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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

Contact

Research interests

The major focus of Dr Lacy's research is preventing child and adolescent obesity, especially though good nutrition. She is committed to promoting evidence-based strategies for moderating energy intake to children, adolescents and their parents. She has conducted research using a range of methodologies, including experimental and laboratory-based eating behaviour approahces, focus groups, interviews and analysis of surveys.

Affiliations

Nutrition Society of Australia (2012-present)

Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (2012-2015)

Teaching interests

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

Units taught

Current:

HSN101 Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health

HSN211 Nutritional Physiology

HSN301 Diet and Disease

Previous:

HSN101 Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation (2012, Unit Chair 2013, 2014)

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

HSN201 Principles of Nutrition (2012-2014)

HSN211 Nutritional Physiology (2015)

HSN202 Lifespan Nutrition (2012-2015)

HSN301 Diet and Disease (2012-2015)

HSN103 Food: The Environment and Consumers (guest lecturer 2013-2015)

HSN360/760 International Perspectives in Food and Nutrition (planning team 2013, 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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2017

Psychophysical evaluation of sweetness functions across multiple sweeteners

Y Low, R McBride, K Lacy, R Keast

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 111-120, Chemical senses, Oxford, Eng., C1

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A novel processed food classification system applied to Australian food composition databases

S O'Halloran, K Lacy, C Grimes, J Woods, K Campbell, C Nowson

(2017), Vol. 30, pp. 1-8, Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, London, Eng., C1

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The provision of ultra-processed foods and their contribution to sodium availability in Australian long day care centres

S O'Halloran, K Lacy, J Woods, C Grimes, K Campbell, C Nowson

(2017), pp. 1-8, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2016

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

S O'Halloran, C Grimes, K Lacy, C Nowson, K 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

S Kourouniotis, R Keast, L Riddell, K Lacy, M Thorpe, S Cicerale

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

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The association between sweet taste function, anthropometry, and dietary intake in adults

J Low, K Lacy, R McBride, R Keast

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-14, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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The predictors of diet quality among Australian children aged 3.5 years

L Collins, K Lacy, K Campbell, S McNaughton

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 1114-1126.e2, Journal of the academy of nutrition and dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Dietary intake and sources of potassium and the relationship to dietary sodium in a sample of Australian pre-school children

S O'Halloran, C Grimes, K Lacy, K Campbell, C Nowson

(2016), Vol. 8, pp. 1-13, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Mediating effects of dietary intake on associations of TV viewing, body mass index and metabolic syndrome in adolescents

E Fletcher, S McNaughton, K Lacy, D Dunstan, V Carson, J Salmon

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 232-240, Obesity science and practice, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal
2015

Micronutrient supplement use and diet quality in university students

A Wiltgren, A Booth, G Kaur, S Cicerale, K Lacy, M Thorpe, R Keast, L 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.

E Fletcher, R Leech, S McNaughton, D Dunstan, K Lacy, J Salmon

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

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

K Lacy, M Nichols, A De Silva, S Allender, B Swinburn, E Leslie, L Jones, P Kremer

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

journal
2014

The role of sweet taste in satiation and satiety.

Y Low, K Lacy, R Keast

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

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2013

Inconsistent associations between sweet drink intake and 2-year change in BMI among Victorian children and adolescents

B Jensen, M Nichols, S Allender, A de Silva-Sanigorski, L Millar, P Kremer, K Lacy, B Swinburn

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 271-283, Pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1

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2012

Screen time and physical activity behaviours are associated with health-related quality of life in Australian adolescents

K Lacy, S Allender, P Kremer, A de Silva-Sanigorski, L Millar, M Moodie, L Mathews, M Malakellis, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 1085-1099, Quality of life research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The appropriateness of opt-out consent for monitoring childhood obesity in Australia

K Lacy, P Kremer, A de Silva-Sanigorski, S Allender, E Leslie, L Jones, S Fornaro, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 7, Pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1

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Consumption patterns of sweet drinks in a population of Australian children and adolescents (2003-2008)

B Jensen, M Nichols, S Allender, A de Silva-Sanigorski, L Millar, P Kremer, K Lacy, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal
2011

Government food service policies and guidelines do not create healthy school canteens

A de Silva-Sanigorski, T Breheny, L Jones, K Lacy, P Kremer, L Carpenter, K Bolton, L Prosser, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 117-121, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1

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Associations between activity-related behaviours and standardized BMI among Australian adolescents

S Allender, P Kremer, A de Silva-Sanigorski, K Lacy, L Millar, L Mathews, M Malakellis, B Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 512-521, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Mitchell, A.C.T., C1-1

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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

A de Silva-Sanigorski, E Waters, H Calache, M Smith, L Gold, M Gussy, A Scott, K Lacy, M Virgo-Milton

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

journal
2010

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

B Rolls, K Leahy

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

chapter
2008

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

K Leahy, L Birch, B Rolls

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

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

K Leahy, L Birch, J Fisher, B Rolls

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

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

K Leahy, L Birch, B Rolls

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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2017

Yu Qing Low

Thesis entitled: The Associations between Sweet Taste Function, Oral Complex Carbohydrate Sensitivity, Dietary Intake Patterns and Body Composition

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Siobhan Anne O'Halloran

Thesis entitled: Dietary sources and assessment of sodium and potassium intakes in Australian preschool aged children

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences