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Ms Jennifer McCann





Faculty of Health


School of Exer & Nutr Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 68255


Registered Nutritionist and Academic Teaching Professional, with an interest in Population and Public Health Nutrition.

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Biography summary

Completed my Postgraduate studies at Deakin University and now teach into the Nutrition stream, with a focus on the Undergraduate course units. I have a strong interest in Public Health Nutrition, specifically behavioural nutrition.

Research interests

Population and Public Health Nutrition, Childrens diets, Environmental influences on diet, family influences on diet, diet and academic outcomes.

Teaching interests

Food and Nutrition placements, Food Policy and Public Health Nutrition

Units taught

HSN101, HSN106, HSN311, HSN741

Research groups

Deakin Food Policy research group


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Australian Stakeholder Perspectives on Healthier Retail Food Environments for Toddlers-The Era of "Band Aids and Small Inroads"

J McCann, J Woods, C Russell

(2024), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, Current Developments in Nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The big squeeze: a product content and labelling analysis of ready-to-use complementary infant food pouches in Australia

K Brunacci, L Salmon, J McCann, K Gribble, C Fleming

(2023), Vol. 23, pp. 1-14, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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The nutritional profile and on-pack marketing of toddler-specific food products launched in australia between 1996 and 2020

J McCann, C Russell, J Woods

(2022), Vol. 14, pp. 1-8, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Toddler foods and milks don't stack up against regular foods and milks

J McCann, K Beckford, H Beswick, M Chisholm, J Woods

(2022), Vol. 21, pp. 1-8, Nutrition Journal, London, Eng., C1

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Regulated nutrition claims increase perceived healthiness of an ultra-processed, discretionary toddler snack food and ultra-processed toddler milks: A discrete choice experiment

J McCann, J Woods, M Mohebbi, C Russell

(2022), Vol. 174, pp. 1-11, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Nutrition and packaging characteristics of toddler foods and milks in Australia

J McCann, G Russell, K Campbell, J Woods

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1153-1165, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

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Parenting styles and the dietary intake of pre-school children: a systematic review

A Burnett, K Lamb, J McCann, A Worsley, K Lacy

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 1326-1345, Psychology and Health, England, C1

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Student satisfaction with feedback in a third year nutrition unit: A strategic approach

L Milne, J McCann, K Bolton, J Savage, A Spence

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-18, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, C1

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Mothers' and father's perceptions of the risks and benefits of screen time and physical activity during early childhood: A qualitative study

T Hinkley, J McCann

(2018), Vol. 18, BMC Public Health, England, C1

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The impact of a new McDonald's restaurant on eating behaviours and perceptions of local residents: A natural experiment using repeated cross-sectional data

L Thornton, K Ball, K Lamb, J McCann, K Parker, D Crawford

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 86-91, Health and Place, England, C1

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Effective recruitment and retention strategies in community health programs

J McCann, N Ridgers, A Carver, L Thornton, M Teychenne

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 104-110, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, NSW, C1

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