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Behavioural Nutrition Research


Caroline Horwath, Andrew Gray (Preventive and Social Medicine), Debra Waters (Preventive and Social Medicine), PhD students: Sook Ling Leong and Sara Gdovin, MSc students: Heidi Sharples and Olivia Edwards.

Current and Recent Studies

Nationwide prospective study of factors related to the prevention of weight gain in mid-age New Zealand women.

Randomized controlled trial comparing three non-dieting interventions.

Longitudinal test of the Transtheoretical Model as applied to fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity.

You can listen to an invited talk for the NZ Science Media Centre (2011) on non-dieting approaches using the 2 audiofiles and accompanying slides below.

PowerPoint Slides.
Audio Files Part 1 and Part 2
Selected media coverage of this research is available for you to read here:

Articles: Listener 24 Jan 2009 and Otago Daily Times Jan 2009.