Dr Katie Lacy

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Science

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013

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Research interests

Dr Lacy’s primary research interests are children’s eating behaviour and childhood obesity. She is particularly interested in how dietary energy density and the portion size of foods influence children’s food and energy intakes and body weight. She has conducted research using a range of methodologies, including experimental approaches, focus groups and analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys.

Affiliations

Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (2012-present)
Nutrition Society of Australia (2012-present)

Teaching interests

Dr Lacy is Lecturer in Nutritional Science and Deputy Course Co-ordinator, Food and Nutrition Sciences. She is the Geelong Campus Co-ordinator for four undergraduate nutrition units and teaches a wide variety of nutrition-related topics across these and other units.

Units taught

HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health (lecturer, Unit Chair 2013, 2014, 2015)

HSN211 Nutritional Physiology (lecturer)

HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition (lecturer)

HSN301 Diet and Disease (lecturer)

HSN103 Food: The Environment and Consumers (guest lecturer)

HSN360/760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (planning team, Unit Co-chair and study tour leader 2014) 

Conferences

2014 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 21-24 May 2014, San Diego, CA, USA. 'Predictors of Diet Quality Among Australian Preschool Children' (poster presentation).

2012 Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 18-20 October 2012, Auckland, New Zealand. ‘Critical Design Features for Establishing an Australian Childhood Obesity Monitoring Program’ (poster presentation).

2011 Annual Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society, 20-22 October 2011, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. ‘Opt-out consent for an Australian childhood obesity monitoring program’ (oral presentation).

2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 15-18 June 2011, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ‘Leisure time screen-based media use and physical activity are associated with health-related quality of life among Australian adolescents’ (poster presentation).

2007 Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO; The Obesity Society), 20-24 October 2007, New Orleans, LA, USA. ‘Decreasing the energy density of multiple foods reduces preschool children’s energy intake over two days’ (oral presentation).

Experimental Biology 2007, 28 April - 2 May 2007, Washington, DC, USA. ‘How do energy density and portion size of an entrée influence preschool children’s energy intake?’ (oral presentation).

2006 Annual Scientific Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO; The Obesity Society), 20-24 October 2006, Boston, MA, USA. ‘Does the energy density of an entrée influence children’s energy intake?’ (oral presentation).

Publications

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2016

Dietary sources and sodium intake in a sample of Australian preschool children

Siobhan O`Halloran, Ms Carley Grimes, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Caryl Nowson, A/Prof Karen Campbell

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

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The importance of taste on dietary choice, behaviour and intake in a group of young adults

Miss Stephanie Kourouniotis, Prof Russell Keast, A/Prof Lynn Riddell, Dr Katie Lacy, Maree G Thorpe, Dr Sara Cicerale

(2016), Vol. 103, pp. 1-7, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Critical design features for establishing a childhood obesity monitoring program in Australia

Dr Katie Lacy, Dr Melanie Nichols, Andrea de Silva, Prof Steven Allender, Boyd Swinburne, Eva Leslie, Laura Jones, Dr Peter Kremer

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 369-372, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic, C1

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Micronutrient supplement use and diet quality in university students

Mr Adam Wiltgren, Dr Alison Booth, Dr Gunveen Kaur, Dr Sara Cicerale, Dr Katie Lacy, Maree G Thorpe, Prof Russell Keast, A/Prof Lynn Riddell

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1094-1107, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Is the relationship between sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic health in adolescents independent of dietary intake? A systematic review

Miss Elly Fletcher, Ms Rebecca Leech, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof David W Dunstan, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 795-805, Obesity reviews, London, Eng, C1

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2014

The role of sweet taste in satiation and satiety

Yu Qing Low, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Russell Keast

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 3431-3450, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2011

Splash!: a prospective birth cohort study of the impact of environmental, social and family-level influences on child oral health and obesity related risk factors and outcomes

Dr Andrea Sanigorski, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Adj/Prof Hanny Calache, Dr Michael Smith, Dr Lisa Gold, A/Prof Mark Gussy, Prof Anthony Scott, Dr Katie Lacy, Monica Virgo-Milton

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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2010

Reductions in dietary energy density to moderate children's energy intake

Barbara J. Rolls, Dr Katie Lacy

(2010), pp. 543-554, Obesity prevention : the role of brain and society on individual behavior, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

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2008

Reducing the energy density of multiple meals decreases the energy intake of preschool-age children1,2,3

Dr Katie Lacy, Leann L. Birch, Barbara J. Rolls

(2008), Vol. 88, pp. 1459-1468, American journal of clinical nutrition, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Reducing the energy density of an entrée decreases children’s energy intake at lunch

Dr Katie Lacy, Leann L. Birch, Barbara J. Rolls

(2008), Vol. 108, pp. 41-48, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Reductions in entrée energy density increase children's vegetable intake and reduce energy intake

Dr Katie Lacy, Leann L. Birch, Jennifer O. Fisher, Barbara J. Rolls

(2008), Vol. 16, pp. 1559-1565, Obesity, Basingstoke, England, C1-1

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