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 44, 94-103. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0377-1

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Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Galland, B. C., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Schofield, G., & Mann, J. I. (2020). Quantity versus quality of objectively measured sleep in relation to body mass index in children: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 44, 803-811. doi: 10.1038/s41366-020-0552-4

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Butler, É. M., Derraik, J. G. B., Glover, M., Morton, S. M. B., Tautolo, E.-S., Taylor, R. W., & Cutfield, W. S. (2019). Acceptability of early childhood obesity prediction models to New Zealand families. PLoS ONE, 14(12), e0225212. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0225212

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Butler, É. M., Suhag, A., Hong, Y., Liang, L., Gong, C., Xiong, F., … Taylor, R. W., … Derraik, J. G. B. (2019). Parental perceptions of obesity in school children and subsequent action. Childhood Obesity, 15(7), 459-467. doi: 10.1089/chi.2018.0338

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Byrne, R., Bell, L., Taylor, R. W., Mauch, C., Mihrshahi, S., Zarnowiecki, D., … Golley, R. (2019). Brief tools to measure obesity-related behaviours in children under 5 years of age: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 20, 432-447. doi: 10.1111/obr.12801

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de Bruin, W. E., Ward, A. L., Taylor, R. W., & Jospe, M. R. (2019). 'Am I really hungry?' A qualitative exploration of patients' experience, adherence and behaviour change during hunger training: A pilot study. BMJ Open, 9(12), e032248. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032248

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Duncan, S., Stewart, T., McPhee, J., Borotkanics, R., Prendergast, K., Zinn, C., Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, R., … Schofield, G. (2019). Efficacy of a compulsory homework programme for increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in children: A cluster randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 16, 80. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0840-3

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Fangupo, L. J., Haszard, J. J., Leong, C., Heath, A.-L. M., Fleming, E. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2019). Relative validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire to assess energy intake from minimally processed and ultra-processed foods in young children. Nutrients, 11(6), 1290. doi: 10.3390/nu11061290

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Gibb, S., Shackleton, N., Audas, R., Taylor, B., Swinburn, B., Zhu, T., Taylor, R., … Milne, B. (2019). Child obesity prevalence across communities in New Zealand: 2010-2016. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(2), 176-181. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12881

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Glover, M., Wong, S. F., Fa'alili-Fidow, J., Derraik, J. G. B., Taylor, R. W., Morton, S. M. B., … Cutfield, W. S. (2019). Ranked importance of childhood obesity determinants: Parents' views across ethnicities in New Zealand. Nutrients, 11(9), 2145. doi: 10.3390/nu11092145

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Glover, M., Wong, S. F., Taylor, R. W., Derraik, J. G. B., Fa'alili-Fidow, J., Morton, S. M., & Cutfield, W. S. (2019). The complexity of food provisioning decisions by Māori caregivers to ensure the happiness and health of their children. Nutrients, 11(5), 994. doi: 10.3390/nu11050994

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Haszard, J. J., Russell, C. G., Byrne, R. A., Taylor, R. W., & Campbell, K. J. (2019). Early maternal feeding practices: Associations with overweight later in childhood. Appetite, 132, 91-96. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.10.008

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Hatch, B., Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Taylor, R. W., Sayers, R., Lawrence, J., & Taylor, B. (2019). Consistent use of bedtime parenting strategies mediates the effects of sleep education on child sleep: Secondary findings from an early-life randomized controlled trial. Sleep Health, 5(5), 433-443. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2019.03.002

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Hatch, B., Gray, A. R., Taylor, R. W., Hanna, M., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R., & Taylor, B. (2019). Examining the accuracy of the New Zealand B4 School Check universal health service anthropometric measurements of children. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1489), 89-101. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Lawley, B., Otal, A., Moloney-Geany, K., Diana, A., Houghton, L., Heath, A.-L. M., Taylor, R. W., & Tannock, G. W. (2019). Fecal microbiotas of Indonesian and New Zealand children differ in complexity and bifidobacterial taxa during the first year of life. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 85(19), e01105-1. doi: 10.1128/aem.01105-19

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Lawrence, J., Taylor, R. W., Galland, B., Williams, S., Gray, A., Sayers, R. M., & Taylor, B. (2019). Family discipline practices with infants at six months of age. Child Care in Practice, 25(4), 283-298. doi: 10.1080/13575279.2018.1463969

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Meredith-Jones, K., Galland, B., Haszard, J., Gray, A., Sayers, R., Hanna, M., Taylor, B., & Taylor, R. (2019). Do young children consistently meet 24-h sleep and activity guidelines? A longitudinal analysis using actigraphy. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 43, 2555-2564. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0432-y

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Okesene-Gafa, K. A. M., Li, M., McKinlay, C. J. D., Taylor, R. S., Rush, E. C., Wall, C. R., … Taylor, R., … McCowan, L. M. E. (2019). Effect of antenatal dietary interventions in maternal obesity on pregnancy weight-gain and birthweight: Healthy Mums and Babies (HUMBA) randomized trial. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 221, 152.e1-152.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.03.003

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Rapata, H., Cutfield, W. S., Milne, B. J., Shackleton, N., Waetford, C., Richards, R., Taylor, R. W., Raureti, T., Derraik, J. G. B., & Camp, J. (2019). Stable prevalence of obesity among Ngāti Whātua 4-year-old children in 2010–2016. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 49(4), 449-458. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2019.1691613

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Shackleton, N., Derraik, J. G. B., Audas, R., Taylor, R. W., Glover, M., Morton, S. M. B., … Kokaua, J., Taylor, B., … Milne, B. J. (2019). Decomposing ethnic differences in body mass index and obesity rates among New Zealand pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 43, 1951-1960. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0390-4

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Smith, C., Galland, B. C., de Bruin, W. E., & Taylor, R. W. (2019). Feasibility of automated cameras to measure screen use in adolescents. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 57(3), 417-424. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.04.012

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Smith, C., Galland, B., Taylor, R., & Meredith-Jones, K. (2019). ActiGraph GT3X+ and Actical wrist and hip worn accelerometers for sleep and wake indices in young children using an automated algorithm: Validation with polysomnography. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 958. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00958

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Daniels, L., Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Gibson, R. S., Fleming, E. A., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Haszard, J. J., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Impact of a modified version of baby-led weaning of iron intake and status: A randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8(6), e019036. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019036

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Daniels, L., Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Gibson, R. S., Samman, S., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Fleming, E. A., … Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Modified version of baby-led weaning does not result in lower zinc intake or status in infants: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, 118(6), 1006-1016.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2018.02.005

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Daniels, L., Williams, S. M., Gibson, R. S., Taylor, R. W., Samman, S., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Modifiable "predictors" of zinc status in toddlers. Nutrients, 10(3), 306. doi: 10.3390/nu10030306

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Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Williams, S. M., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Parental reactions to weight screening in young children: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatric Obesity, 13(11), 639-646. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12195

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de Bruin, W. E., Stayner, C., de Lange, M., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Who are the key players involved with shaping public opinion and policies on obesity and diabetes in New Zealand? Nutrients, 10(11), 1592. doi: 10.3390/nu10111592

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Fu, X., Conlon, C. A., Haszard, J. J., Beck, K. L., von Hurst, P. R., Taylor, R. W., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Food fussiness and early feeding characteristics of infants following Baby-Led Weaning and traditional spoon-feeding in New Zealand: An internet survey. Appetite, 130, 110-116. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.07.033

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Leong, C., Haszard, J. J., Lawley, B., Otal, A., Taylor, R. W., Szymlek-Gay, E. A., Fleming, E. A., Daniels, L., Fangupo, L. J., Tannock, G. W., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Mediation analysis as a means of identifying dietary components that differentially affect the fecal microbiota of infants weaned by modified baby-led and traditional approaches. Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 84(18), e00914-18. doi: 10.1128/aem.00914-18

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Leong, C., Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Fleming, E. A., Tannock, G. W., Szymlek-Gay, E. A., … Carter, H., … Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Relative validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire to assess nutrients and food groups of relevance to the gut microbiota in young children. Nutrients, 10(11), 1627. doi: 10.3390/nu10111627

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Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Moir, C., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Galland, B., Taylor, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. (2018). Physical activity and inactivity trajectories associated with body composition in pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 42, 1621-1630. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0058-5

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Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Stanger, N., & Taylor, R. (2018). Precision of DXA-derived visceral fat measurements in a large sample of adults of varying body size. Obesity, 26(3), 505-512. doi: 10.1002/oby.22108

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Morison, B. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Haszard, J. J., Hein, K., Fleming, E. A., Daniels, L., Erickson, E. W., Fangupo, L. J., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Impact of a modified version of baby-led weaning on dietary variety and food preferences in infants. Nutrients, 10, 1092. doi: 10.3390/nu10081092

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Roy, M., Williams, S. M., Brown, R. C., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Osborne, H., Jospe, M., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). High-intensity interval training in the real world: Outcomes from a 12-month intervention in overweight adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(9), 1818-1826. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001642

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Russell, C. G., Haszard, J. J., Taylor, R. W., Heath, A.-L. M., Taylor, B., & Campbell, K. J. (2018). Parental feeding practices associated with children's eating and weight: What are parents of toddlers and preschool children doing? Appetite, 128, 120-128. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.145

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Shackleton, N., Milne, B. J., Audas, R., Derraik, J. G. B., Zhu, T., Taylor, R. W., … Taylor, B. (2018). Improving rates of overweight, obesity and extreme obesity in New Zealand 4-year-old children in 2010-2016. Pediatric Obesity, 13(12), 766-777. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12260

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Taylor, R. W., Gray, A. R., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R., Healey, D., Tannock, G. W., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Hanna, M., Hatch, B., & Taylor, B. J. (2018). Sleep, nutrition, and physical activity interventions to prevent obesity in infancy: Follow-up of the Prevention of Overweight in Infancy (POI) randomized controlled trial at ages 3.5 and 5 y. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(2), 228, 236. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy090

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Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Galland, B. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J., Gray, A. R., Sayers, R., Hanna, M., & Taylor, B. J. (2018). 24-h movement behaviors from infancy to preschool: Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships with body composition and bone health. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 15, 118. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0753-6

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Vaipuna, T. F. W., Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Richards, R., Galland, B. C., Te Morenga, L., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Sleep patterns in children differ by ethnicity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using actigraphy. Sleep Health, 4(1), 81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.10.012

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Williams Erickson, L., Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Fleming, E. A., Daniels, L., Morison, B. J., Leong, C., Fangupo, L. J., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Te Morenga, L., McLean, R. M., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2018). Impact of a modified version of baby-led weaning on infant food and nutrient intakes: The BLISS randomized controlled trial. Nutrients, 10(6), 740. doi: 10.3390/nu10060740

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Farmer, V. L., Fitzgerald, R. P., Williams, S. M., Mann, J. I., Schofield, G., McPhee, J. C., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). What did schools experience from participating in a randomised controlled study (PLAY) that prioritised risk and challenge in active play for children while at school? Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 17(3), 239-257. doi: 10.1080/14729679.2017.1286993

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Farmer, V. L., Williams, S. M., Mann, J. I., Schofield, G., McPhee, J. C., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Change of school playground environment on bullying: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 139(5), e20163072. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3072

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Farmer, V. L., Williams, S. M., Mann, J. I., Schofield, G., McPhee, J. C., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). The effect of increasing risk and challenge in the school playground on physical activity and weight in children: A cluster randomised controlled trial (PLAY). International Journal of Obesity, 41, 793-800. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.41

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Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Penno, J., Smith, C., Lobb, C., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Gender differences in sleep hygiene practices and sleep quality in New Zealand adolescents aged 15 to 17 years. Sleep Health, 3(2), 77-83. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.02.001

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Galland, B. C., Sayers, R. M., Cameron, S. L., Gray, A. R., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J. A., Newlands, A., Taylor, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Anticipatory guidance to prevent infant sleep problems within a randomised controlled trial: Infant, maternal and partner outcomes at 6 months of age. BMJ Open, 7(5), e014908. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014908

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Howe, A. S., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J., Galland, B. C., Gray, A. R., Taylor, B. J., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Parenting style and family type, but not child temperament, are associated with television viewing time in children at two years of age. PLoS ONE, 12(12), e0188558. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188558

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Jospe, M. R., Roy, M., Brown, R. C., Williams, S. M., Osborne, H. R., Meredith-Jones, K. A., McArthur, J. R., Fleming, E. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). The effect of different types of monitoring strategies on weight loss: A randomized controlled trial. Obesity, 25(9), 1490-1498. doi: 10.1002/oby.21898

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Jospe, M. R., Taylor, R. W., Athens, J., Roy, M., & Brown, R. C. (2017). Adherence to hunger training over 6 months and the effect on weight and eating behaviour: Secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. Nutrients, 9(11), 1260. doi: 10.3390/nu9111260

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McLay-Cooke, R. T., Gray, A. R., Jones, L. M., Taylor, R. W., Skidmore, P. M. L., & Brown, R. C. (2017). Prediction equations overestimate the energy requirements more for obesity-susceptible individuals. Nutrients, 9(9), 1012. doi: 10.3390/nu9091012

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Taylor, B. J., Gray, A. R., Galland, B. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R. M., Cameron, S., Hanna, M., Dale, K., Coppell, K. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Targeting sleep, food, and activity in infants for obesity prevention: An RCT. Pediatrics, 139(3), e20162037. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2037

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Taylor, R. W., Iosua, E., Heath, A.-L. M., Gray, A. R., Taylor, B. J., Lawrence, J. A., Hanna, M., Cameron, S. L., Sayers, R., & Galland, B. (2017). Eating frequency in relation to BMI in very young children: A longitudinal analysis. Public Health Nutrition, 20(8), 1372-1379. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017000143

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Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Fangupo, L. J., Wheeler, B. J., Taylor, B. J., Daniels, L., Fleming, E. A., McArthur, J., Morison, B., Williams Erickson, L., Davies, R. S., Bacchus, S., Cameron, S. L., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2017). Effect of a baby-led approach to complementary feeding on infant growth and overweight: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 171(9), 838-846. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1284

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Fangupo, L. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Williams, S. M., Erickson Williams, L. J., Morison, B. J., Fleming, E. A., Taylor, B. J., Wheeler, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2016). A baby-led approach to eating solids and risk of choking. Pediatrics, 138(4). doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0772

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Galland, B., Meredith-Jones, K., Gray, A., Sayers, R., Lawrence, J., Taylor, B., & Taylor, R. (2016). Criteria for nap identification in infants and young children using 24-h actigraphy and agreement with parental diary. Sleep Medicine, 19, 85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2015.10.013

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Maddison, R., Marsh, S., Hinckson, E. A., Duncan, S., Mandic, S., Taylor, R., & Smith, M. (2016). Results from New Zealand's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 13(11 Suppl. 2), S225-S230. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0323

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Meredith-Jones, K., Williams, S., & Taylor, R. (2016). Agreement between parental perception of child weight status and actual weight status is similar across different ethnic groups in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(4), 316-324. doi: 10.1071/HC16002

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Meredith-Jones, K., Williams, S., Galland, B., Kennedy, G., & Taylor, R. (2016). 24 h Accelerometry: Impact of sleep-screening methods on estimates of sedentary behaviour and physical activity while awake. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(7), 679-685. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1068438

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Moir, C., Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, B. J., Gray, A., Heath, A.-L. M., Dale, K., Galland, B., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2016). Early intervention to encourage physical activity in infants and toddlers: A randomized controlled trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(12), 2446-2453. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001055

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Morison, B. J., Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Schramm, C. J., Williams Erickson, L., Fangupo, L. J., Fleming, E. A., … Heath, A.-L. M. (2016). How different are baby-led weaning and conventional complementary feeding? A cross-sectional study of infants aged 6-8 months. BMJ Open, 6(5), e010665. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010665

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Russell, C. G., Taki, S., Laws, R., Azadi, L., Campbell, K. J., Elliott, R., … Taylor, R., & Denney-Wilson, E. (2016). Effects of parent and child behaviours on overweight and obesity in infants and young children from disadvantaged backgrounds: Systematic review with narrative synthesis. BMC Public Health, 16, 151. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2801-y

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Taylor, R. W., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Cameron, S. L., Lawrence, J. A., Gray, A. R., Tannock, G. W., Lawley, B., Healey, D., Sayers, R. M., Hanna, M., Meredith-Jones, K., Hatch, B., & Taylor, B. J. (2016). Three-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial to reduce excessive weight gain in the first two years of life: Protocol for the POI follow-up study. BMC Public Health, 16, 771. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3383-4

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Al-Sallami, H. S., Goulding, A., Grant, A., Taylor, R., Holford, N., & Duffull, S. B. (2015). Prediction of fat-free mass in children. Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 54(11), 1169-1178. doi: 10.1007/s40262-015-0277-z

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Cameron, S. L., Heath, A.-L. M., Gray, A. R., Churcher, B., Davies, R. S., Newlands, A., Galland, B. C., Sayers, R. M., Lawrence, J. A., Taylor, B. J., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Lactation consultant support from late pregnancy with an educational intervention at 4 months of age delays the introduction of complementary foods in a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition, 145(7), 1481-1490. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.202689

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Cameron, S. L., Taylor, R. W., & Heath, A.-L. M. (2015). Development and pilot testing of Baby-Led Introduction to SolidS: A version of Baby-Led Weaning modified to address concerns about iron deficiency, growth faltering and choking. BMC Pediatrics, 15, 99. doi: 10.1186/s12887-015-0422-8

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Denney-Wilson, E., Laws, R., Russell, C. G., Ong, K.-L., Taki, S., Elliot, R., … Taylor, R., … Campbell, K. J. (2015). Preventing obesity in infants: The Growing healthy feasibility trial protocol. BMJ Open, 5(11), e009258. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009258

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Fangupo, L. J., Heath, A.-L. M., Williams, S. M., Somerville, M. R., Lawrence, J. A., Gray, A. R., Taylor, B. J., Mills, V. C., Watson, E. O., Galland, B. C., Sayers, R. M., Hanna, M. B., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Impact of an early-life intervention on the nutrition behaviors of 2-y-old children: A randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 102(3), 704-712. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.111823

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Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Taylor, R., Mann, J., Krebs, J., & Parry-Strong, A. (2015). Should support for obesity interventions or perceptions of their perceived effectiveness shape policy? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39(2), 172-176. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12319

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