The NutriSTEP® program promotes ongoing and collaborative, practice-based research as well as the dissemination of these findings. In addition to numerous invited presentations and other types of program communications, the following list includes the recent NutriSTEP® publications in peer-reviewed journals:

  • Randall Simpson JA, Whyte K, Lac J, Morra A, Rysdale L, Beyers J, McGibbon K, Turfryer M, Keller H. Validation and reliability of Toddler NutriSTEP®. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2015;40:877-886.

  • Carducci B, Reesor M, Haresign H, Lysdale L, Keller H, Beyers J, Paquette S, O'Connor A, Randall Simpson J. NutriSTEP® is reliable for Internet (Nutri-eSTEP) and Onscreen use for Preschoolers. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2015;76(1):9-14.

    Abstract available here.

  • Persaud N, Maguire JL, Lebovic G, Carsley S, Khovratovich M, Randall Simpson JA, McCrindle B, Parkin PC, Birken C; TARGet Kids! collaboration. Association between serum cholesterol and eating behaviours during early childhhod: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ 2013, DOI:101503/cmaj.121834.

    Abstract available here.

  • Watson-Jarvis, K; McNeil, D; Fenton, TR; Campbell, K. Implementing the Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler (NutriSTEP®) in Community Health Centres. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2011 Summer; 72 (2): 96-8. Abstract available at:

    Abstract available here.

  • Watson-Jarvis, K; Fenton, TR; McNeil, D; Campbell, K. Preschool nutrition risk in Calgary. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2011 Spring; 72 (1):e101-06.

    Abstract available here.

  • Rysdale LA, Witchell EC, Keller HH, Randall Simpson JA, Turfryer MC, McGibbon KA, Beyers JE. Parent perceptions of NutriSTEP and nutrition risk screening in a sample of Ontario preschool children. Infant Child and Adolescent Nutrition (2011 Aug), 3(4):197-204.

    Abstract available here.

  • Rysdale LA, Brunelle PL, Randall Simpson J, Knee CA, Keller HH. Evaluation of fruit juice intake and Body Mass Index within a sample of Ontario preschoolers. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition, 2009.

    Abstract available here.

  • Hennessy-Priest KA, Stroud JL, Keller HH, Rysdale LA., Beyers JE, Goy R, Randall Simpson J. Folic acid food fortification prevents inadequate folate intake amongst preschoolers from Ontario. Public Health Nutr (2009), Feb 6:1-8 [online].

    Abstract available here.

  • Hennessy-Priest KA, Mustard JL, Keller HH, Rysdale LA, Beyers JE, Goy R, Randall Simpson J. Zinc-fortified foods do not improve intake of total dietary zinc for Ontario preschoolers. J Am Coll Nutr (2008 Oct); 27(5):561-8.

    Abstract available here.

  • Rysdale L. Evaluation of a nutrition education component nested in the NutriSTEP® project. Can J Diet Pract Res 2008 Spring; 68(1): 39-42.[online].

    Abstract available here.

  • Randall Simpson JA, Keller HH, Rysdale LA, Beyers JE. Nutrition Screening Tool for Every Preschooler (NutriSTEP®): validation and test-retest reliability of a parent-administered questionnaire assessing nutrition risk of preschoolers. Eur J Clin Nutr (2007), 1-11 [online].

    Abstract available here.