Christopher Alan Taylor

Christopher Alan Taylor
The Ohio State University | OSU · Division of Medical Dietetics

PhD in Nutritional Sciences

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Additional affiliations
July 2004 - October 2010
The Ohio State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2004 - December 2008
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Position
  • PhD Student
August 1998 - May 2000
Arizona State University
Position
  • Cowden Fellow
Education
May 2004
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Field of study
  • Nutritional Sciences
May 2000
Arizona State University
Field of study
  • Human Nutrition
December 1997
Bowling Green State University
Field of study
  • Dietetics

Publications

Publications (177)
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Background: There is limited evidence of the effects of parental participation in outpatient medical weight management (MWM) programs on children. The aims of the project were to (1) identify time effects from parental participation in the MWM program on changes in child weight trajectories, healthy and unhealthy weight control practices, physical...
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Introduction: The objective of this study was to determine the preliminary feasibility and acceptability of screening for family functioning in a family medicine setting, and secondarily to explore differences in parent-child dyad interest in behavioral health service utilization by demographics, pediatric behavioral symptoms, and pediatric QOL....
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This report will describe approaches for collecting, analyzing, and reporting race and ethnicity information in nutrition education and behavior research, practice, and policy to advance health equity. Race and ethnicity information is used to describe study participants and compare nutrition and health-related outcomes. Depending on the study desi...
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Nutrition education and behavior research is essential for translating scientific nutrition-related evidence into actionable strategies at the individual, family, community, and policy levels. To enhance the impact of nutrition educators and researchers’ efforts, there is a need for continued and directed support to sustain the rigor of research. I...
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Background Snacking recommendations do not exist, yet snacks contribute substantially to daily energy intakes. While dietary intakes of adults in the United States vary by race/ethnicity, little is known about their snacking patterns. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of snacks stratified by race/ethnicity in adults who participated i...
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Purpose Children and young adults underutilize behavioral health services, in part due to the challenges with identifying and providing services for child behavioral health in primary care. The objective of this study was to determine if a brief assessment of family functioning captures specific child psychosocial symptoms in a Family Medicine prac...
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Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for sarcopenia. Moreover, sarcopenia correlates with increased risk for falls, fractures, and mortality. This study aimed to explore relationships among nutrient intakes, diet quality, and functional limitations in a sample of adults across levels of glycemic control. Data were examined from 23,4...
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Background Food insecurity rates have declined overall (pre-COVID), but have increased significantly among older adults in the past decade. The majority of older adults in the U.S. also have suboptimal diet quality. An older adult's household role may influence their diet quality and the household's food security status, especially in mixed-generat...
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Background Asian Indians have been underrepresented in studies investigating knowledge and understanding of health and cancer, despite it being the second leading cause of mortality among this population. There is a paucity of data regarding the cultural perceptions of health and cancer in this population. Objective To gain an understanding of the...
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Background In educational programs, student perceptions are often overlooked; yet, have been shown to contribute to motivation, engagement, and academic performance. Conversely, a lack of self-efficacy can be a barrier to professional and effective clinical practice. Objective The objective of this research is to explore student self-efficacy in v...
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Background Recent focus of dietary recommendations has greater emphasis of reliance on plant-based proteins. Before applying broad recommendations, it is important to assess current consumption patterns of plant-based and animal-based protein sources among the US population. Objective To identify the proportion of US adults who consumed protein ty...
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(1) The objective was to determine changes in parent–child (ages 7–18) dyad skin carotenoids spanning parental participation in a medical weight management program (WMP), and associations with parent BMI, child BMIz, fruit/vegetable intake, and family meals and patterns. (2) The study design was a longitudinal dyadic observational study with assess...
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Objectives Since the financial crash of 2008, an increased number of U.S. families are living in more consolidated households to minimize expenses. Food security levels of such multigenerational households are underexplored. This study examined differences in household-level food security status by household structure in a nationally-representative...
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Objectives Recent health recommendations emphasize plant proteins and limiting animal proteins. Animal-based protein foods contribute to key micronutrient intakes beyond protein, such as zinc, iron, and vitamin B12. This study aimed to identify the contributions of foods containing meat, poultry, or seafood (MPS) in comparison to the day's total in...
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Background Cancer risk is determined by specific factors, including body weight and dietary patterns. Accordingly, the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research published updated cancer prevention recommendations in 2018 based on comprehensive reviews of modifiable behaviors associated with cancer risk. Objective The object...
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Background Dyslipidemia often accompanies human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART). Lipid abnormalities likely contribute to increased cardiometabolic disease among people with HIV (PWH). Here, we expand our previous findings on changes in the lipidome following ART initiation, and associations among lipid speci...
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Objectives: In this paper, we examined diet quality and associations between changes in skin carotenoids and body composition among selected NCAA Division I athletes. Methods: Athletes from women's (rowing, swimming, gymnastics) and men's (swimming, wrestling) teams at a large Midwest university (N = 129) completed one online food frequency questio...
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Background Breakfast consumption is associated with lower rates of chronic disease and higher intakes of vitamins and minerals, including calcium, folic acid, and zinc. Skipping breakfast may further pose a threat to diet quality, which may result in less desirable food choices later in the day. Previously, breakfast consumption in children was exa...
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Background Cost-offset, Community-supported Agriculture (CO-CSA) is a model in which low-income households receive subsidized shares of a local farm's harvest. The goal is to address diet and health disparities among a population with historically poor access to and consumption of healthy foods. The appeal of such an intervention, and thus its reac...
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Objectives Distribution of carbohydrate intakes (carb choices) throughout the day are an important aspect to diabetes management and reducing blood glucose spikes. Skipping breakfast represents a behavior of concern, providing an extension of the overnight fast and may result in elevated sugar levels later in the day. Therefore, the purpose of this...
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Objectives Diabetes and prediabetes are a major public health concern in the United States. It is unknown how food-related behaviors are influenced by diabetes status. Therefore this study assessed the association between diabetes status and food behaviors (meal preparation, food procurement, and food spending) among U.S. adults. Methods Data from...
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Objective To identify predictors associated with specific family meal practices and weight talk among patients participating in weight management programs (WMPs) and weight loss surgery (WLS) and their children. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting Two US weight management centers. Participants 259 patients (aged ≥ 18 years) in either WMP (n =...
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The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pediatric undernutrition in the US general population using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition consensus statement on identification of pediatric malnutrition (undernutrition). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANE...
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Mexican American adolescents have an increased risk for obesity compared to non-Hispanic whites (NHWs), especially as their degree of acculturation increases. Snack intakes can impact diet quality and may affect obesity risk, yet little is known about differences in snack intakes among NHW and Mexican American adolescents from different acculturati...
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Background: Obesity and chronic disease risk are significantly related to healthy lifestyle behavior, including dietary intakes. Further, the interrelated etiology of many chronic conditions supports the comorbidity in US adults to manage multiple diagnoses. The purpose of this study was to assess diet quality across varying numbers of existing co...
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Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, including poor diet over many years, contribute to the development of chronic diseases, especially overweight/obesity, hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia and hypertension. Because poor diet is common to the diseases, it supports the notion of concurrently managing comorbidities through improved diet. Therefore, the p...
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The present study investigated the meal patterns across demographic characteristics in middle-aged and older US adults. Study participants were noninstitutionalized participants from the 2005–2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, an observational cross-sectional study. Data from 17,361 adults were categorized into 45–59 years (n =...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in adherence to the Mediterranean diet, assessed by the alternative Mediterranean Diet (aMED) score, and diet quality, assessed by Healthy Eating Index 2015 to 2020 (HEI-2015), between presence and type of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis). Additionally, the stud...
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Objective To investigate protein intakes across demographic characteristics in relation to dietary patterns and functional outcomes in older adults. Design Observational and cross-sectional study. Setting Non-institutionalized participants from the 2005–2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Participants Data from 11,680 adults w...
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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition counseling for patients with hypertension, provided in a grocery store setting. Design: Single-arm pretest-posttest design implementing a 12-week dietary intervention. Setting: Grocery store. Participants: Thirty adults with hypertension recruited from a primary care practice. Interventi...
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Background/objectives: Breakfast consumption has been shown to impact children's growth and development, but the influence of breakfast skipping on total daily intakes is not known. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in nutritional intakes and food consumption between children who consume breakfast versus those who do not. S...
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This paper presents a simulation process to augment nutrition surveillance in the United States which incorporates product innovation data. Traditional point‐estimates of nutritional quality in a food category are compared to those based on distributions of nutrient compositions using product‐level variability seen in the market. Nationally represe...
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Introduction: The purpose of this study is to describe the associations between bariatric surgery patients' perspectives of their child's weight status, family support for eating and exercise behavior change, and family structure and functioning. Method: A cross-sectional descriptive design with pre- and postsurgery (N = 224) patients was used....
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Dietary patterns and food security is considered in four ways: Healthy Eating Index (HEI), food category consumption patterns, energy/macronutrient contributions of food categories, and sub-category caloric intake accounting for consumption patterns. 2005–2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data were grouped by What We Eat in Amer...
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Objective To compare the consumption patterns and diet quality of foods and beverages obtained from various sources by food security status. Design Cross-sectional analysis of 2011–2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data. Participants A total of 4,789 adults (aged >19 years) with dietary intake and food security data. Main Out...
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The food supply is dynamic making dietary surveillance challenging. As one example, the recent growth of Greek-style yogurts has the potential to alter the nutritional contribution of this important dairy category. An approach to integrate market supply information into national nutrition surveillance data is proposed to better reflect such trends....
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Context: Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Education (CME/CPE) provide a context through which to introduce practicing Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) to emerging mind/body approaches. Objective: To introduce mindfulness to practicing HCPs for application in their practice through an experiential CME/CPE session. Design:...
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Nutritional quality of children's diets is a public health priority in the fight against childhood obesity and chronic diseases. The main purpose of this study was to determine contribution of snacks to energy and nutrient intakes and to identify leading snack food sources of energy, total fat, and added sugars amongst young children in the United...
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Children are encouraged to eat a specific amount of fruits and vegetables to optimize health. The purpose of this study was to assess whether consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables, respectively, was associated with a greater diet quality among preschool-aged children. Analyses were performed using a cross-sectional, nationally represent...
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Barriers to accessing primary care, including lack of transportation and inadequate appointment times, are common reasons for non-urgent emergency department (ED) use yet even when these barriers are addressed, the problem persists. This study explored non-urgent ED use by Medicaid enrollees through interviews with patients and providers and sought...